Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 5. Agricultural Commodity Warehouse Operators

License Necessary To Operate Public Warehouse

80-4-501. License necessary to operate public warehouse. (1) A person may not act as a warehouse operator without first having obtained an annual license from the department. This requirement and other requirements in parts 4 through 6 that regulate the activities of a warehouse operator do not apply to operators of warehouses that are federally licensed under the United States Warehouse Act. However, if a federally licensed warehouse operator engages in business as a commodity dealer, the provisions of parts 4 through 7 apply to the commodity dealer activity.

(2) If a warehouse operator operates two or more warehouses in the same city or immediately adjacent to the city or in the same immediate area, in conjunction with each other and with the same workforce, if one set of books and records is kept for all the warehouses, cash slips, scale weight tickets, and warehouse receipts, and if checks of one series are used for agricultural commodities stored in the warehouse, only one warehouse operator's license is required for the operation of all the warehouses.

History: En. Sec. 22, Ch. 539, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 20, Ch. 452, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 7, Ch. 76, L. 1997.