2017 Code of Alabama
Section 34-31-21 - Board of Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors - Officers; meetings; power and duties.

Universal Citation: AL Code § 34-31-21 (2017)
Section 34-31-21Board of Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors - Officers; meetings; power and duties.

(a) The board shall elect from among its members a chairman, vice-chairman, and a secretary. The board may hire an executive director to serve at the pleasure of the board. The board may require the executive director to perform the duties required by this section and any other tasks required by the board. The board shall set the salary of the executive director. The executive director, with the consent of the board, may employ a deputy director who shall serve at the pleasure of the executive director. The salary and compensation for the deputy director shall be set by the board and shall not exceed the salary set for the executive director.

(b) The chairman shall preside over meetings of the board. The vice-chairman shall preside over meetings of the board in the absence of the chairman. The chairman shall designate another member to preside in the absence of the chairman and vice-chairman.

(c) The secretary or, if directed by the board, the executive director shall perform the following tasks:

(1) Keep all minutes, books, records, and files of the board.

(2) Issue all certificates in the name of the board.

(3) Send all notices and attend to all correspondence directed by the board.

(4) Receive and deposit all fees.

(5) Perform all incidental duties of the office as directed by the board.

(d) The secretary shall give bond, payable to the Governor, in the penal sum of $5,000 for the faithful performance of his or her duties, and the premium therefor shall be paid from the fees of the board.

(e) No moneys shall be withdrawn from the funds of the board except by direction of the board as provided by state law.

(f) A majority of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of all business.

(g) The board is also authorized to adopt and publish minimum repair and service standards for its certified contractors, and shall mail a copy thereof to every certified contractor at least 30 days before the standard of criteria becomes effective. Certified contractors who fail to comply with such minimum standards and criteria shall be punished as prescribed in Section 34-31-32(a).

(h) The board is authorized to hold hearings, call witnesses, administer oaths, take testimony, and obtain evidence in the conduct of its business. It is further authorized to take such disciplinary actions as are authorized in subsection (c) of Section 34-31-32.

(i) The board is authorized to expend funds for purposes of public awareness of the board and its rules and regulations to include advertising, promotional materials, event exhibiting, staff uniforms, or other means approved by the board.

(Acts 1982, No. 82-547, p. 900, §3.4; Acts 1986, No. 86-118, p. 143, §3; Acts 1988, No. 88-217, p. 339, §3; Acts 1988, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 88-932, p. 543, §3; Acts 1992, No. 92-180, p. 333, §3; Act 2000-745, p. 1658, §1; Act 2015-169, §1.)
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