Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 2. Long-Range Building Program and Budget

Capital Developments Long-Range Building Program Account

17-7-209. Capital developments long-range building program account. (1) (a) There is a capital developments long-range building program account in the capital projects fund type to fund capital developments.

(b) If there are funds in excess of the amount needed for appropriations of the capital fund type, then the excess funds:

(i) may be used to pay down the debt service on bonds for capital projects previously authorized by the legislature if allowed without penalty by the terms of the bond issuance; and

(ii) must be used to delay, forego, or reduce the amount of an issuance of bonds authorized by the legislature.

(2) Interest earnings, project carryover funds, administrative fees, and miscellaneous revenue must be retained in the account.

(3) The legislature may transfer unencumbered funds from the account only to supplement funding local infrastructure.

(4) The state treasurer may temporarily borrow from the fund to address cash balance deficiencies in the general fund. A loan made to the general fund does not bear interest and must be recorded in the state accounting records. The fund may not be so impaired by a loan that all legal obligations against the fund cannot be met.

History: En. Sec. 5, Ch. 469, L. 2019; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 491, L. 2021.