80-4-721. Fees for inspection, testing, and weighing agricultural commodities -- disposition -- investment. (1) The department shall by rule fix the fees for inspection, testing, and weighing of agricultural commodities.
(2) All fees and other charges fixed by rule, including fees for the inspection, grading, weighing, and protein testing of agricultural commodities, must reflect as nearly as possible the actual cost of the services.
(3) All fees and charges must be paid to the department and deposited with the state treasurer. The state treasurer shall place all money in the state special revenue fund. Fees deposited in the state special revenue fund must be used to pay approved claims for expenses incurred in inspecting, grading, weighing, and protein testing of agricultural commodities.
(4) The department may direct the board of investments to invest funds from the state special revenue fund pursuant to the provisions of the unified investment program for state funds. The income from the investments must be credited to the proper department account in the state special revenue fund.
(5) All fees collected under this part must be expended for the purposes of this part as provided in Article XII, section 1, of the Montana constitution.