HB 500 would prohibit the abortion of a child gestationally old enough to feel pain. The bill sets that line at 20 weeks gestation.
*Update- Bill missed Transmittal Deadline, is now dead.
This is a large bill that would re-write criminal law in the areas that touch on Human Trafficking. The more we can do to help the victims of Human Trafficking the better. This is nothing less than modern day slavery.
*Update – Bill missed Transmittal Deadline, is dead. This bill would eliminate the penalty for those forced to file “Married filing jointly” on their Montana tax return. You are taxed at a higher rate if only one spouse works. This bill would eliminate the disparity.
The Montana endowment tax credit is used as an estate planning tool by many Montanans and it greatly benefits organizations like the Montana Family Institute ( The research and education arm of the Montana Family Foundation). His bill would move the sunset to 2025 and allow the program to remain in place.
This bill would require abortion providers to offer their clients the chance to see an ultrasound or hear the fetal heartbeat prior to having an abortion.
This bill would allow those who have filed for divorce to suspend or terminate the proceedings while they pursue a path of reconciliation.
*Update – no change, still alive in Revenue Committee This bill would allow state regulation of Christian youth treatment facilities (such as Pinehave Christian Children’s Ranch) by removing the religious exemption from current state law. We’ve been fighting this for 11 years.
This bill would outlaw abortion by defining that life begins at conception. As a constitutional amendment, the bill must receive 100 “yes” votes, total, between the House and Senate to pass.
This bill is the result of the poorly worded 2009 Mt. Supreme Court’s Baxter decision on doctor perscribed suicide. It says the doctor may not use the consent of the victim as a defense if the dotor prescribes the drugs for suicide and is later charged with homicide.