31-2-214. Verification of inventory -- when assignee required to file -- inspection of assignor's books and papers. (1) An affidavit must be made by every person executing an assignment for the benefit of creditors, to be annexed to and filed with the inventory mentioned in 31-2-213, to the effect that the same is in all respects just and true, according to the best of such assignor's knowledge and belief.
(2) (a) In case such assignor shall omit, neglect, or refuse to make and deliver such inventory within the 20 days required, the assignee named in such assignment shall, within 30 days after the date thereof, cause to be made and delivered to the judge of the district court of the county where such assignment is recorded such inventory as above required, insofar as he can.
(b) For such purpose, said judge shall, at any time upon the application of such assignee, compel by order such delinquent assignor and any other person to appear before him and disclose, upon oath, any knowledge or information he may possess necessary to the proper making of such inventory.
(c) The assignee shall verify the inventory so made by him to the effect that the same is in all respects just and true to the best of his knowledge and belief.
(3) In case the assignee shall be unable to make and file such inventory within 30 days, the district judge may, upon application upon oath showing such inability, allow him such further time as shall be necessary, not exceeding 60 days.
(4) If the assignee fails to make and file such inventory within said 30 days or such further time as may be allowed, the district judge shall require, by order, the assignee forthwith to appear before him and show cause why he should not be removed. Any person interested in the trust estate may apply for such order and demand such removal.
(5) The books and papers of such delinquent assignor shall at all times be subject to the inspection and examination of any creditor. The district judge is authorized by order to require such debtor or assignee to allow such inspection or examination. Disobedience to such order is a contempt, and obedience to such order may be enforced by attachment.
(6) The inventory shall be filed by said district judge in the office of the clerk of said county in which said assignment is recorded.
History: En. Sec. 4523, Civ. C. 1895; re-en. Sec. 6149, Rev. C. 1907; re-en. Sec. 8625, R.C.M. 1921; Cal. Civ. C. Sec. 3462; re-en. Sec. 8625, R.C.M. 1935; R.C.M. 1947, 18-314.