By Elinor Smith
UM Legislative News Service and UM School of Journalism 

Montana Legislature votes to adjourn, 68th Session comes to a close


The 68th Legislative session is over after the Senate adjourned Tuesday afternoon and the House of Representatives worked into the evening, taking final votes on the more than 50 bills before adjourning at 9:15 p.m. on a 89-7 vote.

In the Senate, Democratic Sen. Pat Flowers, D-Belgrade, made the motion to sine die – a latin term that means to adjourn indefinitely. The motion passed on a 26-24 vote and set the fate for the rest of the 87th day of the 90-day session. When the Senate adjourned, the House had yet to vote on the final version of House Bill 2, which holds the state budget for t...

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