Code of Alabama - Title 36: Public Officers and Employees - Section 36-13-13 - Governor's Councillor

Section 36-13-13 - Governor's Councillor.

(a) There is hereby created the office of Governor's Councillor. Every person who shall have been elected to the office of Governor of Alabama for two terms or more and who shall have attained age 60 may be entitled to become a Governor's Councillor upon his application to the Governor and upon the Governor's certifying his employment as such councillor. A councillor shall hold office at the pleasure of the Governor.

(b) It shall be the duty of a Governor's Councillor, upon the request of the Governor, to provide such aid, counsel, advice and assistance as the Governor may require or direct. All reports, advice, counsel or recommendations of a councillor shall be confidential and privileged and shall not be divulged or revealed by a councillor to anybody except the Governor.

(c) A councillor shall be entitled to compensation payable from the State Treasury at the same times and in the same way that the Governor's salary is paid, which shall be in the amount of $18,000.00 per annum.

(d) This section shall automatically expire and have no force and effect immediately upon the adoption of a constitutional amendment providing or authorizing retirement or pensions for former governors if any such constitutional amendment should be proposed in the future.

(Acts 1977, No. 596, p. 797, §§ 1-4.)

Last modified: May 3, 2021