Part 1 General Provisions § 15-35-101 – § 15-35-122

Terms Used In Montana Code > Title 15 > Chapter 35

  • Agreement: means a signed contract that is valid under Montana law between a coal mine operator and a purchaser or broker for the sale of coal that is produced in Montana. See Montana Code 15-35-102
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contract sales price: means either the price of coal extracted and prepared for shipment f. See Montana Code 15-35-102
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • person: means an individual, corporation (domestic or foreign), partnership, association, joint-stock company, or syndicate. See Montana Code 15-1-102
  • Prepared for shipment: includes but is not limited to services such as in-mine movement, crushing, sizing, screening, storing, mixing, loading, treatment with substances including chemicals or oils, and other preparation of the coal for disposition. See Montana Code 15-35-102
  • Process: means a writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Montana Code 1-1-202
  • Produced: means severed from the earth. See Montana Code 15-35-102
  • Property: means real and personal property. See Montana Code 1-1-205
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Montana Code 1-1-201
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Ton: means 2,000 pounds. See Montana Code 15-35-102
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Montana Code 1-1-201
  • Writing: includes printing. See Montana Code 1-1-203