15-70-434. Approval or rejection of claim. (1) The department of transportation has 120 working days after receiving the claim to approve or reject it. If approved, the department shall issue a credit in lieu of refund for the amount of the claim if the claimant is a distributor; for all other persons, a warrant must be drawn upon the state treasurer for the amount of the claim.
(2) If the department determines that any claim has been fraudulently presented or is supported by invoice or invoices fraudulently made or altered or that any statement in the claim or affidavit is willfully false and made for the purpose of misleading, the department shall reject the claim in full. If a claim is rejected, the department may suspend the claimant's right to refund for a period not to exceed 1 year.
History: En. Sec. 41, Ch. 525, L. 1993; Sec. 15-70-365, MCA 2013; redes. 15-70-434 by Sec. 41, Ch. 220, L. 2015.