Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 2. Livestock Markets and Dealers

Refusal To Issue Or Renew License

81-8-273. Refusal to issue or renew license. (1) The department shall refuse to issue or renew a license if the applicant:

(a) has failed to maintain a financial condition of total assets in excess of total liabilities, including total current assets in excess of total current liabilities;

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

(c) has knowingly made false or misleading statements as to the health or physical condition of livestock or practiced fraud or misrepresentation in connection with the buying or receiving of livestock or the selling, exchanging, soliciting, or negotiating of the sale of livestock or the weighing of the same;

(d) has failed to keep records of all purchases and sales or refused to grant inspection of such records by authorized agents of the department;

(e) is in violation of the rules adopted by the department;

(f) has failed to comply with a lawful order of the department;

(g) has been found by the department to have failed to pay, without reasonable cause, obligations incurred in connection with livestock transactions;

(h) has been suspended by the order of the secretary of agriculture of the United States department of agriculture under provisions of the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921, as amended, 7 U.S.C. 181, et seq.; or

(i) employs a person required to be licensed whose license cannot be renewed or whose license is under suspension or revocation by the department or the United States department of agriculture.

(2) An applicant refused a license or license renewal may not apply again for 1 year following refusal unless the department determines that the applicant has met the requirements of this part.

History: En. Sec. 26, Ch. 566, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 11, Ch. 52, L. 1985; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 401, L. 1989.