The Legislative Council and its Rules Subcommittee will be meeting August 24 and 25.

  • The Legislative Council Rules Subcommittee will meeting at 9 a.m. on Monday, August 24, 2020, in a Zoom meeting to discuss proposed rules changes for a standard 2021 session and potential rules changes for a remote/hybrid session
  • The full Legislative Council will meet at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 24 and continue at  9 a.m. on Tuesday, August 25.  The meetings will be conducted as Zoom meetings. 

The Legislative Council and the Rules Subcommittee will be meeting primarily for 2021 Session preparation.  Information regarding caucus and orientation, remote session capabilities will be first on the agenda.  The Legislative Council will also receive information regarding the current biennial budget and approve a preliminary Legislative Branch budget for the 2022-23 Biennium.  The Legislative Council will also consider multiple bill draft requests, include the standard Office of Budget and Program Planning requests for the various budget bills traditionally House Bill Nos. 2 through 15, the Feed Bill, a bill on the statutory reports to the legislature, a bill related to legislator education activities, and the code commissioner bill.

Public participation:  These are public meetings. If you wish to view only, the meeting will be streamed live on and broadcast on the Montana Public Affairs Network (MPAN). If you want to participate, please email Susan Fox at with your name and a request, and you will be sent conference call information to participate. A time will be provided for oral public comment on the agenda. Requests for conference call participation must be received by 5 p.m. on August 21. If you want to provide written testimony, please email testimony to or see how to submit public comment from the Meeting Materials page.

The Montana Legislative Services Division will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in this public meeting. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodation, please contact Susan Fox at (406) 444-3066 or as soon as possible before the meeting date.

Council Website:
Meeting materials:

The Legislative News.