Joint Rule 10-130. Bills -- sponsorship -- style -- format -- withdrawal prohibited. (1) A bill must be sponsored by a member of the Legislature.
(2) A bill must be:
(a) printed on paper with numbered lines;
(b) numbered at the foot of each page (except page 1);
(c) backed with a page of substantial material that includes spaces for notations for tracking the progress of the bill; and
(d) introduced. Introduction constitutes the first reading of the bill.
(3) In a section amending an existing statute, matter to be stricken out must be indicated with a line through the words or part to be deleted, and new matter must be underlined.
(4) Sections of the Montana Code Annotated repealed or amended in a bill must be stated in the title.
(5) Introduced bills must be reproduced on white paper and distributed to members.
(6) An introduced bill may not be withdrawn.