Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 1. General Provisions Related to Local Governments

Bankruptcy -- Definitions

7-7-131. Bankruptcy -- definitions. As used in 7-7-132 through 7-7-134 and this section, the following definitions apply:

(1) "Legislative body" means:

(a) the governing body of a city or town;

(b) the governing body of a local entity that is a district if, by law, the district must have a governing body; or

(c) the governing body of the city, town, or county that created a local entity that is a district if law does not require the district to have a separate governing body. Unless otherwise agreed to by the governing bodies of the county and of the city or town, a joint board composed of an equal number of members from each governing body shall act as the district governing body of a district that was jointly created by the county and the city or town.

(2) "Local entity" means a district created under Title 7, chapter 12, a city, or a town, but the term does not include a county.

History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 296, L. 1995.