Section 9-12-142

Fishing Reef Ship Commission.

There is hereby created a commission to be known as the Fishing Reef Ship Commission that shall have the power to oversee, direct and govern all actions taken by the Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources or the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources or its Division of Marine Resources under the provisions of this article. There shall be six members of the Fishing Reef Ship Commission, who shall serve at the pleasure of the state official appointing them: Two members of the House of Representatives of the Alabama Legislature who shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House; two members of the Senate of the Alabama Legislature who shall be appointed by the Lieutenant Governor; and one member appointed by the Governor and one member appointed by the Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources, who may appoint himself or any member of his staff if he so desires. The commission shall choose one of its members as chairman and shall operate under "Roberts' Rules of Order." The members shall receive no compensation for their services; however, they shall receive their actual expenses while traveling or meeting on the business of the commission which shall be paid by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources out of any funds appropriated to them by the Legislature.

(Acts 1973, No. 437, p. 629, §3.)