Section 6-6-721

Forfeiture of half of compensation by tax collector, tax assessor, or probate judge for failure to discharge duties.

Any tax collector, tax assessor, or judge of probate who knowingly and willfully neglects to discharge any of his duties as required in the revenue law shall forfeit one half of his compensation under that law for the use of the county, which may be recovered on motion in the circuit court of the county on 10 days' notice. It shall be the duty of the district attorney to make such motion, but any other person may make it.

(Code 1876, §3394; Code 1886, §3133; Code 1896, §3801; Code 1907, §5937; Code 1923, §10264; Code 1940, T. 7, §619.)