2023 Capitol Tracker

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

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Last update: 9:27 PM Feb 3, 2023
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Sen. Shane Morigeau, SD 48

Sen. Shane Morigeau

Fifth-session Democrat from Missoula

Representing Senate District 48
Northwest Missoula

Morigeau previously served in the Montana Senate in 2019 and 2021, as well as the House in 2017 and 2019.

Bills sponsored

πŸ“‹ SB 22: Generally revise independent contractor laws
Shane Morigeau (D)πŸ“ƒ Bill textπŸ’΅ Fiscal note
✴️1st Cmte.
πŸ“‹ SB 77: Generally revise laws related to redistricting data for inmates
βœ…1st Cmte.
πŸ“‹ SB 86: Limiting the number of registered voters in each election precinct
βœ…1st Cmte.
πŸ“‹ SB 141: Create indigenous people's day
✴️1st Cmte.
πŸ“‹ SB 146: Revise laws relating to wage transparency
🚫1st Cmte.
πŸ“‹ SB 233: Enhance legislative understanding of state-tribal relations
✴️1st Cmte.
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Key bill votes

Most recent votes on bills identified as notable by MTFP staff.
Morigeau (D)OutcomeRepublicansDemocratsMotion
NOY (37-12)Y (34-0)N (3-12)
SB 85 – Do Pass
NOY (34-15)Y (34-0)N (0-15)
SB 121 – Do Pass

Floor vote statistics

Calculations based on 342 Senate floor votes in 2023 involving bills.
πŸ₯‡ 78%
of votes cast on winning side
Average for Senate Democrats is 79%.
πŸ”΄ 75%
of votes cast on side taken by most Republicans
Average for Senate Democrats is 76%.
πŸ”΅ 94%
of votes cast on side taken by most Democrats
Average for Senate Democrats is 95%.
Morigeau has been marked absent or excused for 0 votes. Average for Senate lawmakers is 4.1.

Committee assignments

  • Senate Finance and Claims
  • Senate Natural Resources - Vice Chair
  • Senate Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation
  • Senate Rules
  • Joint Rules
  • Joint Appropriations Section E β€” Education

SD 48 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

(D) SHANE A. MORIGEAU(D) 64%(R) 36%
Won by 28% (2,750 votes)

Party primary vote, 2022

Ran unopposed

Governor vote in district, 2020

(D) COONEY(D) 59%(R) 36%
Won by 23% (3,151 votes)

Montana Free Press coverage

MTFP legislative reporting involving Morigeau.
πŸ“° 2023 Legislature
Trust, perception and Montana elections
Jan 30, 2023 β€’ Alex Sakariassen
πŸ“° 2023 Legislature
Bill would address β€˜prison gerrymandering’ in MontanaΒ 
Jan 18, 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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