The Montana Legislature’s State-Tribal Relations Committee will consider several legislative proposals and finalize its study reports at its last scheduled meeting of the interim on August 24. The meeting, which begins at 8 a.m., will occur via Zoom.
The legislative proposals include:
- motor carrier services authority on reservations ( PD0007TH )
- federal recognition of the Little Shell ( PD0001 )
- runaway youth:
- PD0006 - authorizes minors to consent to no cost emergency shelter and services
- PD0007HS - establishes graduation requirements for youth who've experienced homelessness or been in foster care, the juvenile justice system, or have experienced a medical or mental health crisis
- PD0014 - clarifying that minors' ability to disaffirm contracts for housing is restricted
- missing persons
- PD0008 - establishing a missing persons review commission
- PD0010 - establishing a missing persons response team training grant program
- PD0011 - extending the Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force
- PD0012 - extending the Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force and the Looping in Native Communities grant program
The committee will also receive a report on activities of the State Tribal Relations Economic Development Commission and hear updates on COVID-19, Census outreach, and a decennial compilation of economic impact data from the reservations in the state.
The meeting will occur via Zoom and is open to the public. If you want to participate, please send your request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on August 21. Written comments may also be sent to email@example.com.
If you wish to view the meeting only, it will be streamed live on www.leg.mt.gov and broadcast on the Montana Public Affairs Network (MPAN).
For more information about the meeting and the committee, including a full agenda, visit the committee's website or contact its staff.
Committee website: http://leg.mt.gov/tribal
Committee staff: Hope Stockwell, firstname.lastname@example.org, 444-9280