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Montana Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 24, 2013 SB 81 Establishes Tax Deductions for Donations to Educational Charities Bill Passed - House
(54 - 45)
Nay
April 23, 2013 HB 377 Appropriates Funds for the Teachers' Retirement System Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(56 - 44)
Yea
April 22, 2013 SB 256 Requires the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Organization to be Liable for Damage Caused by Wild Buffalo Conference Report Adopted - House
(61 - 39)
Nay
April 20, 2013 HB 13 Appropriates Funds for State Employee Pay Raises Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(67 - 33)
Yea
April 20, 2013 HB 297 Prohibits the Employment of Undocumented Immigrants Conference Report Adopted - House
(63 - 37)
Nay
April 19, 2013 HB 2 2013-2015 Biennium Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(59 - 41)
Yea
April 17, 2013 SB 143 Amends Bison Management Laws Bill Failed - House
(50 - 50)
Nay
April 17, 2013 SB 175 Increases Public Education Funding Bill Passed - House
(58 - 41)
Yea
April 17, 2013 SB 405 Repeals Same-Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - House
(58 - 42)
Nay
April 17, 2013 SB 408 Limits General Election Candidates to Top 2 From Primary Election Bill Passed - House
(57 - 43)
Nay
April 10, 2013 SB 107 Amends Sexual Conduct Laws Bill Passed - House
(64 - 35)
Yea
April 4, 2013 HB 217 Exempts Religious Organizations from Campaign Finance Reporting Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(58 - 41)
Nay
Feb. 28, 2013 HB 505 Prohibits Physician-Assisted Suicide Bill Passed - House
(51 - 46)
Nay
Feb. 27, 2013 HB 384 Authorizes Students to Bring Firearms to School Bill Failed - House
(45 - 53)
Nay
Feb. 27, 2013 HB 391 Requires Parental Consent Prior to an Abortion for a Minor Bill Passed - House
(57 - 41)
Nay
Feb. 26, 2013 HB 229 Amends Campaign Finance Limits Bill Passed - House
(58 - 40)
Nay
Feb. 25, 2013 HB 396 Requires County Board Approval for Bison Relocation Bill Passed - House
(61 - 37)
Nay
Feb. 23, 2013 HB 240 Authorizes Firearms on College Campuses Bill Passed - House
(58 - 41)
Nay
Feb. 22, 2013 HB 205 Authorizes Use of Suppressors for Hunting Bill Passed - House
(61 - 37)
Nay
Feb. 22, 2013 HB 304 Authorizes Concealed Carry of Firearms Without a Concealed-Carry Permit Bill Passed - House
(58 - 41)
Nay
Feb. 21, 2013 HB 254 Requires Disclaimers on Elections Materials Bill Passed - House
(76 - 23)
Yea
Feb. 21, 2013 HB 255 Requires Political Action Committees to Disclose Expenditure Reports Bill Passed - House
(62 - 36)
Yea
Feb. 12, 2013 HB 315 Establishes Public Charter Schools Bill Failed - House
(49 - 50)
Nay
Feb. 7, 2013 HB 239 Requires Parental Consent for Sex Education Bill Passed - House
(56 - 41)
Nay
Feb. 6, 2013 HB 27 Authorizes the Use of Silencers While Hunting Bill Passed - House
(63 - 33)
Nay
Feb. 1, 2013 HB 30 Prohibits Same-Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - House
(60 - 38)
Nay
April 28, 2011 SB 329 Oil and Natural Gas Revenue for Schools Conference Report Adopted - House
(50 - 49)
Nay
April 27, 2011 HB 2 2011-2013 Biennium Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(55 - 45)
Nay
April 27, 2011 HB 627 Requiring Parental Notification for Abortions Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(65 - 35)
Nay
April 27, 2011 SB 423 Medical Marijuana Conference Report Adopted - House
(70 - 30)
Yea
April 26, 2011 SB 125 Prohibits State from Requiring Individuals to Purchase Health Insurance Nonconcurrence Vote Passed - House
(68 - 32)
Nay
April 20, 2011 HB 13 Increases Pay for State Employees Bill Failed - House
(40 - 60)
Yea
April 12, 2011 HB 2 2011-2013 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(54 - 44)
Nay
April 12, 2011 HB 271 Authorizes Concealed-Carry Without a Permit Conference Report Adopted - House
(69 - 29)
Nay
March 23, 2011 HB 13 Increases Pay for State Employees Bill Not Tabled - House
(39 - 54)
Yea
March 22, 2011 HB 574 Clarifying Montana Constitution with Regards to Abortion Amendment Adopted - House
(66 - 31)
Nay
March 4, 2011 HB 389 Warning Labels for Medical Marijuana Bill Failed - House
(40 - 59)
Yea
March 3, 2011 HB 521 Referendum to Revise Judicial Election Laws Bill Failed - House
(45 - 54)
Nay
March 2, 2011 HB 248 Income Tax Credit for Long-Term Care Insurance Bill Failed - House
(44 - 56)
Nay
Feb. 24, 2011 HB 334 Workers Compensation Rates Bill Passed - House
(67 - 31)
Nay
Feb. 24, 2011 HB 544 Abortion Regulations Bill Passed - House
(53 - 45)
Nay
Feb. 23, 2011 HB 381 Criminalizing Enforcement of Certain Federal Firearms Laws Bill Failed - House
(38 - 61)
Nay
Feb. 23, 2011 HB 382 Nullification of Federal Laws Bill Failed - House
(42 - 57)
Nay
Feb. 23, 2011 HB 516 Limiting Local Ordinances Bill Passed - House
(62 - 37)
Nay
Feb. 23, 2011 HB 550 Prohibits Enforcement of Federal Greenhouse Gas Regulatory Program Bill Passed - House
(68 - 31)
Nay
Feb. 22, 2011 HB 271 Authorizes Concealed-Carry Without a Permit Bill Passed - House
(54 - 41)
Nay
Feb. 22, 2011 HB 456 Sexual Education in K-12 Public Schools Bill Passed - House
(67 - 30)
Nay
Feb. 21, 2011 HB 161 Repeals Montana Medical Marijuana Law Bill Passed - House
(62 - 37)
Nay
Feb. 16, 2011 HB 206 Constitutional Amendment on Freedom to Choose Health Insurance Coverage Amendment Adopted - House
(67 - 31)
Nay
Feb. 11, 2011 HB 280 Require Ultrasound Prior to Abortion Bill Failed - House
(47 - 53)
Nay

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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