Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 4. Operation and Regulation

Penalty For Transacting Business Without Certificate

32-1-403. Penalty for transacting business without certificate. (1) A person, domestic or foreign, violating any provision of this section shall forfeit to the state $500 a day for every day or part of a day during which the violation continues.

(2) On action brought by the department, the court may issue an injunction restraining a person from further violating any provision of this section and may enter a further order or decree as equity and justice require.

(3) A person doing any of the things or transacting any of the business defined in Title 32, chapter 1, shall transact that business according to the provisions of the Bank Act, and the department may examine the accounts, books, papers, cash, and credits of that person, domestic or foreign, in order to ascertain whether that person has violated or is violating any provisions of this section.

History: En. Sec. 30, Ch. 89, L. 1927; re-en. Sec. 6014.34, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 15, Ch. 431, L. 1975; R.C.M. 1947, 5-509; amd. Sec. 1009, Ch. 56, L. 2009; amd. Sec. 21, Ch. 23, L. 2023.