Montana Code Annotated 1995

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     7-2-2705. Petition to amend proposed consolidation. (1) At any time prior to 5 days before the date fixed for consideration and final action on such petition, 50% of the registered electors residing within a particular part or portion of such county may file with the county clerk of such county a petition in writing, signed by them, praying that the part or portion of such county within which such petitioners reside shall not be attached to the county designated in the petition for abandonment but shall be attached to some other adjoining county. No person, after signing any such petition, shall be allowed or permitted to withdraw his signature or name therefrom.
     (2) The petition authorized by subsection (1) shall definitely, particularly, and accurately describe the boundaries of such part or portion of said county which said petitioners desire to be attached to such other adjoining county and shall specify and name such other adjoining county to which such part or portion is to be attached if said county is abandoned and abolished.
     (3) Separate and independent petitions may be filed by registered electors residing within the boundaries of separate and distinct and different parts or portions of such county, praying that, if said county is abandoned, the territory embraced within the boundaries described therein may be attached to and become parts of the same or different adjoining counties other than the county named and designated in the petition for abandonment.

     History: En. Sec. 3, Ch. 105, L. 1937; R.C.M. 1947, 16-4003(part).

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