Section 32-6-53Power of Commissioner of Revenue to make rules and regulations.
The Commissioner of Revenue, or his successor in office, by whatsoever name called, shall have full and continuing power to promulgate, from time to time with the approval of the Governor, reasonable rules and regulations governing the number, type or kind, size and method of placement and attachment of license tags, stamps, discs, plates or other devices to be attached to motor vehicles as evidence of the licensing and registration thereof; provided, that such power or authority on the part of the Commissioner of Revenue, or his successor in office, to issue such rules and regulations shall be dependent upon a proclamation by the Governor, from time to time as the occasion may require, of an emergency making reasonably necessary the use of such substitutes for the usual tags attached to or placed upon motor vehicles; and provided further, that the power to make such rules and regulations by the commissioner shall continue until the Governor has by proclamation ended that particular emergency; it being the intent of the Legislature by this section to confer upon the Governor the authority to determine when an emergency exists and to determine by proclamation the end thereof; and, provided further, that the effective date of such emergency shall not begin until the Governor's proclamation shall have been published for five days in five daily papers in the State of Alabama, and that such emergency shall not terminate until the Governor's proclamation ending the same shall likewise have been published for five days in five daily newspapers of the state.
Any person who violates any rule or regulation issued or promulgated by the commissioner or his successor in office, under the authority of this section, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished as now provided by law.
(Acts 1951, No. 535, p. 947.)