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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Rep. Joe Read, HD 93

Rep. Joe Read

Fourth-session Republican from Ronan

Representing House District 93
Ronan, Charlo, Arlee

Read previously served in the Montana House in 2011, 2019 and 2021.

Bills sponsored

πŸ“‹ HB 51: Generally revise indemnity provisions
Joe Read (R)πŸ“ƒ Bill textπŸ’΅ Fiscal note
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πŸ“‹ HB 54: Revise laws related to petroleum brownfields
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Key bill votes

Most recent votes on bills identified as notable by MTFP staff.
Read (R)OutcomeRepublicansDemocratsMotion
YESY (17-6)Y (10-6)Y (7-0)
HB 13 – Rep. Keenan made a Motion that HB 13 Do Pass as Amended
NOY (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
YESY (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
YESY (70-29)Y (68-0)N (2-29)
HB 192 – Do Pass
YESY (67-32)Y (67-1)N (0-31)
HB 212 – Do Pass
YESY (69-30)Y (68-0)N (1-30)
HB 222 – Do Pass
YESY (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₯‡ 92%
of votes cast on winning side
Average for House Republicans is 95%.
πŸ”΄ 94%
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 80%.
Read has been marked absent or excused for 0 votes. Average for House lawmakers is 3.6.

Committee assignments

  • House Appropriations
  • Joint Appropriations Section C β€” Natural Resources and Transportation

HD 93 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) JOE READ(R) 57%(D) 39%
Won by 18% (755 votes)

Party primary vote, 2022

(R) JOE READ(R) 100%
Ran unopposed

Governor vote in district, 2020

(R) GIANFORTE(R) 53%(D) 42%
Won by 11% (568 votes)

Montana Free Press coverage

MTFP legislative reporting involving Read.
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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