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to receive the same, at any time prior to the day on which they may be warned or on the day they have been warned to perform labor on the public road, the sum of seven and one-half dollars ($7.50), such payment to relieve said person of further duty to work such road during that calendar year.
Sec. 4. The per capita road tax hereinbefore provided for shall be paid into the district treasury of the district and shall be placed to the credit of the road fund of the beat in which such person resides and shall be used only for the purpose of maintenance and repair of the public roads in said beat.
Sec. 5 That the Board of Revenue of Monroe County shall nominate or appoint a road superintendent of public roads, in each of the commissioner districts of Monroe County, whose salary shall be fixed by the Board of Revenue at an amount not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100.00) per month, such salary to be paid out of the road and bridge maintenance fund of the district for which he is appointed, or out of the general fund of the county, provided that the Board of Revenue sees fit to pay it out of such general fund. The road superintendent shall be under the supervision of the member of the Board of Revenue of such district, and shall have supervision over the construction, maintenance and repair of all public roads in his district, except otherwise provided by the Board of Revenue. To this end he shall have authority to nominate or appoint as many road foremen as he may deem necessary, to work the roads of their districts and the member of the Board of Revenue of the district is hereby authorized to issue to such road foremen commissions of authority to act as foremen. Such road foremen will perform all duties under the direction of the road superintendent, and shall have power and authority to warn all persons subject to road duty to work the public roads as herein provided. And as compensation for the performance of such duties the road foreman shall be exempt from road duty for a period of two years for each year he serves as such road foreman.
Such exemption shall be all the compensation he shall receive for his services.
Sec. 6. That the member of the Board of Revenue shall furnish to the road superintendent of his district a copy of the list of persons subject to road duty that has been filed with them provided in Section one of this Act. He shall also furnish all blank notices with stubs to be used for warning persons to work the public roads and receipts to be used in the collection of road tax, and shall be furnished by such superintendent to the road foreman.
Sec. 7. That all persons subject to road duty shall have three days notice of the time and place and where he is to work, and the number of days that he is to work, such notice to be in writing or served in person or left at the residence of such person, and any person subject to road duty who has been thus warned and who fails to work either in person or by able bodied substitute, without a lawful excuse, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be fined not less than $5.00 or more than $10.00-dollars—and upon his failure to pay such fine and cost he may be sentenced to hard labor for the county for a term not exceeding thirty days.
Sec. 8. That no person subject to road duty shall be required to work on any road out of the beat of his residence, or on any road any part of which is over six miles from his residence.
Sec. 9. That all funds collected by road foremen as per capita road tax, and all funds deirved from vehicle license or privilege tax shall be paid over to the road superintendent of the district in which it is collected, who shall keep a true and accurate record thereof, and who shall be authorized to expend said funds for the construction, maintenance and repair of the public roads in his district, and in the payment of his salary, such expenditures to be made after consultations from time to time with the member of the Board of Revenue of his district, whose duty it is to advise with such road superintendent as to the best manner of expending such funds. At the end of each month he shall make a complete detailed report of all receipts and expenditures made by him during that month, one copy of such report to be filed with the Probate Judge of the County, and one copy to be turned over to the member of the Board of Revenue of the district.
Sec. 10. That each road superintendent shall give bond in the sum of five hundred dollars ($500.00), payable to Monroe County, for the use of the county, conditioned upon the faithful performance of his duty, and the proper accounting for all funds coming into his hands, such bond to be filed with and approved by the Probate Judge of Monroe County. Sec. 11. That such road superintendents shall not be
. deemed to have been employed for any specific length of time, and shall be subject to be discharged at any time by the member of the Board of Revenue of his district, provided, however, he shall have the right to appeal from such action to the Board of Revenue and they shall review the case, and pass upon the matter of his reinstatement.
Sec. 12. That the superintendents shall devote their entire time to the duties of their office, if in the judgment of the Board of Revenue their entire time can be profitably used in the performance of their duties.
Sec. 13. That all persons moving into Monroe County shall be subject to road duty after having resided in the county for thirty days, and that all persons who arrive at the age of eighteen during the year shall pay for the fractional part of the year at the rate of seven dollars and a half ($7.50) or work their pro rata of the ten days for the calendar year.
Sec. 14. That in Monroe County there is hereby levied a vehicle license or privilege tax on all vehicles using the public roads of Monroe County, to be collected in the manner hereinafter provided.
Sec. 15. That no vehicle except non resident transient vehicles shall have the right to use the public roads of Monroe County without having first paid the license or privilege tax imposed upon such vehicle.
Sec. 16. That the license or privilege tax shall run from January 1st to December 31st of each year, and shall be payable to the district road superintendent. Such license or privilege tax may be paid during the months of November and December for the succeeding calendar year, or at any time during the calendar year covered by such license or privilege tax but in no event shall such vehicles use the public roads of Monroe County without paying such license or privilege tax.
Sec. 17. That any person operating a vehicle subject to such license or privilege tax upon the public roads of Monroe County without having paid such license or privilege tax shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not less than double the amount of such license or privilege tax due, and if such fine and cost of court be not paid may be sentenced to hard labor for the county not less than ten nor more than sixty days.
Sec. 18. That the road superintendent or other person authorized to collect such vehicle license or privilege tax shall in each instance give the person paying such vehicle license or privilege tax a receipt therefor, showing the date, name of person, amount paid and the kind of vehicle it covers.
Sec. 19. That upon any prosecution of any person for violation of this Act, a receipt signed by the person collecting such vehicle license or privilege tax shall be prima facie evidence of the payment of such vehicle license or privilege tax.
Sec. 20. That the license or privilege tax on vehicles herein provided for shall be on the following scale: single buggy, or single wagon, one dollar; double buggy or double wagon, two dollars; log wagon, ten dollars; log cart, ten dollars; motor driven trucks of capacity not exceeding one ton, five dollars; motor driven trucks of two ton capacity, ten dollars; motor driven trucks of over two tons capacity, fifteen dollars; motor driven trucks of greater capacity than two and a half tons capacity, twenty dollars.
Sec. 21. That all fines collected for the violation of any of the provisions of this Act shall be paid by the officer collecting the same to the treasurer of the county, who shall credit the same to the road and bridge maintenance fund.
Sec. 22. That the enumerators provided for in Section one of this Act shall hold until the second Tuesday of January, 1924, thereafter they shall be appointed every two years, and hold for a term of two years from the date of their appointment. The Board of Revenue may at any time fill vacancies that may occur. Such enumerators shall receive as a compensation for the performance of their duties exemptions from road duty one year for every two years that they serve.
Sec. 23. That any member of the Board of Revenue of Monroe County who fails or refuses to perform any of the duties required of him under the provisions of this Act or who fails to inspect the public roads and bridges of his district from time to time is hereby deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be fined not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than fifty dollars.
Sec. 24. That this Act shall not apply to the State aid or federal roads nor shall this Act in any way interfere with the rules and regulations governing State aid and Federal roads.
Sec. 25. That all laws and parts of laws in conflict with any of the provisions of this Act be and the same are hereby repealed.
Approved August 1, 1923.
(H. 298. Blackwell.
To amend Section 15 of An Act approved September 25th, 1915 to estab
lish a Board of Revenue for Monroe County, Alabama, and prescribing for the members thereof all the duties of the Court of County Commissioners of said County; to provide for the appointment and fix the term of office of the members of said Board of Revenue; to provide for the election of their successors in office so as to prevent all of said members being elected at the same time and to permit the nomination and election of said members by the voters of their respective districts. Be it enacted by the Legislature of Alabama:
Section 1. That Sction 15 of An Act approved September 25th, 1915 be amended to read as follows: Section 15. That said Board of Revenue is authorized and hereby directed to divide said county into four districts to be as nearly equal in population as may be found practicable, said districts to be known as commissioners districts numbered one, two, three and four respectively; that at the general election in said county in 1924, four members of said Board of Revenue, one from
cach district hereinafter mentioned, shall be nominated and elected by the voters of their respective districts in said County; the members of said Board of Revenue from Commissioners Districts numbers one and three shall be elected for a term of two years, their successors are to be nominated and elected by the voters of their respective districts at the general election in 1926 and every four years thereafter. The members of said Board of Revenue from districts numbers two and four shall be nominated and elected by the voters of their respective districts for a period of four years and their successors are to be nominated and elected by the voters of their respective districts every four years thereafter. Said commissioners so elected shall qualify within twenty days after the returns of the election shall have been canvassed and declared and shall enter upon the discharge of their duties.
Approved August 1, 1923.
(S. 219. Brower.
To create and establish an inferior court of criminal and civil jurisdiction
for that part of Jefferson County, Alabama, including within precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 24, 27, 33, 35, 40, 41, 49, 51, 53, and 55, as now constituted; to define the jurisdiction and powers of said court, the judge, clerk, and other officers thereof; to provide for a place for holding said court, terms and salaries of said judge and officers of said court and otherwise to provide for said court.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of Alabama:
Section One. That there is hereby created and established in and for that part of Jefferson County, Alabama, including within precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 24, 27, 33, 35, 40, 41, 49, 51, 53, and 55, as now constituted, a court, which shall be known as and called "Bessemer Court of Misdemeanors" which said court is invested with and shall have and exercise within said precincts and territory original and final jurisdiction of all misdemeanors committed therein and concurrent jurisdiction with the circuit court of said county in misdemeanor cases, the same as is now or hereafter may be conferred by law on said circuit court, but shall try all persons charged with an offense without a jury; provided, however, that the jurisdiction of said court to try cases shall not include those offenses tryable in the Juvenile Court of said county, nor offenses for violation of the prohibition laws; and said Bessemer Court of Misdemeanors shall have and exercise preliminary jurisdiction in all felony cases committed within said precincts or territory of said county that is now or hereafter may be conferred by law upon Justices of