Section 17.13, Florida Statutes 2001
17.13 To duplicate warrants lost or destroyed.--
(1) The Comptroller is required to duplicate any Comptroller's warrants that may have been lost or destroyed, or may hereafter be lost or destroyed, upon the owner thereof or the owner's agent or attorney presenting the Comptroller the statement, under oath, reciting the number, date, and amount of any warrant or the best and most definite description in his or her knowledge and the circumstances of its loss; if the Comptroller deems it necessary, the owner or the owner's agent or attorney shall file in the office of the Comptroller a surety bond, or a bond with securities, to be approved by one of the judges of the circuit court or one of the justices of the Supreme Court, in a penalty of not less than twice the amount of any warrants so duplicated, conditioned to indemnify the state and any innocent holders thereof from any damages that may accrue from such duplication.
(2) The Comptroller is required to duplicate any Comptroller's warrant that may have been lost or destroyed, or may hereafter be lost or destroyed, when sent to any payee via any state agency when such warrant is lost or destroyed prior to being received by the payee and provided the director of the state agency to whom the warrant was sent presents to the Comptroller a statement, under oath, reciting the number, date, and amount of the warrant lost or destroyed, the circumstances surrounding the loss or destruction of such warrant, and any additional information that the Comptroller shall request in regard to such warrant.
(3) Any duplicate Comptroller's warrant issued in pursuance of the above provisions shall be of the same validity as the original was before its loss.
History.--ss. 1, 3, ch. 1758, 1870; RS 106; GS 110; RGS 122; CGL 152; s. 1, ch. 24280, 1947; s. 1, ch. 73-148; s. 59, ch. 95-147.