2023 Capitol Tracker

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

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Last update: 12:46 AM Aug 29, 2023
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πŸ› House
GOP-held 68-32
πŸ› Senate
GOP-held 34-16
πŸ–‹ Governor
Greg Gianforte (R)

SB 4: Require sharing of reports of abuse and neglect at Montana State Hospital

Became Law
βœ… Proposed
Nov 28
βœ… 1st Cmte.
Jan 11
βœ… Senate
Passed Senate
Jan 17
βœ… House
Passed House
Mar 24
❌ Gov.
Veto Override Pending
Jun 5

Sponsor: | Requestor: Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee
πŸ“ƒ Bill text
πŸ’΅ Fiscal note
None on file
πŸ› Legal note
None on file
πŸ– Proposed amendments
None on file
🚫 Veto memo
See also: The official bill page.

Montana Free Press coverage

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May 26, 2023 β€’ Arren Kimbel-Sannit
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Legislative actions

How bills move through the Legislature
Showing major bill actions only.
Nov 28
Dec 2
Referred to Committee
Jan 2
First Reading
Jan 4
Jan 11
Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed
βœ… 9-0
Jan 16
2nd Reading Passed
βœ… 50-0
Jan 17
3rd Reading Passed
βœ… 50-0
Jan 18
Transmitted to House
Mar 11
Referred to Committee
Mar 11
First Reading
Mar 15
Mar 16
Committee Executive Action--Bill Concurred
βœ… 21-0
Mar 23
2nd Reading Concurred
βœ… 100-0
Mar 24
3rd Reading Concurred
βœ… 99-0
Mar 24
Returned to Senate
May 1
Transmitted to Governor
May 11
Vetoed by Governor
Veto memo
Jun 5
Veto Override Vote Mail Poll in Progress
Jun 21
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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