2023 Capitol Tracker

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

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Greg Gianforte (R)

HB 321: Generally revise laws related to the coal trust

Became Law
βœ… Proposed
Introduced
Jan 24
βœ… 1st Cmte.
Advanced
Feb 9
βœ… House
Passed House
Apr 3
βœ… Senate
Passed Senate
Apr 28
βœ… Reconcil.
Reconciled
May 2
βœ… Gov.
Signed
May 22

Sponsor:
πŸ“ƒ Bill text
πŸ’΅ Fiscal note
πŸ› Legal note
None on file
πŸ– Proposed amendments
See also: The official bill page.

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Legislative actions

How bills move through the Legislature
Showing major bill actions only.
DateAction
Jan 24
Introduced
Jan 26
Referred to Committee
πŸ‘₯ House Taxation
Jan 26
First Reading
Feb 1
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ House Taxation
Feb 9
Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed
πŸ‘₯ House Taxation
βœ… 21-0
R14-0
D7-0
Feb 13
2nd Reading Passed
βœ… 83-17
R52-16
D31-1
Feb 13
Rereferred to Committee
Feb 14
Feb 20
Tabled in Committee
❌ 14-9
Feb 28
Taken from Table in Committee
Mar 29
Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed as Amended
βœ… 23-0
R16-0
D7-0
Mar 31
2nd Reading Passed
βœ… 93-6
R63-4
D30-2
Apr 3
3rd Reading Passed
βœ… 78-21
R48-20
D30-1
Apr 4
Transmitted to Senate
Apr 4
First Reading
Apr 4
Referred to Committee
Apr 14
Apr 19
Committee Executive Action--Bill Concurred as Amended
βœ… 11-0
R7-0
D4-0
Apr 20
Rereferred to Committee
Apr 21
Apr 21
Tabled in Committee
❌ 19-0
Apr 26
Taken from Table in Committee
βœ… 15-2
Apr 26
Committee Executive Action--Bill Concurred
βœ… 19-0
R13-0
D6-0
Apr 28
2nd Reading Concurred
βœ… 45-3
R29-3
D16-0
Apr 28
3rd Reading Concurred
βœ… 45-3
R29-3
D16-0
Apr 28
Returned to House with Amendments
May 2
2nd Reading Senate Amendments Concurred
βœ… 93-5
R66-2
D27-3
May 2
3rd Reading Passed as Amended by Senate
βœ… 90-5
R62-3
D28-2
May 12
Transmitted to Governor
May 22
Signed by Governor
May 22
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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