Section 12-19-139

Per diem and mileage for volunteer firefighters and volunteer emergency medical service providers.

(a) A volunteer firefighter or a volunteer emergency medical service provider who is subpoenaed to appear as a witness for a deposition or court hearing in connection with a civil matter regarding an event or transaction which he or she witnessed or investigated in the course of his or her duties as a volunteer firefighter or a volunteer emergency medical service provider, upon his or her discharge as a witness, immediately shall be paid by the party requesting the subpoena the amount of seventy dollars ($70) per day, not to include travel time, or thirty-five dollars ($35) per half-day, not to include travel time.

(b) If the volunteer firefighter or a volunteer emergency medical service provider resides at a distance of greater than 10 miles from the place of the deposition or court hearing, he or she shall receive the mileage rate allowed to Alabama state employees for instate travel for each mile traveled to and from the place of the deposition or court hearing.

(Act 2010-218, p. 361, §1.)