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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Greg Gianforte (R)

SB 313: Revise judiciary laws

Became Law
βœ… Proposed
Introduced
Feb 9
βœ… 1st Cmte.
Advanced
Feb 22
βœ… Senate
Passed Senate
Mar 2
βœ… House
Passed House
Apr 12
βœ… Gov.
Signed
May 8

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.

Montana Free Press coverage

MTFP stories involving the bill
πŸ“° Courts
Tracking changes to the court system at the Legislature’s midpointΒ 
Mar 8, 2023 β€’ Arren Kimbel-Sannit
πŸ“° 2023 Legislature
Bill would shrink Montana Supreme Court from seven justices to five
Feb 17, 2023 β€’ Arren Kimbel-Sannit
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Legislative actions

How bills move through the Legislature
Showing major bill actions only.
DateAction
Feb 9
Introduced
Feb 10
Referred to Committee
Feb 10
First Reading
Feb 17
Hearing
Feb 22
Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed as Amended
βœ… 7-4
R7-0
D0-4
Mar 2
2nd Reading Passed
βœ… 28-22
R28-6
D0-16
Mar 2
3rd Reading Passed
βœ… 26-24
R26-8
D0-16
Mar 3
Transmitted to House
Mar 15
Referred to Committee
πŸ‘₯ House Judiciary
Mar 15
First Reading
Mar 27
Mar 28
Committee Executive Action--Bill Concurred
πŸ‘₯ House Judiciary
βœ… 19-0
R13-0
D6-0
Apr 7
2nd Reading Concurred
βœ… 97-0
R65-0
D32-0
Apr 12
3rd Reading Concurred
βœ… 99-0
R67-0
D32-0
Apr 12
Returned to Senate
May 1
Transmitted to Governor
May 8
Signed by Governor
May 9
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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