Montana Code Annotated 2003

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     69-14-1003. Railroad personnel as law officers. Every conductor, engineer, or other person in charge of the operation of cars, trains, or locomotives upon any railroad is, while so engaged or employed, constituted a public executive officer of the class of peace officers and of the grade of constable in each county wherein his train, cars, or locomotives may from time to time happen to be and has the same authority as other peace officers to, with or without a warrant, arrest and prosecute persons trespassing or illegally obtaining passage on the railroad. The railroad personnel mentioned herein shall not be entitled to receive fees for any arrest or prosecution which may be made or prosecuted under this section. None of the railroad personnel herein named shall be authorized to hold said office or exercise its functions unless at the time they are citizens of the United States and have been citizens of this state for at least 1 year preceding their exercising the functions thereof.

     History: En. Sec. 3, p. 150, L. 1899; re-en. Sec. 8884, Rev. C. 1907; re-en. Sec. 11570, R.C.M. 1921; re-en. Sec. 11570, R.C.M. 1935; Sec. , R.C.M. 1947; redes. 72-672 by Sec. 29, Ch. 513, L. 1973; R.C.M. 1947, 72-672; amd. Sec. 54, Ch. 43, L. 1979.

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