Week 9: General Bill Transmittal List

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General Bill Status at Transmittal Deadline

Transmitted to Governor:

HB 15 - Implement K-12 Inflation

SB 15 - Revise election laws related to accessibility for disabled electors

SB 31 - Require consideration of less restrictive options in guardianship proceedings

Bills Still Alive:

Medicaid Services

HB 37 - Clarify requirements for the Medicaid medically needy program

HB 38 - Establish legislative intent for home and community-based services waivers

SB 33 - Require 30-day notice before termination of participation in HCBS waiver program

SB 43 - Require administrative rulemaking for substantive changes to HCBS programs

SB 100 - Provide for the welfare fraud prevention act

SB 186 - Revising definition of services related to public procurement contracts


HB 176 - Close late voter registration on noon the day before the election

HB 406 - Revise absentee and mail ballot laws

HB 613 - Generally revise laws related to tribal voting


HB 57 - Revise requirements related to CPS placements in congregate care

HB 211 - Provide compensation and assistance for secondary victims

HB 282 - Revise labor laws relating to the employment of minors

HB 283 - Revise workers' compensation laws relating to student interns

HB 369 - Support school-based prevention programs

HB 462 - Revise driver license laws for foster children

HB 574 - Revise laws related to reporting on out-of-state placement of certain children

SB 16 - Allow minors to consent to emergency shelter and services

Criminal Justice

HB 244 - Revise death penalty laws related to lethal injection

HB 583 - Generally revise criminal justice laws

SB 344 - Allow for adult inmates at Pine Hills Youth Correctional Facility

SB 353 - Require probation/parole officers to inform re: restoration of rights

SB 361 - Generally revise laws to establish certificate of rehabilitation

Child and Family Services Division/Ombudsman

HB 39 - Provide for continued interim review of child protective services matters

HB 398 - Allow legislators to review child and family ombudsman records

HB 426 - Revise laws regarding interactions between DPHHS and child and family ombudsman

HB 459 - Provide for certification of CPS workers with direct contact with children


HB 46 - Revise special education funding

HB 233 - Revise funding for students with disabilities

HB 329 - Establish the Students with Special Needs Equal Opportunity Act

SB 18 - Establish graduation requirements for educationally-disrupted youth

SB 109 - Revise laws related to gifted and talented education


HB 155 - Revise laws related to reimbursement for certain Medicaid services

HB 275 - Establish uses of medicaid waiver funds

HB 341 - Require that medicaid appropriations be used only for medicaid expenditures

SB 159 - Personal Income Tax Relief Act

SB 181 - Corporate Tax Modernization Act

SB 182 - Generally revise laws on state finance, reducing tax rate if conditions met

SB 323 - Generally revise Montana Administrative Procedure Act

Study bills

HJ 4 - Study criminal proceedings and commitment of people with mental illness


HB 291 - Requiring coverage of amplification devices, services for kids with hearing loss

HB 328 - Provide guidelines for assessing language development in deaf children

HB 427 - Provide for youth health protection

HB 598 - Generally revise disability parking laws

SB 111 - Revising laws re conditional hunting permits for disabled persons

Psychiatric Services

HB 276 -Put peer support specialists on the board of behavioral health

HB 295 - Allow licensed clinical social workers and therapists to treat chronic pain        


HB 480 - Revise order of protection laws regarding incapacitated persons

Bills Probably Dead:


HB 16 - Allow 3- and 4-year-olds with disabilities in ANB calculations


HB 447 - Generally revising laws related to legislative oversight of administrative rules

HB 457 - Delay implementation of recreational marijuana laws

HB 497 - Establish interim budget committees


HB 113 - Provide for youth health protection

HB 216 -  Allow Medicaid reimbursement for license outdoor behavioral programs

SB 282 - Assert right of parent to direct child healthcare


HB 455 - Generally revise election laws related to absentee ballots                                              

Criminal Justice

HB 335 - Repeal death penalty

HB 377 - Revise criminal penalties for certain threats of violence

HB 565 - Generally revise assault laws

HB 603 - Provide for Montana Innocence Inquiry Commission


SB 32 - Revise monitoring requirements for guardians of adults


How to Contact Legislators During the Session

Online Messaging

Use the online messaging form to message a legislator (click button below). This is one of the quickest and most effective ways of contacting your legislator. 

Phone Call

Regular office hours during the session are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to adjournment on Saturdays. Callers may leave messages for legislators or acquire general legislative information by calling the Information Desk at (406) 444-4800. Callers may leave messages for up to 5 individual legislators or 1 legislative committee per call.

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Do You Have the Assistive Technology You Need to Participate in the 2021 Legislative Session?

Do you have what you need to share your story or voice support of bills that impact the lives of Montanans with disabilities? Borrow equipment from MonTECH for 30-60 days so you'll be prepared to write, call, or testify.

MonTECH houses a wide range of equipment to help you get connected. Borrow iPads, adapted keyboards, hands-free mice, laptops, wearable speakers, headphones, webcams, voice amplifiers, or devices that allow hands-free video calls with motion tracking. Spotty or nonexistent internet? If you’re in range of a cellular tower, borrow a Jetpack Mobile Hotspot and connect up to 15 devices! MonTECH provides free shipping and return shipping anywhere in Montana, and serves any Montanan who has a disability (including learning disabilities). The program is easy to use and does not require medical verification of a disability to borrow this type of equipment. Call or write if you have questions or need help accessing our program: montech@mso.umt.edu, 1-877-243-5511. We look forward to helping ensure you are heard during the 2021 legislative session!


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Executive Director,
Disability Rights Montana
Bernie Franks-Ongoy



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