There is created within the Department of Labor a Board of Boilers and Pressure Vessels, which shall be referred to in this chapter as the board. The board shall consist of nine members, the majority of whom shall have experience in design, construction, inspection, repair, or operation of boilers or pressure vessels. Eight of these members shall be citizens of this state and appointed by the Secretary of Labor, two for a term of one year, two for a term of two years, two for a term of three years, and two for a term of four years. The membership of the board shall be inclusive and reflect the racial, gender, geographic, urban/rural, and economic diversity of the state. At the expiration of their respective terms of office, they or their successors identifiable with the same interest respectively as provided in this chapter shall be appointed for terms of four years each. The secretary may at any time remove any member of the board for inefficiency or neglect of duty in office. Upon the death or incapacity of any member, the secretary shall fill the vacancy for the remainder of the unexpired term with a representative of the same interests with which his or her predecessor was identified. Of these eight appointed members, the majority of whom shall be registered professional engineers when available, one shall be a representative of owners and users of power boilers having experience with the boilers; one shall be a representative of owners and users of heating boilers; one shall be a representative of owners and users of pressure vessels having experience with the vessels; one shall be a representative of boiler or pressure vessel manufacturers; one shall be a representative of the crafts involved in the construction, repair, or operation of boilers or pressure vessels; one shall be a representative of the heating contractors; one shall be a representative of a company licensed to insure and insuring in this state boilers and pressure vessels; and one shall represent the public, for example, a mechanical engineer on the faculty of a recognized engineering college within the state or a licensed professional engineer. The ninth member of the board shall be the secretary or his or her designee.

(Act 2000-315, p. 488, §3; Act 2008-143, p. 230, §3; Act 2009-26, p. 85, §3.)

Terms Used In Alabama Code 25-12-3

  • board: The Board of Boilers and Pressure Vessels. See Alabama Code 45-37-40.05
  • boiler: shall include fired units for heating or vaporizing liquids other than water where these units are separate from processing systems and are complete within themselves. See Alabama Code 45-37-40.05
  • department: The Department of Labor. See Alabama Code 45-37-40.05
  • PRESSURE VESSEL: A vessel other than those vessels defined in subdivision (2) in which the pressure is obtained from an external source or by the application of heat. See Alabama Code 45-37-40.05
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • secretary: The Secretary of Labor. See Alabama Code 45-37-40.05
  • 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
  • year: means a calendar year; but, whenever the word "year" is used in reference to any appropriations for the payment of money out of the treasury, it shall mean fiscal year. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608