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2023 Statute

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10-118a.Diversion of interest and sinking funds for refunding bonds; penalties. Whenever any municipality, as defined in K.S.A. 10-101, shall have refunded any of its outstanding bonded indebtedness, all funds on hand to the credit of the bonds so refunded shall be transferred to the credit of the interest and sinking fund for the refunding bonds so issued; and any and all taxes originally levied for the payment of said outstanding bonds so refunded, when collected, shall be paid into the interest and sinking fund created for the payment of said refunding bonds and interest.

Any diversion of such funds to other purposes shall constitute a misappropriation thereof; and any person who shall divert or aid or abet in the diversion of any of such funds for any other purpose shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in the sum of not less than one hundred dollars ($100) or more than one thousand dollars ($1,000); and in addition thereto, may be imprisoned in the county jail for not less than three (3) months or more than twelve (12) months; and shall also be liable in a civil action to the municipality for the amount so diverted. Any official of any municipality who shall be convicted in a court of competent jurisdiction of a misdemeanor as herein set out, shall in addition to the penalty or penalties herein described, forfeit his or her office.

History: L. 1933, ch. 31, § 1 (Special Session); December 30.

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