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14-1304. Bond of the mayor and commissioners; fixing the amount. (a) The mayor and each of the commissioners, before entering upon the duties of office, shall give a good and sufficient surety bond, to be executed by a bonding company authorized to do business in Kansas, payable to and for the use and benefit of any such city, in the sum of not less than $5,000, conditioned for the faithful discharge of duties, and that such officer will save the city harmless from all loss caused by neglect of duty or malfeasance in office, or for the willful expenditure or misappropriation of any moneys, property or securities of such city in violation of law.

(b) The cost of such surety bonds shall be borne by such city. In any city of the second class where the mayor or one of the commissioners is the custodian of any money or negotiable securities belonging to such city as the part of any trust fund, or other fund of the city, amounting to more than $5,000, such custodian of such money or securities shall furnish a surety bond as herein provided in a sum equal to the total amount of such money and securities in such person's possession as such custodian. The cost of such bond shall be borne by the city.

(c) The provisions of this section shall not apply if the mayor or commissioners are included within a blanket or other surety bond covering other officers and employees of the city, in an amount not less than required by subsection (a) or (b).

History: L. 1925, ch. 119, § 1; L. 1989, ch. 69, § 2; July 1.

Source or Prior Law:

L. 1907, ch. 123, § 10; L. 1909, ch. 82, § 13; R.S. 1923, 14-1304.

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