2023 Capitol Tracker

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Last update: 4:18 AM Jan 30, 2023
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Greg Gianforte (R)

HB 2: General Appropriations Act

Main state budget bill.
In First House Committee β€” Nontabled
βœ… Proposed
Introduced
Dec 14
✴️ 1st Cmte.
Pending
βšͺ️ House
βšͺ️ Senate
βšͺ️ Gov.

Sponsor: | Requestor: Office of Budget and Program Planning
πŸ“ƒ Bill text
πŸ’΅ Fiscal note
None on file
πŸ› Legal note
None on file
πŸ– Proposed amendments
None on file
See also: The official bill page.

House Bill 2 is traditionally the state's primary two-year appropriations bill, the vehicle the Legislature uses to set most of the state budget. More information about the budgeting process is available on the Legislative Fiscal Division website.

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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
πŸ‘₯ House Appropriations
Jan 2
First Reading
Jan 4
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section A β€” General Government
Jan 4
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section B β€” Health and Human Services
Jan 4
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section E β€” Education
Jan 4
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section C β€” Natural Resources and Transportation
Jan 4
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section E β€” Education
Jan 5
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section A β€” General Government
Jan 5
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section B β€” Health and Human Services
Jan 5
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section E β€” Education
Jan 5
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section A β€” General Government
Jan 6
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section A β€” General Government
Jan 9
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section D β€” Judicial Branch, Law Enforcement, and Justice
Jan 9
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section E β€” Education
Jan 9
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section C β€” Natural Resources and Transportation
Jan 9
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section B β€” Health and Human Services
Jan 9
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section A β€” General Government
Jan 10
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section D β€” Judicial Branch, Law Enforcement, and Justice
Jan 10
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section B β€” Health and Human Services
Jan 10
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section A β€” General Government
Jan 10
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section E β€” Education
Jan 10
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section C β€” Natural Resources and Transportation
Jan 11
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section B β€” Health and Human Services
Jan 11
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section A β€” General Government
Jan 11
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section E β€” Education
Jan 11
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section C β€” Natural Resources and Transportation
Jan 12
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section B β€” Health and Human Services
Jan 12
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section A β€” General Government
Jan 12
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section C β€” Natural Resources and Transportation
Jan 13
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section D β€” Judicial Branch, Law Enforcement, and Justice
Jan 13
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section B β€” Health and Human Services
Jan 13
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section A β€” General Government
Jan 13
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section C β€” Natural Resources and Transportation
Jan 16
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section A β€” General Government
Jan 16
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section C β€” Natural Resources and Transportation
Jan 16
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section B β€” Health and Human Services
Jan 17
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section B β€” Health and Human Services
Jan 17
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section C β€” Natural Resources and Transportation
Jan 18
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section D β€” Judicial Branch, Law Enforcement, and Justice
Jan 18
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section B β€” Health and Human Services
Jan 18
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section A β€” General Government
Jan 18
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section E β€” Education
Jan 19
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section D β€” Judicial Branch, Law Enforcement, and Justice
Jan 19
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section B β€” Health and Human Services
Jan 19
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section A β€” General Government
Jan 19
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section E β€” Education
Jan 20
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section E β€” Education
Jan 20
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section D β€” Judicial Branch, Law Enforcement, and Justice
Jan 20
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section B β€” Health and Human Services
Jan 20
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section A β€” General Government
Jan 20
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section E β€” Education
Jan 23
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section D β€” Judicial Branch, Law Enforcement, and Justice
Jan 23
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section E β€” Education
Jan 23
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section C β€” Natural Resources and Transportation
Jan 23
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section B β€” Health and Human Services
Jan 23
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section A β€” General Government
Jan 24
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section D β€” Judicial Branch, Law Enforcement, and Justice
Jan 24
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section A β€” General Government
Jan 24
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section E β€” Education
Jan 24
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section C β€” Natural Resources and Transportation
Jan 24
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section B β€” Health and Human Services
Jan 25
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section D β€” Judicial Branch, Law Enforcement, and Justice
Jan 25
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section B β€” Health and Human Services
Jan 25
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section A β€” General Government
Jan 25
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section C β€” Natural Resources and Transportation
Jan 25
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section C β€” Natural Resources and Transportation
Jan 26
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section D β€” Judicial Branch, Law Enforcement, and Justice
Jan 26
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section B β€” Health and Human Services
Jan 26
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section A β€” General Government
Jan 26
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section E β€” Education
Jan 26
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section C β€” Natural Resources and Transportation
Jan 27
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section D β€” Judicial Branch, Law Enforcement, and Justice
Jan 27
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section B β€” Health and Human Services
Jan 30
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section B β€” Health and Human Services
Jan 30
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section C β€” Natural Resources and Transportation
Jan 31
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section D β€” Judicial Branch, Law Enforcement, and Justice
Jan 31
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section A β€” General Government
Jan 31
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section E β€” Education
Jan 31
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section C β€” Natural Resources and Transportation
Feb 1
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section D β€” Judicial Branch, Law Enforcement, and Justice
Feb 1
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section B β€” Health and Human Services
Feb 1
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section A β€” General Government
Feb 1
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section E β€” Education
Feb 1
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section C β€” Natural Resources and Transportation
Feb 2
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section D β€” Judicial Branch, Law Enforcement, and Justice
Feb 2
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section E β€” Education
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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