29.020. The state auditor shall not have possession or control of his office until he has taken the oath of office prescribed by the constitution, and caused the same to be endorsed on his commission, nor until he shall give the official bond required in section 29.030; and if he shall attempt under color of law to do or perform any official act or duty before complying with the provisions of this section, he shall forfeit five thousand dollars for the use of the state, to be recovered before any court of competent jurisdiction, without power in anyone to remit such forfeiture.
(RSMo 1939 § 13011, A.L. 1945 p. 584 § 1)
Prior revisions: 1929 § 11389; 1919 § 13286; 1909 § 11798
Missouri General Assembly