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2017 Montana Key Votes

Research Wrap Up: What are your legislators up to?

 Congress has been very busy in early 2017. Read further to find out what is happening on both sides of the aisle! Read More
Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
April 25, 2017 MT SB 366 Establishes 'Real ID' Compromise Bill Bill Passed - House (83 - 17)
April 22, 2017 MT HB 473 Increases Taxes on Gasoline and Diesel Fuels Concurrence Vote Passed - House (57 - 43)
April 21, 2017 MT SB 368 Increases the Individual Limit for Campaign Contributions Bill Passed - House (54 - 46)
April 19, 2017 MT HB 193 Authorizes the Public Utilities Commission to Approve Cost-Tracking Adjustments Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
April 13, 2017 MT SB 299 Requires Public Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (34 - 16)
April 13, 2017 MT HB 473 Increases Taxes on Gasoline and Diesel Fuels Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 22)
April 11, 2017 MT SB 299 Requires Public Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals Bill Passed - House (65 - 65)
March 31, 2017 MT HB 595 Amends State Constitution to Define "Person" Amendment Adopted - House (58 - 41)
March 31, 2017 MT HB 622 Revises Programs, Funds, and Regulations Related to Invasive Species Bill Passed - House (100 - 0)
March 30, 2017 MT SB 354 Raises Cigarette Taxes Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 22)
March 29, 2017 MT HB 494 Authorizes Concealed Carry in Restaurants Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 19)
March 29, 2017 MT HB 473 Increases Taxes on Gasoline and Diesel Fuels Bill Passed - House (54 - 46)
March 25, 2017 MT SB 329 Prohibits Abortion 20 Weeks After Fertilization Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 18)
Feb. 27, 2017 MT HB 541 Authorizes Small Breweries to Sell 60,000 Barrels of Beer per Year Bill Passed - House
Feb. 24, 2017 MT SB 282 Prohibits Abortion After 24 Weeks of Pregnancy Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 18)
Jan. 19, 2017 MT 26 Reduces Penalty for Non-Violent Sexual Assault Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 12)
Jan. 19, 2017 MT SB 22 Authorizes Termination of Parental Rights in Cases of Sexual Assault Bill Passed - Senate (46 - 0)
Jan. 19, 2017 MT SB 29 Defines Consent and Aggravated Sexual Assault Bill Passed - Senate (46 - 0)

About the Selection and Description of Key Votes

Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. 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

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill. Summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to the project's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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