2023 Capitol Tracker

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

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Last update: 3:31 AM Jan 30, 2023
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πŸ› House
GOP-held 68-32
πŸ› Senate
GOP-held 34-16
πŸ–‹ Governor
Greg Gianforte (R)

What's coming up at the Legislature

This listing currently includes only committee bill hearings. Official calendars listing floor debates are available here for the House and here for the Senate.


πŸ“… Monday, Jan 30

Commitee hearings

Bill hearings are an opportunity for the sponsor to explain a bill. They also allow for lobbyists and other members of the public to testify in support or opposition.
Morning policy committees

πŸ‘₯ House State Administration

πŸ“‹ HB 136: Adopt Montana Revised Unclaimed Property Act
Marta Bertoglio (R)πŸ“ƒ Bill textπŸ’΅ Fiscal noteπŸ– Proposed amendments
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 269: Establish a local disaster resiliency fund
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 275: Provide for board of veteran affairs townhall meetings
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.

πŸ‘₯ House Judiciary

πŸ“‹ HB 303: Implement Medical Ethics and Diversity Act
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
Afternoon policy committees

πŸ‘₯ Senate Education and Cultural Resources

πŸ‘₯ House Transportation

πŸ“‹ HB 55: An act establishing a tax on electric vehicle charging stations
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 320: Generally revise motor vehicle laws
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 327: Revise allowed uses of transportation services account
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.

πŸ‘₯ House Human Services

πŸ“‹ HB 312: Provide for rural emergency hospital designation
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.

πŸ‘₯ House Education

πŸ‘₯ House Natural Resources

πŸ“‹ HB 342: Allow certain emergency agencies copies of reports
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 347: Define administrative deficiencies for certain mining operations
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.

πŸ‘₯ House Energy, Technology and Federal Relations

πŸ‘₯ Senate State Administration

πŸ‘₯ Senate Local Government

Budget committees

πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section B β€” Health and Human Services

πŸ“‹ HB 2: General Appropriations Act
Main state budget bill.
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.

πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section C β€” Natural Resources and Transportation

πŸ“‹ HB 2: General Appropriations Act
Main state budget bill.
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.

πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section F β€” Long-Range Planning

πŸ‘₯ House Appropriations

πŸ“‹ HB 16: Revise laws relating to child abuse and neglect proceedings
βœ…1st Cmte.
✴️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 37: Generally revise child abuse and neglect laws
βœ…1st Cmte.
✴️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 171: Revise education laws related to residential treatment facilities
βœ…1st Cmte.
✴️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 174: Requiring certain costs paid to detention centers to be based on actual costs
βœ…1st Cmte.
✴️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 189: Revise property tax assistance program
βœ…1st Cmte.
✴️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 223: Expanding the disabled veteran property tax assistance program
βœ…1st Cmte.
✴️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
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πŸ“… Tuesday, Jan 31

Commitee hearings

Bill hearings are an opportunity for the sponsor to explain a bill. They also allow for lobbyists and other members of the public to testify in support or opposition.
Morning policy committees

πŸ‘₯ House Business and Labor

πŸ‘₯ House State Administration

πŸ‘₯ House Taxation

πŸ“‹ HB 280: Providing for circuit breaker income tax credit for property taxes paid
Would create an income tax credit for property tax relief.
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 285: Increase earned income tax credit and link to inflation
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.

πŸ‘₯ House Judiciary

Afternoon policy committees

πŸ‘₯ Senate Energy and Telecommunications

πŸ“‹ SB 109: Revise laws related to redistricting the PSC
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 170: Repeal state energy policy
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…House
✴️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 208: Prohibit local governments from banning or limiting energy choices
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Gov.

πŸ‘₯ House Local Government

πŸ‘₯ House Human Services

Budget committees

πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section D β€” Judicial Branch, Law Enforcement, and Justice

πŸ“‹ HB 2: General Appropriations Act
Main state budget bill.
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.

πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section A β€” General Government

πŸ“‹ HB 2: General Appropriations Act
Main state budget bill.
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.

πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section E β€” Education

πŸ“‹ HB 2: General Appropriations Act
Main state budget bill.
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.

πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section C β€” Natural Resources and Transportation

πŸ“‹ HB 2: General Appropriations Act
Main state budget bill.
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.

πŸ‘₯ House Appropriations

Other committees

πŸ“… Wednesday, Feb 1

Commitee hearings

Bill hearings are an opportunity for the sponsor to explain a bill. They also allow for lobbyists and other members of the public to testify in support or opposition.
Morning policy committees

πŸ‘₯ House Business and Labor

πŸ‘₯ House State Administration

πŸ“‹ HB 298: Revise board of veterans affairs laws
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 329: Allow state employees to use paid sick leave for child related events
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.

πŸ‘₯ House Taxation

πŸ“‹ HB 307: Provide for tax rebate
Larger $1.275 billion property and income tax rebate bill advanced by hardline Republicans.
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 318: Providing housing tax incentives
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 321: Generally revise laws related to the coal trust
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.

πŸ‘₯ Senate Judiciary

Afternoon policy committees

πŸ‘₯ House Energy, Technology and Federal Relations

πŸ‘₯ House Human Services

πŸ“‹ HB 317: Provide for the Montana Indian Child Welfare Act
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.

πŸ‘₯ House Natural Resources

πŸ‘₯ Senate State Administration

πŸ“‹ SB 93: Generally revising ballot issues
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 189: Supermajority vote of Legislature to hold certain special elections by mail
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 190: Generally revise election laws related to recounts
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Gov.

πŸ‘₯ Senate Public Health, Welfare and Safety

πŸ‘₯ Senate Education and Cultural Resources

πŸ“‹ SB 212: Revise education requirements for state jobs
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 213: Revise laws related to school safety teams
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Gov.

πŸ‘₯ Senate Local Government

Budget committees

πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section D β€” Judicial Branch, Law Enforcement, and Justice

πŸ“‹ HB 2: General Appropriations Act
Main state budget bill.
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.

πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section B β€” Health and Human Services

πŸ“‹ HB 2: General Appropriations Act
Main state budget bill.
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.

πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section A β€” General Government

πŸ“‹ HB 2: General Appropriations Act
Main state budget bill.
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.

πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section E β€” Education

πŸ“‹ HB 2: General Appropriations Act
Main state budget bill.
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.

πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section C β€” Natural Resources and Transportation

πŸ“‹ HB 2: General Appropriations Act
Main state budget bill.
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.

πŸ“… Thursday, Feb 2

Commitee hearings

Bill hearings are an opportunity for the sponsor to explain a bill. They also allow for lobbyists and other members of the public to testify in support or opposition.
Morning policy committees

πŸ‘₯ House Business and Labor

πŸ‘₯ House Judiciary

πŸ‘₯ House State Administration

πŸ‘₯ Senate Judiciary

Afternoon policy committees

πŸ‘₯ Senate Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation

πŸ‘₯ House Local Government

Budget committees

πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section D β€” Judicial Branch, Law Enforcement, and Justice

πŸ“‹ HB 2: General Appropriations Act
Main state budget bill.
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.

πŸ‘₯ Joint Appropriations Section E β€” Education

πŸ“‹ HB 2: General Appropriations Act
Main state budget bill.
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
Other committees

πŸ‘₯ House Legislative Administration

πŸ“‹ HB 271: Revise laws related to alphabetical seating for legislators
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.

πŸ“… Friday, Feb 3

Commitee hearings

Bill hearings are an opportunity for the sponsor to explain a bill. They also allow for lobbyists and other members of the public to testify in support or opposition.
Morning policy committees

πŸ‘₯ House Business and Labor

Afternoon policy committees

πŸ“… Tuesday, Feb 7

Commitee hearings

Bill hearings are an opportunity for the sponsor to explain a bill. They also allow for lobbyists and other members of the public to testify in support or opposition.
Morning policy committees

πŸ‘₯ House Judiciary

πŸ“‹ HB 322: Generally revise laws related to standing masters
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.

πŸ“… Wednesday, Feb 8

Commitee hearings

Bill hearings are an opportunity for the sponsor to explain a bill. They also allow for lobbyists and other members of the public to testify in support or opposition.
Afternoon policy committees

πŸ‘₯ Senate Education and Cultural Resources

πŸ“‹ SB 141: Create indigenous people's day
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Gov.

πŸ“… Friday, Feb 10

Commitee hearings

Bill hearings are an opportunity for the sponsor to explain a bill. They also allow for lobbyists and other members of the public to testify in support or opposition.
Afternoon policy committees

πŸ‘₯ Senate Public Health, Welfare and Safety


πŸ“… Wednesday, Mar 15

Commitee hearings

Bill hearings are an opportunity for the sponsor to explain a bill. They also allow for lobbyists and other members of the public to testify in support or opposition.
Afternoon policy committees

πŸ‘₯ Senate Education and Cultural Resources

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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