Terms Used In Montana Code 2-15-3301

  • Department: means a principal functional and administrative entity that:
         (a) is created by this chapter within the executive branch of state government;
         (b) is one of the 20 principal departments permitted under the constitution; and
         (c) includes its units. See Montana Code 2-15-102
  • Department head: means a director, commission, board, commissioner, or constitutional officer in charge of a department created by this chapter. See Montana Code 2-15-102
  • Director: means a department head specifically referred to as a director in this chapter and does not mean a commission, board, commissioner, or constitutional officer. See Montana Code 2-15-102
There is a department of natural resources and conservation. The department head is the director of natural resources and conservation appointed by the governor in accordance with 2-15-111.