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Montana Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 23, 2013 HB 297 Prohibits the Employment of Undocumented Immigrants Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(29 - 21)
Nay
April 23, 2013 SB 256 Requires the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Organization to be Liable for Damage Caused by Wild Buffalo Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(30 - 20)
Yea
April 19, 2013 SB 405 Repeals Same-Day Voter Registration Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(29 - 20)
Yea
April 19, 2013 SB 408 Limits General Election Candidates to Top 2 From Primary Election Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(29 - 20)
Yea
April 18, 2013 HB 377 Appropriates Funds for the Teachers' Retirement System Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 19)
Yea
April 18, 2013 HB 623 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 22)
Yea
April 16, 2013 HB 13 Appropriates Funds for State Employee Pay Raises Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 13)
Yea
April 16, 2013 HB 2 2013-2015 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 20)
Yea
April 8, 2013 HB 30 Prohibits Same-Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 21)
Yea
March 28, 2013 HB 217 Exempts Religious Organizations from Campaign Finance Reporting Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 22)
Nay
March 28, 2013 SB 408 Limits General Election Candidates to Top 2 From Primary Election Senate Co-sponsor
March 23, 2013 HB 304 Authorizes Concealed Carry of Firearms Without a Concealed-Carry Permit Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 19)
Yea
March 21, 2013 HB 247 Authorizes Salvage of Game Killed By Vehicles Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 20)
Yea
March 13, 2013 HB 302 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearms Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 21)
Yea
Feb. 23, 2013 SB 175 Increases Public Education Funding Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 17)
Yea
Feb. 20, 2013 SB 107 Amends Sexual Conduct Laws Bill Passed - Senate
(38 - 11)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2013 SB 81 Establishes Tax Deductions for Donations to Educational Charities Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 20)
Yea
Feb. 9, 2013 SB 96 Reduces Business Equipment Tax Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 16)
Yea
Jan. 22, 2013 SB 175 Increases Public Education Funding Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 15, 2013 SB 143 Amends Bison Management Laws Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 7, 2013 SB 96 Reduces Business Equipment Tax Senate Sponsor
April 28, 2011 HB 2 2011-2013 Biennium Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(27 - 23)
Yea
April 28, 2011 HB 271 Authorizes Concealed-Carry Without a Permit Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(29 - 21)
Yea
April 28, 2011 SB 329 Oil and Natural Gas Revenue for Schools Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(31 - 19)
Yea
April 27, 2011 SB 423 Medical Marijuana Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(33 - 17)
Yea
April 26, 2011 HB 627 Requiring Parental Notification for Abortions Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 22)
Yea
April 20, 2011 HB 198 Eminent Domain Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 22)
Yea
April 13, 2011 HB 574 Clarifying Montana Constitution with Regards to Abortion Amendment Rejected - Senate
(30 - 20)
Yea
April 12, 2011 HB 2 2011-2013 Biennium Budget Conference Report Rejected - Senate
(25 - 25)
Yea
April 11, 2011 HB 439 Authorizing New Bonds Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 14)
Yea
April 5, 2011 SB 125 Prohibits State from Requiring Individuals to Purchase Health Insurance Nonconcurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(26 - 23)
Yea
April 1, 2011 HB 161 Repeals Montana Medical Marijuana Law Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 22)
Yea
March 31, 2011 SB 423 Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 14)
Yea
March 26, 2011 SB 372 Business Equipment Tax Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 22)
Yea
March 23, 2011 SB 403 Revised K-12 School Funding Bill Failed - Senate
(25 - 25)
Yea
March 10, 2011 SB 403 Funding for K-12 Public Schools House Co-sponsor
Feb. 24, 2011 SB 226 Amends Utility Net Metering Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 24)
Yea
Feb. 24, 2011 SB 330 Waiver from Renewable Portfolio Standard Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 22)
Yea
Feb. 22, 2011 SB 254 Eminent Domain Over Federal Property Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 23)
Yea
Feb. 21, 2011 SB 228 Prohibits Creation of Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 22)
Yea
Feb. 21, 2011 SB 279 Permitting Qualified Personnel to Carry Weapons Into the Capital Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 20)
Yea
Feb. 19, 2011 SB 114 Communication Between Federal Law Enforcement Officers and County Sheriffs Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 22)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2011 SB 268 Election of Supreme Court Justices by District Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 20)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2011 SB 97 Parental Notice of Abortion Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 21)
Yea
Feb. 15, 2011 SB 185 Abolish the Death Penalty Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 24)
Nay
Feb. 15, 2011 SB 372 Business Equipment Tax Senate Sponsor
Feb. 5, 2011 SB 117 Coordination Between Federal and Local Government Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 22)
Yea
Jan. 28, 2011 SB 104 Limitations on Electricity Pricing Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 22)
Yea
Jan. 27, 2011 SB 106 Lawsuit against Federal Health Care Law Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 22)
Yea
Jan. 27, 2011 SB 125 Prohibits State from Requiring Individuals to Purchase Health Insurance Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 21)
Yea

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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