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    Subdivision 1. Appointment of deputies. County treasurers may by certificate in writing
appoint one or more deputies, who, before entering upon their duties, shall record with the county
recorder such certificates, with their oaths of office endorsed thereon. Such deputies may sign all
papers and do all other things which county treasurers may themselves do. County treasurers are
responsible for the acts of their deputies and may revoke their appointments at pleasure.
    Subd. 2. Bonds. (a) Before entering upon the duties of office the county treasurer, every
deputy county treasurer and every employee in the office of the county treasurer shall give bond,
to be approved by the county board, and in such sum as the board directs. In counties of over
150,000 inhabitants, the bond of the county treasurer shall not be less than $500,000, unless
the surety is a corporation duly authorized by law to be surety, in which case it shall be not
less than $250,000. Such bond shall be payable to the state, conditioned that the treasurer shall
faithfully execute the duties of office, and for the safekeeping and paying over according to
law of all moneys which come into the treasurer's hands for state, county, town, school, road,
bridge, poor, and all other purposes.
(b) In lieu of the individual bonds required for deputies and employees in the office of
the county treasurer a schedule or position bond or undertaking may be given in the respective
amounts so required conditioned as above and upon a form to be prescribed by the commissioner
of administration.
(c) The county board shall pay the premiums upon such bonds or undertakings out of the
treasury of the county in cases where the surety is a corporation duly authorized by law to be
(d) This subdivision does not apply to Ramsey County.
History: (839-1, 840) RL s 495; 1923 c 293; 1927 c 406; 1935 c 273; 1939 c 164; 1974 c
435 art 7 s 1; 1976 c 181 s 2; 1980 c 519 s 1; 1986 c 444; 2005 c 4 s 72

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