Montana State Legislature

Committee Presiding Officer Training

December 9th, 2020 in the House Chambers

1:30 PM

Susan B. Fox, Legislative Services Executive Director

Overview of Committee Rules, Hearings, Executive Action
Todd Everts, Legal Division Director

2 PM

Legislative Panel Discussion
Panelists: Sen. Keith Regier, Sen. Diane Sands
Rep. Barry Usher, Rep. Jim Keane

Key Points to be Addressed:

  • Scheduling Bills, Executive Action
  • Controlling the Flow of Testimony and Keeping on Topic
  • Maintaining Committee Decorum (laptops, cellphones)


3 PM Safety and Conflict Resolution 
Lenore Adams, Facilities Coordinator, Emergency Protocols
Dave Garcia, Non-escalation, De-escalation, and Crisis Intervention Tactics
3:45 PM Break
4 PM

Nuts & Bolts for Presiding Officers 
Overview of Handbook and Standing Committee Basics
Susan B. Fox
Joe Kolman, Legislative Environmental Analyst, Moderator

Questions & Discussion

4:45 PM Demonstration of Draft Remote Public Participation
Susan Fox
Trista Hillman, Website and Creative Analyst


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