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  54.190.  Penalty for failure to make settlement. — In case the county or township treasurer shall fail to make such semiannual settlement with the county commission within the time prescribed in sections 54.170, 54.180 and 54.200, he shall, in addition to the sum remaining unaccounted for, forfeit the sum of five hundred dollars, to be recovered in a civil action, in the name of the state of Missouri, and when collected, to be applied to the use of public schools in such county; and it is hereby made the duty of the county clerk to proceed forthwith, in case of such failure, by suit, against such treasurer, before any proper tribunal, to recover the penalty aforesaid; but when it appears on trial, to the satisfaction of said court, that said treasurer was prevented from making such settlement within the time by sickness or unavoidable absence from home, it shall be the duty of the court to direct a verdict for such treasurer on his paying the costs.

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(RSMo 1939 § 10402)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 9268; 1919 § 11190; 1909 § 10832


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