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 85: Require management of delisted grizzly bears at sustainable levels

Articulates a broad management framework for grizzlies if they are taken off the endangered species list.
Probably Dead
βœ… Proposed
Dec 15
βœ… 1st Cmte.
Jan 19
βœ… Senate
Passed Senate
Jan 27
❌ House
Voted down
Apr 18
βšͺ️ Gov.

Sponsor: | Requestor: Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks
πŸ“ƒ Bill text
πŸ’΅ Fiscal note
None on file
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“° Environment
Three takeaways from lawmakers’ approach to natural resources management
May 11, 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.
Dec 15
Dec 28
Referred to Committee
Jan 2
First Reading
Jan 17
Jan 19
Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed as Amended
βœ… 10-2
Jan 26
2nd Reading Passed
βœ… 38-11
Jan 27
3rd Reading Passed
βœ… 37-12
Jan 30
Transmitted to House
Feb 14
Referred to Committee
Feb 14
First Reading
Mar 16
Apr 18
Tabled in Committee
❌ 18-1
May 8
Died in Standing Committee
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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