(a) Subject to the restrictions of Section 280 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, and the laws of this state, any member of a county commission may be appointed to and may serve on public boards, commissions, and authorities within this state unless otherwise prohibited by law. Except where otherwise specifically authorized or required by general state or federal law, only one member from a particular county commission may serve on any particular public board, commission, or authority. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this subsection shall not be interpreted to authorize a county commission to appoint a member to serve on the board of any authority, corporation, or association organized pursuant to Chapter 21 of Title 22 unless the appointment is authorized in the articles of incorporation of the authority, corporation, or association.
(b) All service on a board, commission, or authority by a member of a county commission prior to September 1, 2007, meeting the requirements of subsection (a) and all actions taken by any member of a county commission acting in his or her official capacity on the board, commission, or authority are ratified and confirmed.
(c) A member of a county commission shall not be reimbursed for expenses by both the public board, commission, or authority, and the county commission on which he or she serves. The member may elect to be reimbursed from either the public board, commission, or authority, or the county commission.