Welcome to the 67th Montana State Legislative Session

For the next four months, the voice and visibility of the nonprofit community will be paramount as we collectively advocate to solve problems and make life better for the people and communities we serve. Throughout the Session, MNA will be both a partner and resource, keeping you informed and supporting your engagement in advocacy.

MNA's role during the session is two-fold:

  • We will advocate for the strongest possible operating environment for Montana's nonprofit sector as a whole.
  • We will be a resource to the nonprofit community as it relates to nonprofits' rights and responsibilities as advocates, including lobbying.

We will update this page throughout the Session with additional resources, bill information, action items, and more. Please check back often.

Legislative Resources for Nonprofits

  • MNA Friday Morning Updates via Zoom | Gain up-to-date information on the issues impacting the nonprofit sector in Montana from MNA Executive Director, Liz Moore, from 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. each Friday morning. REGISTER HERE for the series and to attend any/all sessions.
  • MNA Friday Afternoon Update Emails | Information, resources, and calls-to-action as needed. SIGN UP for Policy News + Alerts.
  • MNA Technical 1:1 Support | Have an advocacy or legislative question? Email [email protected] to schedule an appointment.
  • MNA's Prerecorded Advocacy & Lobbying Training Series | Three-part series with supporting materials. PURCHASE for $45.00.

Pre-Session Legislative Report | Provided by MNA's Government Relations firm Crowley Fleck, this report serves as a legislative guide intended to assist nonprofits with navigating the Session. The report includes information on how to track bills of interest, how to view the Session online, and how to testify via Zoom. It also includes a list of legislative committees and contact information. READ REPORT.

Have Your Say Montana | This website outlines ways to participate in the Session safely. It includes a portal for submitting written testimony, writing a message, or requesting a Zoom link to testify in a hearing - all which much take place by noon the day prior to the hearing. VISIT SITE.

Montana State Legislative Website | Look up bills, search for legislators, request to testify remotely or upload your testimony, watch or listen to meetings, review revenue and budget information, and more. VISIT SITE.

Legislative SPOTLIGHT Series

  • Recently, MNA and Director Alme of the Montana Office of Budget and Program Planning engaged in a Q&A regarding Governor Gianforte's proposed budget. Watch the recording HERE.
  • We also had an insightful conversation with David L. Thompson, Vice President of Public Policy for the National Council of Nonprofits, regarding federal legislative issues impacting the nonprofit sector. Watch the recording HERE.
  • And, we rounded out our series with a conversation with Senator Jill Cohenour, Montana Senate Minority Leader. Watch the recording HERE.

Current Bills MNA is Tracking

LC0606 Generally revise nonprofit corporation laws Monitoring
LC1820 Establish an affordable housing trust fund Monitoring
LC2581 Generally revise tax laws related to nonprofit executive pay Monitoring
LC2626 Generally revise tax credit laws Monitoring
LC2868 Expand the contribution limits for education tax credits Monitoring
SB65 Generally revise nonprofit corporation laws Supporting
SB78 Revise allowable special district assessment methods Tabled
HB253 Revise laws related to charitable trusts Tabled
HB272 Generally revise motor vehicle laws Monitoring
SB0162 Exempting religious organizations from certain campaign finance laws Opposing
LC1980 Prohibit nonprofit corporations from buying agriculture land Monitoring
LC2874 Generally revise nonprofit corporation laws Monitoring
SB215 Establish the religious freedom restoration act Opposing


You may look up proposed bills via the LAWS website.

Additional Resources to Explore