2023 Capitol Tracker

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

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Last update: 10:28 PM May 10, 2024
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GOP-held 68-32
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GOP-held 34-16
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Greg Gianforte (R)

HB 576: Revise laws related to water and coal mining

Became Law
βœ… Proposed
Introduced
Feb 15
βœ… 1st Cmte.
Advanced
Feb 22
βœ… House
Passed House
Mar 2
βœ… Senate
Passed Senate
Apr 18
βœ… Reconcil.
Reconciled
May 1
βœ… Gov.
Signed
May 19

Sponsor:
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.

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Legislative actions

How bills move through the Legislature
Showing major bill actions only.
DateAction
Feb 15
Introduced
Feb 16
Referred to Committee
Feb 16
First Reading
Feb 22
Hearing
Feb 22
Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed
βœ… 10-5
R10-0
D0-5
Mar 1
2nd Reading Motion to Amend Failed
❌ 31-68
R0-67
D31-1
Mar 1
2nd Reading Passed
❌ 31-68
R0-67
D31-1
Mar 2
3rd Reading Passed
βœ… 69-31
R68-0
D1-31
Mar 3
Transmitted to Senate
Mar 9
First Reading
Mar 14
Referred to Committee
Mar 29
Apr 12
Tabled in Committee
❌ 9-2
Apr 14
Taken from Table in Committee
βœ… 6-4
Apr 14
Committee Executive Action--Bill Concurred as Amended
βœ… 6-5
R6-1
D0-4
Apr 17
2nd Reading Concurred
βœ… 33-17
R33-1
D0-16
Apr 18
3rd Reading Concurred
βœ… 33-17
R33-1
D0-16
Apr 18
Returned to House with Amendments
Apr 21
2nd Reading Senate Amendments Not Concurred
βœ… 33-17
R33-1
D0-16
Apr 21
Free Conference Committee Appointed
Apr 24
Free Conference Committee Appointed
Apr 25
Hearing
Apr 25
Free Conference Committee Report Received
βœ… 4-2
Apr 25
Free Conference Committee Report Received
βœ… 4-2
Apr 28
2nd Reading Free Conference Committee Report Adopted
βœ… 75-25
R68-0
D7-25
Apr 29
2nd Reading Free Conference Committee Report Adopted
βœ… 33-17
R33-1
D0-16
May 1
3rd Reading Free Conference Committee Report Adopted
βœ… 71-23
R65-0
D6-23
May 1
3rd Reading Free Conference Committee Report Adopted
βœ… 33-16
R33-1
D0-15
May 11
Transmitted to Governor
May 19
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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