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Last updated 2:37 PM May 11, 2021

SB 280: Revise vital statistics laws regarding sex designation on birth certificate

Became Law

Bill text
Fiscal note
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: 4/20/21.

News coverage

MTFP stories about the bill
UPDATED: Final steps toward law
5/3/21
Next steps for bills regulating birth certificates and transgender athletes
4/12/21
This week in Helena, March 22-26
3/26/21
Opposition digs in against LGBTQ bills, with Gianforte in the wings
3/19/21
The Session podcast
3/8/21
This week in Helena, Feb. 22-26
2/26/21
New bill would make it harder for transgender Montanans to amend their birth certificates
2/25/21
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Legislative actions

How bills move through the Legislature
Showing major bill actions only.
DateActionLocation
2/17/21
Introduced
Senate Floor
2/17/21
First Reading
Senate Floor
2/17/21
Referred to Committee
Senate Judiciary
2/25/21
Hearing
Senate Judiciary
2/25/21
Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed
7-4
R7-0
D0-4
Senate Judiciary
3/1/21
2nd Reading Passed
26-24
R26-5
D0-19
Senate Floor
3/2/21
3rd Reading Passed
26-23
R26-4
D0-19
Senate Floor
3/2/21
Transmitted to House
Senate Floor
3/2/21
Referred to Committee
House Judiciary
3/8/21
First Reading
House Floor
3/26/21
House Judiciary
3/30/21
Committee Executive Action--Bill Concurred
12-7
R12-0
D0-7
House Judiciary
4/9/21
2nd Reading Concurred
55-44
R55-11
D0-33
House Floor
4/12/21
3rd Reading Concurred
54-46
R54-13
D0-33
House Floor
4/12/21
Returned to Senate
House Floor
4/23/21
Transmitted to Governor
Governor's Office
4/30/21
Signed by Governor
Governor's Office
5/10/21
Chapter Number Assigned
Secretary of State
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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