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The Montana Department of Revenue is postponing the competitive bid process for a Bozeman beer license and a Belgrade all-beverage license that was scheduled to close at midnight on Thursday, March 8.
The department based its decision to postpone bidding on feedback from the Montana Legislative Economic Affairs Interim Committee regarding administrative rules.
Anyone who has submitted a bid for one of the alcohol licenses and paid the processing fee will be refunded the fee. Bidders will need to resubmit a bid when the department offers the licenses later, if they want their bid to be included.
The department has drafted administrative rules and a rules public hearing is scheduled for April 9. Once the rules are adopted in early May, the department will reschedule the competitive bid process for these licenses.
You can download a copy of the Economic Affairs Interim Committee Letter (PDF, 324 KB), or read the text of the letter below.
Economic Affairs Interim Committee Letter
Dear Director Kadas:
The Economic Affairs Interim Committee of the Montana Legislature has voted to send a letter to the Department of Revenue voicing concerns about the process being used to implement Senate Bill No. 5 from the 2017 Special Session.
The committee’s concerns include the lack of rulemaking and a public comment period before the department opened the auction for new liquor and beer and wine licenses in the Bozeman and Belgrade areas. The committee also heard that the department had decided that licenses could be auctioned in fiscal years, when the bill did not specify a fiscal year and, in fact. 1-1-301, MCA, indicates that if a fiscal year is not specified then the term “year” means “calendar year.”
The committee appreciated testimony provided to the committee by the Department staff stating on the record that none of the licenses would include gaming, which had been another concern.
The committee requests that no license be issued until the rules are released and adopted after the public has the opportunity to comment. There is concern that failure to follow the rulemaking process could invalidate the auction.
Sen. Gordan Vance
EAIC Presiding Officer
Rep. Nate McConnell
EAIC Vice Presiding Officer
The Agricultural Land Valuation Advisory Committee makes recommendations on valuing Montana’s agricultural property.
15-7-201, MCA outlines the committee’s roles and responsibilities.
- Mike Jopek
- Anton Beckerman
- Jane DeBruycker
- James Johnson
- Keith Kelly
- Dennis McDonald
- Jerry Nielsen
- John Schutter
- Jo Shipman
Reports and Supplemental Documents
- 2014 Agricultural Leasing Study (PDF, 582 KB)
- 2014 Executive Summary of the Leasing Study (PDF, 87 KB)
- Hay and Alfalfa Hay Price Comparisons 1989 through 2013 (PDF, 178 KB)
- 2014 Montana State University AUM Report (PDF, 183 KB)
- 2013 Agricultural Land Classification Summer Fallow Adjustment Map (JPG, 4 MB)
- 2015 Summer Fallow Adjustments By County (PDF, 87 KB)
- Agricultural Commodity Prices 1993 through 2013 (PDF, 74 KB)
The Forest Land Taxation Advisory Committee makes recommendations on valuing Montana’s forest land property.
The committee has seven members:
- Four forestry experts appointed by the majority and minority leaders from the state Senate and House of Representatives.
- An industrial forest landowner appointed by the governor
- A nonindustrial forest landowner appointed by the governor
- A county commissioner appointed by the governor
Section 15-44-103, MCA outlines the committee’s specific roles and responsibilities.
|David Affleck||Assistant Professor of Forest Biometricsemail@example.com||(406) 243-4186||College of Forestry
University of Montana
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, MT 59812
|Bob Oldenburg||Foresterfirstname.lastname@example.org||(406) 366-1634||PO Box 1177
Helena, MT 59624
|Steve Flynn||Resource Manageremail@example.com||(406) 846-9460||Sun Mountain Lumber, Inc.
PO Box 389
Deer Lodge, MT 59722
|Kelly Gebhardt||Past Legislatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||(406) 323-2679||PO Box 724
Roundup, MT 59072
|Jean Curtiss||County Commissioneremail@example.com||(406) 258-3202||1419 Howell Street
Missoula, MT 59802
|Scott Settle||Industrial Forest Landowner||(406) 368-2315||PO Box 495
Canyon Creek, MT 59633
|Doreen Stokes||Nonindustrial Forest Landownerfirstname.lastname@example.org||(406) 826-5766||39 Eagle Valley Lane
Plains, MT 59859
The Revenue Interim Committee is a 12-member, joint bipartisan committee of the Legislature that meets between legislative sessions. It has administrative rule review, draft legislation review, program evaluation, and monitoring responsibilities for the Montana Department of Revenue and the Montana Tax Appeal Board. The committee also has revenue monitoring and estimating responsibilities and must prepare a revenue estimate for introduction before each regular legislative session.
Find more information on the 2019-2020 Revenue Interim Committee on the Montana State Legislature website.