State Board of Auctioneers

Alabama Statutes
Article 3. Board of Auctioneers
Current through 2013 Legislative Session
§ 34-4-50. Appointment; composition; powers and duties; expenses; seal; public records

(a)     The Governor shall appoint a State Board of Auctioneers to be comprised of seven auctioneer members and one consumer member. Except as otherwise provided by Act 98-271, all appointments and subsequent appointments by the Governor shall be for a term of five years, with each auctioneer member appointed being a resident of a different congressional district and the consumer member being a resident of and appointed from the state at-large. Within 60 days after July 1, 1998, the Governor shall appoint one additional auctioneer member provided for herein for a term of two years and the other additional auctioneer member provided for in Act 98-271 shall be appointed by the Governor for a term of four years. Thereafter, subsequent appointments shall be for a term of five years. Appointments shall end on the anniversary date of the original appointments, except appointments to fill a vacancy which shall be for the unexpired term only. No member shall serve more than two consecutive terms of office. Each member of the board and his or her successor shall have been a resident and citizen of this state for at least five years prior to his or her appointment. Each auctioneer member of the board and his or her successor shall have been a licensed auctioneer in this state for at least five years. Each member shall hold office until his or her successor is appointed by the Governor. The board shall reflect the racial and gender composition of licensed auctioneers in the state.
(b)     Each auctioneer member of the board shall be of good moral character and shall have been licensed by the board and actively engaged in the auction business for at least five years prior to the appointment.
(c)     On the appointment of a new auctioneer board member, the board shall, at its next meeting, elect one of its members as chair, one member as vice-chair, one member as secretary, and any other officers deemed necessary. The board may do all things necessary and convenient for carrying into effect this chapter. The board may make bylaws, rules, and regulations not inconsistent with this chapter or other general laws of the state.
(d)     Except as otherwise provided in Section 34-4-53, members of the board, board staff, and board attorneys shall receive the same per diem and travel allowance paid to state employees for each day they meet to conduct the official business of the board.
(e)     The board may employ an administrator who shall be exempt from the classified service of the state, and other staff members necessary to discharge board duties and administer this chapter. The administrator shall be employed on the basis of his or her education, experience, and skills in administration and management. The board shall determine the duties and fix the compensation of the administrator and other staff members, subject to the general laws of the state.
(f)     The board shall adopt a seal by which the board shall authenticate records and documents. On the seal shall be the words "State Board of Auctioneers." Copies of all records and documents in the office of the board that are duly certified and authenticated by the seal of the board shall be received in evidence in all courts equally and with the same effect as the original. All public records kept in the office of the board shall be open to public inspection during reasonable hours.
Cite as ALA. CODE § 34-4-50 (1975)

History. Acts 1973, No. 811, p. 1236, §6; Acts 1981, No. 81-378, p. 555, §4; Acts 1988, No. 88-138, p. 201, §3; Acts 1992, No. 92-119, p. 197, §3; Act 98-271, p. 440, §1; Act 2004-74, p. 94, §3.

§ 34-4-51. Certificates of appointment to board; legal assistance; prosecution of complaints

Each member of the board shall receive a certificate of appointment from the Governor before entering upon the discharge of the duties of his or her office. The board, or any committee thereof, shall be entitled to the services of the state Attorney General, in connection with the affairs of the board, or may, on approval of the Attorney General, employ an attorney to assist or represent it in the enforcement of this chapter before any court of competent jurisdiction, and it may take the necessary legal steps through the proper legal officers of the state to enforce the provisions of this chapter and collect the penalties provided herein. Complaints shall be prosecuted in the name of the State Board of Auctioneers.

Cite as ALA. CODE § 34-4-51 (1975)

History. Acts 1973, No. 811, p. 1236, §5.

§ 34-4-52. Meetings; quorum

The board shall meet at least four times each year, in January, April, July, and October, for the purpose of transacting business as may properly come before the board. Special meetings of the board shall be held at such times as the board may provide in the bylaws the board may adopt. Four members shall constitute a quorum at a board meeting. Due notice of each meeting and the time and place thereof shall be given each member in such manner as the bylaws may provide.

Cite as ALA. CODE § 34-4-52 (1975)

History. Acts 1973, No. 811, p. 1236, §8; Act 2004-74, p. 94, §3.

§ 34-4-53. Compensation of members

Members of the board shall each receive compensation in an amount of three hundred dollars ($300) per day and travel allowance as is paid to state employees for each day spent on work made necessary by this chapter.

Cite as ALA. CODE § 34-4-53 (1975)

History. Acts 1973, No. 811, p. 1236, §9; Acts 1988, No. 88-138, p. 201, §3; Act 2004-74, p. 94, §3.

§ 34-4-54. Record of proceedings; funds; audit

The secretary of the board shall keep a record of the proceedings of the board. Within 60 days after September 5, 1973, it shall be the duty of the board to select a depository in the same manner and form as now provided by law and deposit all funds received by the board, and all funds thereafter collected shall be so deposited and maintained, and disbursements shall be so made on checks signed by the secretary and countersigned by the chairman. Within 60 days following April 4, 1988, and thereafter, the board shall deposit all the funds of the board into the General Fund of the State Treasury into an account hereby established to be known as the "Board of Auctioneers Account."

Cite as ALA. CODE § 34-4-54 (1975)

History. Acts 1973, No. 811, p. 1236, §10; Acts 1988, No. 88-138, p. 201, §3.


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