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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GOP-held 34-16
πŸ–‹ Governor
Greg Gianforte (R)
Sen. Theresa Manzella, SD 44

Sen. Theresa Manzella

Fifth-session Republican from Hamilton

Senate Highways and Transportation Chair

Representing Senate District 44
Pinesdale, Victor, Stevensville, Florence

Manzella previously served in the Montana Senate in 2021, as well as the House in 2015, 2017 and 2019.

Bills sponsored

πŸ“‹ SB 47: Revise commercial drivers license laws to comply with federal requirements
Theresa Manzella (R)πŸ“ƒ Bill textπŸ’΅ Fiscal note
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🚫Senate
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πŸ“‹ SB 57: Allow department of transportation to use alternative project delivery methods
βœ…1st Cmte.
βœ…Senate
✴️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 189: Supermajority vote of Legislature to hold certain special elections by mail
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 248: Revise laws related to retention of election records
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 249: Generally revise youth treatment plan laws
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 250: Adopt Safety of the Child First Act
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️Senate
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πŸ“‹ SB 266: Generally revise child abuse and neglect laws
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️House
βšͺ️Gov.
πŸ“‹ SB 272: Constitutional amendment to secure the office of county sheriff
✴️1st Cmte.
βšͺ️Senate
βšͺ️House
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Key bill votes

Most recent votes on bills identified as notable by MTFP staff.
Manzella (R)OutcomeRepublicansDemocratsMotion
YESY (37-12)Y (34-0)N (3-12)
SB 85 – Do Pass
YESY (7-4)Y (7-0)N (0-4)
SB 99 – Sen. Usher made a Motion that SB 99 Do Pass as Amended
YESY (47-2)Y (34-0)Y (13-2)
SB 115 – Do Pass
YESY (34-15)Y (34-0)N (0-15)
SB 121 – Do Pass
YESY (28-21)Y (28-6)N (0-15)
SB 154 – Do Pass
YESY (33-17)Y (33-1)N (0-16)
SB 191 – Do Pass

Floor vote statistics

Calculations based on 342 Senate floor votes in 2023 involving bills.
πŸ₯‡ 91%
of votes cast on winning side
Average for Senate Republicans is 94%.
πŸ”΄ 92%
of votes cast on side taken by most Republicans
Average for Senate Republicans is 94%.
πŸ”΅ 73%
of votes cast on side taken by most Democrats
Average for Senate Republicans is 75%.
Manzella has been marked absent or excused for 0 votes. Average for Senate lawmakers is 4.1.

Committee assignments

  • Senate Judiciary
  • Senate State Administration
  • Senate Highways and Transportation - Chair πŸͺ‘

SD 44 election results

Last in-cycle for Senate election in 2020. House seats are elected every two years, Senate seats every four.

General election vote, 2020

(R) THERESA MANZELLA(R) 67%(D) 33%
Won by 34% (4,859 votes)

Party primary vote, 2020

(R) THERESA MANZELLA(R) 63%(R) 37%
Won by 26% (1,513 votes)

Governor vote in district, 2020

(R) GIANFORTE(R) 66%(D) 30%
Won by 35% (5,106 votes)

Montana Free Press coverage

MTFP legislative reporting involving Manzella.
πŸ“° 2023 Legislature
Trust, perception and Montana elections
Jan 30, 2023 β€’ Alex Sakariassen
πŸ“° 2023 Legislature
Montana Freedom Caucus launches with Rosendale as its north star
Jan 20, 2023 β€’ Arren Kimbel-Sannit
πŸ“° 2023 Legislature
Election security committee has its session debut
Jan 13, 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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