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§ 10907. Surety bonds, insurance and premiums

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 11 Pa.C.S.A. CitiesEffective: January 25, 2016

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 11 Pa.C.S.A. Cities
Part V. Third Class Cities (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 109. City Officers and Employees (Refs & Annos)
Effective: January 25, 2016
11 Pa.C.S.A. § 10907
Formerly cited as PA ST 53 P.S. § 35907
§ 10907. Surety bonds, insurance and premiums
(a) Bonds.--Unless otherwise provided by this chapter or any other provision of law, the following shall apply when an elected or appointed officer or employee of a city is required to give a bond:
(1) The bond shall be for the faithful performance of the duties of the elected or appointed officer or employee.
(2) The bond shall be endorsed by a surety or other company that is:
(i) Authorized by law to act as a surety.
(ii) Qualified to do business in this Commonwealth.
(3) The bond of an elected or appointed officer or employee shall be with a corporate surety and not with an individual or personal surety.
(4) The city shall pay the premium on the bond, unless either:
(i) all or a portion of the premium on the bond is to be paid by the Commonwealth or political subdivisions other than the city; or
(ii) provisions are otherwise made in law for payment of the premium on the bond, in which case the city shall pay the unpaid portion of the premium.
(5) The bond shall be approved by the city solicitor.
(6) In addition to any other conditions required by law, the bond shall be in the sum and with conditions as council may direct.
(b) Exception.--Except as may be otherwise provided in section 11402 (relating to bond, insurance and salary), when an elected or appointed officer or employee of a city is required to give a bond for the faithful performance of the officer's or employee's duties, in lieu of the bond council may:
(1) Purchase one or more blanket bonds for elected or appointed officers or employees.
(2) Purchase insurance provided that the insurance covers the same events of loss and insures the city against the same misconduct as the bond required under this chapter.
(c) Insurance.--In addition to a bond required by this chapter or insurance in lieu of the bond, council may require insurance in accordance with the following:
(1) A city officer or employee who as part of the officer’s or employee’s official duties handles money or has money in the officer’s or employee’s possession may be required to be covered by adequate insurance which provides the types of protection against loss as may be designated by council.
(2) Council may require the insurance to include protection against loss through robbery, burglary or larceny.
(3) The cost of the insurance shall be paid by the city and the amount of the insurance shall be fixed by council.

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2015, Nov. 24, P.L. 242, No. 67, § 1, effective in 60 days [Jan. 25, 2016].
11 Pa.C.S.A. § 10907, PA ST 11 Pa.C.S.A. § 10907
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 166. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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