Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 1. Commissioner of Political Practices

Commissioner Of Political Practices -- Qualifications

13-37-107. Commissioner of political practices -- qualifications. The individual appointed to serve as commissioner:

(1) must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of Montana as provided in 13-1-112;

(2) on the date of appointment, must be registered to vote in Montana;

(3) in the 2 years immediately preceding the date of the appointment, may not have:

(a) served as a fundraiser for a candidate for public office;

(b) served as an officer in a political party or for a political committee; or

(c) participated in the management or conduct of a campaign by a candidate for public office;

(4) must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

(a) a confirmable track record of highly ethical professional behavior;

(b) the demonstrable ability to be firm, fair, and unbiased in carrying out professional responsibilities;

(c) the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;

(d) the ability to interpret statutes, legal opinions, and regulations;

(e) the ability to supervise, organize, and motivate employees; and

(f) knowledge of the standards of evidence and due process rights that are applicable to judicial and quasi-judicial proceedings.

History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 479, L. 2005; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 71, L. 2015.