Montana Code Annotated 2015

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     17-6-203. Separate investment funds. Separate investment funds must be maintained as follows:
     (1) the permanent funds, including all public school funds and funds of the Montana university system and other state institutions of learning referred to in Article X, sections 2 and 10, of the Montana constitution. The principal and any part of the principal of each fund constituting the Montana permanent fund type are subject to deposit at any time when due under the statutory provisions applicable to the fund and according to the provisions of the gift, donation, grant, legacy, bequest, or devise through or from which the particular fund arises.
     (2) a separate investment fund, which may not be held jointly with other funds, for money pertaining to each retirement or insurance system maintained by the state, including:
     (a) the public employees' retirement system described in Title 19, chapter 3;
     (b) the judges' retirement system described in Title 19, chapter 5;
     (c) the highway patrol officers' retirement system described in Title 19, chapter 6;
     (d) the sheriffs' retirement system described in Title 19, chapter 7;
     (e) the game wardens' and peace officers' retirement system described in Title 19, chapter 8;
     (f) the municipal police officers' retirement system described in Title 19, chapter 9;
     (g) the firefighters' unified retirement system described in Title 19, chapter 13;
     (h) the Volunteer Firefighters' Compensation Act under Title 19, chapter 17;
     (i) the teachers' retirement system described in Title 19, chapter 20; and
     (j) the workers' compensation program described in Title 39, chapter 71, part 23;
     (3) a pooled investment fund, including all other accounts within the treasury fund structure established by 17-2-102;
     (4) the fish and wildlife mitigation trust fund established by 87-1-611;
     (5) a fund consisting of gifts, donations, grants, legacies, bequests, devises, and other contributions made or given for a specific purpose or under conditions expressed in the gift, donation, grant, legacy, bequest, devise, or contribution to be observed by the state of Montana. If a gift, donation, grant, legacy, bequest, devise, or contribution permits investment and is not otherwise restricted by its terms, it may be treated jointly with other gifts, donations, grants, legacies, bequests, devises, or contributions.
     (6) a fund consisting of coal severance taxes allocated to the coal severance tax trust fund under Article IX, section 5, of the Montana constitution. The principal of the coal severance tax trust fund is permanent. If the legislature appropriates any part of the principal of the coal severance tax trust fund by a vote of three-fourths of the members of each house, the appropriation or investment may create a gain or loss in the principal.
     (7) a Montana tobacco settlement trust fund established in accordance with Article XII, section 4, of the Montana constitution and Title 17, chapter 6, part 6; and
     (8) additional investment funds that are expressly required by law or that the board of investments determines are necessary to fulfill fiduciary responsibilities of the state with respect to funds from a particular source.

     History: Ap. p. Sec. 6, Ch. 298, L. 1973; amd. Sec. 7, Ch. 540, L. 1977; Sec. 79-309, R.C.M. 1947; Ap. p. Sec. 12, Ch. 70, L. 1929; re-en. Sec. 5668.30, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 21, Ch. 147, L. 1963; amd. Sec. 37, Ch. 100, L. 1973; Sec. 79-1212, R.C.M. 1947; R.C.M. 1947, 79-309(part), 79-1212; amd. Sec. 12, Ch. 281, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 418, L. 1985; amd. Sec. 6, Ch. 445, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 217, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 12, Ch. 223, L. 1997; amd. Sec. 9, Ch. 34, L. 2001; amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 467, L. 2001; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 99, L. 2011.

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