Legislature

We provide our members with the tools and opportunities to make their voices heard on important issues facing Montana. During legislative sessions, Northern Plains maintains a full-time citizen lobby in Helena.

Thank you to everyone who took action and made their voices heard during the 2021 Legislative Session. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Click here to download our 2021 Voting Record and scorecard.

How to engage in Legislative Interim Committees

Legislative Interim Committees are bipartisan groups of legislators who meet in between biannual legislative sessions on various state government topics (energy, environment, health, transportation, water, local government, etc). Their purpose is to learn more about the issues through field days, panelists, and expert dialogue. At the end of the interim, these committees may propose bills that have been vetted and have bipartisan approval.

To see the list of interim study topics for 2021-2022, click here.

To access interim committee rosters, agendas, and reports, click here.

How to keep up with important bills

How to contact your legislators

How to contact other decision-makers

Legislative Bulletins

One of the reasons Northern Plains members have been successful in protecting our quality of life in Montana is by staying informed. During Montana’s biennial legislative sessions, our members receive a Legislative Bulletin in the mail every two weeks and a digital version (Legislative e-Bulletin) every week to keep them updated on what’s happening at the Legislature. Click on the links below to access our latest Legislative Bulletin.

Legislative Scorecards

At the end of each legislative session, we produce a summary of how our legislators voted on the issues our members care about. Click on the links below to view legislative scorecards from 2009-2021.