Section 11-12-12

Liability for approval of claims not legally chargeable to or payable from public funds.

Should such officer draw a warrant upon the county treasurer or county depository in payment of a claim or claims not legally chargeable to or payable from the public funds of the county such officer shall be held jointly liable with the other members of the county commission of the county for such unauthorized or unlawful expenditure of the public funds of the county and shall bear the same responsibilities and suffer the same penalties as do the other members of the county commission of the county with reference to the unauthorized or unlawful expenditure of public funds of the county; provided, that Sections 11-12-10 through 11-12-12 shall in no way affect or repeal the protection to such official or officials as provided for under written opinion of the Attorney General, Section 36-15-19 and/or under written opinion of the county attorney.

(Acts 1953, No. 536, p. 751, §3.)