Executive Order 01-02
State of Montana
Office of the Governor
EXECUTIVE ORDER ESTABLISHING THE MONTANA CORRECTIONAL ENTERPRISES RANCH ADVISORY COUNCIL
WHEREAS: The Montana Department of Corrections owns and operates
a ranch on prison property which includes inmate work programs and
job training opportunities; and
WHEREAS: The Montana Department of Corrections seeks guidance
and assistance in the continuing operations of and programs
involved in running a ranch; and
WHEREAS: The Governor and Director of the Department of
Corrections believe that community involvement and state-wide
understanding of the operations of the Montana Correctional
Enterprises ranch would be beneficial to the State of
WHEREAS: There are continuing changes in land use policies
within the State of Montana and especially in the Deer Lodge Valley
which will impact the Montana Correctional Enterprises Ranch;
WHEREAS: The City of Deer Lodge and Powell County have
continuing issues concerning taxation and compensation for the
activities comprising the Montana Correctional Enterprises
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JUDY MARTZ, Governor of the State of Montana,
hereby re-establish the Montana State Prison Ranch Advisory
Council, within the Department of Corrections, in accordance with
the provisions of Section 2-15-122 and 2-15-102(8), MCA, pursuant
to the request of Bill Slaughter, Director.
The purpose of the Council shall be to assist and advise the
Montana Department of Corrections in the management of the ranch
properties and to assist the Department in establishing policies to
be implemented by the Ranch Manager.
The Council shall be composed of no more than ten (10)
members. The names and addresses of members who shall serve
at the pleasure of the Governor are submitted by separate letter to
the Secretary of State and the Department of Corrections.
The Council shall exist for a period of two years from the
effective date of this Order unless otherwise ordered by subsequent
Executive Order. This Order is effective immediately.
GIVEN under my hand and the GREAT
SEAL of the State of Montana,
this ___ day of July, 2002.
JUDY MARTZ, Governor
BOB BROWN, Secretary of State