Montana Code Annotated 2019

TITLE 87. FISH AND WILDLIFE

CHAPTER 5. WILDLIFE PROTECTION

Part 1. Nongame and Endangered Species

Nongame Wildlife Account

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

(2) All money collected under 15-30-2387 and all interest earned by the fund before being expended under this section must be deposited in the account.

(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.

87-5-121. (Effective October 1, 2021) 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.