2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:5552 - Suit on bond; disposition of amount recovered by state or political subdivision

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:5552 (2017)

§5552. Suit on bond; disposition of amount recovered by state or political subdivision

The bond may be put in suit against the sheriff and his surety by the attorney general or district attorney of the district, in the name of the governor, for the use and benefit of the state and its political subdivisions, officers, boards, and commissions, as it or their interests appear, or in the name of the state through the governor, for its own use and benefit and that of its political subdivisions, officers, boards, and commissions, as it or their interests appear, without the necessity of obtaining the consent of the governor or of any political subdivision, officer, board, or commission, but solely on the initiative of the attorney general or district attorney; and, in all other cases, in the name, for the use, and at the request of the party injured. The bond shall not become void by a recovery. It may be put in suit and recoveries had as often as any breach of its conditions happen, but the surety shall not be liable for more than the penalty on the bond. In all cases where the state or any political subdivision, board, or commission or any public officer is interested in any amount recovered under the bond, the amount of the recovery shall be deposited with the state treasurer and shall be distributed by him to those entitled thereto in accordance with a distribution computation prepared by the legislative auditor and furnished by him to the state treasurer.

Acts 2001, No. 1102, §6; Redesignated from R.S. 33:1446 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §3.

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