Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 3. Offenses, Penalties, and Immunities

Multilevel Marketing Company -- Notice Of Activity -- Consent To Service

30-10-327. Multilevel marketing company -- notice of activity -- consent to service. (1) A multilevel marketing company shall file with the commissioner on forms prescribed by the commissioner:

(a) prior to obtaining a participant that is a resident of this state:

(i) a notice that the company intends to operate in this state; and

(ii) an irrevocable consent designating the commissioner as its agent for service of process for any alleged violation of 30-10-325; and

(b) following the initial filing under subsection (1)(a), an annual notice of the company's operations in this state.

(2) The forms in subsection (1) must include, at a minimum:

(a) the names, home or business addresses, dates of birth, and titles of the multilevel marketing company's officers, directors, and trustees;

(b) the multilevel marketing company's corporate name, state of domicile and state of incorporation, and headquarters mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone and telefax numbers; and

(c) a detailed description of the levels of distribution in the multilevel marketing company, the manner of compensating participants, and the compensation structure of the marketing plan.

(3) Compliance with this section does not confer on a multilevel marketing company any license or registration or signify that the state has sanctioned, approved, registered, or endorsed a multilevel marketing company or its sales plan or operation.

(4) A multilevel marketing company or any individual or entity affiliated with a multilevel marketing company may not represent that the multilevel marketing company, individual, or entity is licensed, sanctioned, approved, registered, or endorsed in this state by virtue of compliance with 30-10-325 and this section.

(5) The requirements of subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to a direct selling association member.

History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 318, L. 2015.