Section 2-9-22

Insurance for employees of Department of Agriculture and Industries at shipping points, etc.

The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries, subject to approval by the Governor, is hereby authorized and empowered and may enter into a contract by bond or policy with an insurance company authorized to do business in this state whereby employees of the Department of Agriculture and Industries who are engaged in work involving inspection, grading, classifying, weighing or otherwise handling agricultural commodities at shipping points, terminal markets, receiving centers or elsewhere will be insured against personal injury or death caused by accidental means while discharging their duties as such employees. The amount of insurance protection to be paid to any employee as authorized under this section on account of death, injury or disability shall not exceed the amount or amounts as provided by the workmen's compensation laws of the State of Alabama if such employees were privately employed; except, that such insurance may provide additional benefits not to exceed $10,000.00 per employee for the payment of hospital and medical expenses. The cost of any accident, death, disability, hospital, medical or other insurance benefits as authorized under this section shall be paid out of the Shipping Point Inspection Fund of the State Treasury.

(Acts 1965, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 40, p. 56.)