Montana Code Annotated 1995

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     7-2-2311. Designation of temporary county seat. (1) Immediately after the organization of the board of county commissioners, as provided in 7-2-2301, said board shall, by a resolution spread upon the minutes of its proceedings, designate some place within said county as and to be the temporary county seat until the permanent county seat shall be located as provided in this part.
     (2) In the event of a majority of the county commissioners failing to agree upon the location of the temporary county seat, each county commissioner shall write the name of the place he favors as the temporary county seat on a slip of paper. Said slips shall be enclosed in envelopes of the same size, color, and texture and shall be deposited in a box or other suitable receptacle; and the county clerk, in the presence of said commissioners, shall draw out one of the slips. Thereupon, the county commissioners shall, by resolution spread upon the minutes, declare the place named on the slip so drawn by the county clerk to be the temporary county seat of said county.
     (3) The place so designated shall be the temporary county seat of said county until the permanent county seat is located by the electors of said county at the general election to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November of the next even-numbered year after the creation of the county or at a special election as hereinafter provided.

     History: En. Sec. 2, Ch. 135, L. 1911; re-en. Sec. 4379, R.C.M. 1921; re-en. Sec. 4379, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 406, L. 1973; R.C.M. 1947, 16-402(1), (2).

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