2006 Alabama Code - Section 34-17A-7 — Employees; oath; meetings; powers.
(a) The board may employ a director, secretary, attorneys, experts, and other employees as it may from time to time find necessary for the proper performance of its duties, and for whom the necessary funds are appropriated.
(b) Before entering public duties of the office, the members of the board shall take the constitutional oath of office and shall file same in the Office of the Secretary of State, who upon receiving the oath of office shall issue each member a certificate of appointment. The board shall have available for the Governor or his or her representative detailed reports on proceedings and shall make annual reports in a form as required by the Governor.
(c) The board shall elect annually a chair and a vice chair. Each member shall receive the same per diem and travel allowance as state employees for each day of attendance at an official meeting of the board. The board shall hold at least one regular meeting each year. Additional meetings may be held at the discretion of the chair or at the written request of any two members of the board. Three members of the board shall constitute a quorum.
(d) The board shall examine and pass on the qualifications of all applicants and shall issue a license to each successful applicant attesting to his or her professional qualifications as a marriage and family therapist. The board shall adopt a seal which shall be affixed to all licenses issued by the board. The board may authorize expenditures deemed necessary to carry out this chapter from the fees which it collects and other available appropriations, but in no event shall expenditures exceed the revenues of the board during any fiscal year. The board may accept grants from foundations, individuals, and institutions to carry on its function.
(Acts 1997, No. 97-170, p. 247, §7.)
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