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AGO Opinions with Topic: LIEN AGAINST INSURANCE UPON PROPERTY DESTROYED
AGO 1951 No. 465 >  March 7, 1951
TAXATION - PERSONAL PROPERTY - LIEN AGAINST INSURANCE UPON PROPERTY DESTROYED
TAXATION ‑- PERSONAL PROPERTY ‑- LIEN AGAINST INSURANCE UPON PROPERTY DESTROYED
Rem. Rev. Stat. 11248, which imposes a lien for personal property taxes upon the insurance claim for property destroyed by fire, applies only to taxes which are delinquent and which are attributable to the item destroyed or have been made a lien upon the item destroyed.  Therefore, taxes not delinquent at the time of destruction, even though a lien upon the item destroyed, do not become a lien upon the insurance.  However, the construction placed upon the statute is not free from doubt, so a court test is suggested.
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