2023 Capitol Tracker

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

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Last update: 3:31 AM Jan 30, 2023
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Rep. Llew Jones, HD 18

Rep. Llew Jones

Tenth-session Republican from Conrad

House Appropriations Chair

Representing House District 18
Conrad, Shelby, Cut Bank

Jones previously served in the Montana Senate in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017, as well as the House in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2019 and 2021.

Bills sponsored

πŸ“‹ HB 1: Feed bill to fund 68th legislative session and prepare for 2025
Llew Jones (R)πŸ“ƒ Bill text
βœ…1st Cmte.
πŸ“‹ HB 2: General Appropriations Act
✴️1st Cmte.
πŸ“‹ HB 3: Supplemental Appropriations Bill
✴️1st Cmte.
πŸ“‹ HB 4: Appropriations by budget amendment
✴️1st Cmte.
πŸ“‹ HB 140: Establishing modernization and risk analysis committee
βœ…1st Cmte.
πŸ“‹ HB 141: Revise Blackfeet mitigation fund laws
βœ…1st Cmte.
πŸ“‹ HB 251: Provide budget stability through investment and liability reduction
βœ…1st Cmte.
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Key bill votes

Most recent votes on bills identified as notable by MTFP staff.
Jones (R)OutcomeRepublicansDemocratsMotion
YESY (92-8)Y (65-3)Y (27-5)
HB 60 – Do Pass

Floor vote statistics

Calculations based on 308 House floor votes in 2023 involving bills.
πŸ₯‡ 97%
of votes cast on winning side
Average for House Republicans is 94%.
πŸ”΄ 96%
of votes cast on side taken by most Republicans
Average for House Republicans is 95%.
πŸ”΅ 86%
of votes cast on side taken by most Democrats
Average for House Republicans is 84%.
Jones has been marked absent or excused for 0 votes. Average for House lawmakers is 2.1.

Committee assignments

  • House Appropriations - Chair πŸͺ‘
  • Joint Appropriations Section E β€” Education

HD 18 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) LLEW JONES(R) 100%
Ran unopposed

Party primary vote, 2022

(R) LLEW JONES(R) 100%
Ran unopposed

Governor vote in district, 2020

(R) GIANFORTE(R) 71%(D) 24%
Won by 47% (2,117 votes)

Montana Free Press coverage

MTFP legislative reporting involving Jones.
πŸ“° 2023 Legislature
How to spend a $2.5 billion surplus? Lawmakers have no shortage of ideas.
Jan 25, 2023 β€’ Eric Dietrich

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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