85-7-2142. Misconduct in relation to bond funds. (1) (a) Except as provided in subsection (1)(b), when any officer or officers or board or body of officers of any irrigation district of the state are or shall be required by law to provide by a levy of taxes or by certifying the amount of money required or otherwise a sinking fund or fund required to pay at maturity any bonds hereafter issued or created, such officer or officers and the members of such board or body of officers shall be jointly and severally liable to the irrigation district which they represent if they shall fail to perform any such duties so required by law, as in this section hereby specified, in an amount equal to the sum which would have been added to such fund had they performed such duty.
(b) When any such board shall fail or neglect to perform any such duty, no minority member of said board who shall have moved said board or voted in favor of a performance of such duty shall be held liable.
(2) Any person or persons who shall take, use, appropriate, or permit to be taken, used, or appropriated any portion of any such fund, as herein specified, for any purpose other than that permitted by law shall be jointly and severally liable to the irrigation district to which said fund shall belong for the portion of such fund so unlawfully taken, used, or appropriated.
History: En. Secs. 1, 2, Ch. 5, L. 1923; re-en. Secs. 463.1, 463.2, R.C.M. 1935; R.C.M. 1947, 59-534(part), 59-535(part).