Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 1. General Provisions

Regular School Election Day And Special School Elections -- Limitation -- Exception

20-20-105. Regular school election day and special school elections -- limitation -- exception. (1) Except as provided in subsection (5), the first Tuesday after the first Monday in May of each year is the regular school election day.

(2) Except as provided in subsections (4) and (5), a proposition requesting an increase in the over-BASE budget levy under 20-9-353 may be submitted to the electors only once each calendar year on the regular school election day.

(3) Subject to the provisions of subsection (2), other school elections may be conducted at times determined by the trustees.

(4) In the event of an unforeseen emergency occurring on the date scheduled for the funding election pursuant to subsection (2), the district will be allowed to reschedule the election for a different day of the calendar year. As used in this section, "unforeseen emergency" has the meaning provided in 20-3-322(6).

(5) In years when the legislature meets in regular session or in a special session that affects school funding, the trustees may order an election on a date other than the regular school election day but prior to August 1 in order for the electors to consider a proposition requesting an increase in the over-BASE budget levy under 20-9-353.

History: En. 75-6404 by Sec. 140, Ch. 5, L. 1971; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 109, L. 1974; R.C.M. 1947, 75-6404; amd. Sec. 8, Ch. 644, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 8, Ch. 514, L. 1999; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 192, L. 2007; amd. Sec. 224, Ch. 49, L. 2015; amd. Sec. 9, Ch. 396, L. 2023; amd. Sec. 8, Ch. 640, L. 2023.