Section 2-6-12

Annual appropriation.

(a) Beginning in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and in each fiscal year thereafter there shall be appropriated from the State General Fund to the Alabama Agriculture Center Board the sum of eight hundred thousand dollars ($800,000).

(b) This annual appropriation shall be in addition to any and all other appropriations to the Alabama Agriculture Center Board. The annual appropriation to the board in the amount of eight hundred thousand dollars ($800,000) shall continue in each succeeding fiscal year as long as a restoration, renovation, and improvement agreement of at least thirty million dollars ($30,000,000) remains in effect between the board and any public institution or corporation of the State of Alabama for the renovation and rehabilitation of Garrett Coliseum and the Alabama Agriculture Center, located in Montgomery, Alabama.

(c) In the fiscal year following the expiration or termination of the above agreement, the provisions of this continuing appropriation shall cease. However, in any event, the continuing appropriation shall cease and no longer be in effect after fiscal year 2042.

(d) The appropriation authority granted in this article shall become null and void after September 30, 2015, if by that time the board has not entered into a restoration, renovation, and improvement agreement with any public institution or other entity through which the use of private funding is primarily used to restore, renovate, and improve the facility.

(Act 2010-751, p. 1903, §3; Act 2011-694, p. 2122, §1.)