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Last updated 8:32 PM Mar 1, 2021

Upcoming Legislative events

Scheduled bill hearings - Scheduled floor actions

Scheduled bill hearings

Hearings are an opportunity for the sponsor to explain a bill and for lobbyists and other members of the public to testify in support or opposition. Hearings are typically announced at least a few days in advance. Committees votes on forwarding bills for full floor debates typically happen at later committee meetings and often aren't announced in advance.
12 hearings Mon, Mar 134 hearings Tue, Mar 939 hearings Wed, Mar 109 hearings Thu, Mar 1110 hearings Fri, Mar 121 hearing Mon, Mar 153 hearings Tue, Mar 161 hearing Fri, Mar 19
Listings include hearings announced as of 8:32 PM, 3/1/21.

Monday, March 1

House Appropriations

Committee typically meets daily at 8 a.m., but schedules often change on short notice. Check the the official hearing calendar.
HB 46: Revise special education funding
From David Bedey (R)Bill textFiscal note
First chamber
Out of committee
HB 206: Revise education laws related to tuition and in-state treatment
First chamber
Out of committee
HB 336: Interstate cooperative meatpacking compact
First chamber
Out of committee
HB 391: Revise and enhance penalties for criminal distribution of dangerous drugs
First chamber
Out of committee
HB 404: Generally revise education funding relating to oil and gas distribution
First chamber
Tabled in committee
HB 406: Revise absentee and mail ballot laws
First chamber
Out of committee
HB 484: Require state programs to participate in a health information exchange
First chamber
Out of committee
HB 497: Establish interim budget committees
First chamber
Out of committee
HB 553: Limit time of suspended sentences for felony convictions
First chamber
Out of committee

Senate Finance and Claims

Committee typically meets daily at 8 a.m., but schedules often change on short notice. Check the the official hearing calendar.

Tuesday, March 9

House Taxation

Committee typically meets daily at 8 a.m., but schedules often change on short notice. Check the the official hearing calendar.
SB 51: Exempting certain fiber optic, coaxial cable from property taxation
Tax incentives intended to spur rural broadband internet development
Second chamber
In committee
SB 52: Revise lodging facility use tax and sales tax on lodging and rental cars
Second chamber
In committee
SB 126: Revise laws related to property valuation appeal process
Second chamber
In committee
SB 154: Revise collection of delinquent coal gross proceeds taxes
Second chamber
In committee
SB 193: Revise appraisal requirement for tax-deed land that did not sell at auction
Second chamber
In committee
SB 205: Revise name of state tax appeal board
Second chamber
In committee

Senate Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation

Committee typically meets T/Th at 3 p.m., but schedules often change on short notice. Check the the official hearing calendar.

Senate Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs

Committee typically meets daily at 8 a.m., but schedules often change on short notice. Check the the official hearing calendar.

Senate Taxation

Committee typically meets daily at 8 a.m., but schedules often change on short notice. Check the the official hearing calendar.

Wednesday, March 10

House Taxation

Committee typically meets daily at 8 a.m., but schedules often change on short notice. Check the the official hearing calendar.
SB 7: Revise tax credit for energy-conserving expenditures
Second chamber
In committee
SB 159: Personal Income Tax Relief Act
Reduces rate in the state’s top income tax bracket
Second chamber
In committee
SB 182: Generally revise laws on state finance, reducing tax rate if conditions met
Enacts future tax cuts in the event of budget surpluses
Second chamber
In committee
SB 184: Montana Entrepreneur Magnet Act
Exempts shareholders of Montana-grown businesses from paying capital gains taxes on stock options
Second chamber
In committee
HB 619: Revise property tax exemptions for certain hospitals
First chamber
In committee

Senate Public Health, Welfare and Safety

Committee typically meets M/W/F at 3 p.m., but schedules often change on short notice. Check the the official hearing calendar.

Thursday, March 11

House Business and Labor

Committee typically meets daily at 8 a.m., but schedules often change on short notice. Check the the official hearing calendar.

Senate Highways and Transportation

Committee typically meets T/Th at 3 p.m., but schedules often change on short notice. Check the the official hearing calendar.

Friday, March 12

Senate Local Government

Committee typically meets M/W/F at 3 p.m., but schedules often change on short notice. Check the the official hearing calendar.

Monday, March 15

Senate Local Government

Committee typically meets M/W/F at 3 p.m., but schedules often change on short notice. Check the the official hearing calendar.

Tuesday, March 16

House Business and Labor

Committee typically meets daily at 8 a.m., but schedules often change on short notice. Check the the official hearing calendar.

Senate Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs

Committee typically meets daily at 8 a.m., but schedules often change on short notice. Check the the official hearing calendar.

Friday, March 19

House Taxation

Committee typically meets daily at 8 a.m., but schedules often change on short notice. Check the the official hearing calendar.

Scheduled House and Senate floor actions

Monday, March 1

House Floor

Second readings scheduled
Debate and initial floor votes
HB 46: Revise special education funding
First chamber
Out of committee
HB 91: Revise violent offender registry laws
First chamber
Passed second reading vote
HB 155: Revise laws related to reimbursement for certain Medicaid services
First chamber
Passed second reading vote
HB 206: Revise education laws related to tuition and in-state treatment
First chamber
Out of committee
HB 333: Generally revise laws related to sexual and violent offenders
First chamber
Passed second reading vote
HB 336: Interstate cooperative meatpacking compact
First chamber
Out of committee
HB 350: Generally revise school bus laws
First chamber
Passed second reading vote
HB 355: Require partisan elections for state, district, local judges
Failed
Probably Dead
HB 356: Prohibit anonymous reporting of child abuse and neglect cases
First chamber
Passed second reading vote
HB 358: Generally revising privacy of settlements and public right to know laws
First chamber
Passed second reading vote
Showing 10 of 70.
Third readings scheduled
Final floor votes
HB 121: Require elected official approval of local health board and officer actions
Second chamber
Transmitted
SB 140: Revise laws relating to the judiciary
Lets the governor appoint judges directly
Through Legislature
Passed both chambers
HB 230: Generally revise emergency and disaster laws
Lets Legislature weigh in on governor’s emergency declarations
Second chamber
Transmitted
HB 264: Revise emergency vehicle passing laws
Second chamber
Transmitted
HB 289: Generally revise labor laws relating to employee associations.
Second chamber
Transmitted
HB 435: Generally revise civil liability laws for government
Second chamber
Transmitted
HB 437: Repeal the board of research and commercialization technology
Second chamber
Transmitted
HB 438: Revise commercial driver license laws to include military waiver
Second chamber
Transmitted
HB 448: Increasing the cap on non-residential net metering systems
Second chamber
Transmitted
HB 454: Revise school tuition laws
Second chamber
Transmitted
Showing 10 of 19.

Senate Floor

Second readings scheduled
Debate and initial floor votes
SJ 7: Resolution to remove Hidden Pasture Creek from WSA
First chamber
Out of committee
SJ 11: Resolution regarding products of the USA
First chamber
Out of committee
SJ 15: Approve organization of Bitterroot valley community college district
First chamber
Passed second reading vote
SJ 16: Urge support for Keystone XL pipeline
First chamber
Out of committee
SJ 17: Resolution on daylight savings time
First chamber
Out of committee
SJ 18: Resolution on state management of grizzly bears
First chamber
Out of committee
SJ 19: Resolution to honor 75th anniversary of ending of WWII
First chamber
Out of committee
SJ 21: Resolution on Columbia River Treaty
First chamber
Out of committee
SB 87: Revise coal-fired power/water-right owner legal responsibilities
First chamber
Passed second reading vote
SB 89: Revise laws related to collection of union dues
Failed
Probably Dead
Showing 10 of 74.
Third readings scheduled
Final floor votes
SB 188: Revise school teacher retirement with pension
Second chamber
In committee
SB 200: Revise Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act
Second chamber
In committee
SB 201: Revise avoided cost rate-making
Second chamber
Transmitted
SB 206: Revise report publication date for teacher loan forgiveness program
Second chamber
In committee
SB 215: Establish the religious freedom restoration act
Second chamber
In committee
SB 217: Revise laws relating to psychiatric collaborative care
Second chamber
Transmitted
SB 218: Revise requirements related to reports on the medical marijuana program
Second chamber
In committee
SB 220: Revise assault on a peace officer laws
Second chamber
In committee
SB 221: Provide process to dissolve a rural special improvement district
Second chamber
In committee
SB 226: Generally revising laws related to candidate campaign finance loans
Second chamber
In committee
Showing 10 of 19.

Tuesday, March 2

House Floor

Second readings scheduled
Debate and initial floor votes
HJ 14: Joint resolution regarding public safety telecommunicator
First chamber
Out of committee
HJ 15: Resolution to recognize benefits of connected trail networks across Montana
First chamber
Out of committee
HJ 16: Joint resolution regarding television broadcast designated marketing areas
First chamber
Out of committee
HJ 17: Declare noxious weed awareness week
First chamber
Out of committee
HJ 19: Resolution designating May as ALS Awareness Month
First chamber
Out of committee
HJ 21: Urge designation of state funeral for last WWII medal of honor recipient
First chamber
Out of committee
HB 251: Implement right-to-work
Requires written consent for union due paycheck deductions
First chamber
Out of committee
HB 453: Revise insurance laws relating to telematics agreements
First chamber
Out of committee
HB 537: Revise venue laws
First chamber
Out of committee
HB 570: Prohibit infringement of constitutional right to nullify certain fed legislation
First chamber
Out of committee
Showing 10 of 28.
Third readings scheduled
Final floor votes
HB 46: Revise special education funding
First chamber
Out of committee
HB 91: Revise violent offender registry laws
First chamber
Passed second reading vote
HB 155: Revise laws related to reimbursement for certain Medicaid services
First chamber
Passed second reading vote
HB 206: Revise education laws related to tuition and in-state treatment
First chamber
Out of committee
HB 333: Generally revise laws related to sexual and violent offenders
First chamber
Passed second reading vote
HB 336: Interstate cooperative meatpacking compact
First chamber
Out of committee
HB 350: Generally revise school bus laws
First chamber
Passed second reading vote
HB 356: Prohibit anonymous reporting of child abuse and neglect cases
First chamber
Passed second reading vote
HB 358: Generally revising privacy of settlements and public right to know laws
First chamber
Passed second reading vote
HB 360: Revise laws regarding medical record fees
First chamber
Passed second reading vote
Showing 10 of 68.

Senate Floor

Second readings scheduled
Debate and initial floor votes
None at present
Third readings scheduled
Final floor votes
None at present
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