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Law & Justice Interim Committee to Meet on June 28

Friday, June 17, 2016/Categories: Legislative Branch/Tags: Law & Justice Interim Committee

The Law & Justice Interim Committee (LJIC) will meet again on June 28. The meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102 of the Capitol. A tentative agenda and other meeting materials are now available at the committee's website: www.leg.mt.gov/ljic.

The LJIC will hear updates on various issues of interest to the committee members, including an update on the work of two interim study entities that are looking at the workings of Montana's criminal-justice system, a discussion of prison vocational programs for offenders, and an overview of attorney fees and court costs. The members will also review revised drafts of legislation they are considering as part of the SJ 24 study of sexual assault in Montana.

In the afternoon, various agencies under the jurisdiction of the LJIC and the Judicial Branch will present legislative proposals as part of the LJIC's interim oversight duties. Then the LJIC will turn its attention back to committee issues, including an update on a survey of local law enforcement agencies about eyewitness identification policies and practices and an overview of innocence commissions in other states.

The meeting will be broadcast online at www.leg.mt.gov/ and also over the state's public broadcasting network, TVMT. For more information about TVMT, visit www.leg.mt.gov/tvmt.

For more information about the LJIC or the upcoming meeting, please visit www.leg.mt.gov/ljic or contact Rachel Weiss at 406-444-5367 or rweiss@mt.gov.

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