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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:

  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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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
April 27, 2015 MT SB 416 Appropriates Funds for Infrastructure Projects Bill Failed - House (66 - 33)
April 24, 2015 MT HB 2 2015-2017 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (34 - 15)
April 21, 2015 MT SB 284 Requires County Commissioners to Approve Bison Relocations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 18)
April 21, 2015 MT SB 245 Authorizes Post-Season Elk Hunting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (33 - 17)
April 21, 2015 MT SB 107 Authorizes New High School Districts Bill Failed - House (48 - 52)
April 20, 2015 MT SB 410 Authorizes Tax Credits for Donations to Certain Educational Programs and Student Scholarship Organizations Bill Passed - House (59 - 41)
April 20, 2015 MT SB 411 Requires the Closure of the Montana Developmental Center Bill Passed - House (60 - 40)
April 18, 2015 MT SB 405 Expands Health Care Coverage Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (28 - 21)
April 15, 2015 MT SB 289 Requires Certain Political Groups to Disclose Expenditures Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (30 - 20)
April 15, 2015 MT SB 245 Authorizes Post-Season Elk Hunting Bill Passed - House (59 - 40)
April 15, 2015 MT SB 284 Requires County Commissioners to Approve Bison Relocations Bill Passed - House (59 - 40)
April 15, 2015 MT HB 479 Requires Fetal Anesthesia for Abortions after 20 Weeks Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
April 13, 2015 MT HB 284 Prohibits Bullying in Public Schools Concurrence Vote Passed - House (58 - 42)
April 11, 2015 MT SB 405 Expands Health Care Coverage Bill Passed - House (54 - 42)
April 11, 2015 MT HB 2 2015-2017 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 17)
March 31, 2015 MT SB 410 Authorizes Tax Credits for Donations to Certain Educational Programs and Student Scholarship Organizations Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 23)
March 30, 2015 MT SB 405 Expands Health Care Coverage Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 21)
March 28, 2015 MT SB 289 Requires Certain Political Groups to Disclose Expenditures Bill Passed - House (51 - 48)
March 25, 2015 MT HB 245 Authorizes the Sale of Raw Milk Bill Passed - House (61 - 38)
March 25, 2015 MT HB 479 Requires Fetal Anesthesia for Abortions after 20 Weeks Bill Passed - House (56 - 43)
March 20, 2015 MT HB 2 2015-2017 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House (59 - 40)
March 12, 2015 MT HB 203 Prohibits Enforcement of Certain Federal Gun Restrictions Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 22)
March 12, 2015 MT HB 298 Amends Concealed Weapons Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 21)
March 11, 2015 MT HB 297 Prohibits Texting While Driving Bill Passed - House (53 - 46)
March 9, 2015 MT HB 212 Amends Definitions of Fishing, Hunting, and Trapping Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
Feb. 26, 2015 MT SB 289 Requires Certain Political Groups to Disclose Expenditures Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 22)
Feb. 26, 2015 MT SB 262 Establishes Water Rights Compact Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 19)
Feb. 26, 2015 MT SB 12 Authorizes School Funding for 19-Year-Old Students Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 16)
Feb. 24, 2015 MT SB 107 Authorizes New High School Districts Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 16)
Feb. 20, 2015 MT HB 200 Requires Drug Testing For Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - House (55 - 45)
Feb. 19, 2015 MT HB 298 Amends Concealed Weapons Regulations Bill Passed - House (56 - 43)
Feb. 14, 2015 MT SB 200 Restructures Income Tax Brackets Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 21)
Feb. 9, 2015 MT HB 203 Prohibits Enforcement of Certain Federal Gun Restrictions Bill Passed - House (58 - 42)
Feb. 5, 2015 MT SB 143 Authorizes Firearms on College Campuses Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
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)
Feb. 2, 2015 MT SB 154 Amends Requirement to Wear Hunter Orange while Hunting Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 17)
Date No. Title Outcome
4/27 SB 416 Appropriates Funds for Infrastructure Projects Bill Failed - House (66 - 33)
4/24 HB 2 2015-2017 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (34 - 15)
4/21 SB 284 Requires County Commissioners to Approve Bison Relocations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 18)
4/21 SB 245 Authorizes Post-Season Elk Hunting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (33 - 17)
4/21 SB 107 Authorizes New High School Districts Bill Failed - House (48 - 52)
4/20 SB 410 Authorizes Tax Credits for Donations to Certain Educational Programs and Student Scholarship Organizations Bill Passed - House (59 - 41)
4/20 SB 411 Requires the Closure of the Montana Developmental Center Bill Passed - House (60 - 40)
4/18 SB 405 Expands Health Care Coverage Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (28 - 21)
4/15 SB 289 Requires Certain Political Groups to Disclose Expenditures Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (30 - 20)
4/15 SB 245 Authorizes Post-Season Elk Hunting Bill Passed - House (59 - 40)
4/15 SB 284 Requires County Commissioners to Approve Bison Relocations Bill Passed - House (59 - 40)
4/15 HB 479 Requires Fetal Anesthesia for Abortions after 20 Weeks Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
4/13 HB 284 Prohibits Bullying in Public Schools Concurrence Vote Passed - House (58 - 42)
4/11 SB 405 Expands Health Care Coverage Bill Passed - House (54 - 42)
4/11 HB 2 2015-2017 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 17)
3/31 SB 410 Authorizes Tax Credits for Donations to Certain Educational Programs and Student Scholarship Organizations Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 23)
3/30 SB 405 Expands Health Care Coverage Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 21)
3/28 SB 289 Requires Certain Political Groups to Disclose Expenditures Bill Passed - House (51 - 48)
3/25 HB 245 Authorizes the Sale of Raw Milk Bill Passed - House (61 - 38)
3/25 HB 479 Requires Fetal Anesthesia for Abortions after 20 Weeks Bill Passed - House (56 - 43)
3/20 HB 2 2015-2017 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House (59 - 40)
3/12 HB 203 Prohibits Enforcement of Certain Federal Gun Restrictions Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 22)
3/12 HB 298 Amends Concealed Weapons Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 21)
3/11 HB 297 Prohibits Texting While Driving Bill Passed - House (53 - 46)
3/09 HB 212 Amends Definitions of Fishing, Hunting, and Trapping Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
2/26 SB 289 Requires Certain Political Groups to Disclose Expenditures Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 22)
2/26 SB 262 Establishes Water Rights Compact Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 19)
2/26 SB 12 Authorizes School Funding for 19-Year-Old Students Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 16)
2/24 SB 107 Authorizes New High School Districts Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 16)
2/20 HB 200 Requires Drug Testing For Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - House (55 - 45)
2/19 HB 298 Amends Concealed Weapons Regulations Bill Passed - House (56 - 43)
2/14 SB 200 Restructures Income Tax Brackets Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 21)
2/09 HB 203 Prohibits Enforcement of Certain Federal Gun Restrictions Bill Passed - House (58 - 42)
2/05 SB 143 Authorizes Firearms on College Campuses Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
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)
2/02 SB 154 Amends Requirement to Wear Hunter Orange while Hunting Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 17)

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