Montana Legislature

Legislative Session 2013

As we do for every legislative session, MWF monitors and provides a Sportspersons - MWF 2013 Legislative Watch List. We have two lobbyists who are tracking these every day and appearing before committees to testify on bills. The measures that get assigned a bill number have a hyperlink that will take you directly to the text of the bill.

Understand that this list of legislative measures is as fluid as the Legislative Bill Draft Request List. It changes everyday. We encourage frequent visitation so that you may keep abreast of measures as they are presented to legislators and committees. We will also be sending out action alerts multiple times per week to keep our members informed.

Each day we will be checking on how bills are advancing, moving from a Legislative Council (LC) number to a bill #, their status in drafting, title changes and clarity, committee assignments and hearing dates. We will provide a Legislative Watch List that will be updated multiple times per week.

Some requests to draft a measure may have not made it to the status of a bill or even into language drafting but may only be identifiable by its “Short Title”.

Others may not yet be a bill but you might be able to retrieve the draft language on the state LAWS website.

Some reasons for being unable to retrieve language include a “Draft Request Received”, “Draft On Hold”, “Draft Taken Off Hold” ‘In Drafting”, “Died in Process or Cancelled”, “Draft in Legal Review”, or a draft has been “Returned to the Requester” of a bill.

You can check on the status of all the bills

You can look up the List of All Introduced and Unintroduced Bills

Or you can retrieve individual bills by using the numbers we are providing on this watch list. 

 The MWF lobby team does everything it can to monitor, inform and engage the hunting, fishing and wildlife conservation public but we cannot do it alone. The voice of the public, hunters and anglers are what truly make a difference and influence how a bill may proceed.

We ask you to seriously consider signing for the MWF SPORTSMANS ADVOCATE NETWORK

To find out how to communicate with a legislator you can find their contact information here

 

To send messages to a legislator through an On-line Message Form

Or call and leave a personal message at :  (406) 444-4800 

 

Please feel free to contact MWF at anytime if you have a question about the status of a bill: mwf@mtwf.org

Montana Legislature Contact

For your voting district and your Senator and Representative in the Montana Legislature, click here: Montana Legislative Districts 

Helpful Internet Information and Bill Tracking

Official Website for the Montana Legislature 

Write to:

(Name of Representative)
Montana House of Representatives
State Capitol
P.O. Box 200400
Helena, MT 59620-0400

(Name of Senator)
Montana Senate
State Capitol
P.O. Box 200500
Helena, MT 59620-0500

Telephone:

For legislative information or to LEAVE A MESSAGE FOR A LEGISLATOR: (406) 444-4800.

Fax:

Montana House of Representatives: (406) 444-4825

Montana Senate: (406) 444-4875

LEGISLATIVE ELECTRONIC MESSAGE CENTER sends messages to your legislator's desk.


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