2018 Code of Alabama
Title 29 - LEGISLATURE.
Chapter 6 - LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.
Section 29-6-7.2 - Reporting of litigation concerning joint legislative operations, the budget process, or and revenue source.
(a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
(1) BUDGET PROCESS. The entire process by which funds are appropriated and expended, including, but not limited to, revenue estimating, legislative budget hearings, appropriations, allotment, and expenditure of funds.
(2) JOINT LEGISLATIVE OPERATIONS. Those activities, responsibilities, and procedures of the Legislature as an institution of government including, but not limited to, activities, responsibilities, and procedures involving the enactment and codification of legislation, the process by which administrative regulations are adopted, relations with the other branches of government, and internal operations of the Legislature as a whole including, but not limited to, joint rules, legislative compensation, and joint activities of the two houses. The term does not include activities, responsibilities, or procedures involving only one house of the Legislature, such as matters relating to the rules, liabilities, or employees of the particular house.
(3) REVENUE SOURCES. Any receipt of funds by the state, including, but not limited to, tax receipts, fee receipts, transfers, interest income, transfers between state agencies or funds, or gifts or grants from other instrumentalities.
(b) In addition to the reporting requirement in Section 36-15-21.1, whenever litigation required to be reported under Section 36-15-21.1 concerns joint legislative operations, the budget process, or any revenue source, the state official who is a party to the litigation shall promptly notify the Chair of the Legislative Council and the Director of Legislative Services.(Act 2017-214, §3.)