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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. Our summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to our strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. They do not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill, but rather the version voted on in that stage. While many procedural votes take place before a full chamber vote, our voting stages reflect the final reading of each chamber vote. 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, 2021 MT HB 651 Requires Ballot Initiatives Include a Warning Label on the Impact to Local Business Concurrence Vote Passed - House (66 - 33)
April 26, 2021 MT SB 306 Expands the Size of the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission Conference Report Adopted - House (70 - 28)
April 26, 2021 MT HB 504 Prohibits Peace Officers from Curtailing the Possession of Firearms Concurrence Vote Passed - House (70 - 28)
April 23, 2021 MT SB 306 Expands the Size of the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 20)
April 22, 2021 MT HB 651 Requires Ballot Initiatives Include a Warning Label on the Impact to Local Business Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
April 15, 2021 MT HB 632 Appropriates Funds as Part of COVID-19 Relief Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (33 - 17)
April 15, 2021 MT HB 504 Prohibits Peace Officers from Curtailing the Possession of Firearms Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 17)
April 1, 2021 MT HB 655 Amends Marijuana Laws Bill Passed - House (69 - 28)
April 1, 2021 MT HB 632 Appropriates Funds as Part of COVID-19 Relief Bill Passed - House (83 - 14)
March 30, 2021 MT SB 354 Increases Restrictions to Prescriptive Easements Bill Passed - House (62 - 38)
March 19, 2021 MT HB 385 Increases the Number of Electors Needed to Sign a Constitutional Initiative Bill Passed - House (66 - 33)
March 2, 2021 MT HB 517 Amends Penalties for Underage Use and Possession of Marijuana Bill Passed - House (68 - 31)
March 2, 2021 MT SB 319 Establishes Joint Fundraising Committees to Solicit Large Campaign Donations Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 19)
March 1, 2021 MT SB 220 Increases Penalties for Assaulting a Peace or Judicial Officer Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 15)
March 1, 2021 MT SB 215 Limits State and Local Governmental Authority Over a Religious Activity Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 24)
March 1, 2021 MT SB 354 Increases Restrictions to Prescriptive Easements Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 15)
March 1, 2021 MT SB 254 Authorizes Changes in Daylight Savings Time if Neighboring States do the Same Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 18)
Feb. 27, 2021 MT SB 118 Amends Laws Related to False Statements Regarding Workers Compensation Bill Passed - House (65 - 33)
Feb. 27, 2021 MT HB 334 Expands Which Healthcare Providers Can Grant COVID-19 Vaccine Exemptions Bill Passed - House (65 - 34)
Feb. 25, 2021 MT HB 427 Prohibits Gender Transition Medical Procedures for Transgender Minors Bill Passed - House (60 - 38)
Feb. 25, 2021 MT HB 429 Rescinds Gubernatorial Power to Suspend Election Laws During Emergencies Bill Passed - House (71 - 27)
Feb. 23, 2021 MT SB 99 Establishes Parameters for K-12 Sexual Education Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 19)
Feb. 19, 2021 MT HB 325 Authorizes the Election of Supreme Court Justices by District Bill Passed - House (63 - 36)
Feb. 19, 2021 MT HB 218 Prohibits "Free Speech Zones" on College Campuses Bill Passed - House (96 - 3)
Feb. 15, 2021 MT HB 202 Specifies Hunting Permits are Once-in-a-Lifetime Bill Passed - House (54 - 45)
Feb. 15, 2021 MT SB 126 Amends Laws Related to the Property Valuation Appeal Process Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 19)
Feb. 10, 2021 MT HB 226 Amends Alcohol Laws to Permit Curbside Pickup Bill Passed - House (80 - 19)
Feb. 10, 2021 MT HB 254 Amends the Wrongful Discharge Act Bill Passed - House (66 - 34)
Feb. 8, 2021 MT SB 118 Amends Laws Related to False Statements Regarding Workers Compensation Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 18)
Feb. 5, 2021 MT HB 176 Rescinds Election Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - House (64 - 34)
Feb. 5, 2021 MT HB 229 Prohibits Insurance Policies from Covering Abortion Services with Few Exceptions Bill Passed - House (70 - 28)
Feb. 4, 2021 MT HB 195 Restructures Property Insurance Claims Bill Passed - House (73 - 24)
Feb. 3, 2021 MT HB 102 Authorizes Carrying Concealed Firearms in Public Settings Without a Permit Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
Feb. 2, 2021 MT SB 132 Requires Employers to Offer Alternative Accommodations for Employees Who Do Not Receive the COVID-19 Vaccination Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
Feb. 1, 2021 MT HB 137 Restructures Vaping and Nicotine Product Laws Bill Passed - House (62 - 37)
Jan. 27, 2021 MT HB 112 Requires Student Athletes to Participate Under Sex Assigned at Birth Bill Passed - House (61 - 38)
Jan. 26, 2021 MT HB 167 Authorizes Adopting the Montana Born Alive Infant Protection Act Bill Passed - House (68 - 32)
Jan. 26, 2021 MT HB 140 Requires Providing Information Before Performing an Abortion Bill Passed - House (68 - 32)
Jan. 26, 2021 MT HB 136 Rescinds a Woman's Ability to Have an Abortion After 20 Weeks of Pregnancy Bill Passed - House (66 - 34)
Jan. 26, 2021 MT HB 171 Establishes the Montana Abortion-Induced Drug Risk Protocol Bill Passed - House (67 - 33)
Jan. 26, 2021 MT HB 113 Prohibits Medical Providers from Prescribing Certain Treatments for Youth with Gender Dysphoria Bill Failed - House (49 - 51)
Jan. 21, 2021 MT HB 124 Authorizes Shooting Big Game if it Collides with a Motor Vehicle Bill Passed - House (58 - 41)
Jan. 21, 2021 MT HB 111 Exempts Military Pensions from the State Income Tax Bill Passed - House (61 - 38)
Jan. 14, 2021 MT HB 102 Authorizes Carrying Concealed Firearms in Public Settings Without a Permit Bill Passed - House (66 - 31)
Date No. Title Outcome
4/27 HB 651 Requires Ballot Initiatives Include a Warning Label on the Impact to Local Business Concurrence Vote Passed - House (66 - 33)
4/26 SB 306 Expands the Size of the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission Conference Report Adopted - House (70 - 28)
4/26 HB 504 Prohibits Peace Officers from Curtailing the Possession of Firearms Concurrence Vote Passed - House (70 - 28)
4/23 SB 306 Expands the Size of the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 20)
4/22 HB 651 Requires Ballot Initiatives Include a Warning Label on the Impact to Local Business Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
4/15 HB 632 Appropriates Funds as Part of COVID-19 Relief Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (33 - 17)
4/15 HB 504 Prohibits Peace Officers from Curtailing the Possession of Firearms Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 17)
4/01 HB 655 Amends Marijuana Laws Bill Passed - House (69 - 28)
4/01 HB 632 Appropriates Funds as Part of COVID-19 Relief Bill Passed - House (83 - 14)
3/30 SB 354 Increases Restrictions to Prescriptive Easements Bill Passed - House (62 - 38)
3/19 HB 385 Increases the Number of Electors Needed to Sign a Constitutional Initiative Bill Passed - House (66 - 33)
3/02 HB 517 Amends Penalties for Underage Use and Possession of Marijuana Bill Passed - House (68 - 31)
3/02 SB 319 Establishes Joint Fundraising Committees to Solicit Large Campaign Donations Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 19)
3/01 SB 220 Increases Penalties for Assaulting a Peace or Judicial Officer Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 15)
3/01 SB 215 Limits State and Local Governmental Authority Over a Religious Activity Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 24)
3/01 SB 354 Increases Restrictions to Prescriptive Easements Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 15)
3/01 SB 254 Authorizes Changes in Daylight Savings Time if Neighboring States do the Same Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 18)
2/27 SB 118 Amends Laws Related to False Statements Regarding Workers Compensation Bill Passed - House (65 - 33)
2/27 HB 334 Expands Which Healthcare Providers Can Grant COVID-19 Vaccine Exemptions Bill Passed - House (65 - 34)
2/25 HB 427 Prohibits Gender Transition Medical Procedures for Transgender Minors Bill Passed - House (60 - 38)
2/25 HB 429 Rescinds Gubernatorial Power to Suspend Election Laws During Emergencies Bill Passed - House (71 - 27)
2/23 SB 99 Establishes Parameters for K-12 Sexual Education Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 19)
2/19 HB 325 Authorizes the Election of Supreme Court Justices by District Bill Passed - House (63 - 36)
2/19 HB 218 Prohibits "Free Speech Zones" on College Campuses Bill Passed - House (96 - 3)
2/15 HB 202 Specifies Hunting Permits are Once-in-a-Lifetime Bill Passed - House (54 - 45)
2/15 SB 126 Amends Laws Related to the Property Valuation Appeal Process Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 19)
2/10 HB 226 Amends Alcohol Laws to Permit Curbside Pickup Bill Passed - House (80 - 19)
2/10 HB 254 Amends the Wrongful Discharge Act Bill Passed - House (66 - 34)
2/08 SB 118 Amends Laws Related to False Statements Regarding Workers Compensation Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 18)
2/05 HB 176 Rescinds Election Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - House (64 - 34)
2/05 HB 229 Prohibits Insurance Policies from Covering Abortion Services with Few Exceptions Bill Passed - House (70 - 28)
2/04 HB 195 Restructures Property Insurance Claims Bill Passed - House (73 - 24)
2/03 HB 102 Authorizes Carrying Concealed Firearms in Public Settings Without a Permit Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
2/02 SB 132 Requires Employers to Offer Alternative Accommodations for Employees Who Do Not Receive the COVID-19 Vaccination Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
2/01 HB 137 Restructures Vaping and Nicotine Product Laws Bill Passed - House (62 - 37)
1/27 HB 112 Requires Student Athletes to Participate Under Sex Assigned at Birth Bill Passed - House (61 - 38)
1/26 HB 167 Authorizes Adopting the Montana Born Alive Infant Protection Act Bill Passed - House (68 - 32)
1/26 HB 140 Requires Providing Information Before Performing an Abortion Bill Passed - House (68 - 32)
1/26 HB 136 Rescinds a Woman's Ability to Have an Abortion After 20 Weeks of Pregnancy Bill Passed - House (66 - 34)
1/26 HB 171 Establishes the Montana Abortion-Induced Drug Risk Protocol Bill Passed - House (67 - 33)
1/26 HB 113 Prohibits Medical Providers from Prescribing Certain Treatments for Youth with Gender Dysphoria Bill Failed - House (49 - 51)
1/21 HB 124 Authorizes Shooting Big Game if it Collides with a Motor Vehicle Bill Passed - House (58 - 41)
1/21 HB 111 Exempts Military Pensions from the State Income Tax Bill Passed - House (61 - 38)
1/14 HB 102 Authorizes Carrying Concealed Firearms in Public Settings Without a Permit Bill Passed - House (66 - 31)

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