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ACTS

OF THE

LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA

OF

LOCAL, PRIVATE AND SPECIAL CHARACTER

PASSED AT THE

SESSION OF 1915

HELD AT THE CAPITOL, IN THE CITY OF MONTGOMERY,

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I, JOHN PURIFOY, Secretary of State in and for the State of Alabama,
do hereby certify that this volume is published by the authority of the State
of Alabama, and in accordance with law.

JOHN PURIFOY,
Secretary of State.

Montgomery, Ala.
The Brown Printing Company,
State Printers and Binders,

1915

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To regulate the payment of costs in the case of convicts heretofore and

hereafter sentenced to hard labor in Jefferson county, Alabama, whenever and so long as said convicts or any of them are worked on the public roads of said county, and to require the board of revenue of said county to pay the costs of such convicts who were sentenced to hard labor for the county and who actually worked on the county roads thereof from and after April 1st, 1913, to the time of the approval of this act. Whereas, the board of revenue of Jefferson county, Alabama, on or about the 1st day of April, 1913, adopted the policy of working certain of the convicts of said county sentenced to hard labor for the county on the public roads thereof, and, Whereas, in pursuance of that policy many convicts have been worked on said roads under resolution and order of said board and have been required to work out the costs of conviction, as well as the fine and sentence, and, Whereas, the board of revenue of said county has failed and refused to pay to the officers of the courts in which said convicts were sentenced, the costs thereof, but have appropriated the labor of said convicts to the improvement of the public roads as aforesaid,—now, therefore,

Be it enacted by the Legislature of Alabama :

Section 1. That in all cases in Jefferson county, Alabama, where convicts have heretofore or shall hereafter be sentenced to hard labor in said county and shall by the board of revenue or other proper official or body be directed and required to work out said sentence and costs at hard labor upon the public roads of said county such board of revenue shall immediately or at its next session pay over to the clerks of the courts of said county where said convicts were sentenced, by warrant drawn on the treasurer of said county and payable out of the general fund or the road fund, as they may prescribe, a sum of money sufficient for the payment of such of the items of the costs of conviction in his case, or cases, if sentenced in more than one case, as each convict has been or shall be sentenced to an additional term or terms of hard labor of the county to pay.

Sec. 2. That the clerks of the courts of said county upon receiving any sum of money for costs, as aforesaid, shall enter the receipt of the sum so received in such case on the fee books to be kept by such clerks.

Sec. 3. That the clerks of the courts of said county, who shall hereafter receive the costs as hereinabove provided for persons sentenced to hard labor for the county and who thereupon have been required to work out the same on the public roads of the county, shall pay the same to the persons lawfully entitled thereto.

Sec. 4. That the board of revenue of said county be and it is hereby directed to draw its warrants on the treasurer of · said county, payable out of the general fund of said county or road fund as they may prescribe, for an amount sufficient to pay the costs of conviction in the case of such convicts as have been sentenced to hard labor for the county and who since April 1st, 1913, have been required to work out such costs upon the public roads of said county, and upon the receipt of the money for such costs the clerks of such courts shall pay the same to the persons entitled thereto.

Approved February 1, 1915.

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To amend section four of an act to create and establish the Marengo law and

equity court for Marengo county, approved August 26th, 1909. So as to provide for the election of a solicitor for said Marengo law and equity court by the qualified voters of Marengo county at the general election in the year 1916, and to further regulate the term of office of said solicitor and prescribe his duties thereunder.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of Alabama:

Section 1. That section four of an act to create the Marengo law and equity court for Marengo county, approved August 26th, 1909, be amended so as to read as follows: Section 4. That at the general election to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, 1916, and every fourth year thereafter, there shall be elected by the qualified electors of Marengo county, Alabama, a solicitor of and for the said Marengo law and equity Court, of Marengo county, who shall hold office for a term of four years from the first day of Sep tember, 1917, and until his successor shall be elected and qualified. And the said solicitor so elected shall take the oath of office prescribed by law before entering upon the discharge of any of the duties pertaining to his office, and may be impeached or removed from office for the same causes, in the same manner, and by the same tribunals as circuit solicitors are impeached

four year Marencot and for

or removed from office, and he shall be charged with the performance of the same duties in said court, and be subject and liable to the same penalties and liabilities in respect thereto, as by law are imposed upon circuit solicitors in like cases in the circuit courts of this State; and said solicitor shall not be allowed to represent any defendant in a criminal case in any of the courts of Marengo county during his continuance in office, nor shall any law partner of said solicitor defend any criminal case in any of the courts of Marengo county. Vacancies in the office of solicitor of said court shall be filled by appointment of the Governor of Alabama, such appointee to hold said office until the next general election for any State office held at least six months after such appointment and until his successor is elected and qualified. Provided further that all misdemeanors returned by justices of the peace or other inferior courts, or appeals from such courts, to said Marengo law and equity court shall be tried upon the complaint of the solicitor of said court filed in such cases, which complaint shall be in the form substantially as now required by law of circuit solicitors, and which complaint shall be subject to amendment, provided further that the solicitor of said Marengo law and equity court of Marengo county, must not prosecute or file any complaint from any appeal case from a mayor's court or municipal court.

Sec. 2. That all laws and parts of laws, either general, local or special, contrary to or in conflict with any of the provisions of this bill, be and the same are hereby expressly repealed.

Approved February 1, 1915.

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To make Franklin county warrants issued by order of the court of county

revenue of Franklin county, Alabama, and numbered 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 307, 326, 329, 343, 348, 358, 359, 361, 386, 396, 399, 400, 408, 409, 414, 428 to 445 inclusive, 454, 467, 468, 473, 474, 476, 482, 484, 486, 487, 492, 504, 505, 506, 512, 514, 515, 516, 563 and 564, drawn against the general fund of said county, preferred claims against said county, and authorizing and requiring the county treasurer to pay the same.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of Alabama :

Section 1. That the county warrants of Franklin county issued by the court of county revenue of said county against the general fund of said county, and bearing the following numbers, to-wit: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 307, 326, 329, 343, 348, 358, 359, 361, 386,

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