Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 1. Predatory Animal Control

Penalty For Fraudulent Claims

81-7-122. Penalty for fraudulent claims. A person who patches up a skin or scalp or presents a punched or patched skin or scalp or who brings in any skin or skins from other states or territories with the intent to fraudulently obtain a bounty or an officer who signs a certificate without first counting and examining the skins to determine the kind of skins and to see that the skin from the scalp or head is properly severed and preserved or a person who evades or violates any provision of law of the state of Montana relative to bounties or bounty claims shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding 1 year or both. Two-thirds of the fine must be given to the person, if any, reporting the evasion or violation and the balance must be deposited in the state special revenue fund and used for the administration of 81-7-111 through 81-7-118 and 81-7-120 through 81-7-122.

History: En. Sec. 11, Ch. 109, L. 1925; re-en. Sec. 3417.14, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 102, Ch. 147, L. 1963; R.C.M. 1947, 46-1915; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 277, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 7, Ch. 214, L. 1997.