2023 Capitol Tracker

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Greg Gianforte (R)

HB 128: Generally revise marijuana laws

Became Law
βœ… Proposed
Introduced
Dec 14
βœ… 1st Cmte.
Advanced
Mar 24
βœ… House
Passed House
Apr 3
βœ… Senate
Passed Senate
Apr 25
βœ… Reconcil.
Reconciled
May 2
βœ… Gov.
Signed
May 22

Sponsor: | Requestor: Economic Affairs Interim Committee
πŸ“ƒ Bill text
πŸ’΅ Fiscal note
πŸ› Legal note
None on file
πŸ– Proposed amendments
See also: The official bill page.

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Legislative actions

How bills move through the Legislature
Showing major bill actions only.
DateAction
Dec 14
Introduced
Dec 21
Referred to Committee
Jan 2
First Reading
Feb 1
Hearing
Feb 15
Rereferred to Committee
Mar 24
Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed as Amended
βœ… 19-0
R13-0
D6-0
Mar 29
2nd Reading Motion to Amend Failed
❌ 36-64
R35-33
D1-31
Mar 29
2nd Reading Passed
❌ 36-64
R35-33
D1-31
Mar 30
3rd Reading Failed
❌ 46-53
R46-22
D0-31
Mar 31
Reconsidered Previous Action; Remains in 3rd Reading Process
❌ 46-53
R46-22
D0-31
Apr 3
3rd Reading Passed
βœ… 57-37
R51-13
D6-24
Apr 4
Transmitted to Senate
Apr 4
First Reading
Apr 4
Referred to Committee
Apr 7
Apr 17
Committee Executive Action--Bill Concurred
βœ… 10-0
R7-0
D3-0
Apr 17
Rereferred to Committee
Apr 20
Committee Executive Action--Bill Concurred as Amended
βœ… 7-3
R7-0
D0-3
Apr 24
2nd Reading Motion to Amend Failed
❌ 20-30
R6-28
D14-2
Apr 24
2nd Reading Concurred
❌ 20-30
R6-28
D14-2
Apr 25
3rd Reading Concurred
βœ… 31-19
R28-6
D3-13
Apr 26
Returned to House with Amendments
May 2
2nd Reading Senate Amendments Concurred
βœ… 59-40
R59-8
D0-32
May 2
3rd Reading Passed as Amended by Senate
βœ… 57-39
R54-12
D3-27
May 12
Transmitted to Governor
May 22
Signed by Governor
May 23
Chapter Number Assigned
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.

About the 2023 Montana Free Press Capitol Tracker

This guide is an effort to make the quantifiable aspects of the Montana Legislature more accessible to the public by compiling information about lawmakers, proposed bills and the legislative process. This is a project of Montana Free Press, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit newsroom that aims to provide Montanans with in-depth, nonpartisan news coverage.

The information presented here is collected from a variety of sources including the Montana Legislature’s public roster and its official bill-tracking system, the Legislative Automated Workflow System, or LAWS. Reporting and web design was done primarily by MTFP Deputy Editor Eric Dietrich. Please contact him at edietrich@montanafreepress.org with bug reports, questions or suggestions.

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