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Human Services Committee, Montana House of Representatives

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The Human Services 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.

Human Services Members, 2015
Democratic members (6)Republican members (10)
Ellie Hill, Vice ChairArt Wittich, Chair
Carolyn Pease-LopezKirk Wagoner, Vice Chair
Denise HaymanSeth Berglee
Jenny EckBill Harris
Tom JacobsonAlan Doane
Gordon PiersonStephanie Hess
Alan Redfield
Forrest Mandeville
Albert Olszewski
Vince Ricci


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

Human Services Members, 2013
Democratic members (6)Republican members (10)
Carolyn Pease-Lopez, Vice ChairDavid Howard, Chair
Amanda CurtisCary Smith, Vice Chair
Jenifer GurskyKelly Flynn
Ellie HillBill Harris
Tom JacobsonPat Ingraham
Gordon PiersonDennis Lenz
Alan Redfield
Scott Reichner
Gordon Vance
Kirk Wagoner



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.