Economic Affairs Interim Committee

Committee Requests Legislation on State Fund

Committee: Economic Affairs Interim Committee
Author: Pat Murdo
Posted on July 07, 2018

The Economic Affairs Interim Committee, which has been studying the future of Montana’s guaranteed provider of workers’ compensation insurance, asked July 9 for three committee bills to slightly alter how Montana State Fund (State Fund) functions.

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Economic Affairs Interim Committee Eyes Study Recommendations

Committee: Economic Affairs Interim Committee
Author: Pat Murdo
Posted on June 22, 2018

The Economic Affairs Interim Committee (EAIC) of the Montana legislature will make recommendations at its July 9 meeting on three studies assigned over the past year, including a study of the future of Montana State Fund, the state’s guaranteed provider of workers’ compensation insurance.

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Subcommittee Studying State Fund Gathers More Information

Committee: Economic Affairs Interim Committee
Author: Pat Murdo
Posted on May 3, 2018

The Economic Affairs Interim Committee meeting as a subcommittee to study the future of Montana State Fund under Senate Joint Resolution 27 decided to take home the contrasting viewpoints and other information presented April 27 for further study before determining next steps for the remaining meetings this interim.

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Economic Affairs Committee Gets New Vice Presiding Officer, Additional Committee Bills

Committee: Economic Affairs Interim Committee
Author: Pat Murdo
Posted on May 3, 2018

Rep. Ryan Lynch, appointed to the Economic Affairs Interim Committee (EAIC) in place of now Sen. Nate McConnell, won election to take former Rep. McConnell’s place as the committee’s vice presiding officer on April 26.

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Economic Affairs Committee to Review Liquor Law Changes and Workers’ Compensation Insurance Options April 26-27

Committee: Economic Affairs Interim Committee
Author: Pat Murdo
Posted on April 18, 2018

The Economic Affairs Interim Committee of the Montana Legislature will meet April 26 on issues ranging from liquor law changes to studies on unemployment and emergency care. On April 27 the members will convene as a subcommittee to hear options for restructuring Montana’s workers’ compensation system. Both meetings will be in Room 137 of the state Capitol.

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Economic Affairs Interim Committee Acts on Meat Processing, Liquor Auction Concerns

Committee: Economic Affairs Interim Committee
Author: Pat Murdo
Posted on February 15, 2018

The Legislature’s Economic Affairs Interim Committee at its Feb. 7 meeting responded to diverse discussions--one on meat processing inspections and the other on liquor auctions--by voting to send letters voicing concerns about each activity. The committee also met as a subcommittee on Feb. 8 to discuss the future of Montana State Fund, the state’s largest supplier of workers’ compensation coverage.

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Meat processing, Workforce Concerns, State Fund Top Legislative Panel’s Agenda

Committee: Economic Affairs Interim Committee
Author: Pat Murdo
Posted on January 26, 2018

In the Economic Affairs Interim Committee’s Feb. 7-8 meeting the focus will be on meat processing plants, workforce development on reservations, and the future of Montana State Fund as the state’s guaranteed provider of workers’ compensation. The eight-member legislative committee will meet in Room 137 of the Capitol; the public is welcome.

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Economic Affairs Interim Committee Expands Work Comp Study, Narrows EMT-Veteran Study

Committee: Economic Affairs Interim Committee
Author: Pat Murdo
Posted on November 15, 2017

The Legislature’s Economic Affairs Interim Committee chose at its Nov. 7 meeting to limit its study of whether to expand emergency care providers’ activities, particularly related to veterans, and decided Nov. 8 to get information from more sources related to its study of workers’ compensation, specifically the future of Montana State Fund.

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Legislative Committee Begins Unemployment, EMT, and Work Comp Studies

Committee: Economic Affairs Interim Committee
Author: Pat Murdo
Posted on November 1, 2017

Along with undertaking standard agency reviews of three state agencies at its Nov. 7, 2017, meeting, the Economic Affairs Interim Committee (EAIC) will begin work on two of its three assigned studies. The EAIC will devote a full day on Nov. 8 to the third study, which is on workers’ compensation. The meetings will be in Room 137 of the State Capitol.

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Legislature’s Economic Affairs Committee Sets Study of Montana State Fund as Its Top Priority

Committee: Economic Affairs Interim Committee
Author: Pat Murdo
Posted on September 20, 2017

The Economic Affairs Interim Committee of the Legislature voted at its Sept. 14 meeting to devote a major portion of the next 12 months to studying the future of Montana State Fund, Montana’s guaranteed provider of workers’ compensation insurance and one of three ways to obtain workers’ compensation insurance in Montana.

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Livestock, Labor, Insurance on Legislative Committee Agenda

Committee: Economic Affairs Interim Committee
Author: Pat Murdo
Posted on September 1, 2017

The Economic Affairs Interim Committee (EAIC) will hear updates from three state agencies at its Sept. 14, 2017, meeting. Budget concerns and agency prospects will be the main themes as the eight-member EAIC hears from the Department of Livestock, the Department of Labor and Industry, and the State Auditor’s Office. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. in Room 152 of the State Capitol in Helena.

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EAIC Elects Sen. Vance, Rep. McConnell as Officers

Committee: Economic Affairs Interim Committee
Author: Pat Murdo
Posted on June 19, 2017

he Economic Affairs Interim Committee met June 14 at the Capitol and elected Sen. Gordon Vance (R-Belgrade) as presiding officer and Rep. Nate McConnell (D-Missoula) as vice presiding officer.

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Economic Affairs Interim Committee Meets June 14

Committee: Economic Affairs Interim Committee
Author: Pat Murdo
Posted on June 2, 2017

The Economic Affairs Interim Committee (EAIC) will have its first meeting of the interim between legislative sessions on June 14, 2017. The meeting will be in Room 137 of the State Capitol in Helena, starting at 12:30 p.m.

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