It shall be the duty of the several county clerks and county superintendents of schools, upon receiving any of the books mentioned in this act, to receipt to the secretary of state for the same, which receipt shall be filed and preserved in the office of the secretary of state; and it shall also be the duty of the said county clerks and county superintendents of schools to distribute said books as provided in this act, and to report at the expiration of a month after each reception of books to the secretary of state, on blanks furnished by him, by giving a full statement of all of said books remaining in his office, together with the names of the officers neglecting to call for the books to which they are entitled; and it shall be the duty of all persons, upon receiving any of the books mentioned in this act, to receipt respectively to the county clerk and county superintendent of schools for the same, which receipt shall be filed and preserved in the office of the county clerk and county superintendent of schools respectively. It shall also be the duty of the secretary of state to notify each person to whom any books are sent, except township officers, either directly or in care of the county clerk, which are required by this act to be kept in any library or passed over to any successor in office, and that each person receiving such notice shall, within a reasonable time, apply to the county clerk for the books mentioned in this notice, if such books were sent to the county clerk, and obtain the same; and if such books have been received by the county clerk and are not called for as aforesaid, such person thus notified shall be held responsible in the same manner and to the like extent as in the case of his neglect or refusal to deliver over to his successor books received by him, except that books sent for the use of township officers may be sent to either the township clerk or county clerk, when the secretary of state shall notify the township clerk, who shall draw all of the books for the officers of his township and distribute the same.
History: 1899, Act 44, Imd. Eff. Apr. 18, 1899 ;-- CL 1915, 851 ;-- CL 1929, 516 ;-- CL 1948, 24.33 ;-- Am. 1958, Act 161, Eff. Sept. 13, 1958
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