(a) After September 30, 1985, there shall be a county revenue commissioner in Jackson County. A commissioner shall be elected at the general election in 1984 and at the general election every six years thereafter, who shall serve for a term of six years beginning on the first day of October next after his or her election, and until his or her successor is elected and has qualified.

Terms Used In Alabama Code 45-36-241.20

(b) The county revenue commissioner shall do and perform all acts, duties, and functions required by law to be performed either by the tax assessor or by the tax collector of the county relative to the assessment of property for taxation, the collection of taxes, the keeping of records and the making of reports concerning assessments for and the collection of taxes.

(c) Subject to the approval of the county commission, the county revenue commissioner shall appoint and fix the duties and compensation of a sufficient number of deputies, clerks, and assistants to perform properly the duties of his or her office. The acts of deputies shall have the same force and legal effect as if performed by the county revenue commissioner.

(d) Before entering upon the duties of his or her office, the county revenue commissioner shall take the oath of office prescribed by Article XVI of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, and execute a bond in such sum as may be fixed by the county commission, giving as security thereon a bonding company authorized to do business in Alabama. The bond shall be conditioned as other official bonds are conditioned and shall be approved by and filed with the judge of probate. The cost of the bond required herein shall be paid out of the general funds of the county on warrant of the county commission, and shall be a preferred claim against the county.

(e) The county shall provide the necessary offices for the county revenue commissioner, and shall provide all stationery, equipment, and office supplies, not otherwise furnished by law, needed for the efficient performance of the duties of the office.

(f) The county revenue commissioner shall collect and pay into the general fund of the county all fees, percentages, commissions, and other allowances which the tax assessor or the tax collector of the county are now or hereafter may be by law authorized and directed to charge or collect for the performance of any duty hereby imposed on the county revenue commissioner. As compensation for the performance of the duties of his or her office, the county revenue commissioner shall receive an annual salary provided by law.

(g) The offices of tax assessor and tax collector of Jackson County are hereby abolished effective the first day of October, 1985.

(h) It is the purpose of this section to promote the public convenience in Jackson County by consolidating the offices of tax assessor and tax collector into one office.

(Act 83-627, p. 976, §§1-8.)