2018 Code of Alabama
Title 41 - STATE GOVERNMENT.
Chapter 23 - DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS.
Article 1 - General Consideration.
Section 41-23-5 - Establishment of divisions; appointment of division chiefs; oath of office; restrictions on employment; directors of merged agencies abolished; purpose of chapter.
(a) The Director of the Department of Economic and Community Affairs, with the approval of the Governor, may establish such division or divisions as may, in his discretion, be reasonably necessary for the administration and enforcement of any law, rule or regulation with which the department is charged or the performance of any of its functions or duties. Each division in the department shall be headed by and be under the direction, supervision and control of an officer who shall be designated as the chief of such division. All chiefs of divisions shall be appointed by the director of said department, with the approval of the Governor. Before entering upon the discharge of their duties, such chiefs of divisions shall take the constitutional oath of office. Each of such officers shall devote his full time to his official duties and shall hold no other lucrative position while serving as such. The offices or positions of director of any of the merged departments or agencies are hereby abolished.
(b) It is one of the purposes of this article to coordinate, into one department, the functions of the Office of State Planning and Federal Programs, the Alabama Department of Energy, Alabama Law Enforcement Planning Agency, the Office of Highway and Traffic Safety, and the Office of Employment and Training or any successor thereto. There is hereby established the following divisions: The Office of State Planning and Federal Programs, the Alabama Department of Energy, Alabama Law Enforcement Planning Agency, the Office of Highway and Traffic Safety, and the Office of Employment and Training. The functions of each division shall be administered by a division chief who shall be full-time and salaried as now provided by law. Each division chief shall report to and be under the supervision of the Director of the Department of Economic and Community Affairs.(Acts 1983, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 83-194, p. 363, §5.)