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The Chamber’s #1 priority issue is to Authorize Community Transformation (ACT)!
This entails passing a local option authority bill in the 2017 legislative session, allowing communities the choice to fund the economic development initiatives best suited to their needs.
Local Option allows Montana cities to apply community-tailored solutions. Local option is intended to put decision-making back in the hands of the voters. Every community has its own story and faces its own unique economic development requirements–it’s time to Authorize Community Transformation (ACT) and let local voters decide for their own futures!
|For more information on ACT, please visit ACTmt.org.|
|During the legislative session the Billings Chamber will organize videoconference calls to facilitate the flow of information back to Billings from the Capital. Through a partnership with MSU-B and other local organizations, Chamber members and the general public are welcome to attend and receive updates from our Billings area legislators.
The first videoconference is scheduled for Thursday, January 19, from 12:00 – 1:00, and will be held on the MSU Billings Campus, McDonald Hall, Room 163. Attendees will be able to park in the parking garage and take the skybridge over Poly, which accesses the 3rd floor of McDonald Hall.
Be sure to mark your calendars for the following videoconference dates as well!
|The Billings Chamber of Commerce wants to ensure you have all the tools necessary to make informed decisions and participate in leading the community in state issues impacting business and our quality of life. Please check back regularly as we update and add useful information.
The 2017 Legislative Session runs from January 2 – April 29th. Download the 2017 Calendar here.
The agenda for the first week (Jan 2 – Jan 6) is available online. Download Wk One Agenda here.
The Senate Committee list has been posted. Download 2017 Senate Committees list here.
The House Committee list has been posted. Download 2017 House Committees list here.
If you would like to email a legislator or committee, click here and fill out the form fields along with your message.
Unsure who your legislator is? Find out who your legislator is by clicking here!
We encourage our membership to make their voice heard. If there is an issue of great concern to you, and you would like to testify, please use the following guidelines to help you compose your message. Testimony guidelines here.
Be sure you know where you are going. Information on meeting rooms can be found at the Session Information Desk on the 1st floor of the Capital, by calling (406) 444-4800, or by checking hearing information on the webpage.
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