2016 Code of Alabama
Section 14-1-18 - Capital Outlay Oversight Commission; creation, composition; appointment; meetings; quorum; capital outlays and capital improvements; compensation; funding from oil and gas leases.

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Section 14-1-18Capital Outlay Oversight Commission; creation, composition; appointment; meetings; quorum; capital outlays and capital improvements; compensation; funding from oil and gas leases.

(a) There is hereby created the Board of Corrections Capital Outlay Oversight Commission to consist of the Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the House, Governor, Finance Director, the State Board of Corrections Officer, and six members each from the House of Representatives and Senate, appointed by the Speaker of the House and Lieutenant Governor, respectively. The members so appointed shall serve until their successors are appointed at the next regular session of the Legislature following the regular session in which they were elected. In the event of the death or resignation of any member appointed from the Senate or the House of Representatives his successor shall be appointed from the same body and such successor appointed to the vacancy shall serve for the unexpired term remaining of the member he was appointed to succeed. The original members shall serve until the end of their elected terms. Each subsequent appointment shall be for the full four-year legislative term. A chairman and vice chairman shall be elected from among its members. The commission shall hold an organizational meeting at the State Capitol within 10 days after May 21, 1981. Thereafter the commission shall meet, from time to time, at the call of the chairman, vice chairman, or upon the request of five or more members, with notice and procedure as prescribed by the rules of the commission. The commission shall adopt its own rules of procedure and transaction of business, except as otherwise herein provided.

(b) A majority of the members shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of transacting any business or the performance of any authorized duties. Each of the ex officio and appointed members shall have voting privileges.

(c) The commission shall approve and supervise any capital outlay or capital improvement for the Board of Corrections made pursuant to the provisions of this section.

(d) The sum of $45,000,000.00, or so much thereof as may become available, as herein provided, is hereby appropriated from the General Fund of the State Treasury, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1981, to the use of the Board of Corrections for capital outlays and capital improvements. Such appropriation shall be released only upon resolution duly adopted by the commission, recommending and ordering the transfer, the use or expenditure of the amount, and upon the terms so recommended; and the State Comptroller shall draw a warrant in such amount and for such purposes upon receipt of a certified copy of the resolution signed by the chairman or vice chairman. Such supplemental appropriations made pursuant to this section shall be in addition to any other appropriation heretofore or hereinafter provided by law for the Board of Corrections.

(e) The commission shall keep full and complete minutes in writing of its proceedings and every action taken shall be by written resolution.

(f) Each legislative member of the commission shall be entitled to his regular legislative compensation, per diem and travel expenses for each day he attends a meeting or conducts business of the commission which shall be paid out of any funds herein appropriated, on warrants drawn on the State Comptroller upon requisition signed by the committee's chairman or vice chairman.

(g) It is the intent of the Legislature that funds accruing to the state from oil and gas leases, although co-mingled with other funds in the General Fund of the State Treasury for investment purposes, shall be considered as a separate fund for purposes of appropriations. All principal and interest accruing from the leases shall remain in the State Treasury until specifically and unconditionally appropriated by the Legislature. It is further the intent of the Legislature that funds appropriated in this bill shall come from said oil and gas lease funds.

(Acts 1981, No. 81-764, p. 1306.)

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