Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 1. Nongame and Endangered Species

Nongame Wildlife Account

87-5-121. Nongame wildlife account. (1) There is a nongame wildlife account in the state special revenue fund provided for in 17-2-102.

(2) There must be deposited into the account:

(a) all money collected under 15-30-2387 and all interest earned by the fund before being expended under this section; and

(b) money from marijuana taxes deposited under 16-12-111.

(3) Money in the account must be used by the department, upon the approval of the commission as determined under 87-5-122, to provide adequate funding for:

(a) research and education programs on nongame wildlife in Montana, as provided for in 87-5-104; and

(b) any management programs for nongame wildlife approved by the legislature under 87-5-105 as species or subspecies in need of management.

(4) The money is available to the department in the same manner as provided in 87-1-601, except that money collected under 15-30-2387 may not be used:

(a) for the purchase of any real property; or

(b) in such a way as to interfere with the production on or management of private property.

History: En. Sec. 2, Ch. 627, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 48, Ch. 281, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 436, L. 1985; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 589, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 61, Ch. 16, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 53, I.M. No. 190, approved Nov. 3, 2020.