Montana Code Annotated 2014

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     85-7-1504. Bonds for commissioner and secretary. (1) When the obligations of the district, either existing or proposed, total $250,000 or more, the commissioners of an irrigation district shall each furnish a bond in the penal sum of $2,500, with corporate surety conditioned for the faithful performance of their duties under this chapter. The secretary shall furnish bond, with corporate surety, in the sum of $1,000, conditioned for the faithful performance of the secretary's duties pursuant to this chapter and for the proper safekeeping of the records and documents of the district. In all other cases, the bond for the commissioners is $1,000.
     (2) If a district established under this chapter is appointed fiscal agent of the United States or is authorized by the United States to make collections of money for and on behalf of the United States in connection with any federal reclamation project, each commissioner shall execute a further and additional official bond in a sum that the secretary of the interior may require, conditioned for the faithful discharge of the duties of office and the faithful discharge by the district of its duties as fiscal or other agent of the United States under any appointment or authorization, and that bond may be sued upon by the United States or by any person injured by the failure of the commissioner or the district to fully, promptly, and completely perform respective duties.

     History: (1)En. Sec. 8, Ch. 146, L. 1909; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 120, L. 1921; re-en. Sec. 7173, R.C.M. 1921; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 157, L. 1923; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 116, L. 1927; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 15, L. 1929; re-en. Sec. 7173, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 62, L. 1965; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 153, L. 1973; amd. Sec. 17, Ch. 460, L. 1977; Sec. 89-1208, R.C.M. 1947; (2)En. Sec. 5, Ch. 146, L. 1909; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 145, L. 1915; re-en. Sec. 7170, R.C.M. 1921; re-en. Sec. 7170, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 16, Ch. 460, L. 1977; Sec. 89-1205, R.C.M. 1947; R.C.M. 1947, 89-1205(part), 89-1208(3); amd. Sec. 2783, Ch. 56, L. 2009.

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