Commission Information

Next HB 872 Commission Meeting

The next commission meeting will be held in Helena on Friday, June 28, 2024 from noon to 5 p.m. in Room 152 at the Capitol. Meeting materials, including the meeting agenda, will be posted on this page closer to the meeting date.

Contact for this project: 

Brett Carter
Brett.carter2@mt.gov

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
  • Friday, October 13, 2023, Missoula
  • Thursday, November 30 and Friday, December 1, 2023, Kalispell
  • Thursday, January 11, 2024, and Friday, January 12, 2024, Billings
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Great Falls
  • Thursday, March 28, 2024, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, March 29, 2024, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Havre
  • Monday, April 22, noon – 5 p.m. and Tuesday, April 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Helena
  • Monday, May 20, 2024, Helena

Upcoming meetings

  • Friday, June 28,  2024, in Helena
  • Tuesday, July 23, 2024, meeting with interim legislative committees
  • Thursday, August 8, 2024, in Helena
  • Thursday, September 26, 2024
  • Thursday, November 7, 2024