A total of 1,309 bills and resolutions were introduced this session, with 375 approved by the Legislature and sent to the Governor’s desk. Already, 203 bills have been signed into law by the Governor, with only five bills vetoed thus far. A total of 86 bills and resolutions were tabled in the House and 98 in the Senate. In the House, 334 bills were killed, and 126 bills were killed in the Senate. Top focuses of this year’s legislative session were Medicaid Expansion, aquatic invasive species, the budget, prescription drugs, airline fuel taxes, and infrastructure.
As the Kalispell Chamber, we either monitored or took action on 104 bills that were related to supporting business in the Flathead and serving our membership.