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     35-21-847. Fund trustees -- compensation -- annual financial report. (1) The mausoleum-columbarium authority may appoint a board of trustees, of not less than five members, for its endowment care fund. The members of the board of trustees shall hold office subject to the discretion of the mausoleum-columbarium authority.
     (2) The directors of a mausoleum-columbarium authority may be constituted as the trustees of its endowment care fund. When the fund is in the care of the directors as a board of trustees, the secretary of the mausoleum-columbarium authority shall act as secretary of the board of trustees and keep a true record of all of its proceedings. The investments of the endowment care fund may be held in the name of the mausoleum-columbarium authority.
     (3) In lieu of the appointment of a board of trustees of its endowment care fund, a mausoleum-columbarium authority may appoint as sole trustee of its endowment care fund any bank or trust company qualified to engage in the trust business in the state of Montana, and the bank or trust company is authorized to receive and accept the fund and all accretions to the fund, including any accumulated endowment care fund in existence at the time of the bank's or trust company's appointment.
     (4) A sum in excess of 5% of the income derived from the fund in any year may not be paid as compensation to the board of trustees for its services as trustee, provided that if 5% of the income divided by the number of trustees is less than $100, each trustee is entitled to receive a minimum of $100 a year for serving as a trustee.
     (5) The mausoleum-columbarium authority or the persons in whose names the endowment care funds are held shall, annually and within 90 days after the end of the calendar or fiscal year of the mausoleum-columbarium authority, make and file with the district court in the county in which the mausoleum-columbarium is located a true and correct written report, verified on oath by an officer of the mausoleum-columbarium authority or by the oath of one or more of the trustees, showing the actual financial condition of the endowment care fund.

     History: En. Sec. 23, Ch. 283, L. 1999.

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