Category Archives: Public Policy

Montana Interim Committee Updates – Water Policy

Water Policy Interim Committee – March 7, 2016 The Water Policy Interim Committee continued its study of the possibility for Montana to assume management of the Army Corps of Engineers 404 permitting programs. A permit is required anytime someone places dredge or fill in any jurisdictional water body. Legislative staff prepared a preliminary estimate of […]

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Board of Environmental Review Meeting: February 5, 2016

Board of Environmental Review Meeting: February 5, 2016 Summary Items: The EPA approved Montana’s Water Quality Standards for EC and SAR adopted in 2003 and 2006. DEQ staff noted the action would have no impact on their work as the State had already been applying the new standards. It does mean those standards will be […]

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Using Legislative History

The term “legislative history” can mean two different things. First, “legislative history” refers to the chronological progress of a bill through the legislative process from its introduction to its enactment into law. In the legal field, however, “legislative history,” also often refers to the collection of documents that are created during that process. Judges and […]

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