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 326: Revise laws relating to the appointment of the judicial standards commission

Gives the attorney general and speaker of the House appointment power for the body that reviews judicial misconduct complaints.
Became Law
βœ… Proposed
Jan 25
βœ… 1st Cmte.
Feb 2
βœ… House
Passed House
Feb 7
βœ… Senate
Passed Senate
Mar 23
βœ… Gov.
Apr 20

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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Legislative actions

How bills move through the Legislature
Showing major bill actions only.
Jan 25
Jan 26
Referred to Committee
πŸ‘₯ House Judiciary
Jan 26
First Reading
Jan 31
πŸ‘₯ House Judiciary
Feb 2
Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed
πŸ‘₯ House Judiciary
βœ… 13-6
Feb 6
2nd Reading Passed
βœ… 67-33
Feb 7
3rd Reading Passed
βœ… 66-32
Feb 7
Transmitted to Senate
Feb 8
First Reading
Feb 17
Referred to Committee
Mar 10
Mar 15
Committee Executive Action--Bill Concurred
βœ… 7-4
Mar 22
2nd Reading Concurred
βœ… 33-17
Mar 23
3rd Reading Concurred
βœ… 29-21
Mar 24
Returned to House
Apr 13
Transmitted to Governor
Apr 20
Signed by Governor
Apr 20
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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