INTRODUCED BY D. Bedey
By Request of the Legislative Finance Committee
A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT REVISING FEES FOR DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED TO COUNTY CLERKS FOR RECORDING; INCREASING THE PER PAGE FEE AND ALLOCATING THE ADDITIONAL REVENUE TO COUNTY AND STATE LAND INFORMATION ACCOUNTS; AMENDING SECTION 7-4-2637, MCA; and PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE."
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 7-4-2637, MCA, is amended to read:
"7-4-2637. Fees for recording documents. (1) Except as provided in 7-2-2803(4) and 7-4-2631, the fee for recording a standard document that meets the requirements of 7-4-2636 is $7 $8 for each page or fraction of a page.
(2) Except as provided in 7-2-2803(4), the fee for recording a document that does not meet the requirements of 7-4-2636 is the fee specified in subsection (1) plus $10.
(3) (a) Of the fees collected under subsection (1), for each page or fraction of a page:
(i) $1 must be deposited in the records preservation fund, provided for in 7-4-2635;
(ii) 25 50 cents must be deposited in the county land information account provided for in 7-6-2230;
(iii) 75 cents $1.50 must be transmitted each month to the department of revenue in the manner prescribed by the department of revenue for deposit in the Montana land information account created in 90-1-409; and
(iv) the remainder must be deposited as provided for in 7-4-2511.
(b) The fees collected under subsection (2) must be deposited in the records preservation fund provided for in 7-4-2635."
Section 2. Effective date. [This act] is effective July 1, 2021.
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