Montana Legislative Assembly (21st: 1929) records, 1929

Overview of the Collection

Montana. Legislative Assembly.
Montana Legislative Assembly (21st: 1929) records
1929 (inclusive)
.2 linear feet of shelf space
Collection Number
LR 21
This collection contains the records of the 21st (1929) Montana Legislative Assembly including House and Senate bills and status reports.
Montana Historical Society, Library & Archives
Montana Historical Society Research Center Archives
225 North Roberts
PO Box 201201
Helena MT
Telephone: 4064442681
Fax: 4064445297
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Montana State Legislature is made up of two chambers, the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Constitution of Montana limits the size of the Senate to no fewer than 40 and no more than 50 members and the size of the House of Representatives to no fewer than 80 and no more than 100 members. Each house is responsible for choosing its officers, creating committees and establishing its own rules. The Montana Legislature meets for 90 days every odd numbered year, beginning the first Monday in January, or the following Wednesday if the first Monday is New Years Day. The first State Legislature convened on November 23, 1889, fifteen days after Montana became a state. Each following Legislature has been numbered sequentially.

The 21st Montana Legislature met from January 7th to March 7th, 1929. The leaders of the Senate were Frank Hazelbaker (R-President), and Tom Kane (R-President Pro Tempore). The leaders of the House were Ralph Bricker (R-Speaker), Elmer Johnson (R-Speaker Pro Tempore), and W.R. Flachsenhar (R-Majority Leader).

Sources:The Constitution of the State of Montana as adopted by the Constitutional Convention March 22, 1972, and as ratified by the people, June 6, 1972, referendum no. 68, "A GUIDE TO THE MONTANA LEGISLATURE," The Montana Legislature,; “Montana Legislative Leadership 1889 – Present”.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of House and Senate bills and status reports as well as a photocopy of a petition to the Senate regarding race track gambling.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The Montana Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library before any reproduction use. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Preferred Citation

[item description and date]. Montana Legislative Assembly (21st: 1929) records, 1929. Legislative Records 21. [box and folder number]. Montana Historical Society Research Center. Archives. Helena, Montana.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


The collection is organized into two series, House of Representatives and Senate.

The series House of Representatives is organized into two subseries, House Bills (arranged numerically), and House Status Reports (arranged chronologically).

The series Senate is organized into two subseries, Senate Bills (arranged numerically), and Miscellany (arranged alphabetically)

Location of Collection


Acquisition Information

Acquisition information available upon request.

Processing Note

Connie Geiger processed the collection in 1994

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

House of RepresentativesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
House Bills
1 / 1
Bill nos. 7, 284, 321, 340, 349
House Status Reports
1 / 2
5th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th, 30th, 34th, 41st, 38th, 45th, 49th, 52nd, 55th, and 59th Legislative Days
Container(s) Description Dates
Senate Bills
1 / 3
Bill no. 66
1 / 4
Petition to the Senate re race track gambling (photocopy)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Bills, Legislative--Montana.
  • Legislative bodies--Montana--Committees.

Geographical Names

  • Montana--Politics and government.