Montana Code Annotated 2017



Part 2. Investments

Short-Term Investment Of Local Government Funds

17-6-204. Short-term investment of local government funds. (1) The governing body of any city, county, school district, or other local government unit or political subdivision that has funds that are available for investment and are not required by law or by any covenant or agreement with bondholders or others to be segregated and invested in a different manner may direct its treasurer to remit the funds to the state treasurer for investment under the direction of the board of investments as part of the short-term pooled investment fund.

(2) A separate account, designated by name and number for each participant in the fund, must be kept to record individual transactions and totals of all investments belonging to each participant. A monthly report must be furnished to each participant having a beneficial interest in the short-term pooled investment fund, showing the changes in investments made during the preceding month. Details of any investment transaction must be furnished to any participant upon request.

(3) The principal and accrued income, and any part of that amount, of each account maintained for a participant in the short-term pooled investment fund is subject to payment at any time from the fund upon request. Accumulated income must be remitted to each participant at least annually.

(4) An order or warrant may not be issued upon any account for a larger amount than the principal and accrued income of the account to which it applies. If any order or warrant is issued, the participant receiving it shall reimburse the excess amount to the fund from any funds not otherwise appropriated. The state treasurer is liable under the treasurer's official bond for any amount not reimbursed.

History: En. Sec. 8, Ch. 298, L. 1973; R.C.M. 1947, 79-311; amd. Sec. 217, Ch. 56, L. 2009; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 84, L. 2015.