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Bills dictating religion, prayer and sex ed in schools advance

Windy Boy speaks against religion bill; bills move to other house ahead of transmittal deadline

Caven Wade

UM Legislative News Service

University of Montana

School of Journalism

At the half-way mark of the 2023 Montana Legislature, three House bills that would dictate how public schools in the state handle religion, prayer and sex education just barely made it to the deadline to stay alive.

Rep. Greg Kmetz, R-Miles City, is sponsoring House Bill 744, which would allow students and teachers to openly discuss religious beliefs. The bill passed out of the House Education Committee 9-4, and passed a final vote in the House 69-29 on the last day for general bills to be passed to their second...


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