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SENATE BILL NO. 285
INTRODUCED BY J. BOHLINGER
A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT INCREASING THE FEE FOR RECORDING A CERTIFICATE OF LOCATION OF A MINING OR MILLSITE CLAIM; AMENDING SECTION 7-4-2631, MCA; PROVIDING A CONTINGENT VOIDNESS PROVISION; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE."
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 7-4-2631, MCA, is amended to read:
"7-4-2631. Fees of county clerk. (1) Except as provided in 7-4-2632, the county clerks
must shall charge, for the use
of their respective counties:
(a) for recording and indexing each certificate of location of a quartz or placer mining claim or millsite claim, including
a certificate that the instrument has been recorded with seal affixed,
(b) for recording and indexing each affidavit of annual labor on a mining claim, including certificate that the instrument has been recorded with seal affixed:
(i) for the first mining claim in the affidavit, $3; and
(ii) for each additional mining claim included in it, 50 cents;
(c) for filing and indexing each writ of attachment, execution, certificate of sale, lien, or other instrument required by law to be filed and indexed, $5;
(d) for filing
of each subdivision and or townsite plats plat, $5 plus:
(i) for each lot up to and including 100, 50 cents;
(ii) for each additional lot in excess of 100, 25 cents;
(e) for filing
certificates each certificate of surveys and amendments thereto survey or an amendment, $5 plus 50 cents
per tract or lot;
(f) for a copy of a record or paper:
(i) for the first page of any document, 50 cents, and 25 cents for each subsequent page; and
(ii) for each certification with seal affixed, $2;
(g) for searching an index record of files of the office for each year when required in abstracting or otherwise, 50 cents;
(h) for administering an oath with certificate and seal, no charge;
(i) for taking and certifying an acknowledgment, with seal affixed, for signature to it, no charge;
(j) for filing, indexing, or other services provided for by 30-9-401 through 30-9-407, the fees prescribed under those sections;
(k) for recording each stock subscription
and or contract, stock certificate, and or articles of incorporation for a water
users' associations association, $3;
(l) for filing a copy of notarial commission and issuing a certificate of official character of
such the notary public, $2;
(m) for each certified copy of a birth certificate, $5, and for each certified copy of a death certificate, $3;
(n) for filing, recording, or indexing any other instrument not expressly provided for in this section or 7-4-2632, the same fee provided in this section or 7-4-2632 for a similar service.
(2) State agencies submitting documents to be put of record shall pay the fees provided for in this section. If a state agency or political subdivision has requested an account with the county clerk, any applicable fees must be paid on a periodic basis."
NEW SECTION. Section 2. Submission to electorate. This act shall be submitted to the qualified electors of Montana at the tax election to be held in 1999 by printing on the ballot the full title of this act and the following:
SHALL THE FEE FOR RECORDING A CERTIFICATE OF LOCATION OF A MINING OR MILLSITE CLAIM TAX BE INCREASED ANNUALLY BY $1 IN THE FOLLOWING MANNER?
 FOR increasing the fee for recording a certificate of location for a mining or millsite claim from $6 to $7.
 AGAINST increasing the fee for recording a certificate of location for a mining or millsite claim from $6 to $7.
NEW SECTION. Section 3. Contingent voidness. If Constitutional Initiative No. 75, enacting Article VIII, section 17, of the Montana constitution, is declared invalid, then this act is void.
NEW SECTION. Section 4. Effective date. If approved by the electorate, this act is effective July 1, 1999.
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