PUBLIC FUNDS IN GENERAL
PUBLIC DEPOSITORY LAW
57-145. Deposit of funds by county officers other than treasurer pending deposit with treasurer — Manner of depositing — Duties and liabilities of officer and receiving depositories. All public and other moneys and funds in the official custody of any county officer other than the county treasurer as such and as ex officio public administrator and ex officio tax collector, including checks, drafts and all other instruments for the payment of money acceptable for deposit in banks, may, pending the deposit thereof with the county treasurer or other officer or person entitled by law to receive the same, be deposited on general deposit with interest in any designated depository in such officer’s county, provided that such account is insured by the federal government and that said funds are readily accessible for distribution according to law. All interest accrued shall be paid into the county current expense fund, or if there be no designated depository in said county, then in any designated depository in the state of Idaho, to the credit of such officer in his official capacity and subject to payment on demand on the check of such officer or that of his successor in office in like capacity.
No designated depository accepting deposits hereunder shall have any duty or obligation whatever as to the disposition of such funds by the officer depositing the same, nor be liable in any respect for such officer’s misappropriation, misapplication or wrongful use or disposal thereof, nor for his failure to deposit the same with the county treasurer or other officer or person entitled to receive the same at the time and in the manner provided by law; but nothing herein shall be construed as in any wise relieving such officer of the duty of paying over such funds to the county treasurer or other officer or person entitled to receive the same at the time and in the manner fixed by law, nor of any other duty or liability with respect thereto, except that such officer shall not be liable either personally or on his official bond for the nonpayment by any designated depository of funds deposited with it pursuant to the provisions of this act.
[57-145, added 1935, ch. 50, sec. 1, p. 96; am. 1969, ch. 142, sec. 11, p. 488; am. 1983, ch. 132, sec. 1, p. 328; am. 1986, ch. 74, sec. 17, p. 228.]