Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 3. Legislative Auditor

Appointment And Qualifications

5-13-302. Appointment and qualifications. (1) (a) The committee shall appoint the legislative auditor and set the legislative auditor's salary in accordance with the rules for classification and pay adopted by the legislative council.

(b) The legislative auditor's employment may not be conditioned based on the review, recommendation, or feedback of a state agency. However, this subsection (1)(b) does not prevent the legislative auditor from seeking feedback of state agencies for the purposes of evaluating the performance of employees of the legislative audit division.

(c) A tie vote by the committee does not negate approval of the legislative auditor's continued employment after initial appointment or reappointment.

(2) The legislative auditor shall hold a degree from an accredited college or university with a major in accounting or an allied field and shall have at least 2 years' experience in the field of governmental accounting and auditing.

History: En. Sec. 5, Ch. 249, L. 1967; Sec. 79-2305, R.C.M. 1947; redes. 79-2307 by Sec. 8, Ch. 367, L. 1974; R.C.M. 1947, 79-2307; amd. Sec. 44, Ch. 545, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 147, L. 2021; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 183, L. 2021.