Career Technical and Adult Education


House Bill 86 Passes

Saturday, April 27, 2013, 11:08 am

HOUSE BILL 86--Strengthening Career and Technical Student Organizations

On April 24, 2013, Governor Bullock signed House Bill 86.  The only legislative step remaining is for Governor Bullock to sign House Bill 2.  HB 2 contains the funding that is linked to HB 86.  Signing for HB 2 has not yet been scheduled at this point.  The next step for the OPI/CTE Division will be to gather a group of Montana Educators to begin the work of developing the Request for Proposal (RFP) that will guide the disbursement of funding to Montana CTSOs.  Thanks to the many students, CTE teachers, Montana ACTE leadership, Business and Industry leaders, and the OPI leadership for their support and testimony that resulted in the passage of HB 86.  Special thanks to Representative Jesse O'Hara for sponsoring the bill and his leadership in the House of Representatives, and to Senator Taylor Brown for his leadership in the Senate.  The passage of HB 86 was a Montana team effort. 

For more information, contact T.J. Eyer, Division Administrator, 406.444.7915