DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION

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ADMINISTRATIVE RULE NOTICES

The official versions of administrative rule notices are published in the Montana Administrative Register by the Secretary of State's Office.  For ease of use, all administrative rule notices for the Department of Administration and agencies administratively attached to the Department are also available here. Proposal notices published prior to 2019 may be found at the Secretary of State's website using the link above.

Each proposal notice includes the proposed rule changes and reasons for the changes; date and location of public hearing (if scheduled); deadline for written comments; instructions for requesting a reasonable accommodation to participate in the rulemaking process; and instructions for requesting placement on interested persons mailing lists.  Notices of final rule actions are posted after the public comment period ends.

Notices are listed in order from the most recent and are provided in PDF format.  (For optimal viewing and printing, the free Adobe Acrobat® Reader software is required; the latest version can be downloaded from Adobe.)

For information regarding any general Department rules, contact the Department of Administration at (406) 444-2460, doadirector@mt.gov, or the contact person listed in the notice.

MAR Notice # Topics Addressed in Notice Publication Date

 

2-2-624

NOTICE OF PROPOSED ADOPTION: In the matter of the adoption of New Rule I pertaining to public meetings

 05/13/2022

2-65-620

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT: pertaining to permits for scientific analysis

11/5/2021

 2-65-620

NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT: in the matter of the amendment of ARM 2.65.306 pertaining to permits for scientific analysis. 

09/10/2021

The Architecture and Engineering Division does not have rulemaking authority.

For information regarding any of the Division of Banking and Financial Institutions' rules, call (406) 841-2920 or banking@mt.gov, or the person listed in the notice.

MAR Notice # Topics Addressed in Notice Publication Date
2-59-626 Notice of Proposed Amendment: Pertaining to renewal fees of mortgage brokers, mortgage lenders, mortgage servicers, and mortgage loan originators 6/24/2022
2-59-627 Notice of Amendment: Semiannual assessments and supervisory fees for banks and credit unions 6/10/2022
2-59-572 Notice of Amendment: Definitions for Credit Unions 03/15/2019
2-59-572 Notice of Proposed Amendment: Definitions for Credit Unions 12/07/2018
2-59-590 Notice of Proposed Amendment: Renewal Fees for Mortgage Brokers, Lenders, Servicers, and Originators 09/20/2019
2-59-587 Notice of Proposed Amendment: Semiannual Assessment for Banks 02/06/2019
2-59-586 Notice of Proposed Adoption: government sponsored enterprises, designated manager supervisory requirements, false, deceptive, or misleading advertising, and internet or electronic advertising 11/08/2019
2-59-590 Notice of Amendment: amendment of ARM 2.59.1738 regarding renewal fees for mortgage brokers, lenders, servicers, and originators 11/08/2019
2-59-587 Notice of Amendment: Semiannual Assessment for Banks 12/06/2019
2-59-586 Notice of Adoption: government sponsored enterprises, designated manager supervisory requirements, false, deceptive, or misleading advertising, and internet or electronic advertising 12/27/2019
2-59-597 Notice of Adoption: Temporary Emergency Rule 04/17/2020
2-59-598 Notice of Adoption: Temporary Emergency Rule 04/17/2020
2-59-600 Notice of Proposed Amendment: amendment of ARM 2.59.104 pertaining to the semiannual assessment for banks 08/07/2020
2-59-602 Notice of Proposed Amendment: amendment of ARM 2.59.1743 and 2.59.1753 pertaining to report due dates for mortgage servicers and when initial mortgage license applications are deemed abandoned 08/28/2020
2-59-596

Notice of Proposed Adoption, Amendment, and Repeal: adoption of New Rules I through XXIII pertaining to banking, the amendment of ARM 2.59.1101 through 2.59.1103, pertaining to bank branches, and the repeal of ARM 2.59.108, pertaining to limitations on loans, and 2.59.901, pertaining to bank branch relocations

 07/24/2020

2-59-603

Notice of Proposed Amendment: amendment of ARM 2.59.429 pertaining to adoption of model bylaws and statutory reference

 07/24/2020

2-59-600 Notice of Amendment: amendment of ARM 2.59.104 pertaining to the semiannual assessment for banks 08/07/2020
2-59-602 Notice of Amendment: amendment of ARM 2.59.1743 and 2.59.1753 pertaining to report due dates for mortgage servicers and when initial mortgage license applications are deemed abandoned 08/28/2020
2-59-604 Notice of Proposed Amendment: amendment of ARM 2.59.1757 pertaining to designated manager supervisory requirements 08/28/2020
2-59-606 Notice of Proposed Amendment: amendment of ARM 2.59.1738 pertaining to renewal fees of mortgage brokers, mortgage lenders, mortgage servicers, and mortgage loan originators 08/28/2020
2-59-596 Notice of Adoption, Amendment, and Repeal: adoption of New Rules I through XXIII pertaining to banking, the amendment of ARM 2.59.1101 through 2.59.1103, pertaining to bank branches, and the repeal of ARM 2.59.108, pertaining to limitations on loans, and 2.59.901, pertaining to bank branch relocations 09/11/2020
2-59-603 Notice of Amendment: amendment of ARM 2.59.429 pertaining to adoption of model bylaws and statutory reference 09/11/2020
2-59-604 Notice of Amendment: amendment of ARM 2.59.1757 pertaining to designated manager supervisory requirements 10/09/2020
2-59-606 Notice of Amendment: amendment of ARM 2.59.1738 pertaining to renewal fees of mortgage brokers, mortgage lenders, mortgage servicers, and mortgage loan originators 10/09/2020
2-59-609 Notice of Proposed Amendment: amendment of ARM 2.59.104 and 2.59.401 pertaining to semiannual assessment for banks and credit unions 10/09/2020
2-59-609 Notice of Amendment: amendment of ARM 2.59.104 and 2.59.401 pertaining to semiannual assessment for banks and credit unions 11/20/2020
2-60-608 Notice of Proposed Repeal: In the matter of the repeal of ARM 2.60.401 pertaining to the closure or relocation of bank branches 01/15/2021
2-59-610 Notice of Proposed Adoption: In the matter of the adoption of New Rules I and II pertaining to application for organizing a new credit union and annual report forms 01/29/2021
2-59-607 Notice of Proposed Adoption, Amendment, and Repeal: the adoption of NEW RULE I pertaining to activities of loan production offices, the amendment of ARM 2.59.104, 2.59.131, 2.59.134, and 2.59.1001 pertaining to assessments, dividends, conversion applications, and merger applications, and the repeal of ARM 2.59.114 pertaining to examination fees for trust companies 02/12/2021
2-60-608 NOTICE OF REPEAL: the repeal of ARM 2.60.401 pertaining to the closure or relocation of bank branches 02/26/2021
2-59-610 NOTICE OF ADOPTION: In the matter of the adoption of New Rules I and II pertaining to application for organizing a new credit union and annual report forms 03/12/2021
2-59-607

NOTICE OF ADOPTION, AMENDMENT, AND REPEAL: adoption of NEW RULE I pertaining to activities of loan production offices, the amendment of ARM 2.59.104, 2.59.131, 2.59.134, and 2.59.1001 pertaining to assessments, dividends, conversion applications, and merger applications, and the repeal of ARM 2.59.114 pertaining to examination fees for trust companies

 03/26/2021

2-59-613

NOTICE OF PROPOSED ADOPTION AND AMENDMENT: adoption of NEW RULE I pertaining to examination fees and the amendment of ARM 2.59.1707, 2.59.1709, 2.59.1730, 2.59.1731, 2.59.1737, 2.59.1751, and 2.59.1753 pertaining to revocation and suspension of mortgage licenses, consumer complaints, confidentiality agreements and sharing arrangements, reinstatement of expired or suspended licenses, mortgage loan origination disclosure form, bona fide not-for-profit certification, and applications for initial licenses near year end

 04/16/2021

2-59-613

NOTICE OF ADOPTION AND AMENDMENT: In the matter of the adoption of NEW RULE I pertaining to examination fees and the amendment of ARM 2.59.1707, 2.59.1709, 2.59.1730, 2.59.1731, 2.59.1737, 2.59.1751, and 2.59.1753 pertaining to revocation and suspension of mortgage licenses, consumer complaints, confidentiality agreements and sharing arrangements, reinstatement of expired or suspended licenses, mortgage loan origination disclosure form, bona fide not-for-profit certification, and applications for initial licenses near year end 

 06/11/2021

2-59-617

NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT: In the matter of the amendment of ARM 2.59.104 and 2.59.401 pertaining to semiannual assessments and supervisory fees for banks and credit unions

 08/27/2021

2-59-618

NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT: In the matter of the amendment of ARM 2.59.1738 pertaining to renewal fees of mortgage brokers, mortgage lenders, mortgage servicers, and mortgage loan originators

 08/27/2021

2-59-617

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT: In the matter of the amendment of ARM 2.59.104 and 2.59.401 pertaining to semiannual assessments and supervisory fees for banks and credit unions

 10/08/2021

2-59-618

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT: In the matter of the amendment of ARM 2.59.1738 pertaining to renewal fees of mortgage brokers, mortgage lenders, mortgage servicers, and mortgage loan originators

 10/08/2021

2-59-612

NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT AND REPEAL: In the matter of the amendment of ARM 2.59.310, 2.59.315, 2.59.705, 2.59.1201, 2.59.1515, 2.59.1701, and 2.59.1707 pertaining to standardized forms and procedures of the NMLS for consumer loan licenses, escrow business licenses, sales finance company licenses, and deferred deposit lender licenses, consumer loan license surrender, definitions for mortgage licensees, and revocation, suspension, or surrender of mortgage licenses; and the repeal of 2.59.313, 2.59.314, 2.59.316, 2.59.708, 2.59.709, 2.59.710, 2.59.711, 2.59.1204, 2.59.1205, 2.59.1206, 2.59.1207, 2.59.1517, 2.59.1518, 2.59.1519, 2.59.1520, and 2.59.1708 pertaining to initial applications through NMLS for consumer loan licenses, escrow business licenses, sales finance company licenses, and deferred deposit lender licenses, consumer loan license amendments and fees, escrow business license amendments, license surrender, and fees, sales finance company license amendments, license surrender, and fees, and deferred deposit lender license amendments, license surrender, and fees, and table funding requiring licensure for mortgage licensees

 12/23/2021

2-59-615

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED ADOPTION AND REPEAL: In the matter of the adoption of New Rules I through LI pertaining to mutual savings and loan associations and the repeal of ARM 2.59.201 pertaining to savings and loan associations – real estate and 2.59.202 pertaining to examination and supervisory fees for savings and loan associations

 12/23/2021

2-59-616

NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT AND REPEAL: In the matter of the amendment of ARM 2.59.112 pertaining to investment policies and the repeal of ARM 2.59.131, 2.59.133, and 2.59.137 pertaining to the report of declaration and payment of dividend – dividend approval request form, oaths of directors, and parity with national banks

 12/23/2021

For information regarding any of the General Services Division's rules, contact Nikki Simon at (406) 444-3405 or nicole.simon@mt.gov, or the person listed in the notice.

MAR Notice # Topics Addressed in Notice Publication Date
2-11-614 Notice of Adoption: the amendment of ARM 2.11.203 pertaining to the adoption of a state plan of operation for federal surplus property 08/06/2021
2-11-614 Notice of Proposed Amendment: the amendment of ARM 2.11.203 pertaining to the adoption of a state plan of operation for federal surplus property 04/16/2021

For information regarding any of the Risk Management and Tort Defense Division's rules, contact Kristie Rhodes at (406) 444-4509 or krhodes@mt.gov, or the contact person listed in the notice.

MAR Notice # Topics Addressed in Notice
  No Notices at this time

For information regarding any of the State Financial Services Division's rules, contact Cody Pearce at (406) 444-4609 or CPearce@mt.gov, or the person listed in the notice. For information regarding State Procurement Bureau rules, contact Meghan Holmlund at (406) 444-1459 or mholmlund@mt.gov, or the person listed in the notice.

MAR Notice # Topics Addressed in Notice Publication Date

2-4-581

Notice of Amendment and Repeal: Accounting and Financial Reporting Standards, Report Filing Fees, Filing Penalties, Waivers and Extension of Penalties, Audit and Audit Reporting Standards, the Roster of Independent Auditors, Resolution and Corrections of Audit Findings, Financial Reviews, Incorporation by Reference of Various Standards, Accounting Policies, Federal Laws and Regulations, and Audit Contracts 12/06/2019
2-4-581 Amended Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Amendment and Repeal and Extension of Comment Period: Accounting and Financial Reporting Standards, Report Filing Fees, Filing Penalties, Waivers and Extension of Penalties, Audit and Audit Reporting Standards, the Roster of Independent Auditors, Resolution and Corrections of Audit Findings, Financial Reviews, Incorporation by Reference of Various Standards, Accounting Policies, Federal Laws and Regulations, and Audit Contracts 07/26/2019
2-4-581 Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Amendment and Repeal: Accounting and Financial Reporting Standards, Report Filing Fees, Filing Penalties, Waivers and Extension of Penalties, Audit and Audit Reporting Standards, the Roster of Independent Auditors, Resolution and Corrections of Audit Findings, Financial Reviews, Incorporation by Reference of Various Standards, Accounting Policies, Federal Laws and Regulations, and Audit Contracts 06/21/2019

For information regarding any of the Health Care and Benefits Division's rules, contact Melanie Denning at (406) 444-3745 or mdenning@mt.gov, or the contact person listed in the notice.

MAR Notice # Topics Addressed in Notice Publication Date
2-21-584 Notice of Amendment: In the matter of the amendment of ARM 2.21.1931, 2.21.1932, 2.21.1933, 2.21.1934, 2.21.1937, 2.21.1938, 2.21.1939, 2.21.1940, and 2.21.1941 pertaining to the Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary Association (VEBA) 11/08/2019
2-21-584
Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Amendment: In the matter of the amendment of ARM 2.21.1931, 2.21.1932, 2.21.1933, 2.21.1934, 2.21.1937, 2.21.1938, 2.21.1939, 2.21.1940, and 2.21.1941 pertaining to the Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary Association (VEBA)
08/23/2019

For information regarding any of the State Human Resources Division's rules, contact Matt Mitchell at (406) 444-3982 or Matt.Mitchell@mt.gov, or the contact person listed in the notice.

MAR Notice # Topics Addressed in Notice
  No Notices at this time

For information regarding State Information Technology Services Division administrative rules, contact Michele Snowberger at (406) 444-2426, m.snowberger@mt.gov, or the contact person listed in the notice.

MAR Notice # Topics Addressed in Notice Publication Date
2-12-623 Notice of Amendment and Repeal - Review and Approval Process for Procurement, Development, and Oversight of Information Technology Resources and Software and Management Systems - Granting Exceptions - Utilization of Centralized State Facilities - Introduction - Definitions - Agency Information Technology Plans - Establishing Policies, Standards, Procedures, and Guidelines - Appeal Process as It Applies to Information Technology Plans, Procurements, and Granting Exceptions. 05/27/22
2-12-623 Notice of Proposed Amendment and Repeal - Review and Approval Process for Procurement, Development, and Oversight of Information Technology Resources and Software and Management Systems - Granting Exceptions - Utilization of Centralized State Facilities - Introduction - Definitions - Agency Information Technology Plans - Establishing Policies, Standards, Procedures, and Guidelines - Appeal Process as It Applies to Information Technology Plans, Procurements, and Granting Exceptions. No Public Hearing Contemplated. 04/15/22
2-13-605 Notice of Adoption - Next Generation 9-1-1 Technology Standards and Baseline Principles. 12/11/20
2-13-605 Amended Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Adoption - Next Generation 9-1-1 Technology Standards and Baseline Principles. 10/23/20
2-13-605 Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Adoption - Next Generation 9-1-1 Technology Standards and Baseline Principles. 09/25/20
2-13-593 Notice of Amendment - Applicant Priority and Criteria for Awarding 9-1-1 Grants. 01/31/20
2-13-593 Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Amendment - Applicant Priority and Criteria for Awarding 9-1-1 Grants. 11/22/19
2-13-592 Notice of Decision on Proposed Amendment - Applicant Priority and Criteria for Awarding 9-1-1 Grants. 11/22/19
2-13-592 Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Amendment - Applicant Priority and Criteria for Awarding 9-1-1 Grants. 10/18/19
2-13-585 Notice of Amendment - Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Certification and Funding. 08/23/19
2-13-585 Notice of Proposed Amendment and Extension of Comment Period - Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Certification and Funding. No Public Hearing Contemplated. 07/05/19
2-13-585 Notice of Proposed Amendment - Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Certification and Funding. No Public Hearing Contemplated. 05/24/19

For information regarding any of the Board of County Printing's rules, contact Nikki Simon at (406) 444-3405 or nicole.simon@mt.gov. For Board of County Printing rule notices, click on the following link: County Printing.

For information regarding any of the Board of Examiner's rules, contact Kristen Reynolds at (406) 444-5584, kreynolds@mt.gov, or the contact person listed in the notice.

MAR Notice # Topics Addressed in Notice
  No Notices at this time

For information regarding any of the Burial Preservation Board's rules, contact the DOA Director's office at (406) 444-2460 or doadirector@mt.gov. For Burial PreservationBoard rule notices, click on the following link: Burial Preservation Board.

MAR Notice # Topics Addressed in Notice Publication Date
 2-65-620 Notice of Amendment: In the matter of the amendment of ARM 2.65.306 pertaining to permits for scientific analysis 11/05/2021
2-65-620 Notice of Proposed Amendment: pertaining to permits for scientific analysis 9/10/2021

For information regarding any of the Montana Lottery Commission's rules, contact Bryan Costigan at (406) 444-5804 or BCostigan@mt.gov, or the contact person listed in the notice.

MAR Notice # Topics Addressed in Notice Publication Date
2-63-621 In the matter of the amendment of ARM 2.63.203, 2.63.401, 2.63.403, 2.63.407, 2.63.611, and 2.63.1201 pertaining to definitions, places of sale, applications and fees, commission, revocation or suspension of license, and prizes 01/14/2022
2-63-621 Amended Notice of Proposed Amendment: pertaining to definitions, places of sale, applications and fees, commission, revocation or suspension of license, and prizes 11/19/2021
2-63-621 Notice of Proposed Amendment: In the matter of the amendment of ARM 2.63.203, 2.63.401, 2.63.403, 2.63.407, 2.63.611, and 2.63.1201 pertaining to definitions, places of sale, applications and fees, commission, revocation or suspension of license, and prizes 11/05/2021
2-63-580 Notice of Adoption, Amendment, and Repeal: Sports Wagering Accounts, Self-Exclusion, Responsible Gaming and Age Verification 12/06/2019
2-63-580 Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Adoption, Amendment, and Repeal: Sports Wagering Accounts, Self-Exclusion, Responsible Gaming and Age Verification 10/04/2019
2-63-579 Notice of Amendment and Adoption: General Provisions, Retailer Commission, Duplicate Licenses, Prizes, and Acceptable Forms of Payment 03/15/2019
2-63-579 Notice of Proposed Amendment and Adoption: General Provisions, Retailer Commission, Duplicate Licenses, Prizes, and Acceptable Forms of Payment 01/11/2019

For information regarding any of the Montana Tax Appeal Board's rules, contact Dave McAlpin at (406) 444-5855 or DaveMcAlpin@mt.gov, or the contact person listed in the notice.

MAR Notice # Topics Addressed in Notice
  No Notices at this time

For information regarding any of the Office of State Public Defender's rules, contact Cathy Doyle, Office of the State Public Defender, 44 West Park Street, Butte, MT 59701; telephone (406) 496-6080; facsimile (406) 496-6098; or email to CMDoyle@mt.gov .

For information regarding any of the Public Employees' Retirement Board's rules, contact Melanie Symons at (406) 444-9174 or msymons@mt.gov.

For information regarding any of the State Banking Board's rules, contact Chris Romano at (406) 841-2928 or cromano@mt.gov, or the contact person listed in the notice.

MAR Notice # Topics Addressed in Notice
  No Notices at this time

For information regarding any of the State Fund's rules, contact Kathy Gowen at (406) 495-5201 or kgowen@mt.gov

For information regarding any of the Teachers' Retirement System rules, contact Denise Pizzini at (406) 444-9388 or dpizzini2@mt.gov, or the contact person listed in the notice. For Teachers' Retirement System rule notices, click on the following link: TRS Administrative Rules.

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