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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πŸ› House
GOP-held 68-32
πŸ› Senate
GOP-held 34-16
πŸ–‹ Governor
Greg Gianforte (R)
Rep. Bill Mercer, HD 46

Rep. Bill Mercer

Third-session Republican from Billings

Representing House District 46
Northwest Billings

Mercer previously served in the Montana House in 2019 and 2021.

Bills sponsored

πŸ“‹ HB 62: Generally revise laws related to bail bonds
Bill Mercer (R)πŸ“ƒ Bill text
βœ…1st Cmte.
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✴️Senate
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πŸ“‹ HB 87: Standardize licensing board organization
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 110: Making interim budget committees permanent
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…House
✴️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 115: Consolidating and clarifying penalties for unlicensed practice
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…House
✴️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 152: Revise laws related to professional and occupational licensure
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 190: Provide for a state government performance and results act
🚫1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 192: Use surplus revenue for income tax and property tax refunds and payment of bonds
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…House
✴️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 216: Generally revise laws related to public employees and labor organizations
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 367: Providing clarification for use of federal funds for data modernization
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 397: Allow DOJ to share SSNs with DOR in certain situations
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
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Key bill votes

Most recent votes on bills identified as notable by MTFP staff.
Mercer (R)OutcomeRepublicansDemocratsMotion
YESY (17-6)Y (10-6)Y (7-0)
HB 13 – Rep. Keenan made a Motion that HB 13 Do Pass as Amended
YESY (90-9)Y (64-3)Y (26-6)
HB 29 – Do Pass
YESY (100-0)Y (68-0)Y (32-0)
HB 37 – Do Pass
YESY (92-8)Y (65-3)Y (27-5)
HB 60 – Do Pass
YESY (81-19)Y (65-3)N (16-16)
HB 172 – Do Pass
YESY (70-29)Y (68-0)N (2-29)
HB 192 – Do Pass
NOY (67-32)Y (67-1)N (0-31)
HB 212 – Do Pass
YESY (69-30)Y (68-0)N (1-30)
HB 222 – Do Pass
YESY (70-25)Y (65-0)N (5-25)
HB 251 – Do Pass

Floor vote statistics

Calculations based on 423 House floor votes in 2023 involving bills.
πŸ₯‡ 91%
of votes cast on winning side
Average for House Republicans is 95%.
πŸ”΄ 93%
of votes cast on side taken by most Republicans
Average for House Republicans is 95%.
πŸ”΅ 79%
of votes cast on side taken by most Democrats
Average for House Republicans is 80%.
Mercer has been marked absent or excused for 8 votes. Average for House lawmakers is 3.6.

Committee assignments

  • House Appropriations
  • Joint Appropriations Section D β€” Judicial Branch, Law Enforcement, and Justice - Chair πŸͺ‘

HD 46 election results

Last in-cycle for House election in 2022. House seats are elected every two years, Senate seats every four.

General election vote, 2022

(R) BILL MERCER(R) 64%(D) 36%
Won by 28% (1,393 votes)

Party primary vote, 2022

(R) BILL MERCER(R) 100%
Ran unopposed

Governor vote in district, 2020

(R) GIANFORTE(R) 57%(D) 40%
Won by 17% (1,112 votes)

Montana Free Press coverage

MTFP legislative reporting involving Mercer.
πŸ“° 2023 Legislature
Tax rebate package muscled through initial House votes
Feb 1, 2023 β€’ Eric Dietrich

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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