Montana Code Annotated 1995

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     7-2-2223. Procedure to complete creation of county. (1) The board of county commissioners shall immediately file a copy of its resolution, authorized by 7-2-2222(1) and duly certified, together with a legal description of the new boundaries of each affected county, in the office of the secretary of state. Ninety days after the date of such filing:
     (a) the new county is considered to be fully created;
     (b) the organization thereof is considered completed; and
     (c) any new county officers, other than the county commissioners and the county clerk, are entitled to enter upon the duties of their respective offices upon qualifying in accordance with law and giving bonds for the faithful performance of their duties, as required by the laws of the state.
     (2) The election administrator of the county with which the petition was filed must immediately make out and deliver to each of the individuals declared and designated to be elected a certificate of election authenticated by his signature and the seal of the county. The individuals elected members of the board and the county clerk shall, immediately upon receiving their certificates of election, assume the duties of their respective offices.

     History: En. Sec. 4, Ch. 226, L. 1919; re-en. Sec. 4395, R.C.M. 1921; re-en. Sec. 4395, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 9, Ch. 406, L. 1973; R.C.M. 1947, 16-506(part); amd. Sec. 6, Ch. 250, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 274, Ch. 571, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 16, Ch. 742, L. 1985.

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