Section 11-6-23

State participation in salary.

(a) Upon application of the county commission or like governing body of the several counties of the state, the Department of Transportation, upon approval of the Director of Transportation, shall participate in the salary of the engineer trainee in the county in an amount equal to 50 percent of the annual salary of the engineer trainee. The amount is to be paid to the county in equal monthly installments to reimburse the fund of the county from which the salary of the engineer trainee is paid.

(b) The amount contributed or paid by the Department of Transportation to any county under this article shall not include retirement contributions, Social Security, unemployment compensation, or other employee benefits, nor shall the amount contributed or paid exceed (1) 50 percent of the annual salary schedule of the Department of Transportation under the graduate civil engineer classification as established by the Department of Transportation for the year in which applied, or (2), in the case of an assistant to the county engineer who has served at least one year as an engineer trainee under this article and has qualified as a registered engineer in this state, 50 percent of the annual salary schedule of the Department of Transportation under the graduate registered engineer classification as established by the Department of Transportation for the year in which applied.

(Acts 1975, 4th Ex. Sess., No. 98, §4; Acts 1993, No. 93-371, p. 633, §1.)