2023 Capitol Tracker

The lawmakers, bills and votes of the 68th Montana Legislature

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Last update: 10:36 PM May 10, 2024
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HB 173: Revise laws related to security of vote tabulating machines

Became Law
βœ… Proposed
Jan 4
βœ… 1st Cmte.
Jan 26
βœ… House
Passed House
Feb 1
βœ… Senate
Passed Senate
Mar 23
βœ… Gov.
Apr 19

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.
Jan 4
Jan 6
Referred to Committee
Jan 6
First Reading
Jan 16
Jan 26
Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed as Amended
Jan 31
2nd Reading Passed
βœ… 75-24
Feb 1
3rd Reading Passed
βœ… 77-22
Feb 2
Transmitted to Senate
Feb 2
First Reading
Feb 16
Referred to Committee
Mar 17
Mar 17
Committee Executive Action--Bill Concurred
βœ… 10-0
Mar 22
2nd Reading Concurred
βœ… 48-2
Mar 23
3rd Reading Concurred
βœ… 48-2
Mar 24
Returned to House
Apr 13
Transmitted to Governor
Apr 19
Signed by Governor
Apr 19
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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