The Law and Justice Interim Committee (LJIC) will conclude its interim studies on September 14 when committee members make final decisions on whether to recommend any legislation related to the studies to the 2021 Legislature. The meeting will start at 8 a.m. and be held in Room 152 of the Capitol and also on Zoom.
The studies for which the committee will consider bills include the:
- HJ 31 study of the Montana Board of Crime Control;
- HJ 36 study of compensation for wrongfully convicted individuals; and
- SJ 19 study of sexual and violent offender registries.
In addition, the committee will:
- hear updates from the Department of Corrections staff and members of the Criminal Justice Oversight Council;
- learn from the Department of Justice staff about prosecutions of childhood sexual abuse crimes as required by a bill from the 2019 session;
- listen to a panel on probation and parole supervision practices; and
- approve drafting of agency legislation for the 2021 session.
Time will be provided for public comment related to the interim studies, legislation, and other agenda topics. Written public comments are also accepted and encouraged.
The meeting be streamed live online at: https://leg.mt.gov/. It will also be broadcast on the Montana Public Affairs Network, or MPAN.
An agenda and other meeting materials are posted on the LJIC's website. Materials include copies of the preliminary bill drafts and instructions on how the public can provide comments and participate in the meeting.
For more information about the meeting or the LJIC, please visit the committee's website or contact committee staff.
Committee website: https://leg.mt.gov/committees/interim/2019ljic/
Committee staff: Rachel Weiss, firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-444-5367