2023 Capitol Tracker

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

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Last update: 2:15 PM Mar 31, 2023
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πŸ› House
GOP-held 68-32
πŸ› Senate
GOP-held 34-16
πŸ–‹ Governor
Greg Gianforte (R)

SB 481: Require cast vote records

Requires counties to collect and retain digital records of ballots counted by vote tabulating machines.
In Second House Committee β€” Nontabled
βœ… Proposed
Introduced
Feb 23
βœ… 1st Cmte.
Advanced
Feb 27
βœ… Senate
Passed Senate
Mar 2
✴️ House
Pending
βšͺ️ Gov.

Sponsor: | Requestor: (S) Joint Select Committee on Election Security
πŸ“ƒ Bill text
πŸ’΅ Fiscal note
πŸ› Legal note
None on file
πŸ– Proposed amendments
None on file
See also: The official bill page.

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Legislative actions

How bills move through the Legislature
Showing major bill actions only.
DateAction
Feb 23
Introduced
Feb 23
Referred to Committee
Feb 23
First Reading
Feb 25
πŸ“ΊπŸŽ™ Official recording 1.
Feb 27
Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed
βœ… 9-1
R7-0
D2-1
Mar 2
2nd Reading Passed
βœ… 50-0
R34-0
D16-0
πŸ“ΊπŸŽ™ Official recording 1.
Mar 2
3rd Reading Passed
βœ… 49-1
R33-1
D16-0
Mar 3
Transmitted to House
Mar 15
Referred to Committee
Mar 15
First Reading
Mar 23
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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