Montana Code Annotated 1995

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     7-2-2242. Conduct of business by commission. (1) The commissioners provided for in 7-2-2241 shall, within 10 days after the notice of the appointment, meet at the county seat of the new county and organize by electing from their number a chairman and also by electing a secretary, who must not be a member of said commission. Thereafter, such commission may meet at such place or places as it may select. A majority of such commissioners shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
     (2) (a) Said commission shall have power to compel by citation or subpoena, signed by their president and secretary, the attendance of such persons and the production of such books and papers before said commission as may be required in the performance of the duties imposed by this part, except that the official records of any county or counties from which said new county was formed shall in no case be taken away from the county seat of said county.
     (b) It shall be the duty of the sheriff of any county to execute in his county all lawful orders and citations of the said commission, and for any services so performed, the sheriff shall be allowed the same fees as are allowed to him for services in civil actions.
     (c) All witnesses attending before said commission shall be entitled to the same compensation and mileage as is allowed to witnesses in courts of record. No witness shall be excused from attendance at the time and place mentioned in said order or citation by reason of the failure of the officer making such service to tender to such witness his fees and mileage in advance.

     History: En. Sec. 6, Ch. 226, L. 1919; re-en. Sec. 4397, R.C.M. 1921; re-en. Sec. 4397, R.C.M. 1935; R.C.M. 1947, 16-510(part).

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