19-19-305. Annual state payments to municipality with police department. (1) After the end of each fiscal year, the state auditor shall issue and deliver to the treasurer of each city and town in Montana that has a police department and that is not a participant in the municipal police officers' retirement system a warrant for an amount computed in the same manner as the amount paid (or that would be paid if an existing relief association met the legal requirements for payment) to cities and towns for fire department relief associations pursuant to 19-18-512. The payment from the general fund is statutorily appropriated as provided in 17-7-502.
(2) Each city or town that has a police retirement fund shall deposit the payment to the credit of its police retirement fund.