President Obama’s Clean Power Plan would have a devastating effect on Montana’s coal industry. Governor Bullock has established an Advisory Council to develop a recommendation for how Montana should deal with the CPP. To view the full text of his executive order, click here. The members of his advisory council can be found on Governor
In 2015 Governor Steve Bullock issued an executive order implementing a plan to protect Sage Grouse populations in Montana. To view the full text of his executive order, click here.
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 attorneys often turn to these documents to try to determine why the legislature enacted a particular law or to aid in the interpretation of a portion of the law. This process of using legislative history to interpret a law is often referred to as finding the “legislative intent” behind the law.