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11-119. Bonds; officers;penal sums.The following named officers shallexecute a bond with penalties of the following amounts:(1) The Governor, one hundred thousand dollars;(2) The Lieutenant Governor, one hundred thousand dollars;(3) The Auditor of Public Accounts, one hundred thousand dollars;(4) The Secretary of State, one hundred thousand dollars;(5) The Attorney General, one hundred thousand dollars;(6) The State Treasurer, not less than one million dollarsand not more than double the amount of money that may come into his or herhands, to be fixed by the Governor;(7) Each county attorney, a sum not less than one thousanddollars to be fixed by the county board;(8) Each clerk of the district court, not less than five thousanddollars or more than one hundred thousand dollars to be determined by thecounty board;(9) Each county clerk, not less than one thousand dollarsor more than one hundred thousand dollars to be determined by the county board,except that when a county clerk also has the duties of other county officesthe minimum bond shall be two thousand dollars;(10) Each county treasurer, not less than ten thousand dollarsand not more than the amount of money that may come into his or her hands,to be determined by the county board;(11) Each sheriff, in counties of not more than twenty thousandinhabitants, five thousand dollars, and in counties over twenty thousand inhabitants,ten thousand dollars;(12) Each district superintendent of public instruction, onethousand dollars;(13) Each county surveyor, five hundred dollars;(14) Each county commissioner or supervisor, in counties ofnot more than twenty thousand inhabitants, one thousand dollars, in countiesover twenty thousand and not more than thirty thousand inhabitants, two thousanddollars, in counties over thirty thousand and not more than fifty thousandinhabitants, three thousand dollars, and in counties over fifty thousand inhabitants,five thousand dollars;(15) Each register of deeds in counties having a populationof more than sixteen thousand five hundred inhabitants, not less than twothousand dollars or more than one hundred thousand dollars to be determinedby the county board;(16) Each township clerk, two hundred fifty dollars;(17) Each township treasurer, two thousand dollars;(18) Each county assessor, not more than five thousand dollarsand not less than two thousand dollars;(19) Each school district treasurer, not less than five hundreddollars or more than double the amount of money that may come into his orher hands, the amount to be fixed by the president and secretary of the district;(20) Each road overseer, two hundred fifty dollars;(21) Each member of a county weed district board and the managerthereof, such amount as may be determined by the county board of commissionersor supervisors of each county with the same amount to apply to each memberof any particular board;(22) In any county, in lieu of the individual bonds requiredto be furnished by county officers, a schedule, position, or blanket bondor undertaking may be given by county officers, or a single corporate suretyfidelity, schedule, position, or blanket bond or undertaking covering allthe officers, including officers required by law to furnish an individualbond or undertaking, may be furnished. The county may pay the premium forthe bond. The bond shall be, at a minimum, an aggregate of the amounts fixedby law or by the person or board authorized by law to fix the amounts, andwith such terms and conditions as may be required by sections 11-101 to 11-130; and(23) Each learningcommunity coordinating council treasurer, not less than five hundred dollarsor more than double the amount of money that may come into his or her hands,the amount to be fixed by the learning community coordinating council.All other state officers, department heads, and employeesshall be bonded or insured as required by section 11-201. SourceLaws 1881, c. 13, § 19, p. 98; Laws 1901, c. 11, § 1, p. 63; Laws 1905, c. 12, § 1, p. 66; R.S.1913, § 5725; Laws 1917, c. 110, § 1, p. 282; C.S.1922, § 5055; Laws 1927, c. 156, § 1, p. 417; C.S.1929, § 12-119; Laws 1933, c. 115, § 1, p. 460; Laws 1935, c. 22, § 1, p. 105; C.S.Supp.,1941, § 12-119; R.S.1943, § 11-119; Laws 1947, c. 16, § 4, p. 97; Laws 1951, c. 14, § 1, p. 89; Laws 1963, c. 38, § 1, p. 206; Laws 1965, c. 538, § 31, p. 1716; Laws 1967, c. 36, § 1, p. 160; Laws 1969, c. 52, § 1, p. 350; Laws 1971, LB 298, § 1; Laws 1972, LB 1032, § 93; Laws 1973, LB 226, § 1; Laws 1974, LB 7, § 1; Laws 1975, LB 103, § 1; Laws 1978, LB 653, § 6; Laws 1983, LB 369, § 1; Laws 1988, LB 1030, § 1; Laws 1995, LB 179, § 1; Laws 1999, LB 272, § 1; Laws 2004, LB 884, § 8; Laws 2009, LB392, § 1.AnnotationsElected county officials are required to give individual official bonds. Blanket bond is not sufficient. Foote v. County of Adams, 163 Neb. 406, 80 N.W.2d 179 (1956).Deputy attorney general is required to give bond while assistant attorney general is not. Carlsen v. State, 127 Neb. 11, 254 N.W. 744 (1934).Approval of bond in double amount required for particular office will not be compelled by mandamus. State ex rel. Baird v. Slattery, 108 Neb. 415, 187 N.W. 899 (1922).The amendment of 1901 to this section was unconstitutional because broader than title. Prowett v. Nance County, 82 Neb. 400, 117 N.W. 996 (1908); Knight v. Lancaster County, 74 Neb. 82, 103 N.W. 1064 (1905).