Rules Committee, Montana State Senate

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The Rules Committee is a standing committee of the 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.[1] 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.[2] The Majority and Minority Leaders are non-voting ex officio members of all committees for the purpose of establishing a quorum.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: 2013 Rules -- Senate


2015 legislative session

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

Rules Members, 2015
Democratic members (6)Republican members (9)
Mike Phillips, Minority Vice ChairMatt Rosendale, Chair
Dick BarrettEric Moore, Vice Chair
Mary Sheehy MoeDebby Barrett
Diane SandsMark Blasdel
Cynthia WolkenEd Buttrey
Jon SessoRick Ripley
Kris Hansen
Fred Thomas
Cary Smith


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

Rules Members, 2013
Democratic members (6)Republican members (9)
Robyn DriscollArt Wittich, Chair
Larry JentDebby Barrett, Vice Chair
Greg JergesonJeff Essmann
Cliff LarsenAlan Olson
Mike PhillipsJason Priest
Jon SessoRick Ripley
Scott Sales
Fred Thomas
Chas Vincent



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