It's up to Montanans to safeguard Montana's clean air and water for all to enjoy and share. Part of this work involves holding our elected officials accountable to protecting the ecosystems in the state we all call home. We need to make our priorities loud and clear, as well as to organize to prevent backsliding. The Montana Chapter offers many ways for you to get involved in the 2023 legislative session. Please check out the options below!
Questions? Feel free to contact Caitlin Piserchia about getting involved, or fill out this form to volunteer with the Montana Chapter and let us know which issues you're particularly concerned about this legislative session.
~ Want to receive Montana Sierra Club's weekly emails about legislative actions and bills?
~ Want to receive mobile alerts about urgent legislative actions and other Sierra Club info?
Text SIERRA to 69866, or sign up online at https://www.sierraclub.org/mobile-alerts. By providing your email and/or mobile number, you consent to receive email, mobile phone, and text communications from Sierra Club, the Sierra Club Foundation, Sierra Club PACs, and Chapters concerning news, action opportunities, and other important information about climate solutions, nature protection, and other issues we work to address.
~ 2023 Montana Legislative Bill Tracker and Fact Sheets
Click here to open up our tracker in a separate browser window.
HB 643: Revising net metering laws
HB 765: Remove reimbursement for wolf hunting expenses
SB 97: Implement renewable portfolio standard production tax for property tax relief
HB 372: Establish the right to hunt in Constitution
HB 915: Constitutional amendment to change process to select supreme court justices
HB 669: Revise laws related to allocation of marijuana tax revenues
Signed and/or Enacted (some of these are facing legal challenges):
HB 170: Repeal state energy policy
SB 109: Revise laws related to redistricting the PSC
HB 220: Create select committee on energy resource planning and acquisition
HB 241: Prohibit governments from requiring buildings be constructed with solar panels
HB 284: Revise laws related to approval of electricity supply resources
HB 104: Revise aerial hunting requirements
HB 60: An act providing for an annual fee on electric vehicles registered in the state
SB 99, SB 458, & HB 361: Anti-Trans Bills
SB 228: Prohibit local governments from banning petroleum fuels
SB 208: Prohibit local governments from banning or limiting energy choices
SB 178: Generally revise cryptocurrency laws
SB 84: Revise laws related to hunting and aircraft use
HB 576: Revise laws related to water and coal mining
SB 557 and SB 392: Anti-Litigation Bills
SB 557: Revise MEPA relating to litigation
HB 971: Revise Environmental Policy Act
SB 295: Revising laws to accommodate grizzly bear delisting
Click here for the Montana Chapter's guide to taking action at the State Legislature.
Volunteer With Us
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Resources for Writing a Letter to the Editor
Click here for letter-writing resources.
Other Helpful Resources
The legislative session moves quickly, so we encourage you to also sign up for alerts from other organizations active at the Legislature. Here are some organizations that work on issues related to the natural world, tribal sovereignty and other human rights, or a combination of all:
- Montana Environmental Information Center (and check out MEIC's helpful legislative toolkit!)
- Montana Renewable Energy Association
- Northern Plains Resource Council
- Indigenous Organizers' Collective
- Forward Montana
- Montana Women Vote
- Montana Budget & Policy Center
- Montana Conservation Voters
- Wild Montana
- Montana Audubon
- Montana Wildlife Federation
You can read the Montana Chapter’s recent joint statement with Sierra Club Executive Director Ben Jealous condemning the censure of Rep. Zooey Zephyr here.