The Montana State Legislature convenes for 90 days in January each odd-numbered year. The legislature consists of a House of Representatives and a Senate. Each bill that becomes law must be approved by both chambers.

When the legislature is in session, the ACLU of Montana heads to the capitol to protect the constitutional rights and civil liberties of all Montanans, including members of the 13 Native American tribes within the state.  Either independently or with our partners of various and diverse coalitions, we work to protect civil liberties for all Montanans by placing, supporting, altering, or defeating legislation that would threaten those civil liberties.

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