Part 1 General Provisions § 76-15-101 – § 76-15-106
Part 2 Creation of Conservation Districts § 76-15-201 – § 76-15-216
Part 3 Administration of Conservation Districts § 76-15-301 – § 76-15-324
Part 4 Operation of Conservation Districts § 76-15-401 – § 76-15-411
Part 5 Financial Aspects of Conservation Districts Loan Program § 76-15-501 – § 76-15-547
Part 6 Project Areas § 76-15-601 – § 76-15-625
Part 7 Land Use Regulations § 76-15-701 – § 76-15-727
Part 8 Alteration and Termination of Conservation Districts § 76-15-801 – § 76-15-810
Part 9 Coal Bed Methane Protection § 76-15-901 – § 76-15-905
Part 10 Procurement and Competitive Bidding § 76-15-1001 – § 76-15-1014

Terms Used In Montana Code > Title 76 > Chapter 15 - Conservation Districts

  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Agricultural production: means the production of:

    (a) any growing grass, crops, or trees attached to the surface of the land; or

    (b) farm animals with commercial value. See Montana Code 76-15-903

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Coal bed methane developer or operator: means the person who acquires a lease for the purpose of extracting natural gas from a coal bed. See Montana Code 76-15-903
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • 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.
  • Customary: means according to usage. See Montana Code 1-1-206
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the department of natural resources and conservation as provided for in Title 2, chapter 15, part 33. See Montana Code 76-15-903
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Emergency: means the loss of a water supply that must be replaced immediately to avoid substantial damage to a landowner or a water right holder. See Montana Code 76-15-903
  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Governing body: means the legislative authority of a local government. See Montana Code 7-11-1002
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • 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
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Local government: means a city, town, county, or consolidated city-county government or any combination of these acting jointly. See Montana Code 7-11-1002
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • 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.
  • Principal county: as used in this part means the county in which all or the greatest portion of the land of a district is situated. See Montana Code 76-15-521
  • 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
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Several: means two or more. See Montana Code 1-1-201
  • Special district: means a unit of local government that is authorized by law to perform a single function or a limited number of functions. See Montana Code 7-11-1002
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • 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