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Last updated 8:32 PM Mar 1, 2021

Rep. Bill Mercer

Republican
Representing HD 46
Northwest Billings

Mercer previously served in the House in 2019.

HD 46 election results

Last in-cycle for House election in 2020. House seats are elected every two years, Senate seats every four.

General election vote, 2020

(R) BILL MERCER(D)68%32%
Won by 35% (2,234 votes)

Party primary vote, 2020

(R) BILL MERCER100%
Ran unopposed

Governor vote in district, 2020

(R) GIANFORTE(D)(L)57%40%
Won by 17% (1,112 votes)

Voting statistics

Of 717 House floor votes involving bills:
91%With majority of House lawmakers
92%With majority of GOP caucus
68%With majority of Dem. caucus
Mercer has been absent or excused for 5 votes.
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Bills sponsored

HB 78: Require certain employees to report suspected child abuse and neglect
From Bill Mercer (R)Bill text
First chamber
Tabled in committee
HB 115: Increase penalties for 5th and subsequent DUI
Second chamber
In committee
HB 146: Require OBPP to report actual costs to cost projected in fiscal notes
Second chamber
In committee
HB 168: Generally revise laws related to union fees
Requires annual worker consent for union membership
First chamber
Tabled in committee
HB 223: Create statutory authority for sworn law enforcement officers to hold aliens
Second chamber
In committee
HB 277: Provide for a state government performance and results act
Second chamber
In committee
HB 293: Generally revise trust laws
Second chamber
In committee
HB 316: Revise Governor's emergency authority and provide appeal for county ph decisions
First chamber
Tabled in committee
HB 358: Generally revising privacy of settlements and public right to know laws
First chamber
Passed second reading vote
HB 428: Generally revise civil liability laws related to state and local government
Second chamber
Transmitted
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Committee assignments

  • Joint Judicial Branch, Law Enforcement and Justice - Chair
  • House Appropriations

News coverage

MTFP stories involving this lawmaker
Labor at the Legislature
2/15/21
Labor rallies against ‘consent’ bill
1/22/21

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