Rules Committee, Montana House of Representatives

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The Rules 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.

Rules Members, 2015
Democratic members (6)Republican members (10)
Kimberly DudikJeff Essmann, Chair
Jenny EckJerry Bennett, Vice Chair
Chuck Hunter, Vice ChairAlan Doane
Margie MacDonaldGreg Hertz
Tom WoodsSarah Laszloffy
Kathleen WilliamsLee Randall
Austin Knudsen
Mike Miller
Keith Regier
Art Wittich


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

Rules Members, 2013
Democratic members (6)Republican members (10)
Bryce BennettCary Smith, Chair
Galen HollenbaughDavid Halvorson, Vice Chair
Chuck HunterMark Blasdel
Margie MacDonaldChristy Clark
Edie McClaffertyMike Cuffe
Kathleen WilliamsChamp Edmunds
Austin Knudsen
Mike Miller
Gordon Vance
Jeffrey Welborn



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.