Part 1 General Provisions § 50-73-101 – § 50-73-107
Part 2 Maps, Surveys, and Boundary Lines § 50-73-201 – § 50-73-210
Part 3 Duties of Operator and Employees in Mine Operation § 50-73-301 – § 50-73-308
Part 4 Inspections, Investigations, and Compliance § 50-73-401 – § 50-73-418

Terms Used In Montana Code > Title 50 > Chapter 73

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • 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.
  • Department: means the department of labor and industry and the state coal mine inspectors employed by the department. See Montana Code 50-73-102
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • 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
  • Mine examiner: means a person charged with the examination of the condition of the mine before the miners are permitted to enter the mine and who is commonly known as the "fire boss". See Montana Code 50-73-102
  • Mine supervisor: means a person who is charged with the general direction of the underground work or both the underground work and the outside work of a coal mine and who is commonly known and designated as "mine boss". See Montana Code 50-73-102
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Shaft: means any vertical opening through the strata that is or may be used for the purpose of ventilation or escape or for hoisting or lowering of workers or material in connection with the mining of coal. See Montana Code 50-73-102
  • Writing: includes printing. See Montana Code 1-1-203
  • Written inspection report: means a report prepared by the department identifying safety and health hazards noted during a mine inspection. See Montana Code 50-73-102