Impact

Advocacy

  • Collaborated with state representative to draft and advocated for successful passage of Montana HB 310 (2021) to amend Notice of Rights for victims of sexual assault.

  • Collaborated with state representative to draft and advocated for successful passage of Montana HB 520 (2021) to create a safe harbor for sex workers who are sexually assaulted.

  • Collaborated with state representative to draft and advocated for passage of Montana HJ 12 (2021) to declare that white supremacist neo-Nazi violence is domestic terrorism.

  • Successfully carried and passed (with the help and support of many individuals and organizations) the following Montana legislation:

    • HB 136 (2019) to abolish rubella premarital blood test for women

    • HB 137 (2019) to create a statewide drug takeback day

    • HB 514 (2019) to provide for check the box election on informal property tax appeals

    • HB 549 (2019) to revise child sex trafficking laws to provide specialized services for survivors

    • HB 631 (2019) to create public private partnership to help workers in targeted industries

    • HB 719 (2019) to establish the Jeannette Rankin memorial highway

    • HR 4 (2019) to establish Montana sexual assault survivor's day

    • HB 192 (2019) (carried by Rep. Marilyn Ryan) to revise laws related to privacy in communications to include revenge porn

    • HJ 23 (2019) study resolution on improving Montana Veterans' Affairs Division

    • SB 289 (2019) (carried by Sen. Diane Sands) to provide safe harbor for pregnant women seeking assistance for substance abuse

    • HB 59 (2017) to revise appointment of public defender for putative father in neglect cases

    • HB 64 (2017) to revise child abuse diversion project laws

    • HB 89 (2017) to establish holistic defense pilot project within state public defender system

    • HB 173 (2017) to provide deadline for treatment plans and permanency hearings in child abuse and neglect cases

    • HB 247 (2017) to revise laws on sexual abuse of children

    • HB 248 (2017) to revise anti-bullying laws 

    • HB 351 (2017) to revise laws relating to permanency of youth in foster care

    • HB 516 (2017) to allow for civil action to collect certain delinquent property taxes

    • HB 517 (2017) to require DPHHS to develop a strategic plan to reduce child abuse and neglect

    • HB 89 (2015) to revise human trafficking laws

    • HB 227 (2015) to adopt 2008 uniform interstate family support act

    • HB 232 (2015)  to revise laws related to child identity theft

    • HB 284 (2015) to pass the Bully Free Montana Act anti-bullying law

    • HB 397 (2015) to revise adoption laws related to release of birth certificates to adoptees without requiring court order

    • HB 612 (2015) to establish child abuse court diversion pilot project

Rep. Kimberly Dudik at press conference at the Montana State Capitol in 2019 regarding bills she carried affecting Montana's veterans. Pictured from left to right is MVAD Admin. Kelly Ackerman, Rep. Rae Peppers, Rep. Willis Curdy, Rep. Derek Harvey, representative from Montana Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Josh Manning, Rep. Marvin Weatherwax, representatives from American Legion, Rep. Mary Caferro, and Rep. Mary Ann Dunwell
Rep. Kimberly Dudik speaking at a pro-choice rally in 2020 at the Missoula County Courthouse supporting reproductive freedom.

Presentations

  • Using Noncriminal Legal Interventions and an Alternative Service Response to Respond to Juvenile Sex Trafficking. JuST Conference. November 2021.

  • Navigating Montana Politics and Overcoming Barriers to Electing Women. Ready to Lead Montana. October 2021.

  • Montana Legislative Update. Annual McGuire Memorial Conference on Family Violence. October 2021, 2019, 2018, 2017.

  • Improving Community Safety Through Reforms to Montana's Hate Crimes, Sex Crimes, & Child Marriage Laws. Kimberly Dudik & Associates. July 2021.

  • Safe Community Challenge. Public Policy Institute of the Rockies. June 2021.

  • Tuesday Talks. Public Policy Institute of the Rockies. January - June 2021.

  • Red Sand Initiative. National Foundation for Women Legislators Annual Conference. November 2019.

  • Human Trafficking Legal Reform in Montana. Billings Area Red Sand Project. April 2018.

  • Run for Freedom. Montana Anti-Trafficking Project. May 2016, November 2017.

  • END THE BACKLOG with rape kit testing reform. CSG West Annual Conference. August 2017.

  • NFWL Human Trafficking Summit. National Foundation for Women Legislators. June 2016.

Writings

  • Montana, Independent Courts, and Montanans’ Rights are Under Attack, Missoulian (Feb. 10, 2021).

  • Montanans Deserve Better After COVID-19, Montana Standard (April 8, 2020).

  • Improving Justice in Indian County, Medium (Feb. 28, 2020).

  • Fighting for Our Democracy, Medium (Jan. 29, 2020).

  • After 100 Years We Are Still Marching, Missoulian (Jan 17, 2020).

  • Prescription Pills, Big Pharma, & Accessible Treatment, Medium (Jan. 7, 2020).

  • Fighting for Justice in Montana, Medium (Dec. 26, 2019).

  • Together We Can Stop Human Trafficking Together, Medium (Dec. 4, 2019).

  • Protecting Our Elections, Medium (Nov. 4, 2019).

  • Fighting For Our Military Veterans, Medium (Nov. 10, 2019).

  • Protecting Our Land, Medium (Nov. 20, 2019).

  • Making Montana Safer for Everyone, Medium (Oct. 24, 2019).

  • Bully-Free Montana Act In Action, Missoulian (Sept. 9, 2019).

  • We Must Stop Elder Abuse in Montana, Montana Standard (June 11, 2019).

  • Montana Champions Protecting From Sexual Abuse, Missoulian ( May 13, 2019).

  • Improving Response to Sexual Assaults, Missoulian (May 18, 2019)

  • Montanans take a stand against human trafficking with Red Sand Projects, Missoulian (Apr. 21, 2018).

  • Reform Montana Law to Stop Rapists, Billings Gazette (Mar. 27, 2019).

  • Child Abuse Diversion Project Proving Successful, Bozeman Daily Chronicle (Nov. 21, 2018).

  • Positive Reforms Coming to Indigent Defense in Montana, Flathead Beacon (Jan. 14, 2017).

  • Public Safety Requires Special Session, Missoulian (Oct. 24, 2017).

  • Legislature Enacts Major Changes to State Criminal Justice System, The Montana Lawyer (May 2017).

  • Mothers Day 2017 - Representative Kim Dudik, NFWL Newsletter (May 14, 2017).

  • Why Montana Should Invest in Early Education, Billings Gazette (Dec. 7, 2016).

  • Women in the Montana Legislature, The Montana Lawyer (Sept. 2013).​

Rep. Kimberly Dudik sitting at her desk in the Montana House of Representatives at the Montana State Capitol in Helena, Montana, in 2019.