Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 9. Montana Living Trust Act


30-10-905. Administration. (1) The administration of the provisions of this part is under the general supervision and control of the state auditor. The state auditor shall adopt forms and rules necessary to implement this part.

(2) A document is filed when it is received by the state auditor. The state auditor shall keep a register of all applications for licenses to offer and sell living trusts in this state. The register must be open for public inspection. The information contained in or filed with an application must be made available to the public.

(3) Upon request and at a reasonable charge, the state auditor shall furnish to any person photostatic or other copies, certified under the seal of office if requested, of any entry in the register or any document filed with the state auditor that is a matter of public record. In any proceeding or prosecution under this part, a certified copy is prima facie evidence of the contents of the entry or document certified.

(4) A person who has received a license to offer and sell living trusts in this state shall make and keep accounts and other records as required by the state auditor. The records are subject at any time to reasonable periodic, special, or other examination, within or outside this state, by representatives of the state auditor if necessary to protect the public interest or for the protection of consumers.

History: En. Sec. 5, Ch. 348, L. 1997.