The MDC Fight Time Line

13 Nov 2014 Bill Draft Request  Senator Scott Sales (R)

Bill Primary Sponsor Senator Maty Caferro (D)

20 March 2015 Bill Introduced.

23 March 2015 Hearing Senate Public Health, Welfare and Safety Committee.

24 March 2015 Referred to Seante Finance and Claims Committee.

25 March 2015 Hearing Senate Finance and Claims Committee.

26 March 2015 Fiscal Note Recieved.

27 March 2015 Passed by Senate Finance and Claims Committee. 14 Yea to 5 Nay Click here to see votes

28 March 2015 2nd Reading Senate Floor Passed.41 Yea to 8 Nay Click here to see votes

30 March 2015 3rd Reading Senate Floor Passed. 40 Yea to 9 Nay Click here to see votes

31 March 2015 Transmitted to the House

The Battle Begins

08 April 2015 Hearing House Human Services Committee

13 April 2015 Passed House Human Services Committee. 13 Yea to 4 Nay Click here to see votes

HELENA IR 13 Apr 2015

The vote came over the strong objections of Rep. Kirk Wagoner, R-Clancy, whose district includes Boulder and the center, which houses about 50 residents and employs 250 people.

“(This bill) abandons the clients, it abandons the community, who love to help those clients; it abandons the workers,” he said just before the committee vote. “It’s driving a freight train through a community. ...

“This bill is wrong; this is not the solution."

 

 

16 April 2015 Motion to Amend by Representative Kirk Wagoner Failed 29 Yea to 70 Nay 
16 April 2015 Motion to Amend by Representative Kirk Wagoner Failed 24 Yea to 76 Nay
16 April 2015 2nd Reading House Floor Failed 49 Yea to 51 Nay
16 April 2015 Motion to Reconsidered; Remains in 2nd Reading. Passed 55 Yea to 45 Nay

17 April 2015 Motion to Amend Passed 100 Yea to 0 Nay
17 April 2015 Second 2nd Reading Passed 61 Yea to 39 Nay
17 April 2015 Hearing House Appropriations Committee.
17 April 2015 Passed House Appropriations Committee. 15 Yea to 5 Nay

20 April 2015 3rd Reading House Floor Passed 60 Yea to 40 Nay

20 April 2015 Returned to Senate with Amendments

22 April 2015 2nd Reading Senate Floor Passed 45 Yea to 5 Nay

23 April 2015 3rd Reading Senate Floor Passed 44 Yea to 6 Nay.