2023 Capitol Tracker

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

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GOP-held 34-16
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Greg Gianforte (R)

SB 565: Generally revise primary election and nomination laws

Raises the number of signatures non-major party candidates must gather to qualify for the ballot.
Probably Dead
βœ… Proposed
Mar 28
βœ… 1st Cmte.
Mar 31
βœ… Senate
Passed Senate
Apr 4
❌ House
Voted down
Apr 27
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
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Attempt to revive controversial top-two primary proposal stalls in Senate committeeΒ Β 
Apr 24, 2023 β€’ Arren Kimbel-Sannit
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Bills targeting third parties ahead of Montana’s 2024 U.S. Senate raceΒ tabled in committeeΒ 
Apr 19, 2023 β€’ Arren Kimbel-Sannit
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Legislative actions

How bills move through the Legislature
Showing major bill actions only.
Mar 28
Mar 28
Referred to Committee
Mar 28
First Reading
Mar 31
Mar 31
Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed
βœ… 7-3
Apr 3
2nd Reading Passed
βœ… 28-22
Apr 4
3rd Reading Passed
βœ… 26-24
Apr 4
Transmitted to House
Apr 5
Referred to Committee
Apr 5
First Reading
Apr 14
Apr 17
Tabled in Committee
❌ 18-0
Apr 27
Taken from Table in Committee
Apr 27
Committee Executive Action--Bill Concurred as Amended
βœ… 10-8
Apr 27
2nd Reading Not Concurred
❌ 39-60
May 8
Died in Process
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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