Section 22-3A-6

Members; officers; terms; records; meetings; appointment of Governor's designee.

(a) The applicants named in the application and their respective successors in office shall constitute the members of the authority. The State Health Officer shall be the president of the authority, the Governor or his designee shall serve as vice-president of the authority, the Director of Finance of the state shall serve as secretary of the authority, and the State Treasurer shall be the treasurer of the authority. The State Treasurer shall act as custodian of the funds of the authority and shall pay the principal of and the interest and premium (if any) on the bonds of the authority out of the funds hereinafter provided for. The State Treasurer shall act as paying agent with respect to any series of bonds issued under this chapter.

(b) The service of each of the Governor, the State Health Officer, the Director of Finance and the State Treasurer as a member of the authority and as an officer thereof shall begin and end concurrently with the beginning and end of his or her tenure in such office. Should any of the Governor, the State Health Officer, the Director of Finance or the State Treasurer cease to hold office by reason of death, resignation, expiration of his or her term of office, or for any other reason, then his or her successor in office shall take his or her place as a member and officer of the authority.

(c) The member of the authority representing the Senate and the member of the authority representing the House of Representatives shall each serve a term as a member of the authority commencing with his or her appointment by the president of the Senate or the Speaker of the House of Representatives, as the case may be, and ending with the legislative term during which he or she was appointed; provided that each of such members shall continue to serve as a member of the authority beyond his or her legislative term, even though he or she may not have been reelected to the house of the Legislature from which he or she was originally appointed, until a successor shall be appointed by the president of the Senate or the Speaker of the House of Representatives, as the case may be. A member of the authority who previously represented either the Senate or the House of Representatives shall be eligible for reappointment as a member of the authority, without limit as to number of successive terms, if at the time of any such reappointment he is a member of the house of the Legislature which he is to represent. Should any appointed member of the authority resign from the authority, or cease for any reason to hold office as a member of the house of the Legislature from which he or she was originally appointed, a successor member shall be appointed for the unexpired term of such member, or for a new term if the term of such member had expired, by the same officer of the Legislature who originally appointed such member.

(d) The members of the authority shall constitute all the members of the board of directors of the authority, and the presence of any four members of the directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. No member, officer or director of the authority shall draw any compensation in addition to that now authorized for any service he or she may render or for any duty he or she may perform in connection with the authority. All proceedings had and done by the board of directors shall be reduced to writing by the secretary of the authority, shall be signed by each of the directors, and shall be recorded in a substantially bound book which shall be kept in the office of the Director of Finance. When certified by the secretary of the authority, copies of such proceedings shall be received in all courts as prima facie evidence of the matters and things therein certified. The board of directors of the authority shall meet at the call of the president of the authority upon five days' written notice to each of the members.

(e) If the Governor designates someone other than himself to serve as a member of the authority, the term of said designee, who shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor, shall commence with his or her appointment by the Governor. A successor designee may be appointed within 30 days after the new term of the Governor or his successor in office shall commence.

(Acts 1990, No. 90-598, §6.)