The county commission of each county shall have jurisdiction, power and authority necessary and proper for the relief and support of the poor of its county, including the power to acquire and hold property and employ persons necessary therefor, and payment therefor shall be made out of county funds.

(Code 1907, §1599; Code 1923, §2788; Acts 1927, No. 476, p. 521; Code 1940, T. 44, §1.)

Terms Used In Alabama Code 38-8-1

  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • property: includes both real and personal property. See Alabama Code 1-1-1