36-1 Responsibility for moneys. The director of finance shall be responsible for the safekeeping of all moneys paid into the treasury, and for the proper disbursement and appropriation thereof, pursuant to the laws; and the director shall be liable therefor on the director's official bond, provided that in case of the larceny or embezzlement of any moneys, by any officer of the director's department, or other persons, the director shall be allowed to give that fact, and that the director had no collusive knowledge thereof, in evidence, and the establishment of these facts shall discharge the director from responsibility. [CC 1859, 473; RL 1925, 1247; RL 1935, 2206; RL 1945, 5807; RL 1955, 132-7; am L Sp 1959 2d, c 1, 14; am L 1963, c 114, 1; HRS 36-1; am L 1972, c 6, 1; gen ch 1985]


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Generally, see 26-8.



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