The secretary-treasurer of the board shall keep a registry in which shall be entered the names of all persons to whom license certificates have been granted under this chapter, the numbers of such license certificates, the dates of granting the same and other matters of records, and he or she shall keep a true and correct copy of the minutes of all board meetings, and the book so provided and kept shall be the official book of records. A copy of the records or a copy of the records certified by the secretary-treasurer and under the seal of the board shall be admitted in any of the courts of this state as prima facie evidence of the facts contained in the records and in lieu of the original thereof. A certificate under the hand of the secretary-treasurer and the seal of the board that there is not entered in such record books the name and number of and date of granting such license certificate to a person charged with a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be prima facie evidence of the facts contained therein. Such certificates shall be admitted in any of the courts of this state in lieu of the records of the board. The original books, records, and papers of the board shall be kept at the office of the secretary-treasurer of the board, which office shall be at such place as may be designated by the board.
(Acts 1959, No. 100, p. 569, §6; Acts 1965, 3rd Ex. Sess., No. 25, p. 232, §1; Act 2011-571, p. 1165, §1.)
Terms Used In Alabama Code 34-9-44
- Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
- person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
- 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