SEC. 49-1-21. Fidelity bonds; oath of office.
(1) Each member of the commission or any officer or employee of the commission handling funds of the commission shall execute and file with the proper officer a bond in the sum of Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000.00), with a surety company authorized to do business in the state, which bond shall be approved by the Commissioner of Insurance and conditioned upon the faithful performance of his official duties. Premiums on the bonds shall be paid by the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.
(2) The executive director shall execute and file with the State Treasurer a bond in the sum of Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000.00) and each conservation officer shall execute and file a bond in the sum of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00), conditioned upon the faithful performance of their respective duties and that they, respectively, will account for and pay over pursuant to law all state monies received by them under the laws for the protection of wild animals, birds and fish. They shall be reimbursed for the premiums on their bonds from the Fisheries and Wildlife Fund in case a surety company acts as surety on such bond.
Before entering upon the duties of his office, the Executive Director and each conservation officer of the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks shall take and subscribe to the constitutional oath of office. Such oath or affirmation shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Secs. 5841, 5855; Laws, 1932, ch. 123; 1936, ch. 193, 1938, ch. 178; 1944, ch. 234, Sec. 1; 1948, ch. 255, Sec. 1; 1952, ch. 186, Sec. 1; 1956, ch. 147, Sec. 1; 1958, ch. 172, Sec. 1; 1960, ch. 163, Sec. 1 PP (a)-(e); 1974, ch. 569, Sec. 12; 1982, ch. 365, Sec. 3; 1983, ch. 368, Sec. 1, eff from and after passage (approved March 21, 1983). Laws, 1991, ch. 366, Sec. 1, eff from and after passage (approved March 15, 1991).