Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 15. Resort Tax

Resort Area District Board Election

7-6-1544. Resort area district board election. (1) The first election of the board of directors and each succeeding election must be held in accordance with Title 13, chapter 1, part 5.

(2) A declaration of candidacy for the board of directors may be filed with the election administrator of the county conducting the election for the resort area district. A declaration of candidacy must be filed within the time period specified in 13-1-502.

(3) (a) If the number of candidates filing a petition is insufficient to complete board membership, the existing board shall appoint as many members as are needed to complete the five-member board.

(b) An appointee to the board of directors must be elected by a majority of those voting at an election conducted on the date established pursuant to 13-1-504(1)(b) during the next year following the appointment. If an appointee does not receive a majority of votes cast in the election, the appointee's term expires, and the board of directors shall initiate the process described in this subsection (3).

History: En. Sec. 14, Ch. 327, L. 1997; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 393, L. 2005; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 44, L. 2007; amd. Sec. 94, Ch. 49, L. 2015.