Bombs, grenades, rockets, and other large caliber weapons are banned from city council meetings

Sec. 18-204. Prohibiting weapons, firearms and explosives at city council proceedings.

(a) Statement of authority and purpose.

(1) Section 45-8-351, MCA authorizes cities to prevent and suppress the carrying of concealed or unconcealed weapons to public assemblies under its jurisdiction;

(2) Section 45-8-328 (1) (a), MCA prohibits the carrying of concealed weapons with or without a permit in any building owned or leased by a local government;

(3) Section 45-8-333, MCA prohibits the possession of explosives where such possession intimidates, terrifies or endangers another human being; and

(4) The security of city council proceedings and the safety of its participants are of paramount concern.

(b) Definitions.

(1) Council proceedings means all regularly scheduled meetings of the Billings City Council, all specially-called meetings of the city council and all agenda meetings of the city council wherever such meetings may be held.

(2) Destructive device means:

a. An explosive or incendiary material or any other similar chemical substance including, but not limited to, that which is commonly known as tracer or incendiary ammunition, except trace ammunition manufactured for use in shotguns;

b. A bomb, grenade, explosive missile or similar device or a launching device therefore;

c. A weapon of a caliber greater than .60 caliber which fires fixed ammunition or any ammunition therefore, other than a shotgun or shotgun ammunition;

d. A rocket, rocket-propelled projectile or similar device of a diameter greater than .60 inch or a launching device therefore and a rocket, rocket-propelled projectile or a similar device containing an explosive or incendiary material or any other similar chemical substance other than the propellant for the device, except devices designed primarily for emergency or distress signaling purposes;

e. A breakable container which contains a flammable liquid with a flashpoint of one hundred fifty (150) degrees Fahrenheit or less and which has a wick or similar device capable of being ignited, other than a device which is commercially manufactured primarily for the purpose of illumination.

(3) Firearm means any weapon (including a starter gun) which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of any explosive; the frame or receiver of any such weapon; or any firearm muffler or firearm silencer or any destructive device.

(4) Law enforcement personnel means:

a. Any sworn peace officer of the City of Billings;

b. Any sworn peace officer of the State of Montana;

c. Any officer of the United States Government authorized to carry a concealed weapon;

d. Any member of the armed services or reserve forces of the United States or National Guard while in performance of their official duties;

e. A person summoned to the aid of any of the persons named in subsections a. through d.;

f. A probation and parole officer authorized to carry a firearm by the Montana Department of Corrections;

g. An agent of the Montana Department of Justice or a criminal investigator in a county attorney’s office;

h. A person authorized by the Billings chief of police to carry or possess an unconcealed weapon on city property.

(5) Weapon means a dirk, dagger, pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, firearm, slingshot, sword, cane, billy, knuckles made of any metal or hard substance, razor (not including a safety razor) or other deadly weapon or destructive device.

(c) Prohibition of weapons, firearms, and destructive devices at city council meetings. The carrying or possession of weapons, firearms or destructive devices at Billings city council proceedings by any person except law enforcement personnel is prohibited.

(d) Signing. Suitable signs giving notice that weapons, firearms and destructive devices are prohibited at city council proceedings will be posted in appropriate areas.

(e) Penalties. A person convicted of carrying or possessing weapons, firearms or destructive devices at city council proceedings shall be fined not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment not to exceed six (6) months or both.

All pool tables must be able to be viewed from the street outside a billiard hall where they are located.

19-30 Screens in Pool Rooms

It shall be unlawful for any person or the agent of employee of any person owning or conducting any place of business wherein is kept any pool table, billiard table or bagatelle table to place in front of the room or across the inside of the room, wherein is kept any such pool table, billiard table or bagatelle table for hire or gain, any screen, blind, curtain, shutter, painted, colored or ground glass or any article of furniture or any obstruction that would prohibit the view of such pool table, billiard table or bagatelle table from the street in front of such room or place of business wherein is kept any of the tables above described.

It is illegal to use speed-dial in the city phone system.

Sec. 18-501. Defined.

Dialing devices, for the purpose of this article, are those devices of any description or nature, either electronic or mechanical that may be attached to or programmed into telephones which by an abbreviated process dial telephone numbers or provide a prerecorded message or both.

Sec. 18-502. Improper use.

It is unlawful for any person to program or in any way cause any dialing device, automatic or otherwise, to automatically dial any number, emergency or otherwise in the city communication center or to program or cause any prerecorded taped message to be played to any number, emergency or otherwise, in the city communication center.

Bands who play in clubs where alcohol is served may not leave the stage while performing.

Sec. 3-301. Live entertainment to remain on platform while performing.

The owner or proprietor of an establishment selling alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption may permit in the establishment instrumental and/or vocal music or entertainment and/or radio and television entertainment whether such entertainment is provided by paid or voluntary live male or female entertainers or performers or by mechanical, electrical, electronic or other comparable device or equipment; provided, that all live entertainment as herein specified shall be performed on a platform or other exclusive area provided for such purpose, and no entertainer or performer whether male or female shall be permitted to leave such platform or area while entertaining or performing.

It is illegal to bring a bomb or rocket at city council proceedings.

Sec. 18-204. Prohibiting weapons, firearms and explosives at city council proceedings.

(a) Statement of authority and purpose.

(1) Section 45-8-351, MCA authorizes cities to prevent and suppress the carrying of concealed or unconcealed weapons to public assemblies under its jurisdiction;

(2) Section 45-8-328 (1) (a), MCA prohibits the carrying of concealed weapons with or without a permit in any building owned or leased by a local government;

(3) Section 45-8-333, MCA prohibits the possession of explosives where such possession intimidates, terrifies or endangers another human being; and

(4) The security of city council proceedings and the safety of its participants are of paramount concern.

(b) Definitions.

(1) Council proceedings means all regularly scheduled meetings of the Billings City Council, all specially-called meetings of the city council and all agenda meetings of the city council wherever such meetings may be held.

(2) Destructive device means:

a. An explosive or incendiary material or any other similar chemical substance including, but not limited to, that which is commonly known as tracer or incendiary ammunition, except trace ammunition manufactured for use in shotguns;

b. A bomb, grenade, explosive missile or similar device or a launching device therefore;

c. A weapon of a caliber greater than .60 caliber which fires fixed ammunition or any ammunition therefore, other than a shotgun or shotgun ammunition;

d. A rocket, rocket-propelled projectile or similar device of a diameter greater than .60 inch or a launching device therefore and a rocket, rocket-propelled projectile or a similar device containing an explosive or incendiary material or any other similar chemical substance other than the propellant for the device, except devices designed primarily for emergency or distress signaling purposes;

e. A breakable container which contains a flammable liquid with a flashpoint of one hundred fifty (150) degrees Fahrenheit or less and which has a wick or similar device capable of being ignited, other than a device which is commercially manufactured primarily for the purpose of illumination.

(3) Firearm means any weapon (including a starter gun) which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of any explosive; the frame or receiver of any such weapon; or any firearm muffler or firearm silencer or any destructive device.

(4) Law enforcement personnel means:

a. Any sworn peace officer of the City of Billings;

b. Any sworn peace officer of the State of Montana;

c. Any officer of the United States Government authorized to carry a concealed weapon;

d. Any member of the armed services or reserve forces of the United States or National Guard while in performance of their official duties;

e. A person summoned to the aid of any of the persons named in subsections a. through d.;

f. A probation and parole officer authorized to carry a firearm by the Montana Department of Corrections;

g. An agent of the Montana Department of Justice or a criminal investigator in a county attorney’s office;

h. A person authorized by the Billings chief of police to carry or possess an unconcealed weapon on city property.

(5) Weapon means a dirk, dagger, pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, firearm, slingshot, sword, cane, billy, knuckles made of any metal or hard substance, razor (not including a safety razor) or other deadly weapon or destructive device.

(c) Prohibition of weapons, firearms, and destructive devices at city council meetings. The carrying or possession of weapons, firearms or destructive devices at Billings city council proceedings by any person except law enforcement personnel is prohibited.

(d) Signing. Suitable signs giving notice that weapons, firearms and destructive devices are prohibited at city council proceedings will be posted in appropriate areas.

(e) Penalties. A person convicted of carrying or possessing weapons, firearms or destructive devices at city council proceedings shall be fined not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment not to exceed six (6) months or both.

Persons in possession of a “pea shooter” risk it being conviscated by police.

Sec. 18-202. Possession of b-b guns, spring guns, slingshots, beanies.

(a) Prohibition. No person within the city shall have within his or her possession, except within his or her own domicile, or carry or use any air gun, “b-b” gun, gas operated gun or spring gun, or any instrument, toy, or weapon commonly known as a “pea shooter,” “slingshot,” or “beanie,” or any instrument made for the purpose of throwing or projecting missiles of any kind by any means whatsoever except those described in section 18-201, whether such instrument is called by any name set forth in this subsection, or by any other name. The prohibition of this section shall not apply to the possession of an unloaded “b-b” gun, gas operated gun or spring gun by a person, in the daylight hours, when going from his domicile to a point outside the city or returning from a point outside the city to his domicile. Nothing contained in this section shall prevent a person from using such instrument in the lawful defense of his or her person, property or family.

(b) Forfeiture of weapons. Every person convicted of a violation of subsection (a) shall forfeit to the city the weapons or instruments so involved in the violation of this section.

c) Disposition of confiscated weapons. Every police officer, upon making any arrest and taking weapons used in violation of subsection (a) shall deliver the same to the city judge to be held by him or her until the final determination of the prosecution of the offense. Upon the finding of guilt, it shall then be the duty of the judge to cause the weapons to be delivered to the city administrator who shall make disposition of the weapons.

No person shall raise pet rats.

Sec. 4-304. Raising rats.

It is unlawful for any person to sell, offer for sale, harbor, raise or give away rats as pets, toys, premiums, novelties, or for any other purpose except as feed for reptiles or birds of prey or both, or as hereinafter set forth; or to bring or transport the same into the city. This section shall not be construed to prohibit the keeping of rats in proper facilities by people engaged in a legitimate scientific research project or educational programs.

One may not pretend to abuse an animal in the presence of a minor.

45-5-627. Ritual abuse of minor — exceptions — penalty. (1) A person commits the offense of ritual abuse of a minor if the person purposely or knowingly and as part of any ceremony, rite, or ritual or of any training or practice for any ceremony, rite, or ritual:

(b) actually or by simulation tortures, mutilates, or sacrifices an animal or person in the presence of the minor;

Prostitution is considered a “crime against the family”.

TITLE 45. CRIMES
CHAPTER 5. OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON

Part 6. Offenses Against the Family
45-5-601. Prostitution.

(1) A person commits the offense of prostitution if the person engages in or agrees or offers to engage in sexual intercourse with another person for compensation, whether such compensation is received or to be received or paid or to be paid.

(2) (a) A prostitute convicted of prostitution shall be fined an amount not to exceed $500 or be imprisoned in the county jail for a term not to exceed 6 months, or both.
(b) A prostitute’s client who is convicted of prostitution shall for the first offense be fined an amount not to exceed $1,000 or be imprisoned for a term not to exceed 1 year, or both, and for a second or subsequent offense shall be fined an amount not to exceed $10,000 or be imprisoned for a term not to exceed 5 years, or both.