2023 Capitol Tracker

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

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Last update: 5:31 PM Mar 27, 2023
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πŸ› House
GOP-held 68-32
πŸ› Senate
GOP-held 34-16
πŸ–‹ Governor
Greg Gianforte (R)

House Judiciary Committee

263 bills considered
45 (17%) voted down
πŸͺ‘ Chair: Amy Regier (R-Kalispell)

Members (19)


Commitee bills (263)

πŸ—“ Awaiting hearing (52)

Hearing set Monday, Mar 27

πŸ“‹ SB 279: Revise offer of settlement law
Steve Fitzpatrick (R)πŸ“ƒ Bill text
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…Senate
✴️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 307: Revise reporting requirements for nonprofits and charitable trusts
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…Senate
✴️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 313: Revise judiciary laws
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…Senate
✴️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 862: Prohibit use of public funds for abortion and exceptions
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 866: Constitutional amendment related to redistricting
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate

Hearing set Tuesday, Mar 28

πŸ“‹ SB 363: Revising laws related to correctional officers
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…Senate
✴️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 368: Generally revise laws related to minors
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…Senate
✴️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 377: Revise laws for courts of limited jurisdiction
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…Senate
✴️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 419: Ban tik-tok in Montana
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…Senate
✴️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 429: Revise inventory law for certain estates
βœ…1st Cmte.
✴️Senate
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 865: Provide for a local government expenditure limitation & penalties
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.

Hearing set Thursday, Mar 30

πŸ“‹ HB 908: Provide for vaccine education
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.

Unscheduled

πŸ“‹ SB 11: Generally revise criminal justice system laws
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…Senate
✴️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 154: Define the right to privacy to clarify no right to abortion
Redefines a constitutional provision that currently protects abortion rights.
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…Senate
✴️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 197: Constitutional amendment on article X, section 9
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
πŸ“‹ SB 211: Article V convention commissioner selection and credentialing act
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…Senate
✴️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 218: Revise laws pertaining to settlements
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…Senate
✴️House
βšͺ️Gov.
Showing 5 of 36.
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βŒ›οΈ Heard, awaiting vote (19)

πŸ“‹ SB 19: Generally revise disorderly conduct sentencing laws
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…Senate
✴️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 38: Generally revise sex offender level designations
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…Senate
✴️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 94: Generally revise laws related to recovery residences
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…Senate
✴️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 96: Create separate definition for persistent felony offender under supervision
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…Senate
✴️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 172: Generally revise bail bond laws
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…Senate
✴️House
βšͺ️Gov.
Showing 5 of 19.

🚫 Withdrawn (5)

πŸ“‹ HB 444: Revising laws related to the pretrial program
❌1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 451: Provide cause of action for vaccine-related injuries
❌1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 647: Generally revising laws related to drug paraphernalia
❌1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 717: Limit lawsuits on environmental actions
❌1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 728: Provide for child support during pregnancy
❌1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
Showing 5 of 5

🚫 Voted down (45)

πŸ“‹ SB 12: Revising laws on public defender representation related to local ordinances
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…Senate
❌House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 57: Generally revise eluding a peace officer laws
❌1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 187: Allow remote appearances by counsel in criminal and certain civil hearings
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…Senate
❌House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 193: Revise law for driving without insurance
❌1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 202: Revise public safety laws
❌1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
Showing 5 of 45.

βœ… Voted forward (142)

πŸ“‹ HJ 1: Request interim study on missing youth
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…House
βœ…Senate
πŸ“‹ SJ 3: Joint resolution related to the Justice Counts Initiative
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…Senate
✴️House
πŸ“‹ SB 7: Revising laws related state prisons and county detention center telecommunicati
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…Senate
βœ…House
βœ…Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 13: Revise DUI laws related to admissible tests for presence of drugs
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…Senate
βœ…House
✴️Gov.
πŸ“‹ SJ 15: Resolution on Marbury v. Madison
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…Senate
✴️House
Showing 5 of 142.

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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