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HOUSE BILL NO. 503
INTRODUCED BY P. SLITER
A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT EXTENDING THE PROVISIONS REGARDING IMPOUNDMENT OF TRESPASSING LIVESTOCK TO AN UNINCORPORATED CITY OR TOWN WITH A FORM OF GOVERNMENT ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO A NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN; AND AMENDING SECTIONS 81-4-401, 81-4-403, 81-4-408, AND 81-4-409, MCA."
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 81-4-401, MCA, is amended to read:
"81-4-401. Certain livestock not to run at large in municipalities. Horses, cattle, mules, sheep, llamas, alpacas, bison, goats, or swine may not be allowed to run at large in any incorporated city or town or within the boundaries of an unincorporated city or town with a form of government established pursuant to a neighborhood plan."
Section 2. Section 81-4-403, MCA, is amended to read:
"81-4-403. Impounding animals -- duties of cities and towns. When any livestock or domestic animals of any kind
are impounded, seized, restrained, or held by any city or town or unincorporated city or town or its officers or agents, it
shall be is the duty of such the city or town or unincorporated city or town , and its officers or agents , to give notice to the
owner of such the livestock or domestic animals so impounded, seized, restrained, or held by such the city or town or
unincorporated city or town, if the owner is known, in the manner hereinafter provided in this part."
Section 3. Section 81-4-408, MCA, is amended to read:
of officers to ascertain brands. It shall be is the duty of such the city or town or unincorporated city
or town and its officers or agents to use reasonable diligence to ascertain any and all marks and brands on such the stock. ,
and in case such If the animals are not branded or marked or the brand or marks are mutilated or undeterminable, such
those facts shall must be noted in said the notice."
Section 4. Section 81-4-409, MCA, is amended to read:
"81-4-409. Department to ascertain owner -- notice. When the notice is served, the department shall ascertain the
owner of the stock, if possible, and when the owner is ascertained, immediately furnish the owner with the information
contained in the notice. The department shall notify the city or town or unincorporated city or town
, and its officers or
agents , of the name and post-office address of the owner."
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