298.51 Defaults, receivership for district.—If any bond or interest coupon on any bond issued by said district is not paid within 60 days after its maturity, a court of competent jurisdiction, on the application of any holder of such bond or interest coupon so overdue, may appoint a receiver for the district; said receiver shall be a resident of the state or some corporation organized under the laws of Florida and authorized by such laws to act as receiver; such appointment by such court shall not be made except upon reasonable notice of such application for such appointment having been given to the board of supervisors of said district; and the proceeds of taxes collected by the receiver shall be applied after payment of costs, first to overdue interest, and then to payment pro rata of all bonds issued by the said district which are then due and payable; and the said receiver may be directed to foreclose, by suit, as provided in this chapter, the lien of said taxes of said lands, and said suits so brought by the receiver shall be conducted as, and governed by, the provisions applicable to suits by the said district as provided, and with like effect; and the decrees, deeds and all other acts herein shall have the same presumptions in their favor; provided, however, that when all costs, overdue interest and bonds which are then due and payable, as provided in this chapter have been paid, the receiver shall be discharged and the affairs of the district conducted by a board of supervisors of said district as provided by law.
History.—s. 41, ch. 6458, 1913; RGS 1138; s. 1, ch. 9129, 1923; s. 3, ch. 12040, 1927; CGL 1493.