Commission Information

Next HB 872 Commission Meeting

The next commission meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 5 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the University of Providence campus in Conference Room A located at 1301 20th Street South. More information will be made available closer to the meeting, including the agenda and Zoom information.

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

Upcoming meetings

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Great Falls
  • Thursday, March 28, 2024, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, March 29, 2024, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Havre
  • Thursday, April 18, 2024, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, April 19, 2024, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., location TBD
  • 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