Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 2. Department of Revenue

Enforcement Of Revenue Laws

15-1-202. Enforcement of revenue laws. (1) The department may direct proceedings, actions, and prosecutions to be instituted to enforce the laws relating to the penalties, liabilities, and punishment of public officials and persons or their agents for failure or neglect to comply with the provisions of the statutes, except Title 15, chapter 70, governing the revenue of the state or municipal corporations. The department shall cause complaints to be made against public officers to the proper district court for their removal from office for official misconduct or neglect of duty.

(2) The department may require county attorneys to assist in the commencement and prosecution of actions and proceedings in their respective counties for penalties, forfeitures, removals, and punishment for violations of the laws of the state in respect to the assessment of property and other revenue laws.

History: En. 84-708.1 by Sec. 53, Ch. 405, L. 1973; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 134, L. 1975; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 381, L. 1975; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 465, L. 1975; amd. Sec. 9, Ch. 98, L. 1977; amd. Sec. 53, Ch. 566, L. 1977; R.C.M. 1947, 84-708.1(6), (7); amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 623, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 22, Ch. 10, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 35, Ch. 27, Sp. L. November 1993.