HB 439

Sponsor
Session
Regular Session 2018
Title
Class 5 municipalities, organized under Chapter 44E, Title 11, Code of Alabama 1975, (Dothan), Municipal house authorities, number of commissioners increased, Sec. 24-1-24 am'd.
Description

Under existing law, a municipal housing authority consists of five members appointed by the mayor

This bill would provide that a Class municipality having the mayor/commission/city manager form of government would have a municipal housing authority comprised of seven members

Relating to municipal housing authorities; to amend Section 24-1-24, Code of Alabama 1975, to provide that a Class unicipality having the mayor/commission/city manager form of government organized under Chapter 44E of Title 11, Code of Alabama 1975, would have a municipal housing authority comprised of seven members.

Subjects
Housing Authorities
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Under existing law, a municipal housing authority consists of five members appointed by the mayor

This bill would provide that a Class municipality having the mayor/commission/city manager form of government would have a municipal housing authority comprised of seven members

Relating to municipal housing authorities; to amend Section 24-1-24, Code of Alabama 1975, to provide that a Class unicipality having the mayor/commission/city manager form of government organized under Chapter 44E of Title 11, Code of Alabama 1975, would have a municipal housing authority comprised of seven members.

Section 1

Section 24-1-24, Code of Alabama 1975, is amended to read as follows:

§24-1-24.

(a) An Except as provided in subsection (b), an authority shall consist of five commissioners appointed by the mayor, who shall designate the first chairman chair. None of the commissioners may be city officials. The commissioners who are first appointed shall be designated by the mayor to serve for terms of one, two, three, four, and five years, respectively, from the date of their appointment. Thereafter, the term of office shall be five years. A commissioner shall hold office until his or her successor has been appointed and has qualified. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term. Three commissioners shall constitute a quorum. The mayor shall file with the city clerk a certificate of the appointment or reappointment of any commissioner and such certificate shall be conclusive evidence of the due and proper appointment of such commissioner. A commissioner shall receive no compensation for his or her services but he or she shall be entitled to the necessary expenses including traveling expenses incurred in the discharge of his duties. However, commissioners serving on the authority board located in any Class 7 municipality, as defined in Section 11-40-12, may receive such compensation as set by the council. This compensation is not mandatory and the amount and whether or not such compensation is to be paid is within the discretion of the council. The authority may, in its discretion, refuse to pay any compensation authorized by the council in such Class 7 municipalities. When the office of the first chairman chair of the authority becomes vacant, the authority shall select a chairman chair from among its members. An authority shall select from among its members a vice-chairman vice-chair, and it may employ a secretary, who shall be executive director, technical experts, attorneys and such other officers, agents, and employees, permanent and temporary, as it may require and shall determine their qualifications, duties and compensation. An authority may delegate to one or more of its agents or employees such power or duties as it may deem proper.

(b) Notwithstanding subsection (a), a housing authority of a Class 5 municipality having the mayor/commission/city manager form of government organized under Chapter 44E of Title 11, shall consist of seven members appointed by the mayor. The terms of office of the two additional members shall be staggered with one member appointed for five years. Thereafter, the term of all members shall be five years. Four members shall constitute a quorum."

Section 2

This act shall become effective immediately following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law.

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Action Date Chamber Action
March 27, 2018HDelivered to Governor at 2:28 p.m. on March 27, 2018.
March 27, 2018HAssigned Act No. 2018-557.
March 27, 2018HClerk of the House Certification
March 27, 2018SSignature Requested
March 22, 2018HEnrolled
March 22, 2018HPassed Second House
March 22, 2018SMotion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 1136
March 22, 2018SThird Reading Passed
March 21, 2018SRead for the second time and placed on the calendar
March 8, 2018SRead for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Local Legislation
March 8, 2018HMotion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 636
March 8, 2018HThird Reading Passed
March 6, 2018HRead for the second time and placed on the calendar
February 22, 2018HRead for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Local Legislation
2018-03-22
Chamber: Senate
Result: Passed
2018-03-08
Chamber: House
Result: Failed