Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 15. Blackfeet Tribe-Montana-United States Compact

Authorization Of Bonds -- Condition

85-20-1511. Authorization of bonds -- condition. (1) Subject to subsection (3) and upon request of the director of the department of natural resources and conservation, the board of examiners may issue and sell general obligation bonds in a principal amount not exceeding $16.15 million, of which $16 million is to pay the state's costs for water-related infrastructure projects within the exterior boundaries of the Blackfeet Indian reservation as provided for in 85-20-1505 and no more than $150,000 is to pay bond issuance costs.

(2) (a) Except as provided in subsection (2)(b), the proceeds from the bonds authorized under this section must be deposited in a bond proceeds subaccount created in the Blackfeet Tribe water rights compact infrastructure account provided for in 85-20-1505.

(b) The proceeds to pay bond issuance costs must be deposited into a state special revenue account.

(3) The bonds must be sold and issued pursuant to the provisions of Title 17, chapter 5, part 8.

(4) The bonds may not be issued or sold unless a water rights compact among the Blackfeet Tribe, the state, and the United States has been finally ratified by the Blackfeet Tribe, the legislature, and the Congress of the United States.

History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 147, L. 2011.