Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 1. General Provisions

Duties Of Department -- Definitions

39-6-101. Duties of department -- definitions. (1) The department shall:

(a) encourage and promote the making of apprenticeship agreements conforming to the standards established by or in accordance with this chapter;

(b) register apprenticeship agreements that are in the best interests of the apprenticeship and conform to the standards established by or in accordance with this chapter;

(c) keep a record of apprenticeship agreements and, taking into consideration performance of the agreement, issue certificates of completion of apprenticeship;

(d) terminate or cancel any apprenticeship agreements in accordance with the provisions of the agreements;

(e) provide assistance for the development of on-the-job training programs in nonapprenticeable occupations;

(f) establish standards for apprenticeship agreements in conformity with the provisions of this chapter;

(g) use the standard prevailing wage rate for construction services, as defined in 18-2-401, for a prevailing wage rate district as provided in 18-2-411 as a base on which an apprenticeship wage is calculated pursuant to 39-6-108 for apprentices;

(h) adopt rules necessary to carry out the intent and purposes of this chapter; and

(i) perform other duties that may be required by federal regulations, provided that the federal regulations are not in conflict with this chapter.

(2) At least once every 2 years, the department shall report on its activities and findings to the governor and, as provided in 5-11-210, to the legislature. The department shall also make the report available to the public.

(3) For the purposes of this chapter, the following definitions apply:

(a) "Apprentice" means a worker employed to learn a skilled occupation under a written apprenticeship agreement registered with the department.

(b) "Department" means the department of labor and industry.

History: Ap.p. Sec. 2, Ch. 149, L. 1941; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 183, L. 1957; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 160, L. 1963; Sec. 41-1202, R.C.M. 1947; Ap.p. Sec. 1, Ch. 149, L. 1941; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 99, L. 1947; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 183, L. 1957; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 160, L. 1963; amd. Sec. 16, Ch. 439, L. 1975; Sec. 41-1201, R.C.M. 1947; R.C.M. 1947, 41-1201(b), 41-1202(1) thru (4); amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 272, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 33, Ch. 112, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 538, L. 2005; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 15, L. 2013.