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SENATE BILL NO. 294
INTRODUCED BY M. COLE, G. DEVLIN, R. JABS, M. LINDEEN, L. TAYLOR, T. ZOOK
AN ACT AUTHORIZING A COUNTY TO RETAIN THE PROPERTY WITHIN A NEWLY INCORPORATED CITY OR TOWN AS A PART OF THE TAX BASE OF THE COUNTY FOR PURPOSES OF LEVYING TAXES AGAINST THE PROPERTY FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF PROPERTY WITHIN THE CITY OR TOWN UNTIL THE CITY OR TOWN IMPOSES AND COLLECTS A SIMILAR LEVY; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE AND A RETROACTIVE APPLICABILITY DATE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Tax base -- maintenance agreements. When a city or town is incorporated, a county may retain the property within the city or town as a part of the tax base of the county for purposes of levying taxes against the property for the maintenance of property within the city or town until the city or town imposes and collects a levy for maintenance of the property for which the county mill levy is imposed. The city or town and the county may enter into an agreement for maintenance of property pending an election on a city or town levy.
Section 2. Codification instruction. [Section 1] is intended to be codified as an integral part of Title 7, chapter 2, part 41, and the provisions of Title 7, chapter 2, part 41, apply to [section 1].
Section 3. Effective date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval.
Section 4. Retroactive applicability. [This act] applies retroactively, within the meaning of 1-2-109, to a city or town established on or after July 1, 1998.
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