Section 45-22-83.43Vending machines.
(a) The Judge of Probate of Cullman County, or the authorized agent of the judge of probate, may install vending machines and collect money from the vending machines and charge and collect fees for copying documents in his or her office.
(b) The judge of probate shall establish and maintain a special probate fund in a bank located in Cullman County. All proceeds collected under this section shall be deposited by the judge of probate into the special probate fund.
(c) The judge of probate shall keep an account of all monies deposited into the special probate fund. The special probate fund shall be audited at the same time other accounts of the judge of probate are audited. The Department of Examiners of Public Accounts shall submit a copy of the audit to the judge of probate within 30 days of its completion.
(d) All profits realized from the vending machines and copying fees shall be expended at the discretion of the judge of probate for the operation of the probate office.
(e) The establishment of the special probate fund and the use of its proceeds shall not diminish or take the place of any other source of income established for the judge of probate or the operation of the probate office.
(Act 98-593, p. 1303, §1.)