Part 1 General Provisions Related to Local Government Transportation Services § 7-14-101 – § 7-14-120
Part 2 Urban Transportation Districts § 7-14-201 – § 7-14-246
Part 3 Local Option Motor Fuel Excise Tax § 7-14-301 – § 7-14-304
Part 10 Transportation Improvement Authorities § 7-14-1001 – § 7-14-1007
Part 11 Port Authorities § 7-14-1101 – § 7-14-1137
Part 16 Railway Authorities § 7-14-1601 – § 7-14-1639
Part 21 General Provisions Related to County Roads § 7-14-2101 – § 7-14-2142
Part 22 General Provisions Related to Bridges § 7-14-2201 – § 7-14-2206
Part 23 County Road Superintendent § 7-14-2301 – § 7-14-2308
Part 24 County Road and Bridge Contracts § 7-14-2401 – § 7-14-2407
Part 25 Financial Management of County Roads and Bridges § 7-14-2501 – § 7-14-2531
Part 26 Establishment, Alteration, and Abandonment of County Roads § 7-14-2601 – § 7-14-2622
Part 28 Ferries and Wharves § 7-14-2801 – § 7-14-2831
Part 41 General Provisions Related to Municipal Trafficways and Public Grounds § 7-14-4101 – § 7-14-4123
Part 42 Establishment and Change of Street Grade § 7-14-4201 – § 7-14-4205
Part 43 Municipal Regulation of Railways and Street Railroads § 7-14-4301 – § 7-14-4303
Part 44 Municipal Bus Services § 7-14-4401 – § 7-14-4405
Part 45 Municipal Parking § 7-14-4501 – § 7-14-4512
Part 46 Parking Commissions § 7-14-4601 – § 7-14-4666
Part 47 Pedestrian Malls and Offstreet Parking Facilities § 7-14-4701 – § 7-14-4737
Part 48 Air Transportation § 7-14-4801
Part 49 Easements and Rights-of-Way § 7-14-4901

Terms Used In Montana Code > Title 7 > Chapter 14

  • Affidavit: means a sworn written declaration made before an officer authorized to administer oaths or an unsworn written declaration made under penalty of perjury as provided in 1-6-105. See Montana Code 1-1-203
  • 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.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • 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.
  • Authority: means a rail authority as provided in this part. See Montana Code 7-14-1601
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Board: means the board of transportation of any district created under this part. See Montana Code 7-14-202
  • Board: means a board of county commissioners. See Montana Code 7-14-1601
  • board: means the board of county commissioners. See Montana Code 7-14-2401
  • board: means the board of county commissioners;

    (b) "abandonment" means cessation of use of right-of-way (easement) or activity thereon with no intention to reclaim or use again and is sometimes called "vacation". See Montana Code 7-14-2601

  • Broadcasting: means any application of communication technologies to deliver live or delayed programming to a viewing audience, including but not limited to over-the-air television broadcasts, cable television, and the streaming of audio or video signals over the internet. See Montana Code 5-11-1102
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Commissioners: means the board of county commissioners or other governing body of a county. See Montana Code 7-14-202
  • 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.
  • Common carrier: means a railroad engaged in transportation for hire. See Montana Code 7-14-1601
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Directors: means the directors of the rail authority. See Montana Code 7-14-1601
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • District: means any transportation district created under this part. See Montana Code 7-14-202
  • Division: means the legislative services division provided for in 5-11-111. See Montana Code 5-11-1102
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • 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.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • 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
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • 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 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
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Oath: includes an affirmation or declaration. See Montana Code 1-1-201
  • Outlays: Outlays are payments made (generally through the issuance of checks or disbursement of cash) to liquidate obligations. Outlays during a fiscal year may be for payment of obligations incurred in prior years or in the same year.
  • Peace officer: has the meaning as defined in 46-1-202. See Montana Code 1-1-207
  • Person: includes a corporation or other entity as well as a natural person. See Montana Code 1-1-201
  • Personal property: means money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Montana Code 1-1-205
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • 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.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testify: means every mode of oral statement under oath or affirmation. See Montana Code 1-1-202
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Usual: means according to usage. See Montana Code 1-1-206