Montana Code Annotated 2014

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     85-7-1975. State contracts -- court approval required. (1) The board of commissioners of an irrigation district, before the making of a contract with the state of Montana under 85-7-1971 through 85-7-1975, shall commence a special proceeding in the district court. In such proceeding, the proceedings of the board and of the district leading up to the making of the contract and the validity of the terms thereof must be judicially examined and approved or disapproved.
     (2) The practice and procedure for the confirmation of any step or action provided for in subsection (1) must be as nearly as possible in conformity with the practice and procedure established for the confirmation before the issuance and sale of bonds of an irrigation district. The district court may approve such proceedings in part and declare illegal or invalid other parts of the proceedings. However, insofar as possible, the court shall remedy and cure all defects in the proceedings.

     History: En. Sec. 5, Ch. 301, L. 1987.

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