2023 Capitol Tracker

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

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Last update: 3:18 PM Mar 27, 2023
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Sen. Daniel Emrich, SD 11

Sen. Daniel Emrich

First-session Republican from Great Falls

Representing Senate District 11
Northwest Great Falls

2023 is the first session Emrich has served in the Legislature.

Committee assignments

Bills sponsored

πŸ“‹ SB 91: Eliminate jail penalties for littering
Daniel Emrich (R)πŸ“ƒ Bill textπŸ’΅ Fiscal note
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…Senate
βœ…House
βœ…Reconcil.
βœ…Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 92: Eliminate jail penalties for driving while suspended/revoked
❌1st Cmte.
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 235: Establish requirements for science instruction in public schools
❌1st Cmte.
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 302: Require partisan general elections for judges
βœ…1st Cmte.
❌Senate
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 372: Constitutional amendment to revise selection of certain judges and justices
❌1st Cmte.
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️House
πŸ“‹ SB 389: Revising education laws to add a definition of "civics"
❌1st Cmte.
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 390: Provide freedom in school choice
❌1st Cmte.
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 449: Limit tax collection to 2 years
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 450: Personal Freedom /Right of Conscience Act related to immunizations and drugs
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…Senate
✴️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 472: Generally revise election laws
❌1st Cmte.
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Gov.
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Key bill votes

Most recent floor votes on bills identified as notable by MTFP staff.
Motion / BillEmrich (R)OutcomeRepublicansDemocrats
Do Concur /
HB 13: State Employee Pay Plan and revising laws governing state employees
YES
Y
48-1
Y
32-1
Y
16-0
Do Concur /
HB 60: An act providing for an annual fee on electric vehicles registered in the state
NO
Y
39-11
Y
30-4
Y
9-7
Do Concur /
HB 172: Revise laws related to post-election audits
YES
Y
49-1
Y
33-1
Y
16-0
Do Concur /
HB 192: Use surplus revenue for income tax and property tax refunds and payment of bonds
YES
Y
32-18
Y
32-2
N
0-16
Do Concur /
HB 212: Increase business equipment tax exemption
YES
Y
33-17
Y
33-1
N
0-16
Do Concur /
HB 222: Provide rebates of property taxes paid on a principal residence
YES
Y
34-16
Y
34-0
N
0-16
Rerefer to JUS-Fitzpatrick /
HB 234: Revise dissemination of obscene material to minors laws
YES
N
18-32
Y
18-16
N
0-16
Do Concur /
HB 251: Provide budget stability through investment and liability reduction
YES
Y
34-16
Y
34-0
N
0-16
Do Concur /
HB 267: Create SAFER account for federal highway grants
NO
Y
33-17
Y
33-1
N
0-16
Do Concur /
HB 296: Revising laws relating to real estate transaction disclosures
NO
Y
45-5
Y
31-3
Y
14-2
Do Concur /
HB 326: Revise laws relating to the appointment of the judicial standards commission
YES
Y
29-21
Y
29-5
N
0-16
Do Pass /
SB 70: Revise the Quality Educator Loan Assistance Program
YES
Y
46-4
Y
30-4
Y
16-0
Do Pass /
SB 85: Require management of delisted grizzly bears at sustainable levels
YES
Y
37-12
Y
34-0
N
3-12
Do Pass /
SB 99: Provide for a youth health protection act
YES
Y
30-20
Y
30-4
N
0-16
Do Pass /
SB 109: Revise laws related to redistricting the PSC
YES
Y
30-20
Y
30-4
N
0-16
Do Pass /
SB 115: Revise definition of psychological abuse or neglect in CPS cases
YES
Y
47-2
Y
34-0
Y
13-2
Do Pass /
SB 121: Reduce top marginal income tax rate and increase EITC
YES
Y
35-15
Y
34-0
N
1-15
Do Pass /
SB 154: Define the right to privacy to clarify no right to abortion
YES
Y
28-21
Y
28-6
N
0-15
Do Pass /
SB 191: Revise preliminary injunction laws
YES
Y
33-17
Y
33-1
N
0-16
Do Pass /
SB 201: Revise judicial recusal laws when parties made campaign contributions
YES
Y
33-14
Y
32-0
N
1-14
Do Pass /
SB 295: Revising laws to accommodate grizzly bear delisting
YES
Y
35-15
Y
34-0
N
1-15
Do Pass /
SB 382: Create the Montana Land Use Planning Act
NO
Y
44-6
Y
28-6
Y
16-0
Do Pass /
SB 458: Define sex in Montana law
YES
Y
28-22
Y
28-6
N
0-16
Do Pass /
SB 481: Require cast vote records
YES
Y
49-1
Y
33-1
Y
16-0
Do Pass /
SB 490: Generally revising the legislature's investigative powers
YES
Y
34-16
Y
34-0
N
0-16
Do Pass /
SB 498: Revise laws related to absentee ballots
YES
Y
50-0
Y
34-0
Y
16-0

Floor vote statistics

Calculations based on 1,278 Senate floor votes in 2023 involving bills.
πŸ₯‡ 85%
of votes cast on winning side
Average for Senate Republicans is 91%.
πŸ”΄ 88%
of votes cast on side taken by most Republicans
Average for Senate Republicans is 92%.
πŸ”΅ 60%
of votes cast on side taken by most Democrats
Average for Senate Republicans is 68%.
Emrich has been marked absent or excused for 0 votes. Average for Senate lawmakers is 8.6.

SD 11 election results

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

General election vote, 2022

(R) DANIEL EMRICH(R) 53%(D) 47%
Won by 6% (407 votes)

Party primary vote, 2022

(R) DANIEL EMRICH(R) 100%
Ran unopposed

Governor vote in district, 2020

(R) GIANFORTE(R) 53%(D) 42%
Won by 11% (1,079 votes)

Montana Free Press coverage

MTFP legislative reporting involving Emrich.
πŸ“° Public Health
Lawmakers consider legislation to loosen vaccination rules
Mar 10, 2023 β€’
πŸ“° 2023 Legislature
Senate Judiciary tables two court appointment billsΒ 
Feb 24, 2023 β€’ Arren Kimbel-Sannit
πŸ“° 2023 Legislature
Lawmakers make another bid for Indigenous Peoples DayΒ 
Feb 9, 2023 β€’ JoVonne Wagner
πŸ“° 2023 Legislature
Montana students balk at β€˜just the facts’
Feb 8, 2023 β€’ Alex Sakariassen

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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