BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 5.54 Warrants

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Chapter 5.54


5.54.010 Accounts, claims and receipts.
5.54.020 Unclaimed.
5.54.030 Unpaid payrolls.
5.54.040 Warrants to debtors to city.
5.54.050 Unpaid sums due city from city officers.
5.54.060 Time limit on certain claims.
5.54.070 Warrant time limits.

5.54.010 Accounts, claims and receipts.

Every warrant drawn by the comptroller shall specify the fund or appropriation out of which it is to be paid. Before its delivery to the party entitled thereto, the comptroller shall require of such party a proper and legal receipt for the amount thereof, which shall be attached to the claim and demand. These accounts, claims and demands, and the receipts and accompanying papers, shall be filed by the comptroller in his office.
(1948 C. Ch. 23 33: 1960 C. 123.010.)


95.035 et seq. Financial administration--town and city warrants


42.01 et seq. Warrants

5.54.020 Unclaimed.

Whenever any warrant drawn on the treasurer shall have remained in the possession of the comptroller for five years, unclaimed, or not called for by the person in whose favor it shall have been drawn, or his legal representatives, the comptroller shall cancel the same, which fact shall be made a matter of record in the office of the comptroller.
(1948 C. Ch. 23 34: 1960 C. 123.020.)

5.54.030 Unpaid payrolls.

All sums of money remaining unpaid on payrolls returned by the treasurer to the comptroller and uncalled for by the proper persons or their legal representatives within one year shall be transferred by the comptroller to the respective funds from which they were drawn.
(1948 C. Ch. 23 35: 1960 C. 123.030.)

City Counselor Ops.: 8590

5.54.040 Warrants to debtors to city.

The comptroller shall not draw a warrant on the treasurer in favor of any person who is known to the comptroller to be indebted to the city or the assignee of such person except for the balance which may appear to be due such person, over and above the debt due the city. Nor shall he draw a warrant in favor of any officer who is known to the comptroller to be in arrears or default to the city. If any report in writing of any such indebtedness shall have come to the comptroller he shall be considered as having knowledge of the facts therein stated.
(1948 C. Ch. 23 36: 1960 C. 123.040.)

City Counselor Ops.: 8562, 8565, 8732

5.54.050 Unpaid sums due city from city officers.

Whenever, upon the adjustment of any account, a sum of money shall be found by the comptroller to be due to the city, from any city officer, and the same shall not be paid into the city treasury within ten days after the adjustment of the account and the treasurer's receipt therefor delivered to the comptroller, he shall certify the amount so due to the mayor, who shall order suit to be commenced against the delinquent, or take such other measures as in his judgment will most effectually secure the city from loss.
(1948 C. Ch. 23 37: 1960 C. 123.050.)

5.54.060 Time limit on certain claims.

No claim against the city which is not founded on a bond or other instrument of writing, executed by the city, shall be audited and paid which has not been presented within one year from the time such claim became due. This shall also include all jury and witness fees and costs of inquests for which certificates have been issued.
(1948 C. Ch. 23 38: 1960 C. 123.060.)

City Counselor Ops.: 9564

5.54.070 Warrant time limits.

Whenever any warrant, being delivered, shall not be presented to the city treasurer for payment within five years after the date thereof, the warrant shall be barred and not paid by the treasurer, nor shall it be received in payment of taxes or other dues.
(1948 C. Ch. 23 39: 1960 C. 123.070.)

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