2009 Alabama Code
Title 34 — PROFESSIONS AND BUSINESSES.
Chapter 27 — REAL ESTATE BROKERS.
Section 34-27-4 Real Estate Commission Revenue Fund and Real Estate Commission Proportionate Fund.

Section 34-27-4

Real Estate Commission Revenue Fund and Real Estate Commission Proportionate Fund.

All fees, fines, charges, or other money, except as provided in Section 34-27-31, and except as provided in this section for multi-year licenses, collected by the commission shall be deposited in the State Treasury to the credit of the Real Estate Commission Revenue Fund and shall be disbursed by the state Comptroller on order of the executive director at the direction of the commission. A proportionate share of all money collected by the commission as license fees during each fiscal year of a multi-year license period or during the renewal period immediately preceding that first year, and all fees collected for research and education, shall be reserved in the State Treasury in the Real Estate Commission Proportionate Fund by the state Comptroller to be disbursed quarterly to the Real Estate Research and Education Center with the remainder to be disbursed for commission expenses incurred in that fiscal year or the subsequent fiscal years of that license period. The proportion for each fiscal year shall be determined by dividing the amount of money collected by the commission as license fees each fiscal year or during the renewal period immediately preceding the first year by the number of years within the multi-year license period. These sums may be invested by the State Treasurer in any investments which are legal for domestic life insurance companies under the laws of this state. Any interest or other income from investments in the proportionate fund shall be deposited into the Real Estate Commission Revenue Fund for expenditure by the commission. All other money including penalty fees collected by the commission shall be disbursed during the fiscal year in which they are collected. The state Comptroller and State Treasurer are directed to pay all expenses incurred by the commission in performing its responsibilities and exercising its authority from the Real Estate Commission Revenue Fund in the State Treasury on warrants of the state Comptroller drawn on the State Treasury on order of the executive director. The commission may not incur expenses that exceed the total fees and charges collected and paid into the State Treasury; or that exceed the amount appropriated by the Legislature. No funds shall be withdrawn or expended except as budgeted and allotted in accordance with Sections 41-4-80 through 41-4-96. All money remaining unexpended in the Real Estate Commission Revenue Fund at the end of each fiscal year shall be retained by the commission for the following fiscal year.

(Acts 1951, No. 422, p. 745, §11; Acts 1953, No. 513, p. 647; Acts 1963, No. 290, p. 734; Acts 1971, No. 2485, p. 3966, §11; Acts 1971, 3rd Ex. Sess., No. 310, p. 4599, §1; Acts 1975, No. 563, p. 1276, §1; Acts 1978, No. 654, p. 932, §1; Acts 1979, No. 79-690, p. 1221, §1; Acts 1983, No. 83-516, p. 781, §1; Acts 1985, No. 85-750, p. 1204, §1; Acts 1992, No. 92-177, p. 305, §3; Acts 1995, No. 95-679, p. 1483, §1.)

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