State Administration and Veterans' Affairs Interim Committee

SAVA Approves Committee Bills, Declines Agency Bill Requests, Changes Next Meeting to Sept. 6

Committee: State Administration and Veterans' Affairs Interim Committee
Author: Sheri Scurr
Posted on September 5, 2018

The State Administration and Veterans’ Affairs Interim Committee (SAVA) on Sept. 6 will receive informational briefings and take public comment on recently enacted federal legislation replacing the Veterans Choice Program.

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SAVA Approves Committee Bills, Declines Agency Bill Requests, Changes Next Meeting to Sept. 6

Committee: State Administration and Veterans' Affairs Interim Committee
Author: Sheri Scurr
Posted on July 24, 2018

At its July 18, meeting, the State Administration and Veterans' Affairs Interim Committee (SAVA), approved two bill drafts as committee bills.

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Election Administration Tops SAVA’s July 18 Agenda

Committee: State Administration and Veterans' Affairs Interim Committee
Author: Sheri Scurr
Posted on July 5, 2018

The State Administration and Veterans’ Affairs Interim Committee will meet July 18 to consider a vatiry of topics, including a number of items regarding the administration of elections in Montana.

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SAVA Requests Committee Bills, Sets July Agenda

Committee: State Administration and Veterans' Affairs Interim Committee
Author: Sheri Scurr
Posted on May 22, 2018

At its May 16 meeting, the State Administration and Veterans’ Affairs Interim Committee (SAVA) voted to request three committee bills to further consider at its July 19 meeting.

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Elections and Hazardous Material Incident Response Capabilities are Key Topics for May 16 Meeting

Committee: State Administration and Veterans' Affairs Interim Committee
Author: Sheri Scurr
Posted on May 7, 2018

Election security and voting machines as well as hazardous material incident response capabilities will be key topics of discussion when the State Administration and Veterans’ Affairs Interim Committee meets in Helena May 16.

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Experts on Voting Technology and Public Pensions To Address Legislators

Committee: State Administration and Veterans' Affairs Interim Committee
Author: Sheri Scurr
Posted on March 5, 2018

Several national experts on voting technologies and public employee pension systems will address state legislators in Helena March 6 during a full one-day meeting of the State Administration and Veterans’ Affairs Interim Committee. 

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SAVA Committee to Meet on a New Date, March 6

Committee: State Administration and Veterans' Affairs Interim Committee
Author: Sheri Scurr
Posted on February 5, 2018

The meeting date for the State Administration and Veterans' Affairs Interim Committee (SAVA) has been changed to March 6. According to the preliminary agenda for this one-day meeting, the meeting will start at 8 a.m. in Room 102 of the Capitol.

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SAVA Committee Views Suicide Prevention Video, Receives Election Information, and Revises Work Plan

Committee: State Administration and Veterans' Affairs Interim Committee
Author: Sheri Scurr
Posted on September 20, 2017

At its September 14 meeting, the State Administration and Veterans’ Affairs Interim Committee viewed a powerful Montana National Guard video featuring the family members of two National Guard soldiers who committed suicide. In the video, the family members talk about how the suicide of their loved one affected them and they make an impassioned plea for any soldier who may be feeling suicidal to ask for help.

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SAVA To Begin Tackling Problem of Aging Voting Systems

Committee: State Administration and Veterans' Affairs Interim Committee
Author: Sheri Scurr
Posted on September 5, 2017

The voting machines that help disabled electors mark their ballots and the optical scan systems that tabulate election results are aging. What systems should be purchased to replace these aging machines and how to pay for them is a priority concern of county election administrators.

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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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