Montana Code Annotated 2003

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     37-43-307. Annual renewal -- fee -- revocation for nonrenewal. (1) The term for licenses issued under this chapter is from July 1 of each year through the following June 30. After the payment of the initial fee under 37-43-303, a licensee shall pay, before the first day of each license year, a renewal fee as prescribed by the board.
     (2) Subject to subsection (3), if a licensee does not apply for renewal of the license before the first day of a license year and remit to the department the renewal fee, the license must be suspended by the board. Subject to subsection (3), if the license remains suspended for a period of more than 30 days after the first day of a license year, it must be revoked by the board. However, the department, prior to this revocation, shall notify the licensee of the board's intention to revoke at least 10 days prior to the time set for action to be taken by the board on the license, by mailing notice to the licensee at the address appearing for the licensee in the records and files of the department. A license once revoked may not be reinstated unless it appears that an injustice has occurred indicating to the board that the licensee was not guilty of negligence or laches. If a person whose license has been revoked through the person's own fault desires to engage in the business of water well drilling or monitoring well construction in this state or contracting for those services, the person shall apply under 37-43-303. Notice of suspension must be given to a licensee when the suspension occurs.
     (3) This section may not be interpreted to conflict with the provisions of 37-1-138.

     History: En. Sec. 7, Ch. 176, L. 1961; amd. Sec. 256, Ch. 350, L. 1974; R.C.M. 1947, 66-2607; amd. Sec. 6, Ch. 642, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 11, Ch. 538, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 10, Ch. 769, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 44, Ch. 271, L. 2003.

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