3-5-6Limitation of liability by surety.

Any surety on any official bond running to the state or any county, may limit his liability by inserting after his name the words "not to exceed" naming the amount to which he desires to limit his liability. Any surety may also limit its or his liability as to time by inserting in the bond a provision that it or he shall not be liable for any acts of the principal prior to the date of the bond.

Source: SL 1907, ch 79; RC 1919, § 7039; SL 1929, ch 206, § 1; SDC 1939, § 48.0307.