Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 5. Innkeepers

Innkeeper's Responsibilities -- Limits

70-6-512. Innkeeper's responsibilities -- limits. (1) An innkeeper may not be required to provide accommodations, facilities, or privileges of a hotel, as defined in 50-51-102, to a person who:

(a) is unwilling or unable to pay for the accommodations and services of the hotel. An innkeeper may require a prospective guest to demonstrate the ability to pay for the accommodations and services by paying a damage deposit in cash or with an accepted credit card.

(b) the innkeeper reasonably believes to be under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or another intoxicating substance or who acts in a disorderly fashion so as to disturb the peace of other guests;

(c) the innkeeper reasonably believes seeks to bring into the hotel :

(i) an unlawfully possessed firearm; or

(ii) something, including an explosive or a hazardous or toxic substance, that it is unlawful to possess and that may be dangerous to other persons;

(d) destroys, damages, defaces, or threatens harm to hotel property or guests;

(e) refuses to abide by reasonable standards or policies established by the innkeeper for operation and management of the hotel; or

(f) causes or permits persons to exceed the maximum allowable occupancy of a hotel room as established by the innkeeper.

(2) This section does not relieve an innkeeper from the responsibility to not engage in unlawful discriminatory practices as defined in 49-2-304 and other provisions of Title 49, chapter 2.

History: En. Sec. 2, Ch. 335, L. 1995.