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SENATE BILL NO. 2
INTRODUCED BY J. LYNCH, M. LINDEEN, G. DEVLIN, R. SOMERVILLE
AN ACT CLARIFYING THAT SURCHARGES FOR COURT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND PROSECUTING ATTORNEY SALARIES DO NOT APPLY TO CERTAIN SPEEDING FINES AND BOND FORFEITURES; AMENDING SECTION 61-8-725, MCA; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 61-8-725, MCA, is amended to read:
"61-8-725. Penalty for violation of speed limits -- no record for certain violations. (1)
Subject to subsection (2), a A
person violating the speed limit imposed pursuant to 61-8-303 is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined in accordance
with the following schedule:
Amount of Fine MPH in Excess
of Speed Limit
$ 20 1 - 10 (daytime)
20 1 - 10 (nighttime)
40 11 - 20
70 21 - 30
(2) A violation of a speed limit imposed pursuant to 61-8-303 is not a criminal offense within the meaning of 3-1-317, 45-2-101, 46-18-236, 61-8-104, and 61-8-711 and may not be recorded or charged against a driver's record, and an insurance company may not hold a violation of a speed limit against the insured or increase premiums because of the violation if the speed limit is exceeded by no more than:
(a) 10 miles an hour during the daytime; or
(b) 5 miles an hour during the nighttime.
(3) The surcharge provided for in 3-1-317 may not be imposed for a violation of 61-8-303."
Section 2. Effective date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval.
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