_________ Bill No. _______

Introduced By _______________________________________________________________________________

A Bill for an Act entitled: "An Act revising the method of paying local registrars who report certain vital statistics; requiring the county clerk and recorder to initiate the payment process at the county level; amending section

50-15-107, MCA; and providing an effective date."

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

Section 1.  Section 50-15-107, MCA, is amended to read:

"50-15-107.   Payment of fees to local registrars. (1) The department may specify by regulation a fee to be paid each local registrar for each complete birth, death, or fetal death certificate forwarded by the local registrar to the department or for a monthly report stating that the local registrar did not file certificates.

(2)  The department shall annually certify to the county treasurer clerk and recorder the number of births, fetal deaths, deaths, or monthly reports received from his the county with the names of the local registrars and the amount due each.

(3)  The Upon written directions received from the county clerk and recorder, the county treasurer shall pay each local registrar out of the county general fund."

NEW SECTION. Section 2.  Effective date. [This act] is effective July 1, 1997.