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Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Control Policy Task Force

Office of the Governor  -   Attorney General's Office

March 4, 2002

TASK FORCE MEMBERS PRESENT:

Mike Batista, Duane Grimes, Mary Haydal, Joey Jayne, Janet Meissner, Roland Mena, Robin Morris, Bill Muhs, Karen Olson-Beenken, Rick Robinson, Peg Shea, Bill Snell, John Strandell. Facilitated by Sandy Mack

AGENDA TOPICS (As amended):

  • Start-up:
    • Welcome & Opening Prayer
    • Introductions & Interest Identification
    • Meeting Summary Approval
    • House Keeping
  • Work Group Presentations:
    • Presentation of Current Situation
    • Desired Outcomes
    • Questions, Answers & Discussion
  • Setting of Tasks and Time lines
  • Open Public Comment

INTRODUCTIONS & INTEREST IDENTIFICATION

By way of introductions each participant shared 3 "interests" they'd like met through this process.

MEETING SUMMARY

Participants approved the February 4, 2002 meeting summary. It will be posted on the Task Force Web Site. http://www.discoveringmontana.com/gov2/css/drugcontrol/default.asp

HOUSE KEEPING

A. Travel
Roland clarified the reimbursable rates for travel expenses.

Mileage: $0.345/ mile
Lodging: $35/night plus tax
Meals: Breakfast (travel before 6:00 am) - $5.00; Lunch - $6.00; Dinner (travel after 6:00 pm) - $12.00

B. Technical Resources
Jean Branscum provided a list of Technical Experts that could serve as resources to the Task Force and Work Groups. Also listed were people who have interest or expertise in specific areas.

Sandy provided a current list of "References on Hand".

C. Public Comments
The group discussed and decided to welcome public comments and input at the end of the Task Force Meeting, as outlined on the agenda, and not allow comments during the meeting.

WORK GROUP PRESENTATIONS -

Each Work Group (Prevention, Judicial and Treatment) presented the work completed to date on the Current Condition Statements and Desired Outcomes. The Work Groups consider the information presented to be "Works in Progress" and are not reflective yet of a consensus among Work Group Members. For this reason the work will not be incorporated in the meeting summary.

Task Force Members decided they wanted to work within the Work Groups to gather additional information and further develop the Current Situation Statements and desired outcomes before discussing potential solutions.

TIME-LINE AND TASK LIST FOR REMAINING MEETINGS

Members planned how they'd like to proceed with their charge over the remaining five meetings.

  1. Third Meeting - Monday, March 25
  2. Cavanaugh's Outlaw Hotel, 1701 US Hwy 93 S., Kalispell
    (800-325-4000, 406-752-6660)
    Work Groups 8:00 - 10:00; Task Force10:00 - 4:30

    1. Pre -Work: The following information will be completed by the Work Groups and E-mailed to Sandy by March 22nd for distribution to the whole Task Force.
      • Revised Current Situation Statements
      • Draft Desired Outcomes and Objectives
    2. Agenda Items
      • Feedback on submitted Current Situation Statements
      • Discuss, prioritize and agree on Draft Desired Outcomes
      • Discuss and agree on "Objective Criteria" for Selecting Strategies

  3. Fourth Meeting & Working Summit - Thursday, April 18
  4. Townhouse, 1411 10th Ave. S., Great Falls (406-761-4600)
    Task Force 8:00 - 12:00; Working Summit 1:00 - 3:00; Task Force 3:30 - 4:30

    1. Pre -Work: The following information will be completed by the Work Groups and E-mailed to Sandy for distribution to the whole Task Force prior to the meeting.
      • Brainstormed list of Strategies to meet the Desired Outcomes
    2. Agenda Items
    3. Task Force:

      • Discuss brainstormed list of Strategies to meet the Desired Outcomes
      • Funding Sources - Discuss when and how (if) Task Force will identify funding sources and opportunities to streamline and maximize these resources.

      Working Summit:

      • Present Desired Outcomes
      • Brainstorm strategies to meet Desired Outcomes

  5. Fifth Meeting -- Thursday, May 23 (Miles City)
  6. Sleeping Rooms available at state rate at the Comfort Inn (232-3141)
    Meeting will be at Town & Country Club (lunch hosted by President of Miles City Youth Coalition). 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

    1. Pre -Work: The following information will be completed by the Work Groups and E-mailed to Sandy for distribution to the whole Task Force prior to the meeting.
      • Categorized and Prioritized Strategies to meet the Desired Outcomes
    2. Agenda Items
      • Approve Strategies

    First Draft of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Control Strategy Sent to Task Force Members by June 15th.

  7. Sixth Meeting -- Thursday, July 18 (Bozeman)
  8. 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

    1. Pre - Work: Review Draft and send mark-up and comments to Sandy prior to the meeting.
    2. Agenda Items: Discuss needed revisions & information gaps.

  9. Seventh Meeting -- Wednesday, Aug 14 (Helena)
  10. 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

    1. Pre - Work: Second Draft sent to Task Force by Aug. 1st. Task Force members review Draft and send mark-up and comments to Sandy prior to the meeting.
    2. Agenda Items: Discuss needed revisions.

September 1st - Drug Control Policy Strategy Completed

Chairman Grimes will determine plans for a briefing with the Governor, Attorney General and Board of Crime Control.

PUBLIC COMMENT AND INPUT

Marge Johnson had the following input. Science-based best practices should be used to address substance abuse. The "Wild West" attitude is a barrier to abating substance abuse. Lack of funding in rural areas is another barrier. Judges should be responsible for implementing laws already there. There should be a State-wide tracking mechanism for DUI's. We should look at ways to motivate and involve parents. Transportation to get kids to treatment is an issue. In the continuum of care there needs to be places allocated to "stabilize" patients prior to treatment.

ACTION ITEM REVIEW

Action

Responsible Party

Due Date

Revised Current Situation Statements & Draft Desired Outcomes and Objectives

Work Groups

March 22

E-Mail information to Sandy for distribution to whole Task Force

Work Group Leaders

March 22


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