2023 Capitol Tracker

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

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GOP-held 68-32
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GOP-held 34-16
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Greg Gianforte (R)

HB 393: Establish the Students with Special Needs Equal Opportunity Act

Became Law
βœ… Proposed
Introduced
Feb 2
βœ… 1st Cmte.
Advanced
Feb 22
βœ… House
Passed House
Mar 31
βœ… Senate
Passed Senate
Apr 27
βœ… Gov.
Signed
May 18

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

Montana Free Press coverage

MTFP stories involving the bill
πŸ“° Education
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May 19, 2023 β€’ Alex Sakariassen
πŸ“° Education
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Apr 26, 2023 β€’ Alex Sakariassen
πŸ“° Education
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Mar 7, 2023 β€’ Alex Sakariassen
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Legislative actions

How bills move through the Legislature
Showing major bill actions only.
DateAction
Feb 2
Introduced
Feb 3
Referred to Committee
πŸ‘₯ House Education
Feb 3
First Reading
Feb 15
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ House Education
Feb 22
Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed
πŸ‘₯ House Education
βœ… 9-4
R9-0
D0-4
Mar 10
2nd Reading Passed
βœ… 64-36
R64-4
D0-32
Mar 10
Rereferred to Committee
Mar 23
Mar 23
Mar 23
Mar 29
Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed
βœ… 15-8
R15-1
D0-7
Mar 31
3rd Reading Passed
βœ… 66-32
R65-2
D1-30
Apr 3
Transmitted to Senate
Apr 3
Referred to Committee
Apr 3
First Reading
Apr 17
Apr 19
Committee Executive Action--Bill Concurred
βœ… 6-5
R6-1
D0-4
Apr 20
Rereferred to Committee
Apr 24
Apr 25
Committee Executive Action--Bill Concurred
βœ… 11-8
R11-2
D0-6
Apr 26
2nd Reading Concurred
βœ… 26-24
R26-8
D0-16
Apr 27
3rd Reading Concurred
βœ… 28-22
R28-6
D0-16
Apr 28
Returned to House
May 8
Transmitted to Governor
May 18
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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