Legislative Report


The Association of Retired Faculty of Montana State University strives to promote the well being of retired faculty and spouses through social, educational, and promotional activities, as well as to encourage continuing retiree contact and involvement with the University. In so doing, helping to enrich the personal and professional lives of persons in the University and the greater community.

Legislative issues of primary concern to retired faculty as well as to the general university community are followed and appropriate levels of input are made to legislative officials on all such matters of interest


Montana Legislature Web Site


The MUS has a web page devoted to following legislation of interest to the system, as well as the executive budget.

OTHER BILLS OF INTEREST from the 2015 Legislative Session

SB 143    "Clarify constitutional provision and law related to board of regents/u-system"  This bill prohibited the University System from regulating the possession of firearms on campuses.  Passed the Senate, but failed to pass the House.

HB 341 "Provide tax benefits to employers and students for higher education expenses"   Passed by the House but tabled in the Senate Taxation Committee.

HB 404 "Provide income tax credit for engineering and computer science tuition"  Tabled in the House Taxation Committee.

HB 477    "Clarify offense of aiding or soliciting suicide"  "An act revising aiding or soliciting suicide laws; providing that physician-assisted suicide is against public policy and prohibited....."    Passed in the House. Tabled in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

SB 202.  "Establish guidelines and immunities for physicians providing end of life care." or "Montana Death with Dignity Act." Tabled in the Senate Judiciary Committee. 

HB 328.   "Provide that consent is not a defense for physician assisted suicide"  Would allow for homicide charges against a physician involved with physician assisted suicide.  Bill passed out of House Judiciary Committee but did not pass in the full House.