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In 40-5-1073 through 40-5-1085:
(1) “Application” means a request under the convention by an obligee or obligor, or on behalf of a child, made through a central authority for assistance from another central authority.
(2) “Central authority” means the entity designated by the United States or a foreign country described in 40-5-1002(5)(d) to perform the functions specified in the convention.
(3) “Convention support order” means a support order of a tribunal of a foreign country described in 40-5-1002(5)(d).
(4) “Direct request” means a petition filed by an individual in a tribunal of this state in a proceeding involving an obligee, obligor, or child residing outside the United States.
(5) “Foreign central authority” means the entity designated by a foreign country described in 40-5-1002(5)(d) to perform the functions specified in the convention.
(6) “Foreign support agreement”:
(a) means an agreement for support in a record that:
(i) is enforceable as a support order in the country of origin;
(ii) has been:
(A) formally drawn up or registered as an authentic instrument by a foreign tribunal; or
(B) authenticated by, or concluded, registered, or filed with a foreign tribunal; and
(iii) may be reviewed and modified by a foreign tribunal; and
(b) includes a maintenance arrangement or authentic instrument under the convention.
(7) “United States central authority” means the secretary of the United States department of health and human services.
(a) An officer or employee of an issuer commits an offense if the officer or employee intentionally or knowingly makes or authorizes separate, sequential, or component purchases to avoid the competitive bidding requirements of Section 271.054. An offense under this subsection is a Class B misdemeanor.
(b) Repealed by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., ch. 285 (H.B. 1694), § 24.
(c) An officer or employee of an issuer commits an offense if the officer or employee intentionally or knowingly violates this subchapter, other than by conduct described by Subsection (a). An offense under this subsection is a Class C misdemeanor.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Montana Title 40. Family Law § 40-5-1073. Definitions - last updated April 27, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/mt/title-40-family-law/mt-code-ann-sect-40-5-1073/
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