Section 41-4-96


Published: 2015

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Section 41-4-96

Section 41-4-96Penalties for violations of article.

A wilful and knowing refusal to perform any of the requirements of this article or a wilful and knowing refusal to perform any rule or requirement or request of the Governor, Director of Finance or the Budget Officer made pursuant to or under authority of this article by any trustee, commissioner, director, manager, building committee or other officer or person connected with any department, board, bureau, commission, agency, office or institution of the state shall subject the offender to a penalty of $250.00, to be recovered in an action instituted in the Circuit Court of Montgomery County by the Attorney General for the use of the State of Alabama and shall also constitute a misdemeanor, punishable by fine or imprisonment or both, in the discretion of the court, and shall subject such offender to dismissal from office by the person, department, board, bureau, commission, agency, office or institution of the state under which such offender holds office or appointment in accordance with the provisions of the Merit System. If such offender is an officer elected by vote of the people, such offense shall be sufficient cause to subject the offender to impeachment. A refusal to perform any requirement of this article or an improper or illegal performance of any requirement of this article shall subject the Budget Officer or the Director of Finance to a penalty of $500.00, to be recovered in an action instituted in the Circuit Court of Montgomery County by the Attorney General for the use of the State of Alabama, and it shall also constitute a felony. A refusal to perform any of the requirements of this article or an improper or illegal performance of any requirement of this article by the Governor shall make him subject to impeachment.

(Acts 1932, Ex. Sess., No. 37, p. 35; Acts 1939, No. 144, p. 190; Code 1940, T. 55, §107.)