(a) The commission shall have the authority to charge a residential subscriber a fee every two years payable to the commission for each notice for inclusion on the database established pursuant to this chapter. The commission shall also have the authority to charge a person or entity desiring to make telephone solicitations a fee per year payable to the commission for access to, or for paper or electronic copies of the database established pursuant to this chapter. Any fee established by the commission shall be subject to the approval of the Legislative Council.

Terms Used In Alabama Code 8-19C-3

  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • 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.
  • 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 commission shall update its “no sales solicitation calls” listing upon receipt of initial consumer subscriptions or renewals and provide this listing for a fee, pursuant to subsection (a).

(c) All fees collected under this chapter shall be deposited into a separate fund in the State Treasury to be expended by the commission for the implementation and administration of this chapter. At the end of each fiscal year, unexpended monies remaining in the fund shall not revert to any other fund of the state, but shall remain available for appropriation. The Legislature shall annually appropriate from the fund the amount necessary for the administration of this chapter to the commission subject to the provisions, terms, conditions, and limitations of the Budget and Financial Control Act, Sections 41-4-80 et seq., Sections 41-19-1 et seq., and any other provisions of this chapter.

(Act 99-450, p. 1043, §4.)