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SENATE BILL NO. 239
INTRODUCED BY G. ROUSH, P. EKEGREN, E. CLARK, W. CRISMORE, D. GRIMES, J. HOLDEN, C. JUNEAU, A. MOHL, S. ROSE, S. STANG, C. SWYSGOOD, J. TESTER, D. TOEWS
AN ACT REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO AID SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT BOARDS BY PROVIDING INFORMATION TO BE USED TO DETERMINE RATES FOR SERVICE CHARGES; AND AMENDING SECTION 7-13-231, MCA.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 7-13-231, MCA, is amended to read:
"7-13-231. Authorization for charges for services. (1) To defray the cost of maintenance and operation of a solid waste management district, the board shall establish a fee for service, with approval of the county commissioners, provided that a public hearing has been held if written protest has been made as provided in 7-13-211. An increase in fees may not be approved and implemented unless notice of the increase is given as provided in 7-13-208(1) and (2) and an opportunity for protest is allowed as provided in 7-13-209 and 7-13-211.
(2) This fee must be assessed to all units in the district that are receiving a service, for the purpose of maintenance and operation of the district.
(3) An opportunity for protest or hearing is not required to increase fees for the purpose of paying fees imposed by the department of environmental quality under 75-10-115. Notice must be provided to all units of the rate or portion of any rate that is directly attributable to the fee imposed.
(4) In order to aid in the determination of rates for service charges under 7-13-232, the department of revenue shall assist the board by providing the board with information pertaining to new construction, demolition, remodeling that changes the use of a building, and the location of mobile homes within the district boundaries."
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