Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 23. Powers of County Commissioners Related to Law Enforcement

Rewards For Apprehension Of Criminals

7-32-2301. Rewards for apprehension of criminals. (1) The board of county commissioners of each county has the power to offer rewards for the apprehension and conviction of any person or persons who have committed any felony within their respective counties. Said reward shall not exceed the sum of $500 for the apprehension and conviction of the party or parties guilty of a felony, and the reward shall not be paid in any case until a conviction has first been had in said case. All rewards shall be paid by warrants drawn on the general fund of the county.

(2) In no case shall the members of the board, sheriff, or other county officer receiving an annual or monthly salary be entitled to any part of any such reward.

History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 61, L. 1909; re-en. Sec. 4483, R.C.M. 1921; re-en. Sec. 4483, R.C.M. 1935; R.C.M. 1947, 16-1123.