2016 Interim Committee Reports
The Education and Local Government (ELG) Interim Committee is a joint bipartisan committee of the legislature that meets between legislative sessions. The ELG’s statutory duties include review of proposed administrative rules and draft legislation, as well as completing any studies assigned to it. The committee also monitors several state entities and acts as a liaison with cities and counties,
During the 2015-16 interim, the committee was assigned Senate Joint Resolution 21 which was "A joint resolution of the Senate and the House of Representatives of the State of Montana Requesting an interim study of local fire protection and emergency service entities and firefighter and emergency medical technician benefits."
The legislation was broad and not prescriptive as to what would be studied and the committee discussed several issues. Two reports were provided to this committee. The first was a broader report about Montana EMS challenges and issues and the second was specifically about Community Health EMS.
EMS Report (pdf)
CHEMS Report (pdf)