Code of Alabama - Title 16: Education - Section 16-7A-4 - Purposes; tax exemption; audits

Section 16-7A-4 - Purposes; tax exemption; audits.

(a) The authority shall receive, invest, and expend donated moneys for educational and eleemosynary purposes, related to the promotion, development, and growth of educational and public broadcasting and television in Alabama. The authority, through its director, may expend a reasonable amount of privately donated funds of the authority for the entertainment of major donors and corporate sponsors or prospective major donors and corporate sponsors. The director of the authority may also expend funds of the authority for promotional and public relation purposes. The director of the authority shall report quarterly to each commission member of the authority and to the members of the Legislature the amounts expended for entertainment, promotional, and public relation purposes. Such quarterly report shall contain the expenditures for each purpose by category of expenditure.

(b) The authority shall be exempt from paying any taxes, whether state, local, or municipal.

(c) The authority shall be subject to audits by the Department of Examiners of Public Accounts. The audits shall be similar to the type performed on similar agencies.

(Acts 1982, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 82-786, p. 289, §4; Act 2009-400, p. 726, §1.)

Last modified: May 3, 2021