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  30.200.  Treasurer's checks valid for twelve months — duplicates — treasurer to cooperate with law enforcement agencies. — 1.  Outstanding checks or drafts drawn by the treasurer, if not presented for payment within twelve months from the date of issuance, shall be void and the state treasurer shall print or cause to be printed upon all checks, drafts or evidence of payment due, the following:

"Void if not presented for payment within twelve months from the date of issue."

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All moneys set aside to pay any outstanding check or draft which has not been presented for payment as required by this section shall be transferred to the general revenue fund.  Any person who fails to present his check or draft for payment within twelve months from the date of issuance may receive a duplicate check or draft if he files a statement with the state treasurer of the reason for the nonpayment and obtains an appropriation made for that purpose as provided by law.  A duplicate check or draft may be issued against a general appropriation for that purpose within five years immediately following the date of issuance of the original check or draft.  Whenever a check or draft of the treasurer is paid by a depositary on a forged endorsement, upon the return of this money to the state, the treasurer may issue a new check provided the old check or draft is returned to the state treasurer.

  2.  The treasurer is authorized to cooperate with all state and federal law enforcement agencies, all prosecuting attorneys and the circuit attorney of the city of St. Louis, or federal postal authorities, for the purpose of investigating any and all irregularities or alleged forgeries of checks or drafts issued by him.  The cooperation may include the granting of temporary custody of all pertinent checks and records to state or federal law enforcement agencies, prosecuting attorneys and the circuit attorney of the city of St. Louis, or federal postal authorities, if in the discretion of the treasurer cooperation is necessary to accomplish a proper investigation.

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(L. 1945 p. 1977 § 13, A. 1949 S.B. 1013, A.L. 1976 H.B. 1254, A.L. 1983 H.B. 389, A.L. 1988 H.B. 1260)


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