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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:

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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
Feb. 15, 2021 MT HB 202 Specifies Hunting Permits are Once-in-a-Lifetime Bill Passed - House (54 - 45)
Jan. 21, 2021 MT HB 124 Authorizes Shooting Big Game if it Collides with a Motor Vehicle Bill Passed - House (58 - 41)
April 25, 2019 MT SB 201 Restructures the Mining Permit Process Conference Report Adopted - House (51 - 47)
April 10, 2019 MT HB 291 Establishes a Voluntary Wolf Mitigation Account Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 20)
March 29, 2019 MT SB 331 Restructures Electric Utility Cost Recovery for Certain Coal-Fired Power Plants Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 22)
March 28, 2019 MT HB 327 Amends Definitions for Ground Beef and Hamburger Concurrence Vote Passed - House (75 - 21)
April 22, 2017 MT HB 473 Increases Taxes on Gasoline and Diesel Fuels Concurrence Vote Passed - House (57 - 43)
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 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)
April 11, 2017 MT SB 299 Requires Public Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals Bill Passed - House (65 - 65)
March 31, 2017 MT HB 622 Revises Programs, Funds, and Regulations Related to Invasive Species Bill Passed - House (100 - 0)
March 31, 2017 MT HB 622 Revises Programs, Funds, and Regulations Related to Invasive Species Bill Passed - House (100 - 0)
March 31, 2017 MT HB 622 Revises Programs, Funds, and Regulations Related to Invasive Species Bill Passed - House (100 - 0)
March 29, 2017 MT HB 473 Increases Taxes on Gasoline and Diesel Fuels Bill Passed - House (54 - 46)
April 21, 2015 MT SB 245 Authorizes Post-Season Elk Hunting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (33 - 17)
April 21, 2015 MT SB 284 Requires County Commissioners to Approve Bison Relocations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 18)
April 15, 2015 MT SB 284 Requires County Commissioners to Approve Bison Relocations Bill Passed - House (59 - 40)
April 15, 2015 MT SB 245 Authorizes Post-Season Elk Hunting Bill Passed - House (59 - 40)
March 25, 2015 MT HB 245 Authorizes the Sale of Raw Milk Bill Passed - House (61 - 38)
March 9, 2015 MT HB 212 Amends Definitions of Fishing, Hunting, and Trapping Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
Feb. 26, 2015 MT SB 262 Establishes Water Rights Compact Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 19)
Feb. 5, 2015 MT HB 250 Authorizes Noise Suppressors on Firearms to Hunt Non-Protected Animals Bill Passed - House (66 - 32)
Feb. 3, 2015 MT HB 212 Amends Definitions of Fishing, Hunting, and Trapping Bill Passed - House (64 - 35)
April 23, 2013 MT SB 256 Requires the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Organization to be Liable for Damage Caused by Wild Buffalo Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 20)
April 22, 2013 MT SB 256 Requires the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Organization to be Liable for Damage Caused by Wild Buffalo Conference Report Adopted - House (61 - 39)
April 17, 2013 MT SB 143 Amends Bison Management Laws Bill Failed - House (50 - 50)
March 21, 2013 MT HB 247 Authorizes Salvage of Game Killed By Vehicles Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 20)
Feb. 25, 2013 MT HB 396 Requires County Board Approval for Bison Relocation Bill Passed - House (61 - 37)
Feb. 22, 2013 MT HB 205 Authorizes Use of Suppressors for Hunting Bill Passed - House (61 - 37)
Feb. 6, 2013 MT HB 27 Authorizes the Use of Silencers While Hunting Bill Passed - House (63 - 33)
April 20, 2011 MT HB 198 Eminent Domain Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 22)
Feb. 24, 2011 MT SB 226 Amends Utility Net Metering Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 24)
Feb. 24, 2011 MT SB 330 Waiver from Renewable Portfolio Standard Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 22)
Feb. 23, 2011 MT HB 550 Prohibits Enforcement of Federal Greenhouse Gas Regulatory Program Bill Passed - House (68 - 31)
Feb. 10, 2011 MT HB 309 Prohibits Recreational Access to Ditches Bill Passed - House (57 - 43)
Feb. 7, 2011 MT HB 198 Eminent Domain Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (69 - 30)
Jan. 28, 2011 MT SB 104 Limitations on Electricity Pricing Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 22)
Jan. 19, 2011 MT SB 112 Authorizes the Use of Hand-Thrown Spears Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 21)
March 20, 2009 MT HB 418 Amendments Regarding Horse Slaughterhouses Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 23)
Feb. 25, 2009 MT HB 418 Amendments Regarding Horse Slaughterhouses Bill Passed - House (66 - 33)
Feb. 21, 2009 MT SB 387 Restrictions on Appeals for Energy Project Permits Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 23)
Feb. 21, 2009 MT SB 387 Restrictions on Appeals for Energy Project Permits Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 23)
Feb. 2, 2009 MT SJ 7 Statement of Opposition to Expansion of EPA Jurisdiction (H.R. 2421) Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (32 - 18)
Jan. 26, 2009 MT SB 131 Wildland-Urban Interface Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
Jan. 21, 2009 MT SB 31 Revising Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Commission Membership Qualifications Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 20)
Jan. 20, 2009 MT HB 62 Mandatory Trapper Education Course Bill Passed - House (51 - 48)
Sept. 5, 2007 MT SB 1 Extending Fire Related State of Emergencies Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 20)
April 3, 2007 MT SB 558 Montana Electric and Gas Authority Act Bill Failed - Senate (25 - 25)
March 29, 2007 MT HB 343 Removal of Wolves from the Endangered Species List Bill Passed - House (63 - 37)
Date No. Title Outcome
2/15 HB 202 Specifies Hunting Permits are Once-in-a-Lifetime Bill Passed - House (54 - 45)
1/21 HB 124 Authorizes Shooting Big Game if it Collides with a Motor Vehicle Bill Passed - House (58 - 41)
4/25 SB 201 Restructures the Mining Permit Process Conference Report Adopted - House (51 - 47)
4/10 HB 291 Establishes a Voluntary Wolf Mitigation Account Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 20)
3/29 SB 331 Restructures Electric Utility Cost Recovery for Certain Coal-Fired Power Plants Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 22)
3/28 HB 327 Amends Definitions for Ground Beef and Hamburger Concurrence Vote Passed - House (75 - 21)
4/22 HB 473 Increases Taxes on Gasoline and Diesel Fuels Concurrence Vote Passed - House (57 - 43)
4/19 HB 193 Authorizes the Public Utilities Commission to Approve Cost-Tracking Adjustments Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
4/13 SB 299 Requires Public Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (34 - 16)
4/13 SB 299 Requires Public Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (34 - 16)
4/13 HB 473 Increases Taxes on Gasoline and Diesel Fuels Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 22)
4/11 SB 299 Requires Public Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals Bill Passed - House (65 - 65)
4/11 SB 299 Requires Public Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals Bill Passed - House (65 - 65)
3/31 HB 622 Revises Programs, Funds, and Regulations Related to Invasive Species Bill Passed - House (100 - 0)
3/31 HB 622 Revises Programs, Funds, and Regulations Related to Invasive Species Bill Passed - House (100 - 0)
3/31 HB 622 Revises Programs, Funds, and Regulations Related to Invasive Species Bill Passed - House (100 - 0)
3/29 HB 473 Increases Taxes on Gasoline and Diesel Fuels Bill Passed - House (54 - 46)
4/21 SB 245 Authorizes Post-Season Elk Hunting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (33 - 17)
4/21 SB 284 Requires County Commissioners to Approve Bison Relocations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 18)
4/15 SB 284 Requires County Commissioners to Approve Bison Relocations Bill Passed - House (59 - 40)
4/15 SB 245 Authorizes Post-Season Elk Hunting Bill Passed - House (59 - 40)
3/25 HB 245 Authorizes the Sale of Raw Milk Bill Passed - House (61 - 38)
3/09 HB 212 Amends Definitions of Fishing, Hunting, and Trapping Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
2/26 SB 262 Establishes Water Rights Compact Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 19)
2/05 HB 250 Authorizes Noise Suppressors on Firearms to Hunt Non-Protected Animals Bill Passed - House (66 - 32)
2/03 HB 212 Amends Definitions of Fishing, Hunting, and Trapping Bill Passed - House (64 - 35)
4/23 SB 256 Requires the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Organization to be Liable for Damage Caused by Wild Buffalo Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 20)
4/22 SB 256 Requires the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Organization to be Liable for Damage Caused by Wild Buffalo Conference Report Adopted - House (61 - 39)
4/17 SB 143 Amends Bison Management Laws Bill Failed - House (50 - 50)
3/21 HB 247 Authorizes Salvage of Game Killed By Vehicles Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 20)
2/25 HB 396 Requires County Board Approval for Bison Relocation Bill Passed - House (61 - 37)
2/22 HB 205 Authorizes Use of Suppressors for Hunting Bill Passed - House (61 - 37)
2/06 HB 27 Authorizes the Use of Silencers While Hunting Bill Passed - House (63 - 33)
4/20 HB 198 Eminent Domain Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 22)
2/24 SB 226 Amends Utility Net Metering Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 24)
2/24 SB 330 Waiver from Renewable Portfolio Standard Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 22)
2/23 HB 550 Prohibits Enforcement of Federal Greenhouse Gas Regulatory Program Bill Passed - House (68 - 31)
2/10 HB 309 Prohibits Recreational Access to Ditches Bill Passed - House (57 - 43)
2/07 HB 198 Eminent Domain Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (69 - 30)
1/28 SB 104 Limitations on Electricity Pricing Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 22)
1/19 SB 112 Authorizes the Use of Hand-Thrown Spears Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 21)
3/20 HB 418 Amendments Regarding Horse Slaughterhouses Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 23)
2/25 HB 418 Amendments Regarding Horse Slaughterhouses Bill Passed - House (66 - 33)
2/21 SB 387 Restrictions on Appeals for Energy Project Permits Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 23)
2/21 SB 387 Restrictions on Appeals for Energy Project Permits Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 23)
2/02 SJ 7 Statement of Opposition to Expansion of EPA Jurisdiction (H.R. 2421) Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (32 - 18)
1/26 SB 131 Wildland-Urban Interface Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
1/21 SB 31 Revising Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Commission Membership Qualifications Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 20)
1/20 HB 62 Mandatory Trapper Education Course Bill Passed - House (51 - 48)
9/05 SB 1 Extending Fire Related State of Emergencies Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 20)
4/03 SB 558 Montana Electric and Gas Authority Act Bill Failed - Senate (25 - 25)
3/29 HB 343 Removal of Wolves from the Endangered Species List Bill Passed - House (63 - 37)

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