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STATE OF ALABAMA

COUNTY OF CULLMAN



NOTICE is hereby given that a bill substantially as follows will be introduced in the 2018 Regular Session of the Legislature of Alabama and application for its passage and enactment will be made:



A BILL

TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT



Relating to Cullman County; to amend Section 45-22-222 of the Code of Alabama 1975, relating to parks owned by the county; to further provide for the remaining funds in the Cullman County Park Event Disbursement Fund after all funds due to event winners have been disbursed.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA:



Section 1. Section 45-22-222 of the Code of Alabama 1975, is amended to read as follows:



"§45-22-222.



"(a) Cullman County currently owns or operates several parks, more specifically described as follows:

Agricultural Trade Center, Clarkson Covered Bridge, Smith Lake Park, Sportsman Lake Park, and Stony Lonesome OHV Park. The Cullman County Commission or the authorized agents of the Cullman County Commission or Cullman County may operate all parks now owned or hereafter owned by Cullman County.



"(b) The Legislature recognizes that the operation of parks mentioned in subsection (a) by Cullman County provides and serves a substantial public purpose and has a significant economic impact and benefit to Cullman County.



"(c) Given the economic impact, the Cullman County Commission or an authorized agent of the Cullman County Commission or Cullman County may conduct events requiring the collection of fees and disbursements to the winners of the events.



"(d) The Cullman County Commission shall establish and maintain a Cullman County Park Event Disbursement Fund in a bank located in Cullman County. All monies collected as provided above pursuant to this section shall be deposited into the Cullman County Park Event Disbursement Fund. The fund may be drawn upon by the Cullman County Commission or the authorized agent of the Cullman County Commission or Cullman County for disbursements to the winners of a conducted event. Any funds remaining in the Cullman County Park Event Disbursement Fund after disbursement to the winners of an event shall immediately may be transferred to the individual park fund responsible for the event and thereafter are considered public funds or may be held in reserve in the Cullman County Park Event Disbursement Fund for the payment of future disbursements.



"(e) The Cullman County Commission shall keep an account of all fees collected and disbursements for audit by the Department of Examiners of Public Accounts. The Cullman County Park Event Disbursement Fund shall be audited at the same time other accounts of the Cullman County Commission are audited.



"(f) This section is not intended to affect the immunity granted to Cullman County or any of its authorized agencies or agents."



Section 2. This act shall become effective immediately following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law.



December 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2017
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