In those instances in which a law enforcement officer, certified corrections officer, fire protection personnel, or firefighter of any municipality, county, sheriff’s department, fire district, or the state is employed by the State of Alabama, any county, sheriff’s department, fire district, or another municipality, within 24 months after completing the training requirements mandated by Article 3 (commencing with Section 36-21-40) of this chapter, or by Chapter 32 (commencing with Section 36-32-1), the total expense of the training, including, but not limited to, salary paid during training, transportation costs paid to the trainee for travel to and from the training facility, room, board, tuition, overtime paid to other employees who fill in for the trainee during his or her absence, and any other related training expenses, shall be reimbursed to the municipality, county, fire district, or the state which paid for the training. The municipality, county, fire district, or the state which paid for the training shall submit an itemized sworn statement to the new employer of the law enforcement officer, fire protection personnel, or firefighter, as the case may be, shall demand payment thereof, and may enforce collection of the obligation through civil remedies and procedures. The term “law enforcement officer”, shall have the same meaning as in Section 36-21-40 and the term “fire protection personnel and firefighter”, shall have the same meaning as in Section 36-32-1.

(Acts 1980, No. 80-729, p. 1472, §1; Acts 1988, No. 88-315, p. 477, §1; Acts 1996, No. 96-626, p. 997, §1; Act 2002-424, p. 1090, §1.)

Terms Used In Alabama Code 36-21-7

  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • 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