2023 Capitol Tracker

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

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Last update: 3:48 PM Mar 31, 2023
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Greg Gianforte (R)

SB 458: Define sex in Montana law

Precludes legal recognition of transgender people and those with intersex conditions by defining 'sex' based on reproductive systems.
In Second House Committee β€” Nontabled
βœ… Proposed
Feb 22
βœ… 1st Cmte.
Feb 27
βœ… Senate
Passed Senate
Mar 17
✴️ House
βšͺ️ Gov.

πŸ“ƒ Bill text
πŸ’΅ Fiscal note
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“° 2023 Legislature
State could lose β€œany, all or none” of $7.5 billion federal special revenue authority if β€˜sex’ definition is enacted
Mar 27, 2023 β€’ Arren Kimbel-Sannit
πŸ“° 2023 Legislature
Bill to define sex based on reproductive function passed by Senate
Mar 21, 2023 β€’ Mara Silvers
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Bill to define β€˜sex’ clears first major Senate vote
Mar 15, 2023 β€’ Mara Silvers
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Bill creates strict definition for β€˜sex,’ legally sidelining intersex and transgender people
Feb 28, 2023 β€’ Mara Silvers
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Legislative actions

How bills move through the Legislature
Showing major bill actions only.
Feb 22
Feb 22
Referred to Committee
Feb 22
First Reading
Feb 27
Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed as Amended
βœ… 6-3
Feb 27
πŸ“ΊπŸŽ™ Official recording 1.
Mar 2
Rereferred to Committee
Mar 10
Mar 13
Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed
βœ… 11-8
Mar 15
2nd Reading Motion to Amend Carried
βœ… 30-20
Mar 15
2nd Reading Passed as Amended
βœ… 28-22
Mar 17
3rd Reading Passed
βœ… 28-22
Mar 20
Transmitted to House
Mar 22
Referred to Committee
πŸ‘₯ House Judiciary
Mar 22
First Reading
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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