16-2-108. Disposition of money received. (1) The department may purchase liquor from money deposited to its account in the enterprise fund. The department shall pay from its account in the enterprise fund its administrative expenses associated with the sale of liquor, subject to the limits imposed by legislative appropriation. An obligation created or incurred by the department may not be a debt or claim against the state of Montana but must be payable by the department solely from funds derived from the operation of state liquor sales. The department shall pay into the state treasury to the credit of the enterprise fund the receipts from the sale of liquor and all taxes collected by it. Taxes and the net proceeds from the operation of state liquor sales must be transferred to the general fund.
(2) All liquor license fees and permit fees collected by the department must be deposited into the department's liquor enterprise fund.
(3) The department shall pay from its account in the liquor enterprise fund:
(a) expenses associated with administering liquor licensing and fee collection; and
(b) expenses associated with investigations pursuant to its agreement with the department of justice.
(4) The net proceeds of the liquor enterprise fund must be transferred to the general fund.