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Montana Laws Regarding Registration
Who must register?
Definitions, especially 9 46-23-502
What information must registrants provide?
How frequently must they register? And for how long?
Quarterly/biannually/annually MCA 46-23-504(6)
Duration 10/25/life 46-23-506
Does the state categorize registrants by levels/tiers?
Yes Level 1 , 2 and 3
Level 1 MCA 44-5-103(13)
Level 2 MCA 44-5-103(13)
Level 3 MCA 44-5-103(13)
City County of Butte Law Enforcement
Does the state use risk assessment when assigning tiers or levels to registrants?
Do any registrants remain privately registered? If so, who?
Is there a registration fee?
In statute, currently not enforced
Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision?
Geographic as to residence, living with minor (exceptions), victim, employment MCA 45-5-513
public notification 46-23-508
chemical treatment 45-5-12
Is there a process for removal from the registry? If so, who qualifies and what is the process?
Yes MCA 46-23-506(3) and (4)
What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who is visiting the state?
shall register within 3 business days of entering a county of this state for the purpose of residing or setting up a temporary residence for 10 days or more or for an aggregate period exceeding 30 days in a calendar year. MCA 46-23-504(1) ©
What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who will be moving to the state to live or to attend school?
Within 3 days if will be there 10 consecutive or 30 aggregate days. MCA 46-23-504(1) ©
State Laws Regarding Sexual Offenses and Offenders, other than registration
What sexual offenses can people be convicted of, and what are the ranges of sentences?
MCA Title 45. Crimes; Chapter 5. Offenses Against the Person. Part 5. Sexual Crimes
45-5-505 (renumbered to 45-8-218)
45-5-506 (renumbered to 45-5-511)
I also found this statute called “Predatory Loitering by Sexual Offender” MCA 45-8-221
Does the state have lifetime supervision?
This references it: MCA 46-23-1020(3) Other than that, no indication that Montana has this. I think that by lifetime supervision what is meant is registration.
Does the state have indeterminate sentencing?
What are the state civil commitment laws?
What is the age of consent?
Age 16 MCA 45-5-502(3)
Are there “Romeo and Juliet” laws or other laws specific to young people?
mistake of age defense 45-5-511
Info for State Advocates
Are felons allowed to vote? If so, when is this right restored?
What does the state say about persons who are required to register?
How does the state’s legislative process work?
How can I locate legislation regarding sexual offense issues?
Bill Look up
FINDING AND TRACKING LEGISLATIVE BILLS
Best keywords are:
sexual; sex offender registry; sex offender
How to sign up for notifications of bill movement:
Montana Legislature Preference Account Creation to follow and track bills
Montana Legislator Bill Tracker
Most important legislative committees for our issues are:
All Montana committees
Contact info for state legislators can be found at:
Other Useful State Information
Contact information for state registry office
P.O. Box 201417
Helena, MT 59620-1417
Sexual Offender Information Phone: (406) 444-7068
Violent Offender Information Phone: (406) 444-9877
Fax: (406) 444-2759
NARSOL state affiliate website or blog:
Other helpful state advocacy groups:
Other registrant-friendly state support groups:
Other helpful information