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2012 Statute


41-1107.Duty of county attorney; penalty for neglect; duty of attorney general. It shall be the duty of the county attorneys of the several counties to diligently prosecute any and all persons violating any of the provisions of this act in their respective counties, and to bring suit upon all bonds or recognizances forfeited immediately after the happening of such forfeiture, to recover the penalty, and to pay all money so collected to the county treasurer of his county. If any county attorney shall fail, neglect, or refuse to faithfully perform any duty imposed upon him by this act, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500), and be imprisoned in the county jail not less than ten (10) days nor more than ninety (90) days; and such conviction shall operate as a forfeiture of his office, and the court before whom such conviction may be had shall order and adjudge such forfeiture of office in addition to the fine or imprisonment imposed as herein provided.

Whenever the county attorney shall be unable or shall neglect or refuse to enforce the provisions of this act in his county, or for any reason whatever the provisions of this act shall not be enforced in any county, it shall be the duty of the attorney general to enforce the same in such county, and for that purpose he may appoint as many assistants as he shall see fit, and he and his assistants shall be authorized to sign, verify and file all such complaints, informations, petitions and papers as the county attorney is authorized to sign, verify or file, and to do and perform any act that the county attorney might lawfully do or perform.

History: L. 1949, ch. 242, § 116; L. 1973, ch. 106, § 9; June 1.