Montana transparency legislation
Transparency legislation proposed in Montana.
Here is a list of transparency legislation for Montana in 2011:
|House Bill 120||Current Status: (Referred to the State Administration Committee)|
HB 120 introduced by Representative Tom McGillvray to the House of Representatives would alter the Montana Public Records Act in regards to recorded meetings' minutes. If an official recording of a meeting is made the recording constitutes as the official record of that meeting. When submitted as a public record it must be accompanied by a written record of the date, time, place, names of the public body and who was in attendance, records of votes, substance of what was discussed and a log or time stamp for each agenda item. 
|The Montana legislature either did not have a session or had a fiscal session in 2010.|
Senate Bill 241  the "Taxpayer Right to Know Act". This bill seeks to create a searchable online database of all state incomes and expenditures. On February 12, 2009 the bill passed (as amended) 9-2.
- Transparency legislation for 2009 is dead at the state level. See a post mortem explaining how political gamesmanship trumped the public good, and how transparency's main advocate - The Montana Policy Institute - was dragged through the mud on the House floor here: http://www.montanapolicy.org/main/article.php?article_id=47
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