Montana Administrative Register Notice 42-2-932 No. 15   08/13/2015    
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In the matter of the amendment of ARM 42.2.511 Review of Centrally Assessed Property Appraisals, to remove an outdated reference to a form number









TO: All Concerned Persons


1. On September 14, 2015, the Department of Revenue proposes to amend the above-stated rule.


2. The Department of Revenue will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in this rulemaking process or need an alternative accessible format of this of this notice. If you require an accommodation, please advise the department of the nature of the accommodation needed, no later than 5 p.m. on August 24, 2015. Please contact Laurie Logan, Department of Revenue, Director's Office, P.O. Box 7701, Helena, Montana 59604-7701; telephone (406) 444-7905; fax (406) 444-3696; or e-mail lalogan@mt.gov.


3. The rule as proposed to be amended provides as follows, new matter underlined, deleted matter interlined:



(1) and (2) remain the same.

(3) remains the same.

(a) Objections may be submitted using the APLS102F or by a detailed letter.

(b) remains the same, but is renumbered (a).

(4) through (9) remain the same.


AUTH15-1-201, 15-1-211, 15-23-108, MCA

IMP15-1-211, 15-1-406, 15-8-601, 15-23-102, 15-23-107, MCA


REASONABLE NECESSITY: The department proposes amending ARM 42.2.511 to strike an outdated reference to a form number. The language in (3)(a) was inadvertently left intact when the rule was amended in 2014. The correct reference to Form CAB-8 is currently provided in (2). Removing the outdated language from (3) is necessary to eliminate confusion. No substantive changes to the rule language are being proposed at this time.


4. Concerned persons may submit their data, views, or arguments concerning the proposed action in writing to: Laurie Logan, Department of Revenue, Director's Office, P.O. Box 7701, Helena, Montana 59604-7701; telephone (406) 444-7905; fax (406) 444-3696; or e-mail lalogan@mt.gov and must be received no later than September 11, 2015.


5. If persons who are directly affected by the proposed action wish to express their data, views, or arguments orally or in writing at a public hearing, they must make written request for a hearing and submit this request along with any written comments to Laurie Logan at the above address no later than 5 p.m., September 11, 2015.


6. If the agency receives requests for a public hearing on the proposed action from either 10 percent or 25, whichever is less, of the persons directly affected by the proposed action, from the appropriate administrative rule review committee of the Legislature, from a governmental subdivision or agency, or from an association having not less than 25 members who will be directly affected, a hearing will be held at a later date. Notice of the hearing will be published in the Montana Administrative Register.  Ten percent of those directly affected has been determined to be 13 persons based on 125 centrally assessed companies in Montana.


7. The Department of Revenue maintains a list of interested persons who wish to receive notices of rulemaking actions proposed by this agency. Persons who wish to have their name added to the list shall make a written request, which includes the name and e-mail or mailing address of the person to receive notices and specifies that the person wishes to receive notice regarding a particular subject matter or matters. Notices will be sent by e-mail unless a mailing preference is noted in the request. A written request may be mailed or delivered to the person in 4 above or faxed to the office at (406) 444-3696, or may be made by completing a request form at any rules hearing held by the Department of Revenue.


8. An electronic copy of this notice is available on the department's web site at revenue.mt.gov/rules. The department strives to make the electronic copy of this notice conform to the official version of the notice, as printed in the Montana Administrative Register, but advises all concerned persons that in the event of a discrepancy between the official printed text of the notice and the electronic version of the notice, only the official printed text will be considered. While the department also strives to keep its web site accessible at all times, in some instances it may be temporarily unavailable due to system maintenance or technical problems.


9. The bill sponsor contact requirements of 2-4-302, MCA, do not apply.


10. With regard to the requirements of 2-4-111, MCA, the department has determined that the amendment of the above-referenced rule will not significantly and directly impact small businesses.



          /s/ Laurie Logan                          /s/ Mike Kadas       

          Laurie Logan                               Mike Kadas

          Rule Reviewer                             Director of Revenue


Certified to the Secretary of State August 3, 2015


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