Montana State Legislature

Committee Topics

Economic Affairs Interim Committee Topics

The Economic Affairs Interim Committee has three studies assigned by Legislative Council for the 2017-2018 interim and is named as a participant on a subcommittee assigned under HB 661 to the Legislative Finance Committee to study the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and other labs at Montana State University-Bozeman.

Other committee topics include recommendations for study by committee members. This interim there is a proposed continuation of a study of broadband from the 2015-2016 interim.

The committee also monitors the programs and functions of the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Labor and Industry, and Livestock, as well as the Office of the State Auditor and Insurance Commissioner, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the Montana State Fund, the Division of Banking and Financial Institutions, and the Liquor Control Division.

SJR 20
The SJR 20 study will look at unemployment in high poverty counties, including on Indian reservations. Click here for study materials and here for final report.
SJR 27
The SJR 27 study will look at workers' compensation in Montana, particularly Montana State Fund. Click  here for details Final Report.
SJR 32

The SJR 32 study will look at emergency care providers and their role in the Montana health care system, including care for veterans. Click here for more information. Final Report

Joint Studies
HB 661
The HB 661 study of the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab and other labs at Montana State University-Bozeman has joint members from three committees and is staffed by the Legislative Fiscal Office. Click here for final report.
HJR 20
The HJR 20 study of health care transparency is being directed by the Children, Families, Health, and Human Services committee. See that website here.
Member Issues
Broadband - See 2019-2020 Member Issues for more on Broadband.


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