Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 3. Licensing

Violations -- Penalties -- Enforcement

37-67-332. Violations -- penalties -- enforcement. (1) (a) A person commits a criminal offense if the person knowingly:

(i) practices or offers to practice engineering or land surveying in this state without being licensed under this chapter;

(ii) presents or attempts to use the license or the seal of another person;

(iii) gives false or forged evidence to the board or department in obtaining a license;

(iv) impersonates another licensee;

(v) attempts to use an expired, revoked, or emeritus license; or

(vi) violates a provision of this chapter.

(b) A person convicted under subsection (1)(a) shall be fined an amount of not less than $100 or more than $500 or be incarcerated in the county jail for a period not exceeding 3 months, or both.

(2) All officers of the law of this state or one of its political subdivisions shall enforce this chapter and prosecute persons violating it. The attorney general shall act as legal adviser of the board and render legal assistance necessary in carrying out this chapter.

(3) The board may apply to the appropriate court for an injunction against a person found by the board to have practiced or attempted or offered to practice engineering or land surveying in this state without a valid license.

(4) If a person violates an injunction against practice without a valid license, the court may impose a fine in an amount not to exceed $25,000.

History: En. Sec. 23, Ch. 150, L. 1957; Sec. 66-2346, R.C.M. 1947; amd. Sec. 225, Ch. 350, L. 1974; redes. 66-2366 by Sec. 14, Ch. 366, L. 1975; R.C.M. 1947, 66-2366; amd. Sec. 18, Ch. 553, L. 1985; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 107, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 71, Ch. 492, L. 2001.