Section 36-12-4

Public officers and servants to deliver current papers, books, etc., to successors in office.

All public officers and servants of this state shall turn over to their successors in office, together with a list thereof, all current books, papers and documents pertaining to the business, affairs or transactions of their office, taking a receipt therefor, which said receipt shall also contain a list of all such books, papers and documents.

(Acts 1915, No. 237, p. 287, § 4; Code 1923, §2693; Code 1940, T. 41, §142.)