Senate Judiciary Committee
Thirty years ago, before he moved to Wyoming and became a Republican state lawmaker, Bruce Burns’ mother asked him to come to Long Island, N.Y., with pot.
The Senate Judiciary Committee took an important step last week, endorsing Yellowstone County District Judge Susan Watters and Montana Supreme Court Justice Brian Morris for open federal judgeships in the state.
Two nominations for federal judgeships in Billings and Great Falls are headed to the full Senate for confirmation after getting the approval on Thursday of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The two nominees for federal judgeships in Billings and Great Falls are set to appear next week for a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
HELENA — Attorney General Tim Fox and others backed a bill Monday to close a loophole preventing law enforcement officials from obtaining DNA samples from sexual and violent offenders who move here from out of state.
HELENA — The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday tabled two bills aimed at reducing the size of the Montana House to 80 members from 100 and the Senate to 40 members from the current 50.
HELENA — Saying the Senate lacks the votes to repeal the state’s medical marijuana law, Judiciary Committee Chairman Terry Murphy, R-Cardwell, said Friday that he’ll appoint a subcommittee to work on a bill to better regulate the industry.
HELENA — The medical marijuana debate took an unexpected twist Friday as Sen. Dave Lewis unveiled a surprise: a rewritten version of his bill that was prepared by the marijuana growers' association and incorporates features of his and an interim committee's bill.
HELENA — For state Sen. Jim Shockley, last week became the epitome of bad timing.
HELENA — Montana Republicans focused on undermining the federal health care law advanced a bill that orders the attorney general to join other states in suing the federal government.
CHEYENNE — The Senate Judiciary Committee has endorsed legislation establishing standards for determining how children will be held when picked up by police in Wyoming.