Agriculture Committee, Montana House of Representatives

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The Agriculture Committee is a standing committee of the Montana House of Representatives.

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Per House Rule 30-10, committees in the Montana House of Representatives are assigned by the Speaker of the House with input from the Minority Leader. The Speaker determines the number of members of each committee and names chairs and vice chairs. House standing committees have four classes: class one committees meet Monday through Friday; class two committees meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday; class three committees meet Tuesday and Thursday; and on call committees meet at the behest of the respective chairpersons.[1] The Speaker, Majority Leader and Minority Leader serve as non-voting ex officio members on all House committees for the purpose of establishing quorum.[2]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: 2013 Rules -- House (dead link)


2015 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.

Agriculture Members, 2015
Democratic members (9)Republican members (13)
Margie MacDonald, Vice ChairAlan Redfield, Chair
Willis CurdyChristy Clark, Vice Chair
Kathleen WilliamsSeth Berglee
Carolyn Pease-LopezBill Harris
Jessica KarjalaTheresa Manzella
Gordon PiersonGreg Hertz
Andrea OlsenWendy McKamey
Zac PerryMike Lang
Susan WebberMatthew Monforton
Dale Mortensen
Dan Salomon
Albert Olszewski
Scott Staffanson


The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Agriculture Members, 2013
Democratic members (6)Republican members (11)
Kathleen Williams, Vice ChairLee Randall, Chair
Ryan LynchChristy Clark, Vice Chair
Margie MacDonaldJoanne Blyton
Carolyn Pease-LopezWylie Galt
Rae PeppersDavid Halvorson
Gordon PiersonGreg Hertz
Krayton Kerns
Mike Lang
Dennis Lenz
Alan Redfield
Dan Salomon



External links


  1. Montana Legislature, "2013 Rules -- House," accessed January 22, 2014 H30-10. House standing committees -- appointments -- classification.
  2. Montana Legislature, "2013 Rules -- House," accessed January 22, 2014 H30-30. Quorum -- officers as members.