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appointed to such office, must give a bond conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties
of his or her office as required by the board of county commissioners. The premium of the bonds
given must be paid out of the county treasury.
History.--s. 1, ch. 6477, 1913; RGS 1571; CGL2419; ss. 12, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 838, ch. 95-147; s.
30, ch. 95-312; s. 23, ch. 98-34.
137.05 Duty of boards of county commissioners.--The board of county commissioners of each
county shall at its regular meetings in January and June of each year examine carefully as to the
sufficiency of bonds of the county officers, and if it hasreason to believe that the sufficiency of
any bond hasbecome impaired, it must at once require the officer to execute and file with the
proper officer a new bond for the same amount and under the same conditions as his or her former
History.-s. 2, ch. 4413, 1895;GS825; RGS 1572; CGL2420; s. 839, ch. 95-147; s. 24, ch. 98-34.
137.08 Sums for which sureties may be bound.--In every bond in which the amount of the bond
shall not exceed $1,000, there shall be at least two sureties, each bound for the full amount of the
bond. In every bond so specified in which the amount of the bond shall exceed $1,000, each surety
may bind himself or herself for a specified sum, and the aggregateamount for which the sureties
shall bind themselves shall not be less than the penalty of the bond.
History.--s. 9, ch. 3724, 1887; RS 620; GS828; RGS 1575; CGL 2423; s. 841, ch. 95-147.
137.09 Justification and approval of bonds.-Each surety upon every bond of any county officer
shall make affidavit that he or sheis a resident of the county for which the officer is to be
commissioned, and that he or she has sufficient visible property therein unencumbered and not
exempt from sale under legal process to make good his or her bond. Every such bond shall be
approved by the board of county commissioners and by the Department of Financial Services when
they and it are satisfied in their judgment that the same is legal, sufficient, and proper to be
History.-s. 10, ch. 3724, 1887; RS 621; GS829; RGS 1576; CGL2424; ss. 12, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 842,
ch. 95-147; s. 148, ch. 2003-261.
137.10 Provisions not applicable to surety companies.--The provisionsof this chapter requiring
two sureties and justification by surety shall not apply where such surety is a surety company
authorized to do business in this state.
History.-s. 1, ch. 5372, 1905; GS830; RGS 1577; CGL2425.
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