|Montana State Senate, District 19|
|2013 - Present|
|January 2, 2017|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Term limits||8 years in a 16 year period|
|Montana House of Representatives, District 38|
|2011 - 2013|
|Place of birth||Baltimore, MD|
Rosendale is a rancher. Prior to moving to Montana, he worked as a real estate professional in Maryland.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Rosendale served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Finance and Claims|
|• Highways and Transportation|
|• Natural Resources|
|• Natural Resources and Transportation, Vice Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rosendale served on these committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Business and Labor|
|• Local Government|
Law enforcement drones
On January 24, 2013, Rosendale introduced SB 196, "an act limiting the use of unmanned aerial vehicles by law enforcement and private users; prohibiting the use of unlawfully obtained information as evidence in court; and amending section 46-1-202, MCA." His bill would ban the private and public use of drones for information collection with exceptions for law enforcement agencies which obtain warrants and for patrolling public lands and the Canadian border. Any information illegally by law enforcement agency drones would not be admissible as evidence in court. Rosendale's bill was less restrictive than Senator Robyn Driscoll's SB 150, which would not allow agencies to seek warrants for drone use and passed the Senate 32-17 on February 5.
- See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2012
Rosendale won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana State Senate, District 19. Rosendale ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Fred Lake (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Montana State Senate, District 19, General Election, 2012|
On November 2, 2010 Rosendale won election to the Montana House of Representatives. Rosendale defeated Alan Doane and Edward Hilbert in the June 8 primary. He faced incumbent Dennis Getz (D) in the November 2 general election.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 38 General Election (2010)|
|Matthew Rosendale (R)||1,932|
|Dennis Getz (D)||1,735|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, a year in which Rosendale was up for re-election, he collected $10,080 in donations.
His largest contributor in 2010 was:
Rosendale and his wife, Jean, have three children.
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- House Site
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- Montana Republican Party, "Senate District 19, Representative Matthew Rosendale," retrieved October 11, 2012.
- Detailed bill information for Montana SB 196
- Detailed bill information for Montana SB 150
- Tenth Amendment Center, "Anti-Drone Bills Pass Virginia House, Montana Senate," February 6, 2013
- Marnee Banks, KXLH, "MT Senate tackles legislation about drones and strip searches," February 6, 2013
- Montana Secretary of State - 2012 Candidate Filing List
- Montana Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- 2010 campaign contributions
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Donald Steinbeisser (R)
|Montana State Senate District 17
| Succeeded by|
Dennis Getz (D)
|Montana House of Representatives District 38
| Succeeded by|
Alan Doane (R)
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