Section 40-26A-17

Appropriation for administration and enforcement; disposition of proceeds of tax.

(a) Such amount of money as shall be appropriated for each fiscal year by the Legislature to the Department of Revenue with which to pay the salaries, and the cost of operation and management of said department, pertaining to the administration and enforcement of the provisions of this chapter, shall be deducted, as a first charge thereon, from the taxes collected under the provisions of this chapter; provided, however, that the expenditure of said sum so appropriated shall be budgeted and allotted pursuant to Sections 41-4-80 through 41-4-96, and limited to the amount appropriated to defray the expenses of operating said department for each fiscal year.

(b) After payment of the aforesaid expenses, the balance of the taxes collected under the provisions of this chapter shall be deposited in the State Treasury to the credit of the State General Fund.

(Acts 1988, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 88-952, p. 575, §17.)