2023 Capitol Tracker

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

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Last update: 3:31 PM Mar 31, 2023
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Greg Gianforte (R)

HB 317: Provide for the Montana Indian Child Welfare Act

Codifies federal protections for Native American children, families and tribal nations in state law.
In Second House Committee β€” Nontabled
βœ… Proposed
Jan 24
βœ… 1st Cmte.
Feb 21
βœ… House
Passed House
Feb 28
✴️ 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 Indian Child Welfare Act gets a Senate hearing
Mar 23, 2023 β€’ JoVonne Wagner
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Montana Indian Child Welfare Act passes key House vote
Feb 27, 2023 β€’ JoVonne Wagner
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Committee advances bill that proponents say needed to protect cultural identity of Native childrenΒ 
Feb 22, 2023 β€’ JoVonne Wagner
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Indian Child Welfare Act would protect future generations, advocates say
Feb 1, 2023 β€’ Mara Silvers
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Legislative actions

How bills move through the Legislature
Showing major bill actions only.
Jan 24
Jan 25
Referred to Committee
Jan 25
First Reading
Feb 1
πŸ“ΊπŸŽ™ Official recording 1.
Feb 21
Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed as Amended
βœ… 15-6
Feb 27
2nd Reading Passed
βœ… 66-33
πŸ“ΊπŸŽ™ Official recording 1.
Feb 28
3rd Reading Passed
βœ… 64-35
Feb 28
Transmitted to Senate
Mar 1
First Reading
Mar 13
Referred to Committee
Mar 16
Rereferred to Committee
Mar 22
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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