Judiciary Committee, Montana House of Representatives

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

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.

Judiciary Members, 2015
Democratic members (9)Republican members (12)
Virginia Court, Vice ChairJerry Bennett, Chair
Margie MacDonaldAlan Doane, Vice Chair
Jenny EckSeth Berglee
Kathy KelkerStephanie Hess
Ellie HillClayton Fiscus
Nate McConnellTheresa Manzella
Carolyn Pease-LopezSarah Laszloffy
Zac PerryBruce Meyers
Andrew PersonMatthew Monforton
Keith Regier
Kirk Wagoner
Randy Pinocci


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

Judiciary Members, 2013
Democratic members (8)Republican members (12)
Margie MacDonald, Vice ChairKrayton Kerns, Chair
Virginia CourtJerry Bennett, Vice Chair
Jenny EckMark Blasdel
Jenifer GurskyAlan Doane
Ellie HillClayton Fiscus
Ryan LynchDavid Halvorson
Carolyn Pease-LopezSarah Laszloffy
Bridget SmithDennis Lenz
Jerry O'Neil
Keith Regier
Kirk Wagoner
Wendy Warburton



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.