Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 6. Local Government Accounting

Volunteer Firefighters' Disability Income Insurance Authorized -- Voted Levy -- Fund

7-6-621. Volunteer firefighters' disability income insurance authorized -- voted levy -- fund. (1) Disability income insurance, as defined in 33-1-235, may be purchased for volunteer firefighters. Disability income insurance purchased under this section is not the same as workers' compensation coverage provided for under 7-33-4510.

(2) If the voters have approved a levy for the purchase of volunteer firefighters' disability income insurance or workers' compensation coverage, the governing body of a local government entity may establish a volunteer firefighters' disability income insurance account. The governing body may hold money in the account for any time period considered appropriate by the governing body. Money held in the account may not be considered as cash balance for the purpose of reducing mill levies.

(3) Money may be expended from the account to purchase disability income insurance coverage or for workers' compensation coverage for volunteer firefighters organized or deployed pursuant to any of the provisions of Title 7, chapter 33, parts 21 through 24 or 41.

(4) Money in the account must be invested as provided by law. Interest and income from the investment of money in the account must be credited to the account.

History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 485, L. 2007; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 255, L. 2011; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 412, L. 2013.