Lawmakers, public eye changing legislative sessions schedule
Montana lawmakers and members of the public weighed in on whether the Legislature should switch to annual 45-day sessions, rather than meeting every other year for 90 days, as they do now.
The 2019 Legislature passed a bill to study the idea of one session tackling policy and another setting a two-year budget.
Montana is one of four states without an annual session.
Some lawmakers said shorter sessions may allow younger people to serve, and others said meeting more often might help build working relationships among lawmakers.
At least one person suggested any change would have to be put to voters.