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  165.031.  Lost or destroyed check, duplicate to issue, when. — If a check issued by any school district in this state is lost or destroyed and satisfactory proof of the loss or destruction is made to the board of the school district which has issued the check, and the depositary upon which the check was drawn certifies that the check has not been presented for payment, the board of the district may cause to be issued a duplicate check of like number, date and amount, in favor of the payee named in the original check.  The words, "this duplicate, the original unpaid", shall be inserted in the check after the name of the payee and the board immediately shall cause the depositary to be notified of the issue of the duplicate and the depositary shall pay the duplicate, but not the original, when presented for payment under the conditions which would have entitled the original to payment.  The applicant for the duplicate check also shall execute and deliver to the treasurer a bond payable to the school district in the amount of the check with good and sufficient security to be approved by the treasurer and conditioned that the applicant will indemnify the school district, or any legal holder of the original check, for any loss which occurs in case the original check is produced or presented for payment.  The bond may be enforced by suit in the name of obligee to its own use or to the use of the party entitled to the benefit thereof.  Any municipal corporation or other political subdivision of the state to which, or to whose fiscal officer, any original lost or destroyed school check was payable, pursuant to resolution of its governing body, may execute the bond, and in such cases the bond may be accepted without surety or other security.

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(L. 1963 p. 200 § 6-3, A.L. 1973 H.B. 232, A.L. 1977 S.B. 111 & H.B. 130)

(Source: RSMo 1959 § 165.113)


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