(a) This chapter shall not be applicable to local officials whose salaries, prior to March 8, 2000, are tied to the salaries of any state elected officials nor shall this chapter apply to local officials on a fee system of compensation, except as provided in Section 11-2A-8. Any local act in effect on October 1, 2000, providing compensation for a local official in excess of the compensation authorized by this chapter shall remain in full force and effect until expressly amended or repealed by the Legislature.
(b) The provisions of this chapter and Section 12-19-90 shall not be applicable in Barbour, Tuscaloosa, Cullman, St. Clair, Pike, Henry, Coffee, Russell, Geneva, Dale, or Fayette Counties unless first approved by resolution of the respective county commission.
(c) The provisions of Sections 11-2A-2 and 11-2A-3 shall not be applicable in Pickens County unless first approved by resolution of the county commission.
(d) Provided, however, that if any of the counties listed in subsection (b) or (c) adopt a resolution after October 1, 2000, to come under the provisions of this chapter and the increases in fees under Section 12-19-90, as provided in Act 2000-108, the provisions of Sections 11-2A-2 and 11-2A-3, and the increases in fees under Section 12-19-90, as provided in Act 2000-108, will not become effective in such counties until the beginning of the next succeeding fiscal year.
(e) Any county identified as a "Category 1" county under the provisions of Section 11-2A-1, is exempt from the provisions of this section.