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Last updated 5:19 PM Apr 12, 2021

SB 215: Establish the religious freedom restoration act

Passed By Legislature — Enrolling and Final Preparation Process

Bill text
Fiscal note
None on file
Legal note
None on file
Official bill page
Deadline for passing first chamber (the House for House bills and the Senate for Senate bills): 3/2/21. Deadline for first chamber return if amended in second: 4/16/21.

News coverage

MTFP stories about the bill
This week in Helena, March 29–April 2
4/2/21
Restrictions on transgender athletes and expanded religious protections move closer to law
4/1/21
This week in Helena, March 15-19
3/19/21
Opposition digs in against LGBTQ bills, with Gianforte in the wings
3/19/21
This week in Helena, March 8-12
3/12/21
Gianforte administration signals support for religious expression bill
3/11/21
The Session podcast
3/8/21
‘A punch in the gut when we were already down’
2/24/21
Montana Free Press
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Legislative actions

How bills move through the Legislature
Showing major bill actions only.
DateActionLocation
2/10/21
Introduced
Senate Floor
2/11/21
First Reading
Senate Floor
2/11/21
Referred to Committee
Senate Judiciary
2/16/21
Hearing
Senate Judiciary
2/18/21
Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed as Amended
7-4
R7-0
D0-4
Senate Judiciary
2/27/21
2nd Reading Passed
26-24
R26-5
D0-19
Senate Floor
3/1/21
3rd Reading Passed
26-24
R26-5
D0-19
Senate Floor
3/1/21
Transmitted to House
Senate Floor
3/1/21
Referred to Committee
House Judiciary
3/1/21
First Reading
House Floor
3/11/21
House Judiciary
3/19/21
Committee Executive Action--Bill Concurred
12-7
R12-0
D0-7
House Judiciary
3/31/21
2nd Reading Motion to Amend Failed
47-53
R14-53
D33-0
House Floor
3/31/21
2nd Reading Concurred
61-39
R61-6
D0-33
House Floor
4/1/21
3rd Reading Concurred
59-38
R58-7
D1-31
House Floor
4/1/21
Returned to Senate
House Floor
Showing major bill actions only.
This table may omit bill actions recorded since this guide's last update. See the bill page in LAWS for an official reference.

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