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75-3025. Contracts for excessive expenditures; penalty. Any officer or agent of the state who shall be empowered to expend any public moneys, or to direct such expenditures, is hereby prohibited from making any contract for the erection or repair of any building, or for any other purpose, whereby the expenditure of any greater sum of money shall be contemplated, agreed to, or required, than is expressly authorized by law; and any officer or agent of the state violating this law shall be deemed guilty of embezzlement of the amount in excess of that expressly authorized by law, and upon conviction shall be punished by confinement and hard labor not exceeding five years, or in the county jail not less than six months.

History: L. 1886, ch. 103, § 1; February 27; R.S. 1923, 75-3025.

Source or prior law:

L. 1879, ch. 166, § 132.

Attorney General's Opinions:

State water resources board; incurring of debt and repayment of loans. 80-45.

Park and resources authority; contracts with federal government. 83-51.

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Officers not compelled to contract for expenditure unless appropriation made. The State, ex rel., v. Humphrey, 47 K. 561, 564, 28 P. 722.

2. Statute penal in nature; no intentional violation thereof; arbitration award upheld. Evans Electrical Constr. Co. v. University of Kansas Medical Center, 230 K. 298, 304, 634 P.2d 1075 (1981).


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