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.
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
- Find your District
- Find a Legislator
- Tips for Contacting a Legislator
- Send a message to a Legislator
How to contact other decision-makers
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.
- Bulletin 1, Weeks 1-2 (Jan 4 – 15)
- Bulletin 2, Weeks 3-4 (Jan 18 – 29)
- Bulletin 3, Weeks 4-5 (Feb 1 – 12)
- Bulletin 4, Weeks 5-6 (Feb 15 – 26)
- Bulletin 5, Weeks 7-8 (Mar 1 – 12
- Bulletin 6, Weeks 9-10 (Mar 15 – 26)
- Bulletin 7, Weeks 11-12 (Mar 29 – Apr 9)
- Bulletin 8, Weeks 13-14 (Apr 12 – 23)
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.