_________ Bill No. _______

Introduced By _______________________________________________________________________________

A Bill for an Act entitled: "An Act requiring the director of the department of fish, wildlife, and parks to appoint an information officer in each fish, wildlife, and parks administrative region; amending section 87-1-404, MCA; and providing an immediate effective date."

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Montana:

Section 1.  Section 87-1-404, MCA, is amended to read:

"87-1-404.   Appointment of deputy director, information officers, and wardens. (1) The director shall have has the power to employ and appoint a deputy director and a sufficient number of wardens for the proper enforcement of the fish and game laws of the state and the orders, rules, and regulations of the department and for such other purposes as that the director may designate.

(2) The director shall appoint an information officer for each administrative region."

NEW SECTION. Section 2.  Effective date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval.