Montana State Legislature

Agency Bill Drafting

Drafting Bills

On September 16, 2022, at 1 p.m., the Legislative Services Division will hold a 2.5-hour Agency Bill Drafting Workshop in room 102 of the Montana State Capitol and via Zoom. Stay tuned to this website for more information. The workshop will be recorded for those that are unable to attend.


Microsoft Word Bill Drafting Macros and Templates: The Microsoft Word templates may be used to format bills, insert standard language, and retrieve MCA sections.

The Word templates require a connection to the Internet to retrieve Bill Sections. The Word template may be opened from the Internet or downloaded, you will save the resulting bill locally under a different name.

For Help Using These Templates: Contact the Information Technology Services Division (ITSD), Department of Administration, 406-444-2000. For the 2023 Legislative Session: MS Word version 2013 and 2016: Bill Drafting Template User Guide - Template(Please review the user guide for download and bill drafting instructions and use the Microsoft Edge internet browser in downloading the Word Template. Thank you.)

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