Section 12-17-210

Qualifications for supernumerary status - Elected district attorneys generally.

(a) Any district attorney, former district attorney or former circuit solicitor of this state:

(1) Who has served continuously for 15 years as district attorney, former district attorney or former circuit solicitor and who is not less than 60 years of age and who has become permanently and totally disabled, proof of such disability being made by certificates of three reputable physicians; or
(2) Who has served continuously for 15 years as district attorney, former district attorney or former circuit solicitor and/or as a judge of a court of record and who is not less than 65 years of age; or who has served as such continuously for more than 15 years and has attained age 65 less one year for each year of service in excess of 15 years and who is still in service as such district attorney or judge of a court of record; or
(3) Who has served continuously for 10 years as district attorney, former district attorney or former circuit solicitor and who is not less than 70 years of age; or
(4) Who has served continuously for not less than 15 years as district attorney, former district attorney or former circuit solicitor and/or as a judge of a court of record and who is not less than 70 years of age;

may elect to become supernumerary district attorney of the state by filing a written declaration to that effect with the Governor.

(b) Any district attorney, former district attorney or former circuit solicitor who has served in that office as district attorney for not less than 24 years, or for not less than six terms, the last 10 years of such service having been continuous, may elect to become a supernumerary district attorney of the state by filing a written declaration to that effect with the Governor at any time not more than 90 days prior to the end of the 24-year period.

(c) This section shall apply only to district attorneys, former district attorneys or former circuit solicitors who have been elected to that office.

(Acts 1963, No. 467, p. 1019, §1; Acts 1966, Ex. Sess., No. 239, p. 361.)