319.57 County sealer shall deliver copies to successor.

When a county sealer resigns, is removed from office, or removes from the county, he shall deliver to his successor in office the standards, beams, weights, measures, and records in his possession. In case of the death of a county sealer, his representatives, in like manner, shall deliver to his successor in office such beams, weights, measures, and records.

In case of neglect or refusal to deliver such standards and records entire and complete, the successor in office may maintain a civil action against the person so refusing or neglecting, and recover double the value of such standards as have not been delivered, with costs of suit, which shall be appropriated by such successor to the purchase of such standards as are required in his office.

Effective Date: 06-20-1994.