Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 1. General Provisions, Proceedings, and Penalties

Disclosure Of Information

23-5-116. Disclosure of information. (1) The department shall, upon request, disclose information concerning a current or former gambling license applicant or gambling licensee or any other person engaged in gambling or a gambling activity governed by parts 1 through 8 of this chapter, except:

(a) confidential criminal justice information, as defined in 44-5-103;

(b) personal information protected by an individual privacy interest;

(c) trade secrets, as defined in 30-14-402, specifically identified and for which there are reasonable grounds of privilege asserted by the party claiming the privilege; and

(d) information obtained in the tax reporting processes.

(2) Notwithstanding the limitations set forth in subsection (1), the department may disclose any information obtained in the application or tax reporting process or as a result of other department operations to:

(a) a federal, state, city, county, or tribal criminal justice agency;

(b) the department of revenue and the federal internal revenue service; and

(c) a gambling regulatory agency of another state, a local government unit of another state, a tribal government, or a foreign nation, provided that the disclosure of the information complies with the law of that jurisdiction and that the receiving entity has been approved for receipt by the Montana attorney general.

(3) In the event of a tax delinquency or at the request of a video gambling machine permitholder, the department shall inform the permitholder of the status of a licensed machine owner's tax payments for a video gambling machine located at the permitholder's place of business.

History: En. Sec. 4, Ch. 647, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 132, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 178, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 416, L. 1999; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 424, L. 1999.