Code of Alabama § 38-9b-4 - Creation of Board; Composition; Compensation; Accounting of Funds; Policies and Procedures

Section 38-9B-4

Creation of board; composition; compensation; accounting of funds; policies and procedures.

(a) There is hereby created the Alabama Family Trust Board of Trustees, which shall be an instrumentality of the state. The board of trustees shall consist of eleven persons appointed by the Governor of Alabama, Presiding Officer of the Senate of Alabama, and Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives. The members shall serve until their successors are appointed and confirmed by the Senate. The trustees shall be persons who are not employed by the department. The board of trustees shall be composed of the following:

(1) Two individuals who represent the interests of persons with mental illness. The commissioner shall seek recommendations of those individuals to represent persons with mental illness and shall submit a list of six names to the Governor from which two shall be appointed. One shall be appointed for a term of two years, and one for three years. Thereafter, as the term of a trustee expires, the commissioner shall submit to the Governor a list of not less than three nor more than five proposed trustees to represent the interests of persons with mental illness and the Governor shall appoint one trustee from the list for a term of three years.

(2) Two individuals who represent the interests of persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The commissioner shall seek recommendations of those individuals to represent persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities and shall submit a list of six names to the Governor from which two shall be appointed. One shall be appointed for a term of two years, and one for three years. Thereafter, as the term of a trustee expires, the commissioner shall submit to the Governor a list of not less than three nor more than five proposed trustees to represent the interests of persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities, and the Governor shall appoint one trustee from the list for a term of three years.

(3) Two individuals who represent the interests of persons with physical impairments. The commissioner shall seek recommendations of individuals to represent those persons with physical impairments and shall submit a list of six names to the Governor from which two shall be appointed. One shall be appointed for a term of two years, and one for three years. Thereafter, as the term of a trustee expires, the commissioner shall submit to the Governor a list of not less than three nor more than five proposed trustees to represent the interests of persons with physical impairments, and the Governor shall appoint one trustee from the list for a term of three years.

(4) Five persons who are recognized for their expertise in general business matters and procedures. The commissioner shall submit a list of nine names to the Governor from which three shall be appointed. Of the three business people to be appointed by the Governor, one shall be appointed for a term of one year, one for two years, and one for three years. Thereafter, as the term of a trustee expires, the commissioner shall submit to the Governor a list of not less than three but not more than five proposed trustees, and the Governor shall appoint one business person from the list as trustee for a term of three years. The commissioner shall submit a list of three names to the Presiding Officer of the Senate from which one trustee shall be appointed for a term of three years. Thereafter, as the term of the trustee representing business interests appointed by the Presiding Officer of the Senate expires, the commissioner shall submit to the Presiding Officer of the Senate a list of not more than three proposed trustees, and the Presiding Officer of the Senate shall appoint one business person from the list as trustee for a term of three years. The commissioner shall submit a list of three names to the Speaker of the House of Representatives from which one trustee shall be appointed for a term of three years. Thereafter, as the term of the trustee representing business interests appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives expires, the commissioner shall submit to the Speaker of the House of Representatives a list of not more than three proposed trustees, and the Speaker shall appoint one business person from the list as trustee for a term of three years.

(b) The trustees shall receive no compensation for their services. The AFT Corporation shall reimburse the trustees for necessary expenses actually incurred in the performance of their duties.

(c) The board of trustees annually shall prepare or cause to be prepared an accounting of funds in the AFT Trust and the AFT Charitable Trust and shall transmit a copy of such accounting to the Governor, the Presiding Officer of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

(d) The board of trustees shall establish policies, procedures, and other rules and regulations necessary to implement this chapter.

(e) The membership of the board of trustees shall be inclusive and reflect the racial, gender, geographic, urban/rural, and economic diversity of the state. The corporation shall annually report to the Legislature by the second legislative day of each regular session to what extent the corporation has complied with the diversity provisions of this chapter.

(Acts 1994, No. 94-579, p. 1054, §4; Act 2006-604, p. 1658, §1.)

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