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SENATE BILL NO. 226
INTRODUCED BY J. HERTEL
AN ACT CLARIFYING THAT A BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MAY LEVY TAXES FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF COUNTY ROADS AND BRIDGES WITHIN THE COUNTY; CLARIFYING THAT A BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MAY LEVY TAXES FOR ROAD AND BRIDGE ESTABLISHMENT AND MAINTENANCE IN ADJACENT COUNTIES IF A ROAD OR BRIDGE PROJECT IS SHARED AMONG COUNTIES; AND AMENDING SECTION 7-14-2101, MCA.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 7-14-2101, MCA, is amended to read:
"7-14-2101. General powers of county relating to roads and bridges -- definitions. (1) The board of county
such the limitations and restrictions as that are prescribed by law, may:
(a) (i) lay out, maintain, control, and manage county roads and bridges within the county;
(ii) levy taxes
therefor for the laying out, maintenance, control, and management of the county roads and bridges within
the county as provided by law;
(b) (i) in the exercise of sound discretion, jointly with other counties, lay out, maintain, control, manage, and improve
county roads and bridges in adjacent counties, wholly or in
such part as may be agreed upon between the boards of the
(ii) levy taxes
therefor for the laying out, maintenance, control, management, and improvement of county roads and
bridges shared jointly with other counties, as agreed upon between the boards of the counties concerned and as provided by
(c) (i) enter into agreements for adjusted annual contributions over not more than 6 years toward the cost of joint highway or bridge construction projects entered into in cooperation with other counties, the state, or the United States;
such a joint project in the budget and levy taxes therefor for the joint project as provided by law.
(2) (a) Unless the context requires otherwise,
county road the term "county road" means any public highway opened,
established, constructed, maintained, abandoned, or discontinued by a county in accordance with this chapter.
(b) Unless the context requires otherwise,
bridge the term "bridge" includes rights-of-way or other interest in land,
abutments, superstructures, piers, and approaches except dirt fills."
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