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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GOP-held 68-32
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Rep. Ed Stafman, HD 62

Rep. Ed Stafman

Second-session Democrat from Bozeman

Representing House District 62
South Bozeman

Stafman previously served in the Montana House in 2021.

Bills sponsored

πŸ“‹ HB 17: Provide for implementation of certified community behavioral health clinic model
Ed Stafman (D)πŸ“ƒ Bill textπŸ’΅ Fiscal note
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πŸ“‹ HB 202: Revise public safety laws
🚫1st Cmte.
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βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 230: Provide continuous eligibility for young children covered by CHIP and Medicaid
🚫1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 248: Provide supplemental payments for behavioral health services
🚫1st Cmte.
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πŸ“‹ HB 249: Create a child tax credit for the individual income tax
🚫1st Cmte.
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βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 253: Provide for homestead exemption for primary residences
🚫1st Cmte.
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πŸ“‹ HB 354: Revise exemption from prohibition on discrimination based on vaccine status
✴️1st Cmte.
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Key bill votes

Most recent votes on bills identified as notable by MTFP staff.
Stafman (D)OutcomeRepublicansDemocratsMotion
YESY (21-0)Y (14-0)Y (7-0)
HB 17 – Rep. Stafman made a Motion that HB0017.001.001 Be 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
NOY (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
NOY (70-29)Y (68-0)N (2-29)
HB 192 – Do Pass
NOY (12-6)Y (12-0)N (0-6)
HB 196 – Rep. Phalen made a Motion that HB 196 Do Pass as Amended
NOY (67-32)Y (67-1)N (0-31)
HB 212 – Do Pass
NOY (69-30)Y (68-0)N (1-30)
HB 222 – Do Pass
NOY (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₯‡ 85%
of votes cast on winning side
Average for House Democrats is 82%.
πŸ”΄ 82%
of votes cast on side taken by most Republicans
Average for House Democrats is 79%.
πŸ”΅ 96%
of votes cast on side taken by most Democrats
Average for House Democrats is 94%.
Stafman has been marked absent or excused for 0 votes. Average for House lawmakers is 3.6.

Committee assignments

  • House State Administration
  • House Human Services
  • House Legislative Administration - Vice Chair

HD 62 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

(D) ED STAFMAN(D) 73%(R) 27%
Won by 46% (2,972 votes)

Party primary vote, 2022

(D) ED STAFMAN(D) 100%
Ran unopposed

Governor vote in district, 2020

(D) COONEY(D) 67%(R) 30%
Won by 37% (3,204 votes)

Montana Free Press coverage

MTFP legislative reporting involving Stafman.
πŸ“° 2023 Legislature
Trust, perception and Montana elections
Jan 30, 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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