Part 1 Metropolitan Sanitary and/or Storm Sewer District § 7-13-101 – § 7-13-156
Part 21 General Provisions Related to County Utility Services § 7-13-2101 – § 7-13-2104
Part 22 County Water and/or Sewer Districts § 7-13-2201 – § 7-13-2290
Part 23 County Water and/or Sewer Districts Continued § 7-13-2301 – § 7-13-2352
Part 25 Television Districts § 7-13-2501 – § 7-13-2542
Part 30 Consolidated Local Government Water Supply and Sewer Districts § 7-13-3001 – § 7-13-3043
Part 41 General Provisions Related to Municipal Utility Services § 7-13-4101 – § 7-13-4108
Part 42 Public Sewer Systems § 7-13-4201 – § 7-13-4208
Part 43 Municipal Sewage and/or Water Systems § 7-13-4301 – § 7-13-4345
Part 44 Water Supply and Regulation § 7-13-4401 – § 7-13-4406
Part 45 Local Water Quality Districts § 7-13-4501 – § 7-13-4536

Terms Used In Montana Code > Title 7 > Chapter 13

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Adjournment sine die: The end of a legislative session "without day." These adjournments are used to indicate the final adjournment of an annual or the two-year session of legislature.
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • 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.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • board of directors: means the board of directors of the district elected or appointed as provided in 7-13-2231. See Montana Code 7-13-2201
  • Board of directors: means the board of directors provided for in 7-13-4516 or a joint board of directors provided for in 7-13-4527. See Montana Code 7-13-4502
  • Board of environmental review: means the board of environmental review as provided in 2-15-3502. See Montana Code 7-13-4502
  • Commissioners: means the board of county commissioners or the governing body of a city-county consolidated government. See Montana Code 7-13-4502
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • County: means one or more counties and includes a city within the county or counties. See Montana Code 7-13-2201
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • District: means a district formed under the provisions of this part and part 23. See Montana Code 7-13-2201
  • District: means a district authorized in 7-13-3002 to provide a system. See Montana Code 7-13-3001
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Family residential unit: means a single-family dwelling. See Montana Code 7-13-4502
  • Fee-assessed units: means all real property with improvements, including taxable and tax-exempt property as shown on the property assessment records maintained by the county, and mobile homes and manufactured homes as defined in 15-24-201. See Montana Code 7-13-4502
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • 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
  • Judicial officers: means justices of the supreme court, judges of the district courts, justices of the peace, municipal judges, and city judges. See Montana Code 1-1-202
  • Local government: means a consolidated form of local government provided for in Title 7, chapter 3, parts 11 through 13. See Montana Code 7-13-3001
  • Local water quality district: means an area established with definite boundaries for the purpose of protecting, preserving, and improving the quality of surface water and ground water in the district as authorized by this part. See Montana Code 7-13-4502
  • meeting: means the convening of a quorum of the constituent membership of a public agency or association described in 2-3-203, whether corporal or by means of electronic equipment, to hear, discuss, or act upon a matter over which the agency has supervision, control, jurisdiction, or advisory power. See Montana Code 2-3-202
  • Municipality: means a municipality or a consolidated city and county, city, or town and includes all corporations organized for municipal purposes within a district. See Montana Code 7-13-2201
  • 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.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • 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.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: means lands, tenements, hereditaments, and possessory title to public lands. See Montana Code 1-1-205
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • System: means a public water supply, sanitary sewer system, storm sewer system, or any combination of water supply, sanitary sewer, or storm sewer systems. See Montana Code 7-13-3001
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • 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