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Hypothetical Situation No. 14

Using a competitive bidding process, the State of Montana through the Legislative Council will be considering proposals from vendors for a contract to create a new bill drafting system for the Legislature. You are a member of the House and serve on Legislative Council, which meets during the interim between legislative sessions and is responsible for reviewing proposals from vendors and ultimately making the final selection of a vendor.

You are also the 51% owner of a closely held software development corporation, LawMaker, which builds and creates bill drafting system software. LawMaker submits a bid for the contract and is likely to be awarded the contract as the lowest bidder.

Question: As a member of Legislative Council, does disclosing your personal interest in LawMaker and subsequently voting on the contract award for LawMaker during the competitive bid process protect you from liability under Montana law?

AYes, because disclosing your personal interest in the bid and the contract puts you in compliance with Montana law.
BYes, because voting on the selection of LawMaker and on the subsequent contract puts you in compliance with Montana law.
CYes, because both disclosing your personal interest and voting on the selection of LawMaker and the subsequent contract puts you in compliance with Montana law.
DNo, because neither disclosing your personal interest nor voting on the selection of LawMaker or the subsequent contract puts you in compliance with Montana law.



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