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vacancies in the office of County Treasurer shall be filled by appointment of the Governor.

Section 4. That it is hereby declared to be the purpose of this Act to return in Chilton County to the system prevailing as to County Treasurers prior to the taking effect of the Act approved September 15, 1915 abolishing the office of County Treasurer in certain Counties of Alabama.

Section 5. That all laws and parts of laws, general, local or special, insofar as they are in conflict with the provisions hereof, are hereby repealed.

Section 6. If any section, clause or provision of this Act is held to be unconstitutional or void, such holding shall not invalidate any other section, clause or provision of this Act that is not in itself unconstitutional or void.

Section 7. Provided, that during the time intervening from the passage of this Act to the time of the taking effect of the same, the provisions of An Act approved September 15, 1915, shall be and remain in force and effect as to Chilton County, Alabama.

Approved August 21, 1923.

No. 163.)

(H. 410. Sanders of Conecuh. AN ACT

To provide for the election of the County Superintendent of Education

of and for Conecuh County, Alabama, by the qualified electors of said County, to prescribe the qualifications and duties of such officers and the length of time he shall hold office and to fix his compensation and how same shall be paid. Be it enacted by the Legislature of Alabama:

Section 1. That the County Superintendent of Education of and for Conecuh County, Alabama, shall be elected by the qualified electors of said County at the general election of State and County officers in the year 1924, and every four years thereafter and the County Superintendent of Education elected under the provisions of this act shall take office and take over the duties of the office of County Superintendent of Education of Conecuh County, Alabama, on the first Monday after the second Tuesday in January next after his election to said office, and said County Superintendent of Education shall hold office for the term of four years and until his successor shall have been elected and qualified. That said County Superintendent of Education shall be charged with the same duties and shall exercise the same powers as are now provided by the general school laws of the State in the conduct of the office of County Superintendent of Education. No person shall be eligible for political party nomination or for election to the office of County Superintendent of Education of said county who does not as now required hold an Alabama certificate in Administration and Supervision based as a minimum upon graduation from a standard normal school or equivalent education with at least one year of additional study of college grade and proof of three years of successful teaching experience; provided that, if no person meeting these requirements qualifies for nomination and election as provided in this Act, the County Board of Education shall appoint a County Superintendent of Education as provided by the general law regulating the appointment of superintendents.

Section 2. Be it further enacted that the County Superintendent of Education of Conecuh County, Alabama, elected under the provisions of this act shall receive such compensation or salary as the County Board of Education may direct. Provided however, that the County Superintendent of Education of Conecuh County, Alabama, shall receive an annual salary of not less than Fifteen Hundred Dollars ($1500.00) per year nor more than Three Thousand Dollars ($3000.00) per year to be paid in equal monthly installments on the order of the County Board of Education.

Section 3. That all vacancies occurring in the office of the County Superintendent of Education of Conecuh County, Alabama, shall be filled by appointment of the County Board of Education of said County.

Section 4. That the County Superintendent of Education of Conecuh County, Alabama, elected or appointed under the provisions of this act shall perform all the duties as now prescribed by law or that may hereafter be by law required of County Superintendents of Education under the general school laws of this State.

Section 5. All laws or parts of laws, general, local, or special in conflict with the provisions of this act• are hereby expressly repealed.

Approved August 21, 1923.

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No. 164.)

(H. 286. Long.

AN ACT To provide for the Election of a County Superintendent of Education for

Butler County, Alabama, to fix his term of office, to prescribe his salary, and the manner of payment, to define his qualifications, powers and duties, to provide for a special election to be held to elect such County Superintendent under this Act and to provide for the election of his successor in office. Be it enacted by the Legislature of Alabama:

Section 1. That a County Superintendent of Education for Butler County, Alabama, shall be elected by the qualified elec

tors of Butler County, Alabama, who shall hold office until his successor is elected and qualified as hereinafter provided. That within three months after the passage and approval of this act a special election shall be held on a day to be designated and fixed by the Probate Judge of Butler County, Alabama, for the election of a County Superintendent of Education, who shall hold office until the next general election to be held in the State of Alabama and said County of Butler, and until his successor elected therein shall have qualified; that said special election shall be conducted and the vote canvassed and the results declared in all respects as now provided by the general election laws of Alabama for the election of County officers. Provided that the person elected as County Superintendent at said special election shall enter upon the duties of his office as soon as he shall qualify thereafter.

Section 2. That at the next general election to be held in said County and State a County Superintendent of Education for Butler County, Alabama, shall be elected, who shall hold office for a term of four years and until his successor is elected and qualified, unless sooner removed for good cause, and each four years thereafter, a County Superintendent of Education for Butler County, Alabama, shall be elected by the qualified voters of said County at the regular election, nomination for which office may be made in primary elections as other County officers.

Section 3. That the salary of said Superintendent of Education shall be fixed by the County Board of Education of Butler County, Alabama, which salary shall not be less than $1,800.00 nor more than $3,000.00 per annum, and which salary shall be paid in the same way and manner as now provided under the general laws of the State of Alabama for the payment of County Superintendents of Education in the several Counties of the State.

Section 4. That said County Superintendent shall be charged with the same duties and shall exercise the same powers as are now provided by the general school laws of the State of Alabama in the conduct of the office of the County Superintendents of Education, and no person shall be eligible for political party nomination to the office of County Superintendent of Education of said County who does not as now required hold an Alabama Certificate in Administration and supervision based as a minimum upon graduation from a standard normal school or equivalent education with at least one year of additional study of college grade, and proof of three years of successful teaching experience; provided, that if no person meeting these requirements qualifies for nomination and election as provided in this Act, the County Board of Education shall

appoint a superintendent of education as provided by general law regulating the appointment of superintendents; that no person shall be eligible to such office who is not a qualified elector of Butler County, Alabama, at the time of the nomination or election to such office.

Section 5. That in the event of a vacancy in said office for any cause, except removal, such vacancy shall be filled by the County Board of Education, and the person so appointed shall hold office until the next general election thereafter when his successor shall be elected; that should any County Superintendent be removed for cause by the County Board of Education of Butler County, such vacancy shall be filled by appointment of the State Superintendent of Education, and his appointee shall hold office as in the case provided by appointment of the County Board of Education. Provided, that the County Board of Education may remove the County Superintendent of Education for immorality, misconduct in office, incompetency, or willful neglect of duty, or when the best interests of the schools require it; any of which causes must be alleged and proved, and the County Superintendent of Education shall have the right to be heard in his defense as in cases of impeachment against County officers, and all such hearings shall be before the County Board of Education and shall be conducted as in cases provided under the general laws for impeachment of County officers, and provided that upon such removal for cause any County Superintendent may appeal to the Circuit Court and have a trial by jury.

Section 6. That the duties and powers prescribed by the general laws of Alabama for the office of County Superintendents in the supervision of the schools of the several counties shall apply to and be incumbent upon the County Superintendent. The County Superintendent elected or appointed under the provisions of this act, and before entering upon the duties of said office, he must take the oath of office prescribed by the Constitution, and give bond in an amount to be fixed by the State Board of Education in a reputable surety company authorized to do business in Alabama, conditioned upon the faithful performance of the duties of his office, and upon the accounting and paying over to the proper authority all moneys coming into his hands.

Section 7. That all laws and parts of laws in conflict with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

Approved August 21, 1923.

No. 167.)

(S. 236. Powell.

AN ACT
To fix the salary of the Deputy Solicitor of Macon County at nine hundred

dollars per annum, payable in monthly installments of Seventy-Five
Dollars, and to provide for the payment thereof:
Be it enacted by the Legislature of Alabama:

That the salary of the Deputy Solicitor of Macon County shall be fixed at nine hundred dollars per annum, payable in monthly installments of seventy-five dollars, to be paid out of the general fund of the County on warrants drawn by the Probate Judge of said County on the Treasurer thereof, and payable on the 15th of each month. This Act shall take effect immediately upon approval by the Governor. All local or general laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.

Approved August 23, 1923.

No. 169.)

(H. 285. Long.

AN ACT To Prohibit the Court of County Commissioners of Butler County, Ala

bama, from issuing the bonds of Butler County as authorized by an election held July 2nd, 1910, and as authorized by an election held May 10th, 1918.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of Alabama that it shall be unlawful for the Court of County Commissioners of Butler County, Alabama, to issue, sell or otherwise dispose of any bonds, or bond, of the County of Butler which was authorized by and under an election held by the qualified electors of Butler County, Alabama, on July 2nd, 1910.

Section 2. That it shall be unlawful for the Court of County Commissioners of Butler County, Alabama, to issue, sell or otherwise dispose of any bonds, or bond, of the County of Butler which was authorized by, and under, an election held by the qualified electors of Butler County, Alabama, on May 10th, 1918.

Section 3. That any bond or bonds which may be issued, sold or otherwise disposed of in violation of the provisions of this Act shall be null and void.

Approved August 24, 1923.

No. 178.)

(S. 359. Jones.

AN ACT To establish in precinct nine in Covington County, Alabama, an inferior

court in lieu of all justices of the peace and notaries public with the powers of a justice of the peace in the said precinct, to be known as the inferior court of Florala, to define the jurisdiction and powers of said court and the judge thereof. Be it enacted by the Legislature of Alabama: Section 1. That there is hereby established in and for

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