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SENATE BILL NO. 165
INTRODUCED BY J. LYNCH, B. PAVLOVICH, R. CLARK, T. KEATING
AN ACT CREATING A POSSESSORY LIEN FOR THE PAYMENT OF TOWING AND STORAGE CHARGES; REVISING THE AGISTERS' LIEN LAWS TO INCLUDE TOWING AND STORAGE LIENS; AND AMENDING SECTION 71-3-1201, MCA.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 71-3-1201, MCA, is amended to read:
"71-3-1201. Who may have lien -- agisters' lien -- lien for service -- towing and storage lien. (1) If there is an
express or implied contract for keeping, feeding, herding, pasturing, or ranching stock, a ranchman, farmer, agister, herder,
hotelkeeper, livery, or stablekeeper to whom any horses, mules, cattle, sheep, hogs, or other stock are entrusted has a lien
such the stock for the amount due for keeping, feeding, herding, pasturing, or ranching the stock and may retain
possession thereof of the stock until the sum due is paid.
(2) Every person who, while lawfully in possession of an article of personal property, renders any service to the owner
or lawful claimant
thereof of the article by labor or skill employed for the making, repairing, protection, improvement,
safekeeping, or carriage thereof, towing, or storage of the article or tows or stores the article as directed under authority of
law has a special lien thereon, on it. The lien is dependent on possession , and is for the compensation, if any, that is due to
him the person from the owner or lawful claimant for such the service and for material, if any, furnished in connection
therewith with the service. If the service is towing or storage, the lien is for the reasonable cost of the towing or storage."
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