2023 Capitol Tracker

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

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Last update: 2:30 PM Mar 31, 2023
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GOP-held 68-32
πŸ› Senate
GOP-held 34-16
πŸ–‹ Governor
Greg Gianforte (R)

HB 549: Authorizing establishment of public charter schools

Creates a charter school system under the jurisdiction of existing school boards and state education officials.
In First House β€” Out of Committee
βœ… Proposed
Feb 14
βœ… 1st Cmte.
Feb 24
✴️ House
Passed preliminary floor vote
Mar 1
βšͺ️ Senate
βšͺ️ Gov.

πŸ“ƒ Bill text
πŸ’΅ Fiscal note
πŸ› Legal note
πŸ– Proposed amendments
See also: The official bill page.

Montana Free Press coverage

MTFP stories involving the bill
πŸ“° Education
Education policy at the Legislature’s half-way mark
Mar 7, 2023 β€’ Alex Sakariassen
πŸ“° Education
House advances dueling charter school bills
Mar 2, 2023 β€’ Alex Sakariassen
πŸ“° 2023 Legislature
Lawmakers eye deep changes to K-12 education
Feb 21, 2023 β€’ Alex Sakariassen
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Legislative actions

How bills move through the Legislature
Showing major bill actions only.
Feb 14
Feb 16
Referred to Committee
πŸ‘₯ House Education
Feb 16
First Reading
Feb 20
πŸ‘₯ House Education
Feb 24
Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed as Amended
πŸ‘₯ House Education
βœ… 11-2
Mar 1
2nd Reading Passed
βœ… 79-21
Mar 1
Rereferred to Committee
Mar 17
Mar 17
Mar 29
Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed
βœ… 19-4
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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