Every person or officer who shall receive any of the books distributed by the secretary of state, which are required by this act to be placed in his library, and each city, village, township and county officer, shall, when he ceases to hold such office, deliver over to his successor in office all such books received by him; and any person who shall neglect or refuse to deliver over to his successor in office all such books, received by him as aforesaid, shall be liable to such successor in an action for money had and received to the full amount it shall cost him to furnish himself with such books, and costs of suit; which action shall, on request, be brought and prosecuted by the prosecuting attorney of the county; and any person who shall knowingly and wilfully retain any such books in his possession, or refuse to pass them over to his successor, shall also be subject to a penalty in a sum not exceeding 50 dollars, or be imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding 3 months, or both, in the discretion of the court: Provided, however, That township and county officers receiving the abstract of reports of county superintendents of the poor, of sheriffs, or of the insane, deaf, dumb and blind, shall not be required to pass them over to their successors.
History: 1899, Act 44, Imd. Eff. Apr. 18, 1899 ;-- CL 1915, 852 ;-- CL 1929, 517 ;-- CL 1948, 24.34
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