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SENATE BILL NO. 370

INTRODUCED BY J. ESSMANN

 

AN ACT GENERALLY REVISING LAWS RELATED TO THE LEGISLATURE; REVISING LAWS RELATING TO FISCAL NOTES; AMENDING SECTIONS 5-4-201 AND 5-4-203, MCA; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:

 

     Section 1.  Section 5-4-201, MCA, is amended to read:

     "5-4-201.  Requirement of fiscal notes with committee reports. All Except as provided in 5-4-203, all bills reported out of a committee of the legislature having an effect on the revenues revenue, expenditures, or fiscal liability of the state or of a county or municipality, except appropriation measures carrying specific dollar amounts, shall must include a fiscal note incorporating an estimate of such that effect. Fiscal notes shall must be requested by the presiding officer of either house, who shall determine the need for the note at the time of introduction."

 

     Section 2.  Section 5-4-203, MCA, is amended to read:

     "5-4-203.  Budget director to prepare note. (1) The budget director, in cooperation with the state or local agencies or officials or organizations representing local agencies or officials affected by the bill, is responsible for the preparation of the fiscal note and shall return same the fiscal note within 6 days. The director may request additional time to complete a note, which and the extension must be submitted to the presiding officer or committee requesting the note for approval.

     (2) If a fiscal note is not available in the originating house in accordance with this section, the bill may be reported out of committee and acted upon by that house but no action may be taken in the receiving house until the fiscal note has been prepared."

 

     Section 3.  Effective date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval.

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