Part 1 General Provisions § 2-15-101 – § 2-15-156
Part 2 Governor § 2-15-201 – § 2-15-243
Part 3 Lieutenant Governor § 2-15-301 – § 2-15-302
Part 4 Secretary of State § 2-15-401 – § 2-15-412
Part 5 Attorney General § 2-15-501 – § 2-15-504
Part 6 State Auditor § 2-15-601 – § 2-15-602
Part 7 Superintendent of Public Instruction § 2-15-701
Part 10 Department of Administration § 2-15-1001 – § 2-15-1029
Part 12 Department of Military Affairs § 2-15-1201 – § 2-15-1205
Part 13 Department of Revenue § 2-15-1301 – § 2-15-1311
Part 15 Education § 2-15-1501 – § 2-15-1530
Part 17 Department of Labor and Industry § 2-15-1701 – § 2-15-1782
Part 18 Department of Commerce § 2-15-1801 – § 2-15-1870
Part 19 Insurance and Investment § 2-15-1901 – § 2-15-1903
Part 20 Department of Justice § 2-15-2001 – § 2-15-2033
Part 21 Environmental Advisory Boards § 2-15-2105 – § 2-15-2110
Part 22 Department of Public Health and Human Services § 2-15-2201 – § 2-15-2230
Part 23 Department of Corrections § 2-15-2301 – § 2-15-2305
Part 25 Department of Transportation § 2-15-2501 – § 2-15-2507
Part 26 Department of Public Service Regulation § 2-15-2601 – § 2-15-2602
Part 30 Department of Agriculture § 2-15-3001 – § 2-15-3015
Part 31 Department of Livestock § 2-15-3101 – § 2-15-3114
Part 33 Department of Natural Resources and Conservation § 2-15-3301 – § 2-15-3332
Part 34 Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks § 2-15-3401 – § 2-15-3406
Part 35 Department of Environmental Quality § 2-15-3501 – § 2-15-3502

Terms Used In Montana Code > Title 2 > Chapter 15 - Executive Branch Officers and Agencies

  • Advisory capacity: means furnishing advice, gathering information, making recommendations, and performing other activities that may be necessary to comply with federal funding requirements and does not mean administering a program or function or setting policy. See Montana Code 2-15-102
  • Agency: means an office, position, commission, committee, board, department, council, division, bureau, section, or any other entity or instrumentality of the executive branch of state government. See Montana Code 2-15-102
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Committee on committees: Committees formed in each party conference and responsible for nominating the party's Senators to committee membership and committee leadership positions. Nominations are subject to approval by the full party conference and to a formal vote of the Senate.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Data: means any information stored on information technology resources. See Montana Code 2-15-102
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • 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
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • 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
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executive branch: means the executive branch of state government referred to in Article III, section 1, and Article VI of the Montana constitution. See Montana Code 2-15-102
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Function: means a duty, power, or program, exercised by or assigned to an agency, whether or not specifically provided for by law. See Montana Code 2-15-102
  • Information technology resources: means hardware, software, and associated services and infrastructure used to store or transmit information in any form, including voice, video, and electronic data. See Montana Code 2-15-102
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Knowingly: means only a knowledge that the facts exist which bring the act or omission within the provisions of this code. See Montana Code 1-1-204
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Majority leader: means the leader of the majority party, elected by the caucus as provided in 5-2-221. See Montana Code 1-1-208
  • Majority leader: see Floor Leaders
  • Majority party: means the party with the most members in a house of the legislature, subject to subsection (2). See Montana Code 1-1-208
  • Minority leader: means the leader of the minority party, elected by the caucus as provided in 5-2-221. See Montana Code 1-1-208
  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • Minority party: means the party with the second most members in a house of the legislature, subject to subsection (2). See Montana Code 1-1-208
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • Oath: includes an affirmation or declaration. See Montana Code 1-1-201
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: includes a corporation or other entity as well as a natural person. See Montana Code 1-1-201
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Printing: means the act of reproducing a design on a surface by any process. See Montana Code 1-1-203
  • Process: means a writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Montana Code 1-1-202
  • Property: means real and personal property. See Montana Code 1-1-205
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Quasi-judicial function: means an adjudicatory function exercised by an agency, involving the exercise of judgment and discretion in making determinations in controversies. See Montana Code 2-15-102
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Real property: means lands, tenements, hereditaments, and possessory title to public lands. See Montana Code 1-1-205
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Several: means two or more. See Montana Code 1-1-201
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Unit: means an internal subdivision of an agency, created by law or by administrative action, including a division, bureau, section, or department, and an agency allocated to a department for administrative purposes only by this chapter. See Montana Code 2-15-102
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Montana Code 1-1-201
  • Willfully: when applied to the intent with which an act is done or omitted, means a purpose or willingness to commit the act or make the omission referred to. See Montana Code 1-1-204
  • Writing: includes printing. See Montana Code 1-1-203