Commission Information

Next HB 872 Commission Meeting

The next commission meeting will be held over two days beginning on Monday, April 22, 2024 from noon to 5 p.m. and continuing on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Capitol in Helena in Room 152 and online at Additional meeting materials will be posted here soon.

Contact for this project: 
Brett Carter

Frequently Asked Questions

The commission members were announced on July 17 and consist of the bill sponsor, three members appointed by the governor, and five legislators from committees outlined in House Bill 872.

The Behavioral Health System for Future Generations Commission members are as follows:

Rep. Bob Keenan, R-Bigfork; Charlie Brereton, Director, DPHHS; Patrick Maddison, CEO, Flathead Industries; Janet Lindow, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Rural Behavioral Health Institute; Rep. Michele Binkley, R-Hamilton; Rep. Mike Yakawich, R-Billings; Rep. Dave Fern, D-Whitefish; Sen. John Esp, R- Big Timber; and Sen. Ellie Boldman, D-Missoula.

The commission is charged with recommending to the governor how the $300 million investment is expended.

In addition to the governor, the commission will submit reports of its recommendations to the governor’s Office of Budget and Program Planning and to the legislative fiscal analyst. The reports must include one or more of the following:

  • initiatives that address behavioral health
  • initiatives that assist those with developmental disabilities
  • outcome measures, as defined in 2-15-2221
  • output measures, as defined in 2-15-2221
  • performance measures, as defined in 2-15-2221
  • the amount of funding required for the initiatives

Previous meeting information is available here

Previous meeting dates

  • Thursday, July 20, 2023, Helena
  • Friday, September 8, 2023, Helena
  • Thursday, November 30 and Friday, December 1, 2023, Kalispell
  • Thursday, January 11, 2024, and Friday, January 12, 2024, Billings
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Great Falls

Upcoming meetings

  • Thursday, March 28, 2024, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, March 29, 2024, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Havre
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., in Helena
  • Thursday, May 23, 2024, time and location TBD
  • Thursday, June 27, 2024, time and location TBD
  • Thursday August 8, 2024
  • Thursday, September 26, 2024
  • Thursday, November 7, 2024