Hmm, I expected it to go so (S) Judiciary Committee also.
Here is the list of committee members in the Senate: http://leg.mt.gov/content/Committees...%20columns.pdf
(S) Judiciary is 7-R; 5-D
(S) Education and Cultural Resources is 6-R; 4-D
As to why it went to Education and Cultural Resources I am not sure. I might have to send a mail to find out.