Montana Code Annotated 2015

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     2-15-1756. Board of public accountants. (1) There is a board of public accountants.
     (2) The board consists of seven members appointed by the governor. The members are:
     (a) five certified public accountants licensed under Title 37, chapter 50, who are actively engaged in the practice of public accounting and who have held a valid license for at least 5 years before being appointed; and
     (b) two members of the general public who are not engaged in the practice of public accounting.
     (3) Professional associations of public accountants may submit to the governor a list of names of two candidates for each position from which the appointment pursuant to subsection (2)(a) may be made. However, the governor is not restricted to the names on the list.
     (4) Each appointment is subject to confirmation by the senate and must be submitted for consideration at the next regular session following appointment.
     (5) The members shall serve staggered 4-year terms. The governor may remove a member for neglect of duty or other just cause.
     (6) The board is allocated to the department of labor and industry for administrative purposes only as prescribed in 2-15-121[, except that the provisions of 2-15-121(2)(b) do not apply]. (Bracketed language terminates September 30, 2019--sec. 10, Ch. 427, L. 2015.)

     History: (1) thru (4)En. Sec. 1, Ch. 118, L. 1969; Sec. 66-1813, R.C.M. 1947; amd. and redes. 82A-1602.2 by Sec. 161, Ch. 350, L. 1974; Sec. 82A-1602.2, R.C.M. 1947; (5)En. 82A-1602 by Sec. 1, Ch. 272, L. 1971; amd. Sec. 10, Ch. 250, L. 1973; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 285, L. 1973; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 57, L. 1974; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 58, L. 1974; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 84, L. 1974; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 99, L. 1974; amd. Sec. 354, Ch. 350, L. 1974; Sec. 82A-1602, R.C.M. 1947; R.C.M. 1947, 82A-1602(part), 82A-1602.2; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 684, L. 1979; MCA 1979, 2-15-1641, redes. 2-15-1866 by Sec. 4, Ch. 274, L. 1981; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 382, L. 1989; Sec. 2-15-1866, MCA 1999; redes. 2-15-1756 by Sec. 221(2), Ch. 483, L. 2001; amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 126, L. 2005; amd. Sec. 9, Ch. 109, L. 2009; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 169, L. 2015; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 427, L. 2015.

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