131.18 Release and discharge of treasurer, clerk, or judge from liability.

When a loss of public funds, entrusted to a county or municipal corporation treasurer or to a clerk of the court of common pleas, clerk of the court of appeals, clerk of the municipal court, clerk of the county court, judge of the probate court as clerk of such court, judge of the juvenile court as clerk of such court, or to a township or school district treasurer, or a fiscal officer of the board of trustees of a public library by virtue of the treasurer's, clerk's, judge's, or fiscal officer's office, results from fire, robbery, burglary, flood, or inability of a bank to refund public money lawfully in its possession belonging to such public funds, the board of county commissioners, board of township trustees, the legislative authority of the municipal corporation, the board of education, or the board of library trustees, respectively, may release and discharge such treasurer, clerk, judge, or fiscal officer from all personal liability to or demands of such county, township, municipal corporation, school district, or public library, for the loss so created unless the loss resulted from the treasurer's, clerk's, judge's, or fiscal officer's negligence or other wrongful act.

Cite as R.C. § 131.18

History. Effective Date: 05-16-1979; 2008 SB185 06-20-2008