Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 76A.djvu/403

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-307(b) Money paid into court pursuant to Eule 67 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure shall be deposited and withdrawn in accordance with the provisions of this subchapter. § 414. Deposit of sums over $200 in depositary; disbursements; records The clerk shall deposit in a depositary designed by the judge of the district court, in the name of that court, every sum of money deposited in the registry of the court which exceeds $200, as soon as it is received. The money may thereafter be paid out only on a check, voucher, or order of the court, or the judge thereof, countersigned by the clerk of the court. The clerk in each division of the district court shall make a record showing the date of receipt, the amount received, from whom received, and the case in which any such money is deposited in the registry of the court; and the date, amount, and to whom the same was paid out. § 415. Maintenance of general deposit account; interest; commission; deposit of funds The clerk shall maintain a general deposit account in a designated depositary in which shall be deposited every cash fund exceeding $200 deposited in the registry of the court. Interest earned on the general account shall be retained by the clerk as his commission for receiving and caring therefor and shall be accounted for by him as fees of his office. The clerk may not charge a commission for handling a fund of $200 or less. If, however, a fund exceeding $200 is likely to remain in the registry of the court for six months or more, and the parties so stipulate or the court so directs, the fund shall be deposited in a designated bank in a savings account at interest. The clerk's commission for caring for the fund in such case shall be paid only out of interest earned thereon, to the amount of one-fourth of the mterest. The remainder of the interest shall be deemed a part of the fund and shall be paid out on order or decree of the court according to the exigency of the case. § 416. Designation of depositaries The judge of the district court shall designate one or more depositaries in which money deposited in the registry of the court shall be deposited by the clerk. § 417. Deputy clerks and acting clerks As used in sections 413-416 of this title, the word "clerk" includes the clerk of the district court, the deputy clerks thereof, and any acting clerk when performing the duties of the clerk or deputy clerk when they or any of them are absent on account of illness or vacation, or are unable to act from any cause. § 418. Disposition of unclaimed funds by clerk When the clerk of the district court has in his hands for a period of two years or more any fund or moneys belonging to any person or persons, which he has been unable to disburse to the person or persons because of his inability to locate them, or because of their refusal to accept the same, the clerk shall upon order of the court turn the same over to the Canal Zone Government to be held and disposed of as provided in this section. A person claiming to be entitled to an amount so deposited with the Canal Zone Government may, within five years after the deposit, petition the court for an order directing payment to the claimant. A copy of the petition shall be served on the Canal Zone Government and thereafter the amount may not be covered into the Treasury of the United States, as provided by this section, until so ordered by the court.