Section 16-54-18

Fund previously generated by proceeds from lands dedicated to university to be deposited in Restricted Endowment Fund; provisions for payment of remaining principal over five-year-period; interest to be paid.

On May 19, 1980, the Treasurer of the state shall pay to the Treasurer of the University of Montevallo the whole amount of the fund in the Treasury generated by proceeds from both federally granted and other lands dedicated to the benefit of the University of Montevallo. These funds shall be deposited into the University of Montevallo Restricted Endowment Fund.

On October 1, 1996, and on October 1 of each of the next four fiscal years, the State Treasurer shall pay to the Treasurer of the University of Montevallo one-fifth of the remaining principal sum of proceeds not heretofore transferred, which were derived and generated from the sales of federal lands granted by the United States Congress to the State of Alabama for the express support of the University of Montevallo, together with a sum of accumulated deferred interest as specified below. Within 90 days of May 5, 1993, the Governor, Director of Finance, and State Treasurer shall certify and determine the principal sum of all proceeds from sales of the federal and other lands, and the remaining principal sum not heretofore transferred and upon which the state has been and is paying interest at the rate of six percent per annum. They shall also determine and certify the sum of accumulated deferred interest, being the net difference arising from interest paid by the State Treasury to the university on the principal sum of all proceeds from sale of federal and other lands and the total interest which would have been paid at a rate equal to the highest rate paid to any public institution of higher education in Alabama upon endowments created from land sales and held by the State Treasury. The sums transferred shall be deposited in the University of Montevallo Restricted Endowment Fund, and there held inviolate, it being the purpose and intent of the State of Alabama to execute in good faith the trust reposed in it by the United States Congress when granting lands to the state for the benefit of the institution.

Upon the remaining principal sum not heretofore transferred and on the accumulated deferred interest, there shall be paid interest at a rate equal to the highest rate paid to any public institution of higher education in Alabama upon endowments created from land sales and held by the State Treasury, not to exceed eight percent per annum. Interest payments on the amounts transferred under this section shall be computed and paid and shall cease upon the transfer of the amounts to the University of Montevallo Restricted Endowment Fund.

(School Code 1927, §518; Code 1940, T. 52, §473; Acts 1979, No. 79-225, p. 342, §1; Acts 1980, No. 80-570, p. 882, §1; Acts 1993, No. 93-335, p. 515, §1.)