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HOUSE BILL NO. 320
INTRODUCED BY M. REGIER
A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE STATE TO APPEAL A DISMISSAL OF A CHARGE IN A CASE; AMENDING SECTION 46-20-103, MCA; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE."
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 46-20-103, MCA, is amended to read:
"46-20-103. Scope of appeal by state. (1) Except as otherwise specifically authorized, the state may not appeal in a criminal case.
(2) The state may appeal from any court order or judgment the substantive effect of which results in:
(a) dismissing a case or a charge in a case;
(b) modifying or changing the verdict as provided in 46-16-702(3)(c);
(c) granting a new trial;
(d) quashing an arrest or search warrant;
(e) suppressing evidence;
(f) suppressing a confession or admission;
(g) granting or denying change of venue; or
(h) imposing a sentence that is contrary to law."
NEW SECTION. Section 2. Effective date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval.
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