(a) There is created a study commission to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of transferring to state employee status the juvenile probation officers and staff in counties having a population of more than 99,000 according to the 1990 federal decennial census. The commission shall be composed of one person appointed by the Administrative Office of Courts, one person appointed by the Association of County Commissions of Alabama, one person appointed by the Alabama Association of County Commission Clerks and Administrators, one person appointed by the Council of Chief Probation Officers, one person appointed by the juvenile court judges, one person appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and one person appointed by the Lieutenant Governor. The commission shall meet on or before October 1, 1998, and shall at that time elect a chair and such other officers as it deems necessary. The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the Administrative Director of Courts. The Administrative Office of Courts shall provide staff and technical assistance to the commission.
Terms Used In Alabama Code 12-5A-12
- person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
- Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
- Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
- state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
(b) The commission shall present its report to the Legislature on or before the fifth legislative day of the 2000 Regular Session.