Montana Code Annotated 2019



Part 3. Licensing

Transfer Or Amendment Of Outfitter's License -- Transfer Of River-Use Days To New Owner Of Fishing Outfitter Business

37-47-310. Transfer or amendment of outfitter's license -- transfer of river-use days to new owner of fishing outfitter business. (1) An outfitter's license may not be transferred.

(2) An individual person may, upon proper showing, have that person's outfitter's license amended to indicate that the license is being held for the use and benefit of a named business entity.

(3) Subject to approval by the board, a person designated by the family of an outfitter who is deceased or incapacitated due to physical or mental disease or injury or who is unable to carry out the responsibilities of an outfitter due to the outfitter's status as an active member of the military may continue to provide outfitting services for the outfitter's unexpired license year, or until the family sells the outfitting business, until the designee obtains an outfitter license.

(4) (a) When a fishing outfitter's business is sold or transferred in its entirety, any river-use days that have been allocated to that fishing outfitter through the fishing outfitter's historic use of or activities on restricted-use streams are transferable to the new owner of the fishing outfitter's business. Upon the sale or transfer of a fishing outfitter's business, the outfitter who sells or transfers the business shall notify the new owner that the use of any transferred river-use days is subject to change pursuant to rules adopted by the fish and wildlife commission and that a property right does not attach to the transferred river-use days.

(b) Any transferred river-use days on the Smith River are subject to change pursuant to rules adopted by the state parks and recreation board pursuant to 23-2-408.

History: En. Sec. 9, Ch. 221, L. 1971; amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 541, L. 1975; amd. Sec. 22, Ch. 9, L. 1977; R.C.M. 1947, 26-916(4); amd. Sec. 17, Ch. 545, L. 1981; amd. Sec. 10, Ch. 528, L. 1987; Sec. 87-4-131, MCA 1985; redes. 37-47-310 by Sec. 11, Ch. 528, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 10, Ch. 220, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 91, L. 2003; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 197, L. 2005; amd. Sec. 12, Ch. 100, L. 2011; amd. Sec. 20, Ch. 235, L. 2013; amd. Sec. 10, Ch. 341, L. 2013.