Section 11-16-32

Discretion of Governor as to petitions for removal of county seat; proceedings as to two or more petitions.

The Governor shall not entertain any petition under Section 11-16-1 which he may have reason to believe is not made in good faith by persons desiring a removal of the county seat. If two or more bona fide petitions with respect to the proposed removal of the county seat of a county to two or more different points in the county shall be pending before the Governor for the appointment of commissioners, the Governor shall favor the proceeding which, in his judgment, is best calculated to result in a permanent location of the county seat.

(Code 1907, §206; Code 1923, §298; Code 1940, T. 12, §261.)