Montana’s 67th Legislative session formally adjourned on April 29th, with dueling sine die motions from the House and Senate bringing legislators’ work for 2021 to an official end. We recommend the following coverage from Montana Free Press to understand what occurred during the session:
The Session Week 18: What Happened During Montana's 2021 Legislative Session?
Winners, losers and mixed bags of the 67th Montana Legislature
MNA's role during the session was two-fold:
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.
|BILL #||BILL SHORT TITLE||MNA POSITION||STATUS|
|HB569||Generally revise tax laws related to nonprofit executive pay||Opposed||Tabled|
|SB399||Generally revise and simplify income taxes||Monitored|
|SB65||Generally revise nonprofit corporation laws||Supported||Passed|
|SB78||Revise allowable special district assessment methods||Opposed||Tabled|
|HB253||Revise laws related to charitable trusts||Monitored||Tabled|
|HB272||Generally revise motor vehicle laws||Monitored||Tabled|
|SB162||Exempting religious organizations from certain campaign finance laws||Opposed||Tabled|
|HB 677||Revise laws to prohibit certain nonprofit organizations to purchase ag land||Opposed||Tabled|
|SB278||Generally revise civil liability law||Opposed|
|SB215||Establish the religious freedom restoration act||Opposed||Passed|
|HB632||Implement receipt of and appropriate federal stimulus and COVID recovery funds||Supported|
You may look up proposed bills via the LAWS website.