(a) Any law enforcement officer of the State of Alabama who is employed by the Department of Public Safety, Department of Industrial Relations, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, Department of Agriculture and Industries, Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, the Transportation Enforcement Division of the Alabama Public Service Commission, Alabama Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board, the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center, the Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission, the Alabama Securities Commission, the State Port Authority, probation and parole officers of the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles, fire marshals of the Department of Insurance, revenue enforcement officers of the Department of Revenue, law enforcement officers of the State Capitol Police, any investigator employed by the Alabama Ethics Commission, any investigator employed by a district attorney on a full-time basis, the marshal or any deputy marshal of the state appellate court, or correctional officers of the Department of Corrections shall receive a subsistence allowance of twelve dollars ($12) for each working day of a pay period while engaged in the performance of the duties as a law enforcement officer. This allowance shall be in addition to all other compensation, expenses, and allowances provided those officers.

Terms Used In Alabama Code 36-21-2

  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • 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.
  • 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

(b) The subsistence allowance shall not be subject to any income or other taxes levied by the State of Alabama or the federal government.

(c) The act adding this amendatory language regarding the Department of Corrections correctional officers shall be phased-in in the amount of one dollar ($1) per fiscal year for the 12 years beginning October 1, 1995. In any year that it is determined by Senate Joint Resolution or House Joint Resolution enacted by both houses and signed by the Governor that because of fiscal emergency the implementation of the one dollar ($1) per fiscal year shall be suspended for that year only, this subsistence allowance, or any portion thereof, may be suspended.

(d) The subsistence allowance to law enforcement officers at the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center shall be paid from its Special Revenue Fund and not from General Fund appropriations to the center. The subsistence allowance to law enforcement officers at the Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission shall be paid from the Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Fund and the subsistence allowance paid to Securities Commission Officers shall be paid from the Securities Commission Fund.

(e) The subsistence allowance for law enforcement officers employed by the State Port Authority provided in subsection (a) shall be phased in as follows:

(1) For the remainder of the fiscal year ending September 30, 2006, the subsistence allowance shall be six dollars ($6) per day.

(2) For the fiscal year commencing October 1, 2006, the subsistence allowance shall be nine dollars ($9) per day.

(3) For the fiscal year commencing October 1, 2007, and thereafter, the subsistence allowance shall be the amount provided in subsection (a).

(Acts 1973, No. 763, p. 1145, §1; Acts 1975, 4th Ex. Sess., No. 99, p. 2780, §1; Acts 1977, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 27, p. 1438; Acts 1984, No. 84-306, p. 679, §1; Acts 1985, No. 85-754, p. 1254, §1; Acts 1986, No. 86-433, p. 799, §1; Acts 1987, No. 87-344, p. 508, §1; Acts 1987, No. 87-814, p. 1625, §1; Acts 1994, No. 94-595, p. 1102, §1; Acts 1997, No. 97-720, p. 1491, §1; Act 98-363, p. 633, §1; Act 2001-476, p. 638, §§1, 2; Act 2006-613, p. 1681, §1.)