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Title VI COUNTY, TOWNSHIP AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISION GOVERNMENT

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  50.160.  Powers of county commission — auditing and enforcement of claims of county — refusal to testify, penalty. — The county commission may:

  (1)  Audit, adjust and settle all accounts to which the county is a party;

  (2)  Order the payment out of the county treasury of any sum of money found to be due by the county on such accounts;

  (3)  Enforce the collection of money due the county;

  (4)  Order suit to be brought on the bond of any delinquent and require the prosecuting attorney for the county to commence and prosecute the same;

  (5)  Issue all necessary process to secure the attendance of any person, whether party or witness, whom it deems necessary to examine in the investigation of any accounts;

  (6)  In order to procure the exhibition or delivery to it of any accounts, books, documents or other papers, it may issue process directed to the person in whose custody or care the accounts, books, documents or other papers may be, commanding him to deliver or transmit the same to such commission, which process shall be served by the sheriff;

  (7)  * Examine all parties and witnesses on oath, touching the investigation of any accounts, and if any person being served with such process shall not appear according to the command thereof, without reasonable cause, or if any person in attendance at any hearing or proceeding shall, without reasonable cause, refuse to be sworn or to be examined, or to answer a question or to produce a book or paper, or to subscribe or swear to his deposition, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor;

  (8)  If it finds it necessary to do so, it may employ an accountant to audit the accounts of the various county officers.

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(RSMo 1939 §13824, A.L. 1945 p. 1386, A.L. 1992 S.B. 833)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 12162; 1919 § 9560; 1909 § 3781

*Word "May" appears here in original rolls.

CROSS REFERENCES:

Audit of county offices, duty of state auditor, 29.230

County auditor, counties of class one and two, duties, Chap. 55

County contracts, may be inquired into on petition, 49.500

Fines and forfeitures, officers collecting to settle, when, 105.060 to 105.090

Settlement with treasurer, county commission to count money, 49.260


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