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HOUSE BILL NO. 170
INTRODUCED BY M. SWEENEY
A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT CLARIFYING DUTIES OF THE STATE TREASURER; AMENDING SECTION 17-1-111, MCA; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE."
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 17-1-111, MCA, is amended to read:
"17-1-111. General fiscal duties of state treasurer. (1) The state treasurer is the custodian of all money and securities of the state unless otherwise expressly provided by law.
(2) It is the duty of the state treasurer to:
(a) receive and account for all money belonging to the state, not expressly required by law to be received and kept by some other person;
(b) pay warrants out of the funds upon which they are drawn;
(c) upon payment of any warrant, record the receipt of the person to whom it is paid;
(d) keep an account of all money received and disbursed;
(e) at the request of either house of the legislature or of any legislative committee, give information in writing as to the condition of the treasury or on any subject relating to the duties of the office of state treasurer;
(f) superintend the fiscal concerns of the state;
(g) suggest plans for the improvement and management of the public revenue;
(h) keep an account of all warrants drawn upon the treasury and of other appropriation records that the treasurer determines to be essential for the support of the accounting records maintained in the department;
(i) keep a register of warrants, showing the fund upon which each warrant is drawn, each warrant's number, who received the warrant, and the date issued;
(j) require all persons who have received money belonging to the state but who have not accounted for it to settle their accounts;
(k) draw warrants on the state treasury for the payment of money directed by law to be paid out of the treasury, except that a warrant may not be drawn unless authorized by law;
(l) authenticate with the official seal of the state all warrants drawn and all copies of papers issued from the office of state treasurer;
(m) collect and pay into the state treasury all fees received;
(n) transfer funds within the state treasury as authorized by law or delegate the transfer of funds as appropriate;
(n)(o) discharge other duties as may be imposed upon the state treasurer by law; and
(o)(p) provide information through the state's official internet website detailing how donations can be made to the state general fund or to any function of state government."
NEW SECTION. Section 2. Effective date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval.
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