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README.md

STATE README TEMPLATE

Metadata

Name: Montana

Abbreviation: MT

Legislature Name: Montana Legislature

Upper Chamber Name: Senate

Lower Chamber Name: House of Representatives

Upper Chamber Title: Senator

Lower Chamber Title: State Representative

Upper Chamber Term: 4

Lower Chamber Term: 2

Information Locations

Sessions

90 day session every odd numbered year

Legislators

house: http://leg.mt.gov/content/sessions/62nd/2011HouseMembers.txt

senate: http://leg.mt.gov/content/sessions/62nd/2011SenateMembers.txt

2011 only - last name, first name, party, district, address

  • term
  • chamber
  • district
  • full name
  • first name (optional)
  • last name (optional)
  • middle name (optional)
  • party

Committees (may be found as part of legislator info)

2011 house committees: http://leg.mt.gov/css/House/house-committees-2011.asp

2011 senate committees: http://leg.mt.gov/css/Senate/senate%20committees-2011.asp

http://leg.mt.gov/css/Sessions/62nd/joint%20subcommittees.asp

Note: in-session committees only

  • chamber
  • committee name
  • subcommittee name (optional)
  • members & roles

Bills

http://laws.leg.mt.gov/laws11/LAW0217W$BAIV.return_all_bills Note: all introducted and unintroduced bills from the 2011 session.

  • session
  • chamber (from type)
  • bill id
  • title
  • sponsors/authors
  • type (optional, e.g. 'house bill', 'senate resolution')
  • actions (optional, e.g. Introduced, Amended, Signed by Governor)

Missing Info

  • versions (optional)
  • documents/sources (optional)

Votes (may be found as part of bill info)

http://laws.leg.mt.gov/laws11/LAW0217W$BAIV.return_all_bills

Each bill links to a page with voting information

  • chamber
  • date
  • passed
  • motion (optional)
  • yes_count (optional
  • no_count (optional
  • other_count (optional
  • type (optional
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