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  33.180.  In certain cases of contest, salary to be retained by state until rights determined. — 1.  If any office, elective or appointive, the emoluments of which are required to be paid out of the state treasury, is contested or disputed by two or more persons claiming the right thereto in any legal proceeding, then no claim shall be certified, nor any warrant drawn by the commissioner of administration nor paid by the treasurer, for the salary by law attached to the office until the right to the office is legally determined between the persons claiming the right.

  2.  If the person to whom the commission for the office has been issued delivers to the party contesting his right to the office a good and sufficient bond in double the amount of the annual salary of the office, conditioned that if, upon final determination of the rights of the contestants, it is decided that the obligor is not, and the obligee therein is, entitled to the office in controversy, he shall pay over to the obligee the amount of salary therefor drawn by him as the officer, together with ten percent interest thereon from the date of the receipt of each installment received by him, then, notwithstanding the provisions of this law, a claim may be certified and a warrant drawn by the commissioner of administration and paid by the treasurer, to the person holding the commission for the amount of his salary as it becomes due.

  3.  Any person contesting the election of any officer shall give notice of the contest to the commissioner of administration and no contest shall be heard or determined until he satisfies the tribunal trying the contest that the notice has been given.

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(RSMo 1939 § 13045, A.L. 1945 p. 1428 § 45, A.L. 1945 p. 1977 § 12, A. 1949 S.B. 1015, A.L. 1959 S.B. 5)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 11423; 1919 § 13329; 1909 § 11830


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