2023 Capitol Tracker

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

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Last update: 10:41 PM Feb 3, 2023
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Sen. Becky Beard, SD 40

Sen. Becky Beard

Fourth-session Republican from Elliston

Representing Senate District 40
Helena, Lincoln

Beard previously served in the Montana House in 2017, 2019 and 2021.

Bills sponsored

πŸ“‹ HJ 2: Revenue estimating resolution
Becky Beard (R)πŸ“ƒ Bill text
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
πŸ“‹ SB 103: Revise airport courtesy car insurance requirements
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…Senate
✴️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 104: Revise aerial hunting requirements
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…House
✴️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 121: Reduce top marginal income tax rate and increase EITC
βœ…1st Cmte.
✴️Senate
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 132: Revise agricultural education laws
βœ…1st Cmte.
✴️Senate
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 159: Restrict use of eminent domain
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…Senate
✴️House
βšͺ️Gov.
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Key bill votes

Most recent votes on bills identified as notable by MTFP staff.
Beard (R)OutcomeRepublicansDemocratsMotion
YESY (37-12)Y (34-0)N (3-12)
SB 85 – Do Pass
YESY (47-2)Y (34-0)Y (13-2)
SB 115 – Do Pass
YESY (34-15)Y (34-0)N (0-15)
SB 121 – Do Pass
YESY (28-21)Y (28-6)N (0-15)
SB 154 – Do Pass
YESY (33-17)Y (33-1)N (0-16)
SB 191 – Do Pass

Floor vote statistics

Calculations based on 342 Senate floor votes in 2023 involving bills.
πŸ₯‡ 92%
of votes cast on winning side
Average for Senate Republicans is 94%.
πŸ”΄ 92%
of votes cast on side taken by most Republicans
Average for Senate Republicans is 94%.
πŸ”΅ 72%
of votes cast on side taken by most Democrats
Average for Senate Republicans is 75%.
Beard has been marked absent or excused for 0 votes. Average for Senate lawmakers is 4.1.

Committee assignments

  • House Taxation - Chair πŸͺ‘
  • House Transportation
  • House Agriculture
  • Senate Taxation
  • Senate Public Health, Welfare and Safety
  • Senate Highways and Transportation

SD 40 election results

Last in-cycle for Senate election in 2020. House seats are elected every two years, Senate seats every four.
Becky Beard was appointed to represent SD 40 after the Nov. 2022 resignation of Sen. Terry Gauthier.

General election vote, 2020

(R) TERRY J. GAUTHIER(R) 60%(D) 40%
Won by 21% (2,944 votes)

Party primary vote, 2020

(R) TERRY J. GAUTHIER(R) 100%
Ran unopposed

Governor vote in district, 2020

(R) GIANFORTE(R) 53%(D) 44%
Won by 9% (1,256 votes)

Montana Free Press coverage

MTFP legislative reporting involving Beard.
Nothing currently tagged in our archive.

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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