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Table of Contents
- Overview of the Collection
- Content Description
- Use of the Collection
- Administrative Information
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Names and Subjects
Montana Legislative Assembly (4th: 1895) records, 1895
- Montana. Legislative Assembly.
- Montana Legislative Assembly (4th: 1895) records
- 1895 (inclusive)18951895
- .2 linear feet of shelfspace
- Collection Number
- LR 4
- Records (1895) of the Montana 4th Legislative Assembly consist of reports of House standing and select committees; reports of special joint committees; and miscellany.
Montana Historical Society, Library & Archives
Montana Historical Society Research Center Archives
225 North Roberts
PO Box 201201
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
- Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
The Montana State Legislature is made up of two chambers, the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Constitution of Montana limits the size of the Senate to no fewer than 40 and no more than 50 members and the size of the House of Representatives to no fewer than 80 and no more than 100 members. Each house is responsible for choosing its officers, creating committees and establishing its own rules. The Montana Legislature meets for 90 days every odd numbered year, beginning the first Monday in January, or the following Wednesday if the first Monday is New Years Day. The first State Legislature convened on November 23, 1889, fifteen days after Montana became a state. Each following Legislature has been numbered sequentially.
The 4th Montana Legislature met from January 7th to March 7th, 1895. The President of the Senate was Alexander Botkin (R). The Speaker of the House was Wilbra Swett (R).
Sources:The Constitution of the State of Montana as adopted by the Constitutional Convention March 22, 1972, and as ratified by the people, June 6, 1972, referendum no. 68, "A GUIDE TO THE MONTANA LEGISLATURE," The Montana Legislature,; “Montana Legislative Leadership 1889 – Present”.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Records of the 4th Legislative Assembly consist of reports of House standing and select committees; reports of special joint committees; correspondence from Governor J.E. Rickards; and petitions (re support and opposition to H.B. 110, to add a tract of Madison County to Gallatin County; supporting Sunday closing laws for barbers; supporting the creation of a new judicial district to be composed of Teton and Flathead Counties).
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
The Montana Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library before any reproduction use. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.
[item description and date].Montana Legislative Assembly (4th: 1895) records, 1895. Legislative Records 4. [box and folder numbers]. Montana Historical Society Research Center. Archives. Helena, Montana.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The collection is organized into four series, House and Senate Joint Committee (arranged alphabetically), House of Representatives Select and Standing Committee Reports (arranged alphabetically), General Correspondence (arranged chronologically), and Miscellany (arranged alphabetically).
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
House and Senate Joint Committee ReportsReturn to Top
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Committee on the Whole (re S.B. 39 concerning school districts)
|1895 February 21|
House of Representatives Select and Standing Committee ReportsReturn to Top
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Appropriations Committee; Code Committee; and Labor Committee
General CorrespondenceReturn to Top
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House of Representatives Textbook Committee (re contracts for textbooks)
|1 / 4||
Governor J.E. Rickards to Senate
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State Law Library (re receipt of introduced bills)
MiscellanyReturn to Top
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Inventory of Senate Property (report of the sergeant at arms)
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Petitions (re support and opposition to H.B. 110, to add a tract of Madison County to Gallatin County; supporting Sunday closing laws for barbers; supporting the creation of a new judicial district to be composed of Teton and Flathead Counties)
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Bills, Legislative--Montana.
- Legislative bodies--Montana--Committees.
- Montana--Politics and government.