2023 Capitol Tracker

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

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πŸ› House
GOP-held 68-32
πŸ› Senate
GOP-held 34-16
πŸ–‹ Governor
Greg Gianforte (R)

HB 192: Use surplus revenue for income tax and property tax refunds and payment of bonds

Puts a portion of the state budget surplus to income tax rebates.
Became Law
βœ… Proposed
Jan 5
βœ… 1st Cmte.
Jan 27
βœ… House
Passed House
Feb 2
βœ… Senate
Passed Senate
Mar 1
βœ… Gov.
Mar 13

πŸ“ƒ Bill text
πŸ’΅ Fiscal note
πŸ› Legal note
None on file
πŸ– Proposed amendments
See also: The official bill page.

Montana Free Press coverage

MTFP stories involving the bill
πŸ“° 2023 Legislature
Filing period opens for homeowner property tax rebates
Aug 15, 2023 β€’ Eric Dietrich
πŸ“° 2023 Legislature
See money from the state in your bank account? It’s probably your Montana income tax rebate.
Jul 18, 2023 β€’ Eric Dietrich
πŸ“° 2023 Legislature
How to claim your Montana tax rebates
Jun 16, 2023 β€’ Eric Dietrich
πŸ“° Taxes
Gianforte signs $1 billion Republican tax rebate, tax-cut package into law
Mar 13, 2023 β€’ Eric Dietrich
πŸ“° Taxes
Billion-dollar tax rebate, spending package heads to governor’s desk
Mar 1, 2023 β€’ Eric Dietrich
πŸ“° 2023 Legislature
Tax rebate package muscled through initial House votes
Feb 1, 2023 β€’ Eric Dietrich
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Billion-dollar tax rebate, spending package passes budget committee
Jan 27, 2023 β€’ Eric Dietrich
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How to spend a $2.5 billion surplus? Lawmakers have no shortage of ideas.
Jan 25, 2023 β€’ Eric Dietrich
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Legislative actions

How bills move through the Legislature
Showing major bill actions only.
Jan 5
Jan 6
First Reading
Jan 6
Referred to Committee
Jan 12
Jan 27
Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed as Amended
βœ… 16-7
Feb 1
2nd Reading Motion to Amend Failed
❌ 32-68
Feb 1
2nd Reading Passed
βœ… 68-32
Feb 2
3rd Reading Passed
βœ… 70-29
Feb 2
Transmitted to Senate
Feb 3
First Reading
Feb 6
Referred to Committee
Feb 9
Feb 23
Committee Executive Action--Bill Concurred
βœ… 13-6
Feb 28
2nd Reading Concurred
βœ… 33-17
Mar 1
3rd Reading Concurred
βœ… 32-18
Mar 2
Returned to House
Mar 13
Transmitted to Governor
Mar 13
Signed by Governor
Mar 13
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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