Section 28-3-75


Published: 2015

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Section 28-3-75

Section 28-3-75Transfers from ABC Board operating funds; reimbursement; construction.

(a) The transfers from the operating funds of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to the State General Fund and state agencies in the State General Fund budget acts for the fiscal years 1989-90 through 2001-2002 shall be in lieu of the distribution required by Section 28-3-74 for each of those fiscal years. Beginning with the State General Fund budget act for fiscal year 2002-03, no transfers shall be made from the operating funds of the ABC Board to the State General Fund or other state agencies.



(b) In the event the Alabama ABC Board or the Governor of the State of Alabama, the state Comptroller or any other state official or officer is required to pay any judgment or attorney fees in any lawsuit challenging the funding mechanisms under this section or Section 28-3-74, or in the event the Alabama ABC Board or the Governor of the State of Alabama, the state Comptroller or any other state official or officer is required to pay any judgment or attorney fees in the lawsuit styled City of Pelham, Alabama v. Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, et al. case number CV-2000 750-PR, the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board or the Governor of the State of Alabama, the state Comptroller or any other state official or officer shall be reimbursed for such judgment and fees out of payments from Section 28-3-74(a)(3) and Section 28-3-74(a)(5) before any amount is distributed to any wet city or county.



(c) It is the intent of the Legislature that this section and Section 28-3-74 be construed as retroactive and curative. All transfers or distributions of net profits from state liquor stores to the State General Fund authorized in general appropriation acts from October 1, 1989, until September 14, 2001, shall be deemed as having been transferred or distributed under the authority of this section and Section 28-3-74.

(Act 2001-891, 3rd Sp. Sess., p. 713, §§2, 3, 5.)