16-4-306. Transfer of existing license to political subdivision of state -- rulemaking. (1) A political subdivision of the state of Montana may apply to the department for the transfer of an existing retail beer or beer and wine license and, upon approval by the department, the political subdivision may own and operate the license or lease the license to a person, firm, corporation, or other entity approved by the department.
(2) A license that is transferred to a political subdivision of the state:
(a) may be transferred only to another political subdivision of the state and not to any other person, firm, corporation, or entity;
(b) does not authorize and may not be used in conjunction with gambling activities except for horseracing as authorized in Title 23, chapter 4;
(c) may be authorized only for a fairgrounds complex owned by the political subdivision;
(d) is authorized for use in all facilities contained in the fairgrounds complex;
(e) is not, with respect to the facilities, subject to the provisions of 16-4-204(5);
(f) must be taken into account in determining the license quota restrictions of 16-4-105; and
(g) is subject to all license fees, laws, and rules applicable to retail beer or beer and wine licenses.
(3) The department may adopt rules to implement the provisions of this section.