2023 Capitol Tracker

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

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Last update: 9:27 PM Feb 2, 2023
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πŸ› House
GOP-held 68-32
πŸ› Senate
GOP-held 34-16
πŸ–‹ Governor
Greg Gianforte (R)
Rep. Jennifer Carlson, HD 69

Rep. Jennifer Carlson

Second-session Republican from Manhattan

House Human Services Chair

Representing House District 69
Manhattan, Three Forks

Carlson previously served in the Montana House in 2021.

Bills sponsored

πŸ“‹ HB 16: Revise laws relating to child abuse and neglect proceedings
Jennifer Carlson (R)πŸ“ƒ Bill textπŸ’΅ Fiscal noteπŸ“° 1 MTFP story
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πŸ“‹ HB 29: Revise laws related to involuntary commitment of people with dementia or TBI
βœ…1st Cmte.
✴️House
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πŸ“‹ HB 37: Generally revise child abuse and neglect laws
βœ…1st Cmte.
✴️House
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βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 184: Revising mandatory motor vehicle insurance laws relating certain vehicles
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…House
✴️Senate
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πŸ“‹ HB 197: Constitutional amendment on article X, section 9
✴️1st Cmte.
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βšͺ️Senate
πŸ“‹ HB 310: Require report on the use of HEART funds
βœ…1st Cmte.
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πŸ“‹ HB 353: Revise barber and cosmetology occupational licensing laws
✴️1st Cmte.
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πŸ“‹ HB 385: Require evidence discovery in CPS cases
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
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βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ HB 387: Generally revise constituent accounts
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️Gov.
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Key bill votes

Most recent votes on bills identified as notable by MTFP staff.
Carlson (R)OutcomeRepublicansDemocratsMotion
YESY (92-8)Y (65-3)Y (27-5)
HB 60 – Do Pass
YESY (68-32)Y (68-0)N (0-32)
HB 192 – Do Pass
YESY (68-32)Y (67-1)N (1-31)
HB 212 – Do Pass
YESY (68-32)Y (68-0)N (0-32)
HB 222 – Do Pass
YESY (69-31)Y (68-0)N (1-31)
HB 251 – Do Pass As Amended

Floor vote statistics

Calculations based on 397 House floor votes in 2023 involving bills.
πŸ₯‡ 89%
of votes cast on winning side
Average for House Republicans is 95%.
πŸ”΄ 88%
of votes cast on side taken by most Republicans
Average for House Republicans is 95%.
πŸ”΅ 77%
of votes cast on side taken by most Democrats
Average for House Republicans is 81%.
Carlson has been marked absent or excused for 3 votes. Average for House lawmakers is 3.1.

Committee assignments

  • House Judiciary
  • House Human Services - Chair πŸͺ‘

HD 69 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) JENNIFER CARLSON(R) 69%(D) 29%
Won by 40% (2,303 votes)

Party primary vote, 2022

(R) JENNIFER CARLSON(R) 100%
Ran unopposed

Governor vote in district, 2020

(R) GIANFORTE(R) 69%(D) 28%
Won by 42% (2,992 votes)

Montana Free Press coverage

MTFP legislative reporting involving Carlson.
πŸ“° 2023 Legislature
Child welfare reforms sail through major votes
Jan 26, 2023 β€’ Mara Silvers
πŸ“° 2023 Legislature
House rules package passes key hurdle
Jan 4, 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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