Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 3. Action by Governor on Bills

Line Item Veto

5-4-303. Line item veto. If a bill presented to the governor contains several distinct items of appropriation of money, the governor may disapprove one or more items while approving other portions of the bill. If an item is disapproved, the governor shall append to the bill, at the time of signing it, a statement of the items objected to and the reasons for the objection. The governor shall transmit to the house in which the bill originated, or to the secretary of state if the legislature is not in session, a copy of the statement, and the items objected to must be separately reconsidered in the same manner as bills that have been disapproved by the governor.

History: En. Sec. 271, Pol. C. 1895; re-en. Sec. 101, Rev. C. 1907; re-en. Sec. 85, R.C.M. 1921; Cal. Pol. C. Sec. 310; re-en. Sec. 85, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 157, L. 1973; R.C.M. 1947, 43-502(2); amd. Sec. 226, Ch. 61, L. 2007.