Montana Code Annotated 2014

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     80-4-606. Inspection of premises, books, and records. (1) The department may at any reasonable time inspect the premises and records of any commodity dealer used in the conduct of the commodity dealer's business. A commodity dealer shall, upon request of the director, furnish to the department at any reasonable time and place all books, accounts, records, and papers relating to agricultural commodity transactions within the state, including those pertaining to the collecting, reporting, and paying of authorized assessments pursuant to Title 80, chapter 4 or 11.
     (2) A commodity dealer shall retain and maintain the records provided for in subsection (1) for a period of 5 years from the date of the transaction.
     (3) If there exists good cause to believe that a person is doing business as a commodity dealer without a license, the department may inspect the books, papers, and records of the person that pertain to agricultural commodity purchases.

     History: En. Sec. 52, Ch. 539, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 131, L. 2005.

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