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In every case authorized by the Constitution and laws of the United States, the governor may
appoint an agent, who shall be the sheriff of the county from which the application for extradition
shall come, when the sheriff can act, to demand of the executive authority of any state or territory
any fugitive from justice or any person charged with a felony or other crime in this state; and
when an application shall be made to the governor for that purpose, the attorney general, when so
required by the governor, shall forthwith investigate or cause to be investigated by any county
attorney the grounds of such application, and report to the governor all material circumstances
which shall come to the attorney general's knowledge, with an abstract of the evidence, and an
opinion as to the expediency of the demand. The accounts of agents so appointed shall in each
case be audited by the county board of the county wherein the crime upon which extradition
proceedings are based shall be alleged to have been committed, and every such agent shall receive
from the treasury of such county $4 for each calendar day, and the necessary expenses incurred by
the agent in the performance of such duties.
History: (10547-38) 1939 c 240 s 28; 1985 c 265 art 10 s 1; 1986 c 444