The ACLU of Montana works year-round to protect the constitutional rights and civil liberties of all Montanans, including members of the 13 Native American tribes within the state. Throughout the legislative session we are in close touch with elected officials. However, they are most interested in hearing from you - their constituents. Stay informed and be ready to act! Get our updates and action alerts (sign-up at aclumontana.org), and follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram
 


Below is the legislation we’re tracking and prioritizing during the 2019 legislative session. (As bills are filed, this page will be updated.)

End the Criminalization of Poverty

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HB 217Stop suspending driver's licenses when people are too poor to pay court debt. 
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In Committee

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LC 1088: Renew Montana's Medicaid expansion. 
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LC 1771: Study to determine if additional or different services are needed for mental health or substance use disorders as one way to reduce homelessness, and as an alternative to detention and criminal sanctions. 

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Reform the Criminal Justice System

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SB 13: Help formerly incarcerated Native Americans re-enter society with fewer barriers to success. 
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Thumbs up graphic SB 30: Allow peer support services to be covered by Medicaid.   In Committee
Thumbs Down HB 199: Create criminal penalties for bullying.  In Committee
Thumbs Down SB 65Increases criminal penalties for driving under the influence.  In Committtee
     

Protect Reproductive Rights

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End the shackling of incarcerated pregnant people and ensure access to pre- and post-natal care for pregnant and parenting prisoners.

 
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SB 100: Forces the opportunity for an ultrasound before an abortion.

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