Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 3. Insurers -- Noninsurance-Related Prohibitions

Political Contributions Prohibited -- Penalty

33-18-305. Political contributions prohibited -- penalty. (1) No insurer shall directly or indirectly pay or use or offer, consent, or agree to pay or use any money or property for or in aid of any political party, committee, or organization or for or in aid of any corporation or other body organized or maintained for political purposes or for or in aid of any candidate for political office or for nomination for such office or for any political purpose whatsoever or for the reimbursement or indemnification of any person for money or property so used.

(2) Any officer, director, stockholder, attorney, or insurance producer of any insurer which violates any of the provisions of this section, who participates in, aids, abets, or advises or consents to any such violation and any person who solicits or knowingly receives any money or property in violation of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and be punished by imprisonment for not more than 1 year and a fine of not more than $1,000; and any officer or director aiding or abetting in any contribution made in violation of this section shall be liable to the insurer for the amount so contributed.

History: En. Sec. 220, Ch. 286, L. 1959; R.C.M. 1947, 40-3518; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 713, L. 1989.