3.06 Deputies, clerks - blanket bonds.

(A) A deputy, when duly qualified, may perform any duties of his principal. A deputy or clerk, appointed in pursuance of law, holds the appointment only during the pleasure of the officer appointing him. The principal may take from his deputy or clerk a bond, with sureties, conditioned as set forth in this section. The principal is answerable for the neglect or misconduct in office of his deputy or clerk.

(B) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law requiring an official bond to be conditioned substantially to the Effect that an officer, clerk, or employee will faithfully perform his duties, in lieu thereof, with the consent and approval of the officer or governing body authorized to require the bond, any department or instrumentality of the state or any county, township, municipal corporation, or other subdivision or board of education or department or instrumentality thereof, may procure a blanket bond from any duly authorized corporate surety covering officers, clerks, and employees other than:

(1) Treasurers or tax collectors by whatever title known;

(2) Any officer, clerk, or employee required by law to execute or file an individual official bond to qualify for office or employment.

(C) Such blanket bond shall indemnify against losses through one of the following conditions:

(1) The failure of the officers, clerks, and employees covered thereunder faithfully to perform their duties or to account properly for all moneys or property received by virtue of their positions or employment;

(2) Fraudulent or dishonest acts committed by the officers, clerks, and employees covered thereunder.

Any such blanket bond shall be approved as to its form and sufficiency of the surety by the officer or governing body authorized to require it. The premium of any such blanket bond shall be paid as provided in section 3929.17 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 01-10-1961