Opinions – 2008

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Volume & Opinion Number Opinion Held Date Issued
52-8
  1. Mont. Code Ann. § 13-37-402 prohibits an elected official covered by the statute from paying for constituent services from any account related to the official’s public office other than a constituent services or campaign account. It does not, however, prohibit expenditures for the provision of constituent services from the official’s personal funds.
  2. After May 14, 2007, the limitations placed on constituent spending by Mont. Code Ann. §§ 13-37-401 and -402 were in effect.
12/26/08
52-7
  1. Police officers and firefighters injured in the line of duty and receiving salary benefits under Mont. Code Ann. §§ 7-32-4132 and 7-33-4133 through the usual payroll system in the same manner as if still on their regular duties accrue vacation and sick leave credit under Mont. Code Ann. §§ 2-18-611, 2-18-618.
  2. 42 Op. Att’y Gen. No. 114 (1988) is overruled to the extent it holds that police officers and firefighters injured in the line of duty and receiving salary benefits under Mont. Code Ann. §§ 7-32-4132 and 7-33-4133 through the usual payroll system in the same manner as if still on their regular duties do not accrue vacation and sick leave credit under Mont. Code Ann. §§ 2-18-611, 2-18-618.
10/22/08
52-6 Which body of “electors” constitutes the “qualified voters” for Ravalli County zoning regulation — the residents of the unincorporated areas only, or all of the residents of the County, including those residing within incorporated areas such as the City of Hamilton? 06/23/08
52-5 Does the Montana Procurement Act apply to the awarding of subgrants to fund projects by the Montana Board of Crime Control? 03/25/08