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Natural Resources Committee, Montana State Senate

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The Natural Resources Committee is a standing committee of the Montana State Senate.

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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.

Natural Resources Members, 2015
Democratic members (5)Republican members (7)
Christine Kaufmann, Minority Vice ChairChas Vincent, Chair
Brad HamlettRick Ripley, Vice Chair
Jim KeaneDuane Ankney
Cliff LarsenJennifer Fielder
Mike PhillipsBrian Hoven
John Brenden
Pat Connell


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

Natural Resources Members, 2013
Democratic members (6)Republican members (8)
Brad HamlettChas Vincent, Chair
Christine KaufmannJohn Brenden, Vice Chair
Jim KeaneDebby Barrett
Cliff LarsenJennifer Fielder
Mike PhillipsVerdell Jackson
Mitch TropilaRick Ripley
Matthew Rosendale
Ed Walker



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