SAVA Elects Officers, Sketches Out Interim Plans

Committee: State Administration and Veterans' Affairs Interim Committee
Author: Sheri Scurr
Posted on August 31, 2017

At its first meeting of the interim July 20, the State Administration and Veterans’ Affairs Interim Committee elected Sen. Sue Malek (D-Missoula) as presiding officer and Sen. Doug Kary (R-Billings) as vice presiding officer. Additionally, the committee adopted a preliminary list of meeting dates and selected topics to examine this interim.

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Legislative Council to Meet September 6

Committee: Legislative Council
Author: Susan Byorth Fox
Posted on August 31, 2017

The Legislative Council will meet on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 137 of the state Capitol building in Helena. They will recess for lunch and reconvene at the Barrister Bed and Breakfast for the afternoon of September 6 and the morning of September 7 for a strategic planning session.

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ETIC Elects Leadership, Selects Interim Studies

Committee: Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee
Author: Trevor Graff
Posted on August 10, 2017

The Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee elected Sen. Mary McNally (D-Billings) presiding officer and Rep. Derek Skees (R-Kalispell) vice presiding officer at the committee’s first meeting of the 2017-2018 interim.

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Water Committee to Take Another Look at Exempt Wells

Committee: Water Policy Interim Committee
Author: Jason Mohr
Posted on August 10, 2017

Exempt ground water wells and water rights changes emerged as the focus of the 2017-2018 Water Policy Interim Committee. WPIC met on July 31-Aug. 1 and developed a work plan for the next 13 months, including formal study of these two issues.

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Members Named to Health Care Price Transparency Subcommittee

Committee: Children, Families, Health, & Human Services Interim Committee
Author: Sue O'Connell
Posted on August 9, 2017

Fifteen people have been selected to serve on a subcommittee that will examine matters related to transparency in health care pricing, the presiding officer of a legislative interim committee announced on Wednesday.

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Bison Management, Brucellosis are Topics for EQC

Committee: Environmental Quality Council
Author: Joe Kolman
Posted on August 8, 2017

When buffalo roam in Montana, lots of people pay attention. In early August, representatives of state, federal, and tribal governments met in southwest Montana to discuss the ongoing management of bison that leave Yellowstone National Park.

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Education Interim Committee to Meet August 22, 2017

Committee: Education Interim Committee
Author: Pad McCracken
Posted on August 7, 2017

The Education Interim Committee will hold its second meeting on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, in Room 137 of the State Capitol.

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