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Last updated 8:32 PM Mar 1, 2021

Sen. Cary Smith

Representing SD 27
West Billings

Smith previously served in the House in 2013, 2011, and 2009, as well as the Senate in 2019, 2017, and 2015.

SD 27 election results

Last in-cycle for Senate election in 2018. House seats are elected every two years, Senate seats every four.

General election vote, 2018

(R) CARY L. SMITH(D)68%32%
Won by 36% (4,611 votes)

Party primary vote, 2018

Ran unopposed

Governor vote in district, 2020

(R) GIANFORTE(D)(L)65%32%
Won by 33% (5,475 votes)

Voting statistics

Of 551 Senate floor votes involving bills:
88%With majority of Senate lawmakers
92%With majority of GOP caucus
58%With majority of Dem. caucus
Smith has been absent or excused for 0 votes.
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Bills sponsored

SJ 1: Senate Joint Resolution on the joint rules
From Cary Smith (R)Bill text
Second chamber
On floor
SR 1: Senate Resolution on the Senate rules
Became Law
SB 99: Establish parameters for K-12 human sexuality education
Second chamber
In committee
SB 100: Provide for the welfare fraud prevention act
Second chamber
In committee
SB 101: Provide for the direct patient care safe harbor act
Allows healthcare providers to negotiate payment agreements directly with patients
Second chamber
On floor
SB 251: Generally revise civil liability laws relating to damages
Second chamber
In committee
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Committee assignments

  • Senate Highways and Transportation
  • Joint Long-Range Planning
  • Senate Finance and Claims
  • Senate Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs
  • Senate Rules - Chair
  • Senate Legislative Administration

News coverage

MTFP stories involving this lawmaker
Lawmakers propose new requirements for Medicaid, SNAP eligibility
Direct primary care debate resurfaces
Newly elected lawmakers pick leaders for 2021 session

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