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HOUSE BILL NO. 228
INTRODUCED BY D. EWER, M. LINDEEN
AN ACT ELIMINATING THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE FIRST ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR A NEWLY INCORPORATED CITY OR TOWN BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH A REGULAR OR PRIMARY ELECTION; AMENDING SECTION 7-2-4106, MCA; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 7-2-4106, MCA, is amended to read:
"7-2-4106. First election for officers. (1) When the incorporation of a city or town is completed, the board of county
commissioners shall give notice for 30 days in a newspaper published within the limits of the city or town or, if none is
published within the limits, by posting notices in six public places within the limits of the city or town of the time and place
or places of holding the first election for offices of the city or town.
The election must be held in conjunction with a regular
or primary election. The election may be held in conjunction with a regular or primary election.
(2) At the election, all the electors qualified by the general election laws of the state who have resided within the limits of the city or town for 6 months and within the limits of the ward for 30 days preceding the election are qualified electors and may choose officers for the city or town, to hold office as prescribed in 7-2-4107.
(3) The board shall appoint election judges and canvass and declare the result of the election. The election must be conducted in the manner required by law for the election of county officers.
(4) If the first election of officers is not held in conjunction with a regular or primary election, the offices filled in the election may be occupied only until the next election regularly scheduled for those offices."
Section 2. Effective date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval.
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