Section 11-3-43

Course of training and education in matters of county government administration and operation.

(a) All persons elected as members of a county commission who were not serving as members of a county commission on June 1, 1994, may enroll in, participate in, and satisfactorily complete a course of training and education of at least 50 hours on matters pertaining to the administration and operations of county government. The course of training and education shall include, but not be limited to, instruction in local government operations finance and budgeting; planning; public works and utilities; environmental management; personnel management; responsiveness to the community; ethics, duties, and responsibilities of members of the county commission; and all other matters deemed necessary and appropriate by the board.

(b) All expenses incurred by a county commissioner related to the course of training and education pursuant to this article, including the reasonable costs of housing, travel, and meals, shall be paid from the general fund of the county.

(c) The course of training and education required by this article may be offered by any four-year institution of higher education located in Alabama.

(Acts 1994, No. 94-598, p. 1109, §4.)