House Rule H10-140. House journal. (1) The House shall keep a journal, which is the official record of House actions (Montana Constitution, Art. V, Sec. 10). The journal must be prepared under the direction of the Speaker.
(2) Records of the following proceedings must be entered on the journal:
(a) the taking and subscription of the constitutional oath by representatives (Montana Constitution, Art. III, Sec. 3; 5-2-214);
(b) committee reports;
(c) messages from the Governor;
(d) messages from the Senate;
(e) every motion, the name of the representative presenting it, and its disposition;
(f) the introduction of legislation in the House;
(g) consideration of legislation subsequent to introduction;
(h) on final passage of legislation, the names of the representatives and their vote on the question (Montana Constitution, Art. V, Sec. 11);
(i) roll call votes; and
(j) upon a request by two representatives before a vote is taken, the names of the representatives and their votes on the question.
(3) The Chief Clerk shall provide to the Legislative Services Division such information as may be required for the publication of the daily journal.
(4) Any representative may examine the daily journal and propose corrections. The Speaker may direct a correction to be made when suggested subject to objection by the House.
(5) The Speaker shall authenticate the House journal after the close of the session (section 5-11-201, MCA).
(6) The Legislative Services Division shall publish and distribute the House journal (sections 5-11-202 and 5-11-203, MCA). The title of each bill must be listed in the index of the published session journal.