Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 2. Registration and Reports

Payments Prohibited Unless Reported -- Penalty For Late Filing, Failure To Report, Or False Statement

5-7-209. Payments prohibited unless reported -- penalty for late filing, failure to report, or false statement. A principal may not make payments to influence official action by any legislator or the legislature unless that principal files the reports required under this chapter. A principal who fails to file a required report within the time required by this chapter is subject to the penalties provided in 5-7-305 and 5-7-306(1). A principal who knowingly files a false, erroneous, or incomplete statement commits the offense of unsworn falsification to authorities.

History: En. Sec. 12, I.M. No. 85, approved Nov. 4, 1980; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 31, L. 2003; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 402, L. 2007; amd. Sec. 6, Ch. 6, L. 2021.