2023 Capitol Tracker

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

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Last update: 3:48 PM Mar 31, 2023
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GOP-held 68-32
πŸ› Senate
GOP-held 34-16
πŸ–‹ Governor
Greg Gianforte (R)

HB 303: Implement Medical Ethics and Diversity Act

Allows medical providers to withhold services based on ethical, moral, or religious beliefs.
In Second House Committee β€” Nontabled
βœ… Proposed
Jan 21
βœ… 1st Cmte.
Feb 2
βœ… House
Passed House
Feb 7
✴️ Senate
βšͺ️ Gov.

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
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Montana Republicans show support for medical conscience bill
Feb 6, 2023 β€’ Mara Silvers
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Committee debates medical β€˜right of conscience’ bill
Jan 30, 2023 β€’ Mara Silvers
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Legislative actions

How bills move through the Legislature
Showing major bill actions only.
Jan 21
Jan 24
Referred to Committee
πŸ‘₯ House Judiciary
Jan 24
First Reading
Jan 27
Motion Carried
βœ… 60-39
Jan 30
πŸ‘₯ House Judiciary
πŸ“ΊπŸŽ™ Official recording 1.
Feb 2
Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed
πŸ‘₯ House Judiciary
βœ… 13-6
Feb 6
2nd Reading Motion to Amend Failed
❌ 39-61
Feb 6
2nd Reading Passed
βœ… 65-35
πŸ“ΊπŸŽ™ Official recording 1.
Feb 7
3rd Reading Passed
βœ… 63-33
Feb 7
Transmitted to Senate
Feb 8
First Reading
Mar 20
Referred to Committee
Mar 27
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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