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Session guide

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Hearings schedule


House Business and Labor, Room 172, 8 a.m. - SB168, Mangan, Small-Business Equity Infusion Act. SB286, Ryan, Revise construction payment laws. SB422, Balyeat, Revise provisions regarding real estate appraiser trainees. SB434, Lewis, Revise insurance form filing and approval law. SB443, Roush, Auto insurance premium reductions for certain National Guard members.

House Education, Room 137, 3 p.m. - SB363, Williams, Revise special education laws. SB419, Ryan, Revise moratorium on creation of new school districts. SB460, Weinberg, Clarify mail ballot bond election for unified school district.

House Federal Relations, Room 455, 3 p.m. - HB778, Musgrove, Montana Public Power Authority. HB787, Maedje, Create open roads program to maintain roads on federal lands. SB480, Cromley, Eliminate coal severance tax in-state generation incentive rate.

House Human Services, Room 472, 3 p.m. - HJ32, Sesso, Urge review of rules on provider payments. SB324, Tester, Prescription drug assistance and discount programs. SB481, Cocchiarella, Merge occupational diseases into Workers' Compensation Act. SJ15, Williams, Support phasing out of PBDEs harmful to humans.

House Judiciary, Room 137, 8 a.m. - SB447, Ellingson, Revise initiative and referendum process. SB452, Perry, Penalty for violation of no contact order. SB468, Mangan, Revise law on temporary restraining orders. SB470, Harrington, Certain supreme court meetings to be open. SB485, Ellingson, Establish next-of-kin registry. SJ6, Wheat, Study legal services for low- and moderate-income Montanans.

House Natural Resources, Room 152, 3 p.m. - HB767, Maedje, Licensing for encumbrance brokers handling conservation easements. HB782, McNutt, Require issue remarks to be resolved before issuing final decree. HB793, McAlpin, Increase solid waste disposal fee to fund recycling program. HJ34, Cohenour, Interim study on impacts of Superfund sites on surrounding communities. HJ36, Ripley, Study resource indemnity trust funding and allocation.

House State Administration, Room 455, 8 a.m. - SB299, Toole, Revise contracting for state services. SB342, Laslovich, Alternative project delivery contract process for construction projects. SB347, Lind, Revise lobbyist reporting. SB370, Squires, Detention officers included in sheriffs' retirement system.

House Taxation, Room 152, 8 a.m. - HB528, Koopman, Year-round license for West Yellowstone airport. HB792, Koopman, Statewide school property tax reduction for excess budget surplus. SJ20, Curtiss, Request performance audit on extent of conservation easements.

House Transportation, Room 172, 3 p.m. - HB795, Witt, Revise laws related to transportation and fuel taxes.

Senate Agriculture, Room 422, 3 p.m. - HB406, Bergren, Country-of-origin placarding. SB515, Elliott, Livestock per capita fee, not billing if under $5.

Senate Business, Labor and Economic, Room 422, 9 a.m. - HB18, Juneau, Extend duration of state-tribal economic development commission. HB159, McKenney, Revise unemployment insurance laws.

Senate Finance and Claims, Room 317, 8 a.m. - HB332, Buzzas, Supplemental appropriation to fund low-income energy assistance. SB133, Mangan, Capital formation act for venture capital. SB496, Cooney, Enhance statewide driver education programs for novices and seniors.

Senate Public Health, Welfare and Safety, Room 317A, 3 p.m. - HB327, Groesbeck, Increase silicosis benefits.

Senate State Administration, Room 335, 3 p.m. - HB177, Olson, Revise election procedure. HB297, Wiseman, Require use of paper ballots in all elections. HB376, Harris, Revise time for presidential primary election. HB590, Buzzas, Revise elector reactivation.

Senate Taxation, Room 405, 8 a.m. - SB517, Essmann, Revise taxes, statewide general sales tax and property tax relief.


Senate Fish and Game, Room 422, 3 p.m. - HB172, Cohenour, Revise certain resident and nonresident hunting and fishing license fees. HB260, Jones, Water-based recreational access purchase and funding. HB514, Gutsche, Increase restitution for illegal taking of grizzly bear.

Senate Highways and Transportation, Room 405, 3 p.m. - HB671, Musgrove, Generally revise motor vehicle law. HB688, Franklin, Name Highway 3 from Great Falls to US Highway 89 at Armington for Patrick Galvin. HB746, Klock, Clarify vehicle registration requirements for active duty Montanans. HJ12, Hamilton, Encourage construction of roundabouts.

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