Nov 06, 2018
Jan 11, 2018 - May 29, 2018
A Montana State Senator serves in the upper house of the bicameral Montana State Legislature. Montana has 50 senators, who each represent one district within the state. Each senator represents about 10,240 constituents from their respective districts. Primary responsibilities of a senator include, developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other senators and the house of representatives. Additionally, the senate has the exclusive authority to try officials impeached by the house in addition to authorizing certain executive appointments. Leadership in the senate is guided by the Senate President, who, after being chosen by the majority party caucus, and elected by the entire senate body, is charged with assigning each senator to various committees and leadership positions. A Montana Senator serves a four-year term, a limit of two terms. The salary of the position is $82.64 per day in addition to a per diem of $112.85 for every day in session.