Montana State Legislature

Orientation Materials

Handouts, Videos, and Resources


Click to View the Associated Training Videos

Participating Remotely?

What you will need:

  • A computer with speakers, a microphone, and a web camera
    • Recommended Minimum specifications:
      • Processer – 8th, 9th or 10th generation Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 5 or better, less than four years old
      • Memory/RAM – 8 GB or more
      • Storage – 128 GB or better
      • Webcam/Microphone – capable of 720p and 30 fps
      • Dual or external monitor (optional), 24-inch recommended
    • Laptop suggestions:
      • Consumer-class Windows laptops
        • Lenovo IdeaPad 5 (15.6-in FHD Touchscreen, Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512 GB SSD) - $800 at
        • HP Pavilion 15z touch (15.6-inch, AMD Ryzen 5, 16 GB RAM, 256GB SSD) - $680 at
        • Dell Inspiron 17 3000 Series (17.3-inch, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD+128GB SSD) - $750 at
      • Business-class Windows laptops – latest versions of those used by LEG staff
        • Dell Latitude 5511 (15.6-inch, Intel Core i5, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD) - $1,790 at
        • Dell Precision 7740 Mobile Workstation (17.3-inch, Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256 GB SSD) - $1,849 at
      • Apple MacOS laptops
        • Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, Apple M1, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) - $1,300 at
        • Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 512GB SSD) - $2,400 at
    • External web cam suggestions:
      • Logitech C930e - $139 on Amazon
      • Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 - $70 on Amazon
      • Logitech C270 - $40 on Amazon
  • Reliable high speed internet connection (Rated at 25 Mbps or better)
  • Familiarity with Zoom
    • Not familiar with Zoom? No problem.
      • Test your computer and ask questions of Legislative technical staff on November 13th anytime between 1:00 -3:00 PM
      • Contact your mentor team lead for information to join

How will you know which Zoom links to use?

  • Caucus: Email from Susan Fox will have this link
  • Mentor Team: Links provided by your Mentor Team Lead
  • Floor Session Training: Email from Susan Fox will have this link


  • Call (406) 444-0912 or email to contact your Office of Legislative Information Services

Pease note: There are multiple videos available to view regarding Accessing Laws. To see a menu of the videos click the small icon with the text "1/5" under it.

Interested in Joing Upcoming NCSL Trainings, provided via Zoom?

Click the links below to register.

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