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SENATE BILL NO. 300
INTRODUCED BY J. HERTEL
A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT CHANGING THE DATE THAT SCHOOL TRUSTEES ASSUME OFFICE TO JULY 1; AND AMENDING SECTIONS 20-3-307 AND 20-3-321, MCA."
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 20-3-307, MCA, is amended to read:
"20-3-307. Qualification and oath. (1)
Any A person who receives a certificate of election as a trustee under the
provisions of 20-20-416 shall may not assume the trustee position until he the person has qualified. Such The person shall
qualify by completing and filing an oath of office with the county superintendent not more than 15 days after the receipt of
the certificate of election. After a person has qualified for a trustee position, he the person shall assume office on July 1 and
shall hold such position for the term of the position and serve until his a successor has been elected or appointed and has
(2) If the elected person does not qualify in accordance with this requirement, a person
shall must be appointed in the
manner provided by 20-3-309 and shall serve until the next regular election."
Section 2. Section 20-3-321, MCA, is amended to read:
"20-3-321. Organization and officers. (1) The trustees of each district shall annually organize as a governing board of
the district after the regular election day and after the issuance of the election certificates to the newly elected trustees, but
later earlier than the third Saturday of April July 1. In order to organize, the trustees of the district shall must be given
notice of the time and place where the organization meeting will be held, and at such that meeting, they shall choose one of
their number as the chairman presiding officer. In addition, except for the trustees of a high school district operating a
county high school, the trustees shall employ and appoint a competent person, who is not a member of the trustees, as the
clerk of the district. The trustees of a high school district operating a county high school shall appoint a secretary, who shall
must be a member of the board.
chairman presiding officer of the trustees of any a district shall serve until the next organization meeting and
shall preside at all the meetings of the trustees in accordance with the customary rules of order. He The presiding officer
shall perform the duties prescribed by this title and any other duties that normally pertain to such that officer."
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