2023 Capitol Tracker

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

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Last update: 12:46 AM Aug 29, 2023
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πŸ› House
GOP-held 68-32
πŸ› Senate
GOP-held 34-16
πŸ–‹ Governor
Greg Gianforte (R)

HB 29: Revise laws related to involuntary commitment of people with dementia or TBI

Limits the types of patients who can be committed to the Montana State Hospital.
Became Law
βœ… Proposed
Dec 1
βœ… 1st Cmte.
Jan 16
βœ… House
Passed House
Feb 14
βœ… Senate
Passed Senate
Apr 18
❌ Gov.
Veto Override Pending
Jun 5

Sponsor: | Requestor: Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee
πŸ“ƒ Bill text
πŸ’΅ Fiscal note
πŸ› Legal note
None on file
πŸ– Proposed amendments
None on file
🚫 Veto memo
See also: The official bill page.

Montana Free Press coverage

MTFP stories involving the bill
πŸ“° 2023 Legislature
Veto politics set up standoffs between Gianforte and lawmakers
May 26, 2023 β€’ Arren Kimbel-Sannit
πŸ“° 2023 Legislature
68th Montana Legislature adjourns
May 2, 2023 β€’ Arren Kimbel-Sannit
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Legislative actions

How bills move through the Legislature
Showing major bill actions only.
Dec 1
Dec 19
Referred to Committee
Jan 2
First Reading
Jan 13
Jan 16
Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed
βœ… 20-1
Jan 19
2nd Reading Passed
βœ… 90-9
Jan 19
Rereferred to Committee
Jan 26
Feb 9
Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed
βœ… 21-2
Feb 14
3rd Reading Passed
βœ… 91-6
Feb 14
Transmitted to Senate
Feb 15
First Reading
Mar 20
Referred to Committee
Mar 22
Rereferred to Committee
Mar 31
Apr 5
Committee Executive Action--Bill Concurred
βœ… 9-0
Apr 12
2nd Reading Concurred
βœ… 49-0
Apr 12
Rereferred to Committee
Apr 14
Apr 14
Committee Executive Action--Bill Concurred
βœ… 19-0
Apr 18
3rd Reading Concurred
βœ… 49-0
Apr 18
Returned to House
Apr 27
Transmitted to Governor
May 2
Returned with Governor's Proposed Amendments
May 4
Transmitted to Governor
May 11
Vetoed by Governor
Veto memo
Jun 5
Veto Override Vote Mail Poll in Progress
Jun 21
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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