2023 Capitol Tracker

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

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Last update: 10:34 PM Feb 3, 2023
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Sen. Bob Brown, SD 7

Sen. Bob Brown

Fifth-session Republican from Thompson Falls

Representing Senate District 7
Noxon, St Regis, Alberton, Marion, Dixon

Brown previously served in the Montana Senate in 2021, as well as the House in 2015, 2017 and 2019.

Bills sponsored

πŸ“‹ SJ 5: Resolution urging Congress to fully fund law enforcement in Indian Country
Bob Brown (R)πŸ“ƒ Bill text
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πŸ“‹ SB 38: Generally revise sex offender level designations
βœ…1st Cmte.
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πŸ“‹ SB 84: Revise laws related to hunting and aircraft use
βœ…1st Cmte.
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πŸ“‹ SB 207: Clarify final decree process for compacts
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Key bill votes

Most recent votes on bills identified as notable by MTFP staff.
Brown (R)OutcomeRepublicansDemocratsMotion
YESY (37-12)Y (34-0)N (3-12)
SB 85 – Do Pass
YESY (7-4)Y (7-0)N (0-4)
SB 99 – Sen. Usher made a Motion that SB 99 Do Pass as Amended
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₯‡ 95%
of votes cast on winning side
Average for Senate Republicans is 94%.
πŸ”΄ 97%
of votes cast on side taken by most Republicans
Average for Senate Republicans is 94%.
πŸ”΅ 76%
of votes cast on side taken by most Democrats
Average for Senate Republicans is 75%.
Brown has been marked absent or excused for 0 votes. Average for Senate lawmakers is 4.1.

Committee assignments

  • Senate Judiciary
  • Senate Natural Resources
  • Senate Fish and Game - Vice Chair
  • Senate Rules
  • Joint Rules

SD 7 election results

Last in-cycle for Senate election in 2020. House seats are elected every two years, Senate seats every four.

General election vote, 2020

(R) BOB BROWN(R) 75%(D) 25%
Won by 50% (6,373 votes)

Party primary vote, 2020

(R) BOB BROWN(R) 100%
Ran unopposed

Governor vote in district, 2020

(R) GIANFORTE(R) 71%(D) 25%
Won by 46% (5,966 votes)

Montana Free Press coverage

MTFP legislative reporting involving Brown.
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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