2023 Capitol Tracker

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

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Last update: 3:46 AM Jan 30, 2023
๐Ÿ“‘ Key bills๐Ÿ—‚ All bills๐Ÿ”Ž Find a bill๐Ÿ”Ž Find a lawmaker๐Ÿก Your district๐Ÿ—“ Calendar๐Ÿ“ What's happened๐Ÿ™‹ How to participate
๐Ÿ› House
GOP-held 68-32
๐Ÿ› Senate
GOP-held 34-16
๐Ÿ–‹ Governor
Greg Gianforte (R)

Gov. Greg Gianforte

The 2023 Legislature is the second session of Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte's first term.

The governor appoints state agency heads and is ultimately responsible for the day-to-day management of government. The governor also prepares a budget proposal that serves as a starting point for the legislative appropriations process, where lawmakers determine how much the governorโ€™s executive branch is allowed to spend.

Bills passed by the Legislature are sent to the governor, who can sign them into law, issue a veto, or let them become law without his signature. Vetos can be overridden by two-thirds majority votes in both the House and Senate.

Bills advanced to the governor

๐Ÿ“‹ HB 1: Feed bill to fund 68th legislative session and prepare for 2025
Llew Jones (R)๐Ÿ“ƒ Bill text๐Ÿ– Proposed amendments
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2023 legislative stories involving the Governor's Office.
๐Ÿ“ฐ 2023 Legislature
Gianforte delivers second State of the State
Jan 25, 2023 โ€ข Brad Tyer
๐Ÿ“ฐ 2023 Legislature
How to spend a $2.5 billion surplus? Lawmakers have no shortage of ideas.
Jan 25, 2023 โ€ข Eric Dietrich
๐Ÿ“ฐ 2023 Legislature
Legislative curtain opens on Gianforteโ€™s โ€˜red-tape reliefโ€™ push
Jan 20, 2023 โ€ข Eric Dietrich
๐Ÿ“ฐ Health Care
Medicaid and abortion top health agenda for Montana lawmakers
Jan 9, 2023 โ€ข
๐Ÿ“ฐ State Government
Gianforte budget proposal puts state surplus toward tax cuts, infrastructure and Montana State Hospital
Nov 10, 2022 โ€ข Mara Silvers

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 Legislatureโ€™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.

Think there's a potential news story to be done about a bill or lawmaker you see here? Tell us at tips@montanafreepress.org.

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