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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πŸ› House
GOP-held 68-32
πŸ› Senate
GOP-held 34-16
πŸ–‹ Governor
Greg Gianforte (R)

HB 721: Restrict unborn child from dismemberment abortion

Prohibits most second-trimester abortions by barring dilation and evacuation procedures.
Became Law
βœ… Proposed
Feb 21
βœ… 1st Cmte.
Feb 28
βœ… House
Passed House
Mar 3
βœ… Senate
Passed Senate
Apr 7
βœ… Gov.
May 16

πŸ“ƒ Bill text
πŸ’΅ Fiscal note
None on file
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“° Health Care
Gianforte signs 15-week abortion ban
May 16, 2023 β€’ Mara Silvers
πŸ“° News
Abortion providers try to block 15-week restriction before it becomes law
Apr 10, 2023 β€’ Mara Silvers
πŸ“° 2023 Legislature
Abortion restrictions spark conflict, hours of testimony in committee hearings
Mar 28, 2023 β€’ Mara Silvers
πŸ“° 2023 Legislature
12-week abortion ban and other restrictions surge through House committee
Mar 1, 2023 β€’ Mara Silvers
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Legislative actions

How bills move through the Legislature
Showing major bill actions only.
Feb 21
Feb 22
Referred to Committee
πŸ‘₯ House Judiciary
Feb 22
First Reading
Feb 27
πŸ‘₯ House Judiciary
Feb 28
Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed
πŸ‘₯ House Judiciary
βœ… 13-6
Mar 2
2nd Reading Passed
βœ… 68-32
Mar 3
3rd Reading Passed
βœ… 67-31
Mar 3
Transmitted to Senate
Mar 9
First Reading
Mar 13
Referred to Committee
Mar 28
Mar 30
Committee Executive Action--Bill Concurred
βœ… 7-4
Apr 6
2nd Reading Concurred
βœ… 31-19
Apr 7
3rd Reading Concurred
βœ… 31-19
Apr 11
Returned to House
May 11
Transmitted to Governor
May 16
Signed by Governor
May 16
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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