2019 Session 

Dead Bad Bills

Last Update: 05/04/19

This Stage lists bills that have either been killed in committee or on the Floor of the House or Senate. (OR if the bill number is missing - the bill request was cancelled soon after requested)





Bill #CommentarySponsorHearingTitle
HB755 CLICKMoore N/A Generally revise pre-kindergarten laws



Bill #CommentarySponsorHearingTitle
HB182 CLICKHolmlund N/A Establish the Civil Justice Improvements Act
HB197 CLICKZolnikov N/A Require public agency IT contractors use software to verify hours worked
HB345 CLICKDunwell N/A Provide a stepped increase in minimum wage to a living wage
HB447 CLICKGalloway N/A Allow a grievance committee for water/sewer board complaints
HB460 CLICKZolnikov N/A Require employers to allow veterans the day off on Veterans' Day
HB557 CLICKWinter N/A Provide for online voter registration
HB655 CLICKDooling N/A Revise drone laws
HB699 CLICKWinter N/A Allow online voter registration and electronic signature transfer
SB110 CLICKRipley N/A Volunteer firefighter participation in county health insurance pool
SB120 CLICKMalek N/A Limiting restaurant distribution of plastic straws unless requested
SB190 CLICKPhillips N/A Establish targets, reporting, and monitoring for CO2 emissions
SB198 CLICKEllsworth N/A Providing legal access to parcels exempt from subdivision review
SB249 CLICKFitzpatrick N/A Generally revise transportation laws related to bicycling
SJ25 CLICKEllis N/A Interim study of historic subdivisions



Bill #CommentarySponsorHearingTitle
HB165 CLICKMarler N/A Phaseout use of styrofoam
HB392 CLICKBachmeier N/A Provide for a state rock 'n' roll song
HB395 CLICKGarner N/A Revise bicycle passing laws
HB430 CLICKGalloway N/A Referendum for Montana daylight time
HB49 CLICKGarner N/A Create a vehicle occupant safety pilot program
HB508 CLICKBachmeier N/A Allow individual at least 16 years old to preregister to vote
HB510 CLICKBachmeier N/A Allow youth election judges
HB770 CLICKWinter N/A Provide for the legalization of recreational marijuana
HJ25 CLICKWoods N/A Resolution for limited US Constitutional Convention on elections

Social Issues 


Bill #CommentarySponsorHearingTitle
HB350 CLICKHopkins N/A Eliminate death penalty
HB526 CLICKB Smith N/A Change the name of Columbus Day holiday
SJ11 CLICKSands N/A Study legalizing marijuana recreationally for adult use
SJ8 Barrett N/A Resolution to Congress regarding climate change policy



Bill #CommentarySponsorHearingTitle
HB193 CLICKDunwell N/A Establish a carbon tax and distribute revenue
HB740 CLICKPope N/A Provide for local option sales tax
SB102 CLICKWebb N/A Revise motor vehicle registration fees
SB152 CLICKBarrett N/A Repeal sunset on 6-mill university levy
SB189 CLICKBarrett N/A Establish a carbon tax and distribute revenue
SB242 CLICKWebb N/A Create state park decal

Bills to Watch (Some Good / Some Bad) 


Bill #CommentarySponsorHearingTitle
HB147 CLICKHolmlund N/A Referendum to establish sanctuary city laws in Montana
HB153 CLICKEsp N/A Referendum on daylight savings time
HB302 CLICKDeVries N/A Constitutional amendment to define person
HB317 CLICKKeane N/A Generally revise laws related to bill draft requests
HB435 CLICKBishop N/A Provide for gateway local option tax
HB554 CLICKRegier N/A Revising calculation of Public Service Commission salaries
SB100 CLICKRegier N/A Requiring the provision of information before the performing an abortion
SB143 CLICKCuffe N/A Revise voter registration to end at 5 PM the Friday prior to the election
SB185 CLICKPhillips N/A Prohibit hunting and trapping of wolves near Yellowstone
SB304 CLICKWebb N/A Authorize concealed carry for legislators, & sergeants-at-arms & their depu
SJ14 CLICKPomnichowski N/A Joint resolution regarding Cuba