2023 Capitol Tracker

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

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HB 234: Revise dissemination of obscene material to minors laws

Alters Montana obscenity laws so criminal penalties could apply to public school employees.
In First House β€” Out of Committee
βœ… Proposed
Introduced
Jan 12
βœ… 1st Cmte.
Advanced
Jan 31
✴️ House
Pending
βšͺ️ Senate
βšͺ️ Gov.

Sponsor:
πŸ“ƒ Bill text
πŸ’΅ Fiscal note
None on file
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
Lawmakers, advocates prepare to fight legislative β€˜attacks’ against LGBTQ people
Jan 25, 2023 β€’ Mara Silvers
πŸ“° 2023 Legislature
Public, legislators debate obscenity law revisions
Jan 19, 2023 β€’ Alex Sakariassen
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Legislative actions

How bills move through the Legislature
Showing major bill actions only.
DateAction
Jan 12
Introduced
Jan 13
Referred to Committee
πŸ‘₯ House Judiciary
Jan 13
First Reading
Jan 19
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ House Judiciary
Jan 31
Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed as Amended
πŸ‘₯ House Judiciary
12-7
R12-1
D0-6
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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