Lucile Speer describes serving as a delegate during the 1971-1972 Montana Constitutional Convention. She recalls her works as a member of the Legislative Committee and which issues were debated, such as adding an environmental article, expanding the Bill of Rights, and dealing with water rights and water law. She also mentions the election of Leo Graybill as president and Dave Holland as chairman. Speer explains the process of how an issue was assigned to a committee and how it moved forward to debate. She states her personal interest in “home rule,” or increasing the power of local governments, an issue which she advanced.
Statehood; Environment; Local government; Right to Know; Right to Work; Charter rights; Speer, Lucile – Interviews; Speer, Lucile -- Political activity – Interviews; Montana. Constitutional Convention (1971-1972); Montana. Constitution (1972) – History; Montana. Constitution Revision Commission; Montana. Constitution Convention Commission; Constitutional history – Montana; Municipal home rule – Montana; Graybill, Leo -- Political activity; Local elections -- Montana – History; Water rights -- Montana – History; Water -- Law and legislation -- Montana – History; Environmental law -- Montana – History; Legislative bodies -- Montana -- Committees -- History; Montana -- Politics and government -- 20th century; Holland, David L.; Convention delegates; Bill of Rights; Legislative committees
Lucile Speer Interviews Oral History Project, OH 046, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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Speer, Lucile, "Lucile Speer Interview, March 10, 1981" (1981). Lucile Speer Interviews Oral History Project. 6.