2023 Capitol Tracker

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

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Greg Gianforte (R)

SB 442: Allow marijuana tax revenue to be used for county road maintenance

Redirects revenue that currently goes toward wildlife habitat and public access programs.
Probably Dead
βœ… Proposed
Introduced
Feb 21
βœ… 1st Cmte.
Advanced
Feb 28
βœ… Senate
Passed Senate
Apr 4
βœ… House
Passed House
Apr 26
βœ… Reconcil.
Reconciled
May 1
❌ Gov.
Vetoed
May 2

Sponsor:
πŸ“ƒ Bill text
πŸ’΅ Fiscal note
πŸ› Legal note
None on file
πŸ– Proposed amendments
🚫 Veto memo
See also: The official bill page.

Montana Free Press coverage

MTFP stories involving the bill
πŸ“° Politics
Veto override push on long-debated marijuana money bill falls short
Apr 19, 2024 β€’ Eric Dietrich
πŸ“° 2023 Legislature
The veto and the void
Aug 25, 2023 β€’ Arren Kimbel-Sannit
πŸ“° 2023 Legislature
End-of-session marijuana bills add mix of complications and relief for the industry
May 12, 2023 β€’
πŸ“° Environment
Three takeaways from lawmakers’ approach to natural resources management
May 11, 2023 β€’ Amanda Eggert
πŸ“° Politics
Bill sponsor pushes for veto override after Gianforte rejects popular marijuana tax bill
May 5, 2023 β€’ Amanda Eggert
πŸ“° Politics
Recreational marijuana tax bill headed to Gov. Gianforte’s desk
May 1, 2023 β€’ Amanda Eggert
πŸ“° Environment
How environmental policy proposals are faring at the Legislature’s halfway mark
Mar 9, 2023 β€’ Amanda Eggert
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Legislative actions

How bills move through the Legislature
Showing major bill actions only.
DateAction
Feb 21
Introduced
Feb 21
Referred to Committee
πŸ‘₯ Senate Taxation
Feb 21
First Reading
Feb 23
Hearing
πŸ‘₯ Senate Taxation
Feb 28
Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed
πŸ‘₯ Senate Taxation
βœ… 7-5
R7-1
D0-4
Mar 14
2nd Reading Motion to Amend Failed
❌ 19-31
R3-31
D16-0
Mar 14
2nd Reading Passed
βœ… 33-17
R33-1
D0-16
Mar 14
Rereferred to Committee
Mar 17
Mar 30
Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed as Amended
βœ… 19-0
R13-0
D6-0
Apr 3
2nd Reading Passed
βœ… 48-1
R33-1
D15-0
Apr 4
3rd Reading Passed
βœ… 49-1
R33-1
D16-0
Apr 4
Transmitted to House
Apr 5
Referred to Committee
πŸ‘₯ House Taxation
Apr 5
First Reading
Apr 14
Apr 17
Committee Executive Action--Bill Concurred as Amended
πŸ‘₯ House Taxation
βœ… 17-4
R10-4
D7-0
Apr 20
2nd Reading Concurred
βœ… 84-16
R52-16
D32-0
Apr 20
Rereferred to Committee
Apr 21
Committee Executive Action--Bill Concurred
βœ… 17-6
R10-6
D7-0
Apr 26
3rd Reading Concurred
βœ… 82-17
R51-17
D31-0
Apr 27
Returned to Senate with Amendments
Apr 29
2nd Reading House Amendments Concurred
βœ… 48-2
R32-2
D16-0
May 1
3rd Reading Passed as Amended by House
βœ… 48-1
R33-1
D15-0
May 2
Transmitted to Governor
May 2
Vetoed by Governor
Veto memo
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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