Senate Bill No. 121
Introduced By hertel
A Bill for an Act entitled: "An Act requiring the revenue from certain county leases to be deposited in the county general fund; allowing the revenue from certain county leases to be used for any county purpose; amending section
7-8-2232, MCA; and providing an effective date."
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners has jurisdiction and power to purchase or receive by donation any real property for the use of the county; and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners has jurisdiction and power to lease and demise county property, however acquired, that is not necessary to the conduct of the county's business or the preservation of county property; and
WHEREAS, counties must preserve, take care of, manage, and control these properties.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Montana:
Section 1. Section 7-8-2232, MCA, is amended to read:
"7-8-2232. Distribution of lease revenue. (1) All revenue derived from leases authorized by 7-8-2231, except as
otherwise provided, must be paid into the county treasury and deposited in the county general fund.
Upon receipt of funds,
the county treasurers shall distribute the revenue as collected to the several county and trust and agency funds on the basis
of the tax levy for the current year.
(2) The revenue described in subsection (1) may be used for any county purpose, including maintaining or preserving leased property."
NEW SECTION. Section 2. Effective date. [This act] is effective July 1, 1997.