(a)(l) Commencing on October 1, 1997, the Judge of Probate, Sheriff, and the Revenue Commissioner of Coosa County shall be entitled to an additional expense allowance so that the salary and expense allowance of each respective county officer shall be equal to the following amounts on an annual basis:
|a. Judge of probate||$60,000|
|c. Revenue commissioner||50,000|
(2) This expense allowance shall be payable in equal monthly installments from the general fund of the county.
(b) Beginning with the expiration of the respective terms of the incumbent county officer affected by this section, the annual salary for the judge of probate, sheriff, and revenue commissioner shall be increased to the amount of the compensation and expense allowance provided by subsection (a) on an annual basis, and at that time any expense allowance provided pursuant to subsection (a) shall expire. The salary of each county officer shall be payable in equal monthly installments from the general fund of the county.
(c) The salaries of the county elected officials shall be increased through cost-of-living adjustments in the same amount or percentage as those authorized for county employees. Beginning with the fiscal year commencing October 1, 1998, if the county provides a uniform cost-of-living salary increase to the employees of the county, the salaries of the county elected officials shall be increased in the same amount or percentage, as the case may be, in the same amount or percentage increase provided to its employees. If the implementation of any cost-of-living adjustment increases the salary of the incumbent office holder, the increase shall be paid as expense allowance until the beginning of the next term of office whereupon the amount of the expense allowance shall be included in the base salary for the office holder and the expense allowance thereupon voided. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a county shall pay the salary increase during a term of office at the beginning of the next fiscal year if payment of the increase is sanctioned by an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901.
(d) County-elected official means the judge of probate, the sheriff, and the revenue commissioner.
(e) This section shall be read in pari materia with Section 40-6A-2, as amended. All compensation paid under this section to the revenue commissioner shall continue to be prorated and paid under the same funds and in the same manner as provided under that section.