Latest Newsletter

 

Latest Newsletter

Spring 2021 (pdf)

Following find state recreation and parks bills that will face action in our legislature within the week.  For more detail go to https://leg.mt.gov/ and look up the bills.

Your Montana Trails Coalition and Montana Trails, Recreation and Parks Association keeps you informed and up-to-date about bills in the legislature that affect recreation and parks programs.

NOTE: SB means Senate bill, HB means House of Representatives bill, LC means a bill draft request has been submitted to Legislative Services.

NOTE: Transmittal date is March 3 which means general bills must be transmitted to the other chamber from which they originated, and is the last day to request appropriation bills.

2021 Legislature Report - Parks & Recreation 

 

TO: Parks and Recreation Friends Groups

FROM: Bob Walker, Montana Trails Coalition and Montana Trails, Recreation & Parks Association

DATE: January 17, 2021

 

Our 67th Session of the Montana Legislature convened January 4.  We anticipate several bills affecting recreation and parks programs.  We will keep you informed of those bills and their status as the session progresses.  We are currently tracking 52 LCs for which there is no current language, most are very general in description, and many will never receive a bill number.

2021 Legislature Report - Parks & Recreation 

TO: Parks and Recreation Friends Groups

FROM: Bob Walker, Montana Trails Coalition and Montana Trails, Recreation & Parks Association   

DATE: February 6, 2021

Your Montana Trails Coalition and Montana Trails, Recreation and Parks Association keeps you informed and up-to-date about bills in the legislature that affect recreation and parks programs.

Excerpts from Treasure State Resources Association News, December 2020

The Montana Legislative Session will kick off on Monday, January 4, 2021. Republicans enjoy large majorities in both the House of Representatives and the Montana Senate. Montana will also swear in a new Governor, Greg Gianforte, and other statewide elected officials following a Republican sweep of all major offices.

Legislative Bill Draft Requests:

The number of bill draft requests for the 67th Legislative Session is approaching 2000. The deadline for unlimited requests has passed, but legislators can continue to submit requests as the session approaches. A significant number of the requests are broad in title, serving as placeholders for more targeted language to come. Those interested in reviewing the list can review them on the website at https://leg.mt.gov/

 

 

 

 

 

Standing Committee Members Named for 2021 Legislative Session

The Legislative Branch released the names of legislators who will serve on standing committees (also referred to as Session Committees) for the 67th Montana Legislative Session.  The 2021 House and Senate Standing Committees lists are online at: https://leg.mt.gov/committees/session-committees/

 

Additional information and bill tracking are online at on https://leg.mt.gov/.  

 

Members and other information are subject to change. Check the website for the most up-to-date lists.