Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 2. Livestock Markets and Dealers

Cancellation Or Suspension Of Certificate

81-8-254. Cancellation or suspension of certificate. (1) The department may cancel or suspend the certificate of an operator of a livestock market if it finds that the operator:

(a) is guilty of fraud or misrepresentation as to the titles, charges, number, brands, weights, proceeds of sale, or ownership of livestock;

(b) is in violation of any of the provisions of this part;

(c) is in violation of any of the rules adopted by the department; or

(d) is in violation of Title 81, chapter 3, part 2.

(2) The department on its own initiative or on written complaint may investigate a livestock market and may file a complaint against the livestock market with the board. The complaint shall be set for hearing before the board, and the department shall serve notice of the hearing on the livestock market at least 10 days before such hearing.

(3) An investigation or hearing initiated by the department under this part may be held before an examiner designated by the board. Any finding or order made by an examiner, if confirmed by the board, is the order or finding of the board.

History: En. Sec. 14, Ch. 566, L. 1979.