Section 11-40-14

Expense allowances for members of governing body of Class 1 municipalities; reimbursement for expenses incurred beyond corporate limits.

(a) The council or other governing body of Class 1 municipalities in Alabama and all municipalities in Alabama having a population of 250,000 or more according to the last and any subsequent federal decennial census, shall have the power and authority to grant to any member of such council or other governing body an amount of money for expenses incurred by such member on account of such member's attending the business of such municipality within its corporate limits. The maximum expense allowance shall be $300.00 per month for each member of the council, except the president or chairman of the council or other governing body who may be given an allowance not to exceed $350.00 per month.

(b) In addition to the authority granted by subsection (a) of this section, the council or other governing body of Class 1 municipalities in Alabama and all municipalities in Alabama having a population of 250,000 or more according to the last and any subsequent federal decennial census commencing November 15, 1983, shall have the power and authority to grant to any member of such council or other governing body who was elected for a term commencing in November, 1981, an amount of money in addition to that provided in subsection (a) of this section, for expenses incurred by such member on account of such member's attending the business of such municipality within its corporate limits. The maximum additional expense allowance shall be $200.00 per month for each such member of the council. No such additional expense allowance shall be paid to any council member after November 15, 1985.

(c) The provisions of this section shall not be construed so as to prevent any such member of such council or other governing body from being reimbursed for actual expenses incurred by him on or in connection with a trip on municipal business beyond the corporate limits of such municipality, which amount shall not accrue against the monetary amounts provided in subsection (a) of this section.

(Acts 1982, No. 82-188, p. 217, §§1-3.)