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Legislative Intent Part 2 – 1987-1995

In the last blog we learned that some of the most valuable documents in determining legislative intent are the committee hearing notes. The methods of accessing these hearing notes depend on the legislative year in question. Here is a breakdown … Continue reading

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Legislative Intent – part 1 1999-2015

What does “legislative intent” mean? Generally it refers to what the legislature meant or  intended when they passed a law and specifically it refers to what the committee members of the House or Senate said when they discussed a bill … Continue reading

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How to Eat the Elephant: Compiling a Montana Legislative History

You’ve been given a Montana statute and asked to compile a legislative history for it.  And you’ve heard tell that compiling a Montana legislative history is a mammoth and difficult task.  But it’s not as hard to do as you … Continue reading

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