(a) The board shall appoint an administrator who, under the supervision of the board, shall administer the provisions of this chapter. Before entering upon the duties of his office, the administrator shall execute to the State of Alabama a bond, to be approved by the Governor, in the amount of $25,000.00, for the faithful performance of his duties. The premiums on the bond of the administrator shall be paid out of moneys derived from any operation under the provisions of this chapter.
The administrator, with the approval of the board and subject to the provisions of the Merit System, shall appoint all necessary clerks, stenographers, inspectors and chemists and other employees to enforce properly the provisions of this chapter. No person shall be eligible for any appointment who has any financial connection whatever with any person engaged in or conducting any liquor business of any kind or who holds stock or bonds therein and who has any pecuniary interest therein, nor shall any such person receive any commission or profit whatever from or have any interest whatsoever in the purchase or sales made by persons authorized by this chapter to manufacture, purchase, sell or otherwise deal in the liquor business.
The administrator shall act as manager, secretary and custodian of all records unless the board shall otherwise order.
The administrator shall devote his entire time to said office.
The administrator, with the approval of the board, shall fix the duties of all employees authorized by this chapter.
The administrator shall be at the time of his appointment a resident of the State of Alabama, and he shall have resided in the state for at least five years continuously prior to his appointment. He shall be a man of good moral character and not less than 35 years of age.
(b) It shall be the duty of the board, during the month of October of each year, to make a report to the Governor concerning its administration of this chapter.
(c) The provisions of this chapter shall not prevent any officer, member, agent or employee of the board from purchasing and keeping in his possession for the personal use of himself, members of his family or guests, liquor or malt or brewed beverages which may be purchased or kept by any person by virtue of this chapter.
Last modified: May 3, 2021