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SENATE BILL NO. 177

INTRODUCED BY R. WEBB

 

AN ACT PROVIDING THAT SELF-GOVERNING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF CERTAIN LAWS GOVERNING LANDLORDS AND TENANTS; INCLUDING THE LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT AND LAWS GOVERNING RESIDENTIAL TENANTS' SECURITY DEPOSITS AND RENTAL AGREEMENTS AMONG THE PROVISIONS ON WHICH A SELF-GOVERNING LOCAL GOVERNMENT IS PROHIBITED FROM ACTING OTHER THAN AS PROVIDED; AND AMENDING SECTION 7-1-114, MCA.

 

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

 

     Section 1.  Section 7-1-114, MCA, is amended to read:

     "7-1-114.  Mandatory provisions. (1) A local government with self-government powers is subject to the following provisions:

     (a)  all state laws providing for the incorporation or disincorporation of cities and towns, for the annexation, disannexation, or exclusion of territory from a city or town, for the creation, abandonment, or boundary alteration of counties, and for city-county consolidation;

     (b)  Title 7, chapter 3, part 1;

     (c)  all laws establishing legislative procedures or requirements for units of local government;

     (d)  all laws regulating the election of local officials;

     (e)  all laws that require or regulate planning or zoning;

     (f)  any law directing or requiring a local government or any officer or employee of a local government to carry out any function or provide any service;

     (g)  except as provided in subsection (3), any law regulating the budget, finance, or borrowing procedures and powers of local governments;

     (h)  Title 70, chapters 24, 25, 30, and 31, and 33.

     (2)  These provisions are a prohibition on the self-government unit acting other than as provided.

     (3)  (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (1)(g) and except as provided in subsection (3)(b), self-governing local government units are not subject to the mill levy limits established by state law.

     (b)  The provisions of 15-10-420 apply to self-governing local government units."

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