Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 2. Livestock Markets and Dealers


81-8-279. Penalties. (1) A person who violates any provision of 81-8-271 through 81-8-273, 81-8-276, or 81-8-278 or rules adopted by the department to implement those sections is guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not less than $250 or more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than 6 months, or both.

(2) Of all fines assessed and collected under this section, except those assessed and collected in a justice's court, 50% shall be paid into the state treasury and credited to the special revenue fund for the use of the department and 50% shall be paid into the general revenue fund of the county in which the conviction occurred.

History: En. Sec. 31, Ch. 566, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 16, Ch. 52, L. 1985; amd. Sec. 57, Ch. 557, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 6, Ch. 401, L. 1989.