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					Committee Appointments and Interim Studies for the 2009-2010 Interim
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Environmental Quality Council – Todd Everts & Hope Stockwell,
Lead Staff Rep. Sue Dickenson Sen. Brad Hamlett, Vice-Chair Rep. Julie French Sen. Jim Keane Rep. Mike Milburn Sen. Rick Ripley Rep. Cary Smith Sen. Jim Shockley Rep. Chas Vincent, Chair Sen. Mitch Tropila Rep. Franke Wilmer Sen. Bruce Tutvedt Public Members Brian Cebull Diane Conradi Mary Fitzpatrick Jeff Pattison Governor’s Representative Mike Volesky Interim Study Assignments: HJR1 – Study of biomass HJR15 – Study funding for a recreation and tourism enhancement program HJR30 – Study fire suppression issues SJR28 – Study recycling and solid waste recovery

Law and Justice Committee – Sheri Heffelfinger, Lead Staff
Rep. Shannon Augare, Chair Sen. John Esp Rep. Bob Ebinger Sen. Greg Hinkle Rep. David Howard Sen. Carol Juneau Rep. Mike Menahan Sen. Jesse Laslovich Rep. Ken Peterson Sen. Lynda Moss Rep. Ron Stoker, Vice-Chair Sen. Jim Shockley Interim Study Assignments: SJR29 – Study retention of DNA evidence by state and local law enforcement agencies SJR39 – Study DUI laws and enforcement

Revenue and Transportation Committee – Jeff Martin,
Lead Staff Rep. Dick Barrett Sen. Ron Erickson Rep. Carlie Boland Sen. Jeff Essmann Rep. Roy Hollandsworth, Vice-Chair Sen. Kim Gillan, Chair Rep. Brian Hoven Sen. Christine Kaufmann Rep. Mike Jopek Sen. Jim Peterson Rep. Bill Nooney Sen. Bruce Tutvedt Interim Study Assignments: HB657 – Study of oil and natural gas property HB658 – Review of property tax assistance and sales assessment ratio studies SJR16 – Study cost of auto insurance and compliance with mandatory requirements SJR37 – Study income tax filing by married taxpayers

Energy and Telecommunications Committee – Sonja
Nowakowski, Lead Staff Rep. Duane Ankney Sen. Jerry Black, Vice-Chair Rep. Tony Belcourt Sen. Ron Erickson Rep. Robyn Driscoll, Chair Sen. Verdell Jackson Rep. Harry Klock Sen. Cliff Larsen Interim Study Assignment: SB290 – Review and revise state energy plan

State-Tribal Relations Committee – Casey Barrs, Lead Staff
Rep. Frosty Boss Ribs Rep. Ken Peterson Rep. Scott Reichner, Chair Rep. David Roundstone Sen. John Brueggeman Sen. Rick Laible Sen. Sharon Stewart-Peregoy, Vice-Chair Sen. Jonathan Windy Boy

State Administration and Veterans' Affairs Committee –
Rachael Weiss, Lead Staff Rep. Timothy Furey Sen. Joe Balyeat Rep. Gordon Hendrick, Vice-Chair Sen. Larry Jent Rep. Pat Ingraham Sen. Dave Lewis Rep. Robert Mehlhoff Sen. Joe Tropila, Chair Interim Study Assignments: HB659 – Study of public retirement systems; redesign Teachers’ Retirement HJR35 – Study of state employee bonus payments

Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Committee – Sue O’Connell, Lead Staff
Rep. Mary Caferro Sen. Roy Brown Rep. Gary MacLaren Sen. Christine Kaufmann Rep. Penny Morgan Sen. Rick Laible, Vice-Chair Rep. Diane Sands, Chair Sen. Trudi Schmidt Interim Study Assignments: SJR35 – Study health care HJR39 – Study development of additional community services for developmentally disabled

Legislative Council – Susan Fox, Lead Staff
Rep. Bob Bergren Rep. Margarett Campbell Rep. Dennis Himmelberger, Chair Rep. Tom McGillvray Rep. Jesse O’Hara Rep. Mike Phillips Sen. John Brueggeman Sen. Jeff Essmann Sen. Jesse Laslovich Sen. Robert Story Sen. Dave Wanzenried Sen. Carol Williams, Vice-Chair

Education and Local Government Committee – Leanne Heisel,
Lead Staff Rep. Elsie Arntzen Sen. Gary Branae Rep. Russell Bean Sen. Kelly Gebhardt, Vice-Chair Rep. Wanda Grinde, Chair Sen. Kim Gillan Rep. Bob Lake Sen. Bob Hawks Rep. Edith McClafferty Sen. Dan McGee Rep. Cheryl Steenson Sen. Jim Peterson Interim Study Assignments: HJR32 – Study impact of historic preservation and strategies for preservation SJR2 – Study community college establishment process

Legislative Audit Committee –Tori Hunthausen, Lead Staff
Rep. Dee Brown Rep. Betsy Hands Rep. Scott Mendenhall Rep. Carolyn Pease-Lopez Rep. Wayne Stahl Rep. Bill Wilson Sen. Gregory Barkus Sen. John Brenden Sen. Taylor Brown Sen. Mike Cooney Sen. Cliff Larsen Sen. Mitch Tropila

Committee Appointments and Interim Studies for the 2009-2010 Interim
Legislative Finance – Clayton Schenck, Lead Staff
Rep. Bill Glaser Rep. Cynthia Hiner Rep. Galen Hollenbaugh Rep. Llew Jones, Chair Rep. Jon Sesso Rep. Janna Taylor Interim Study Assignment: SJR9 – Study student loan system Sen. Keith Bales Sen. Steve Gallus Sen. Dave Lewis Sen. Rick Ripley Sen. Dave Wanzenried Sen. Carol Williams, Vice-Chair

Electronic Government Advisory Council
Rep. Paul Beck Sen. Jeff Essmann

Future Fisheries Review Panel
Rep. Kendall Van Dyk Sen. Steve Gallus

Gaming Advisory Council
Rep. Pat Noonan Sen. Joe Tropila

Economic Affairs Committee – Pat Murdo, Lead Staff
Rep. Chuck Hunter Sen. Roy Brown Rep. Michele Reinhart Sen. Ken Hansen Rep. Don Roberts Sen. Jim Keane, Chair Rep. Gordon Vance, Vice-Chair Sen. Ryan Zinke Interim Study Assignments: SJR14 – Study cooperative arrangements between state laboratories SJR30 – Study workers’ compensation rates and Montana State Fund

Information Technology Board
Rep. JP Pomnichowski Sen. Jesse Laslovich

Heritage Preservation and Development Commission
Not Available

Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission
Rep. Dave McAlpin Rep. Jeff Welborn Sen. John Brueggeman Sen. Jesse Laslovich

Legislative Branch Computer Systems Planning Council –
Hank Trenk, Lead Staff Rep. Bill Beck Non-Legislator Members Susan Fox, Chair Dave Hunter, Chief Clerk Clayton Schenck, Legis. Fis. Div. Sen. Dave Lewis Tori Hunthausen, Legis. Audit Marilyn Miller, Sec. of the Senate Dick Clark, Dept. of Admin.

Legislative Consumer Committee
Rep. Tom Berry Rep. Pat Noonan

Workforce Investment Board
Rep. Arlene Becker Rep. Jesse O’Hara Sen. Kim Gillan Sen. Ryan Zinke

Water Policy Committee – Joe Kolman, Lead Staff
Rep. Russell Bean Sen. Debby Barrett Rep. Bill McChesney Sen. Brad Hamlett Rep. Walter McNutt, Chair Sen. Terry Murphy Rep. JP Pomnichowski Sen. David Wanzenried, Vice-Chair Interim Study Assignment: SB22 – Enabling legislation; water issues in general

Community Health Center Advisory Group
Rep. Sue Malek Rep. Keith Regier Sen. Terry Murphy Sen. Carolyn Squires

Districting and Apportionment Commission – Rachel Weiss &
Joe Kolman, Lead Staff Jim Regnier, Presiding Chair Jon Bennion Joe Lamson Pat Smith Linda Vaughey Interim Study Assignment: Generally prepare for legislative redistricting following the 2010 U.S. Census

Pacific Northwest Economic Region
Rep. Wanda Grinde Sen. Kim Gillan Sen. Ryan Zinke

Capital Complex Advisory Council
Rep. Elsie Arntzen Rep. Jill Cohenour Sen. Aubyn Curtiss Sen. Linda Moss

Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund
Rep. Margaret MacDonald Sen. Donald Steinbeisser

Natural Resource Damages Litigation Oversight
Sen. Jim Keane Sen. Terry Murphy

Economic Development Advisory Council
Rep. John Fleming Rep. Tom McGillvray Sen. Joe Balyeat Sen. Kim Gillan

Board of Investments Legislative Liaison
Rep. Brady Wiseman

Land Information Advisory Council
Rep. Jon Sesso Sen. Dan McGee

Compiled by the Montana Taxpayers Association
as of 8/6/2009
61st Legislature/committee appointments 2009-2010 Interim


				
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