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. Brad Molnar, SD 28

Sen. Brad Molnar

Sixth-session Republican from Laurel

Representing Senate District 28
Laurel, South of Billings

Molnar previously served in the Montana Senate in 2021, as well as the House in 1993, 1995, 1997 and 1999.

Bills sponsored

πŸ“‹ SB 153: Revise ballot initiative laws
Brad Molnar (R)πŸ“ƒ Bill textπŸ’΅ Fiscal noteπŸ“° 1 MTFP story
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πŸ“‹ SB 160: Generally revise drug and human trafficking laws
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πŸ“‹ SB 161: Revise board of investment laws
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Key bill votes

Most recent votes on bills identified as notable by MTFP staff.
Molnar (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
NOY (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₯‡ 89%
of votes cast on winning side
Average for Senate Republicans is 94%.
πŸ”΄ 88%
of votes cast on side taken by most Republicans
Average for Senate Republicans is 94%.
πŸ”΅ 78%
of votes cast on side taken by most Democrats
Average for Senate Republicans is 75%.
Molnar has been marked absent or excused for 5 votes. Average for Senate lawmakers is 4.1.

Committee assignments

  • Senate Taxation
  • Senate Public Health, Welfare and Safety
  • Senate Energy and Telecommunications

SD 28 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) BRAD MOLNAR(R) 100%
Ran unopposed

Party primary vote, 2020

(R) BRAD MOLNAR(R) 64%(R) 36%
Won by 29% (1,267 votes)

Governor vote in district, 2020

(R) GIANFORTE(R) 64%(D) 30%
Won by 34% (3,628 votes)

Montana Free Press coverage

MTFP legislative reporting involving Molnar.
πŸ“° 2023 Legislature
Bill would reverse ballot issue requirements created in 2021 sessionΒ 
Jan 23, 2023 β€’ Arren Kimbel-Sannit

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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