STATE OF ALABAMA
COUNTY OF RANDOLPH
NOTICE is hereby given that a bill substantially as follows will be introduced in the 2023 Regular Session of the Legislature of Alabama and application for its passage and enactment will be made:
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT
Relating to Randolph County; to amend Sections 2 and 5 of Act 2021-307 of the 2021 Regular Session, relating to the coroner; to provide for the salary of the coroner effective at the beginning of the current term in order to implement Act 2021-301 as intended; and to provide that this act is retroactive and curative to January 16, 2023.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA:Section 1. Section 2 and Section 5 of Act 2021-307 of the 2021 Regular Session, are amended to read as follows:”Section 2.(a) Effective beginning the next term of office of the coroner, 60 days prior to the first day for qualifying in the election for the office of Coroner of Randolph County for the next term of office, the Randolph County Commission may increase and set January 16, 2023, the annual salary of the coroner for the next term of office at an amount not to exceed shall be one thousand dollars ($1,000) per month to be paid from the county general fund.
(b) Effective beginning the next term of office of the coroner commencing in January 2027, and each term thereafter, not less than 60 days prior to the first day for qualifying in the election for the term, the Randolph County Commission may increase and set the annual salary of the coroner commencing on the beginning of that term of office, and thereafter, as determined by the county commission.
(c) The salaries provided in this section shall be in lieu of any other salary, compensation, fees, or allowances provided to the coroner. The coroner shall waive any other fees or compensation in order to receive any salary provided by this act.
(d)(1) The Randolph County Commission may authorize the coroner to participate in retirement and the county health insurance under the terms and conditions as the county commission may determine and may expend county funds for that purpose. Any benefits provided under this section shall be approved by the county commission not less than 60 days prior to the first day for qualifying for election to the office coroner.
(2) The Legislature finds that the Coroner of Randolph County is a full-time official and is on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to perform the duties of the office.”
“Section 5. Effective beginning the next term of office of the coroner, Act 2004-273 of the 2004 Regular Session (Acts 2004, p. 379), is repealed effective upon the implementation of this amendatory act.”Section 2. This act is retroactive and curative to January 16, 2023, in order to implement Act 2021-307 as amended. Any salary or other compensation paid to the coroner in conformance with this act is ratified confirmed effective retroactively to January 16, 2023. Section 3. This act shall become effective immediately following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law.