18-7-404. Establishment of maximum prices. (1) The board shall adopt, by rule, and publish a schedule of maximum prices to be charged for county legal advertising.
(2) The board shall conduct hearings when required to determine maximum rates for county legal advertising. Notice of the hearing must be mailed to the Montana association of counties and the Montana newspaper association.
(3) The board shall deliver, free of charge, to each board of county commissioners in this state a copy of every schedule of maximum prices adopted by the board within 30 days of its publication, together with a notice of the date fixed by the board when the prices will be effective.
(4) The county commissioners shall require each establishment that prints county legal advertising to verify that:
(a) the legal advertisement was published on the dates ordered by the county and in the style set by the board; and
(b) the price was not in excess of the maximum price set by the board.
(5) The board may not establish maximum prices for printed county forms.