Sec. 5.9. Delivery of office.
Whenever any officer or employee shall cease to hold such office or employment for any reason whatsoever, he shall, within five days, and sooner on demand, deliver to his successor in office or to his superior all the books, papers, money, and effects in his custody as such officer or employee.
Any officer violating this provision may be proceeded against in the same manner as public officers generally for a like offense under statute. Any employee found guilty of violating this provision by a court of competent jurisdiction may be punished by a fine of not to exceed five hundred dollars or imprisonment for not to exceed ninety days or both in the discretion of the court.