Energy and Telecommunications Committee, Montana State Senate
Per Senate Rule S30-10, standing and select committees in the Montana State Senate are assigned by the Committee on Committees with input from the Minority Leader on minority membership. All assignments are subject to Senate approval. Special and conference committees are appointed by the President of the Senate with input from the Majority and Minority Leaders. The Senate may change a committee's membership on a day's notice. Senate 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. The Majority and Minority Leaders are non-voting ex officio members of all committees for the purpose of establishing a quorum.
See rules: 2013 Rules -- Senate
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.
|Energy and Telecommunications Members, 2013|
|Democratic members (5)||Republican members (8)|
|• Robyn Driscoll||• Alan Olson, Chair|
|• Greg Jergeson||• Verdell Jackson, Vice Chair|
|• Christine Kaufmann||• Ron Arthun|
|• Cliff Larsen||• Jeff Essmann|
|• Mitch Tropila||• Llew Jones|
|• Jason Priest|
|• Chas Vincent|
|• Ed Walker|
|Energy and Telecommunications Members, 2011|
|Democratic members (5)||Republican members (7)|
|• Ron Erickson, Vice Chair||• Alan Olson, Chair|
|• Shannon Augare||• Verdell Jackson, Vice Chair|
|• Lynda Moss||• Jeff Essmann|
|• Mitch Tropila||• Bob Lake|
|• Kendall Van Dyk||• Jason Priest|
|• Chas Vincent|
|• Edward Walker|
|Energy and Telecommunications Members, 2009|
|Democratic members (5)||Republican members (5)|
|• Robert Hawks||• Jerry Black|
|• Lynda Moss||• Roy Brown|
|• Sharon Stewart-Peregoy||• Aubyn Curtiss|
|• Joseph Tropila||• Kelly Gebhardt|
|• Ron Erickson||• Dave Lewis|
- Montana Legislature, "2013 Rules -- Senate," accessed January 22, 2014 S30-10. Committee appointments.
- Montana Legislature, "2013 Rules -- Senate," accessed January 22, 2014 S30-20. Standing committees -- classification.
- Montana Legislature, "2013 Rules -- Senate," accessed January 22, 2014 S30-40. Ex officio members -- quorum.