The Revenue and Transportation Interim Committee is a 12-member, joint bipartisan committee of the Legislature that meets between legislative sessions. It has administrative rule review, draft legislation review, program evaluation, and monitoring responsibilities for the Montana Department of Revenue, the Montana Department of Transportation, and the Montana Tax Appeal Board. The committee also has revenue monitoring and estimating responsibilities and must prepare a revenue estimate for introduction before each regular legislative session.
The committee will hold its organizational meeting on July 9 in Room 137 of the Capitol building in Helena beginning at 9:30 a.m. The agenda outlines the committee’s activities, which will include review and discussion of the committee’s interim work plan, agency reports, a general fund revenue update, and election of presiding officers. The committee was not assigned any interim studies by Legislative Council and will also consider topics for study during the interim.
There will be opportunities for public comment on the committee’s work plan and study topics as well as on any topic over which the committee has jurisdiction. Materials prepared for the July meeting are available on the committee’s website. Interested parties can sign-up for committee email updates at this link.
Senate members of the committee are: Dick Barrett, D-Missoula; Mark Blasdel, R-Kalispell; Brian Hoven, R-Great Falls; Christine Kaufmann, D-Helena; Sue Malek, D-Missoula; and Fred Thomas, R-Stevensville. House members are: Jeff Essmann, R-Billings; Greg Hertz, R-Polson; Tom Jacobson, D-Great Falls; Rae Peppers, D-Lame Deer; Alan Redfield, R-Livingston; and Bridget Smith, D-Wolf Point.
Questions about the committee’s activities or upcoming meeting may be addressed to Megan Moore, committee staff, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-444-4496.