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Qualifications, Duties, and Salaries of the Commissioner and His Clerks.
AGRICULTURE AND INDUSTRIES. 14–79.
ARTICLE 1. QUALIFICATION, DUTIES, AND SALARY OF THE COMMISSIONER
AND HIS CLERKS. 14-23.
QUALIFICATIONS, DUTIES, AND SALARIES OF THE COMMISSIONER AND
HIS CLERKS. 14-23.
vacancy filled by governor.
of office; bonds; term of office.
mation to the commissioner.
Constitution of 1901, 112.
14. (368) (129) Department of agriculture and industries.- A department of agriculture and industries is created and established under the management and control of a public officer to be known as the “Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries” who must be a practical and experienced agriculturist.
(Feb. 17, 1885, p. 168, § 2.) Statute "clearly constitutional.'—Steiner v. Ray, 84 Ala. 93 (4 So. 172).
15. (369) (130) Term of office of commissioner; vacancy filled by the governor.—The commissioner of agriculture and industries holds office for the term of four years from the first Monday after the second Tuesday in January next after his election, and until his successor is elected and qualified. Vacancies are filled by the governor for the unexpired term, and until the election and qualification of a successor.
(Feb. 18, 1891, p. 1213; Feb. 21, 1893, p. 1091, s. 2; Feb. 17, 1885, p. 168, § 2.) Lane v. Kolb, 92 Ala. 636 (9 So. 873).
16. (370) (131) Oath of office; bond.—The commissioner, before entering on the duties of the office, must take and subscribe the oath of office prescribed by the Constitution; and
Qualifications, Duties, and Salaries of the Commissioner and His Clerks. must enter into bond, payable to the State of Alabama, with good and sufficient sureties, in the penalty of five thousand dollars, with condition for the faithful performance of all the duties which are, or may be, by law required of him. The bond must be approved by the governor, and, with the oath of office, filed in the office of the auditor.
(Feb. 17, 1885, p. 168, 8 2.)
17. (371) (132) Salary.-The salary of the Commissioner As amendis three thousand dollars annually, payable monthly.
(Feb. 17, 1885, p. 168, $ 2.)
22, 1907, p. 63, $ 1.
ed, Feb. 22,1907, p.
18. (372) (133) Location of office. The Commissioner must keep his office in the State Capitol.
19. (373) (134) Clerks and stenographer; oaths of office; As amendbonds; term of office.— The Commissioner must appoint two clerks, one of whom shall be known as the chief clerk, the 63,58. other as assistant clerk, and one stenographer; each of them must take an oath to discharge faithfully all the duties which are, or may be, required of him by law. The chief clerk must give bond, with at least two good and sufficient sureties, to be approved by the commissioner and the governor, in the penalty of five thousand dollars, payable to the State of Alabama, with condition for the faithful performance of all the duties which are, or may be, required of him by law. The assistant clerk must give bond, with at least two good and sufficient sureties, to be approved by the commissioner and the governor, in the penalty of three thousand dollars, payable to the State of Alabama, with condition for the faithful performance of all the duties which are, or may be, required of him by law. The official oaths and bonds of the chief clerk and assistant clerk must be filed in the office of the auditor. The chief clerk and assistant clerk hold office during the term of the commissioner by whom they are appointed, and until the appointment and qualification of their successors, unless sooner removed.
(Feb. 17, 1885, p. 168, 8$ 2, 3.)
20. (374) (135) Duties of clerks.— The clerks must discharge such duties as may be prescribed by the commissioner. It is the duty of the chief clerk to take charge of the “fertilizer tags" of the department; to furnish the same to dealers, and to make such reports as may be required by the commissioner; under the supervision of the commissioner, to make sale of the tags to licensees; to keep a correct account of all tags sold by the department, showing to whom and when sold, and, as far as practicable, thé fertilizer or fertilizers for
Qualifications, Duties, and Salaries of the Commissioner and His Clerks.
(Feb. 17, 1885, p. 168, 8$ 3, 19.)
seven hundred and fifty dollars, payable monthly, on the cer774, $1. tificate of the commissioner. Expenses necessarily incurred
by them in traveling on the business of the department, under the direction of the commissioner, must be paid from, and charged against, the department fund.
(Feb. 17, 1885, p. 168, $ 3.)
As amended, Feb. 22,1907, p. 83, & 8; Aug. 9, 1907, p.
22. (376) (137) Duties of commissioner.— The following are the duties of the commissioner:
1. He shall encourage the proper development of agriculture, horticulture, and kindred industries.
2. He shall encourage the organization of neighborhood and county agricultural clubs and associations, and out of these the organization of a State agricultural association.
3. He shall collect and publish statistics, and such other information in regard to the industries of this state, and of other states, as may be of benefit in developing the agricultural resources of the state. To this end, he shall put himself in communication, and shall co-operate with the departments of agriculture in other states, and with the commissioner of agriculture of the United States, and shall provide for the proper and careful distribution of all seeds, plants, documents and information coming into his possession on account of the department, that may be of interest and benefit to the people of the state; and he may purchase seeds for distribution.
4. He shall cause to be investigated the diseases of grain, fruits and other crops growing in this state, and also remedies for such diseases, and also the habits and propagation of the various insects that are injurious to the crops of the state, and the proper mode of their destruction.
5. He shall investigate the subject of grasses, and report upon their value, and the cultivation of the varieties best adapted to the different sections of the state, and the mode of preserving the same.
6. He shall inquire into all matters connected with the dairy
Qualifications, Duties, and Salaries of the Commissioner and His Clerks. that he may deem of interest to the people of the state, and in this connection the raising of stock and poultry, the obtaining of such as are of the most value, and the breeding and propagation of the same; and he shall encourage the raising of fish and the culture of bees.
7. He shall give attention to the subject of fencing, and the reduction of the cost thereof; and shall investigate the subject of sub-soil drainage, and the best modes of effecting it; and of irrigation, and what portion of the state can be most benefited thereby.
8. He shall investigate and report upon the culture of wool, and the utility and profits of sheep-raising; also the culture of silk, and its manufacture and preparation for market.
9. He shall cause a proper collection of agricultural statistics to be made annually, and to this end shall furnish blank forms to the tax-assessor, or some other county official of each county; and it is made the special duty of the tax-assessor, or other officer to whom such blanks are furnished, to collect such information as may be desired, and report the same without delay to the Commissioner.
10. He shall appoint county correspondents, who will report to him from time to time, as may be desired.
11. He shall prepare and keep in his office books of registry, wherein any person may have entered, upon payment of a registry fee of one dollar for each tract or lot, any real estate for sale, with the terms of sale; and shall file in his office any plats, or descriptive papers desired; and such books, plats and papers shall be open to inspection, free of charge. He shall also obtain from the auditor and keep in his office, the registry of the lands which may be held by the state for sale for non-payment of taxes, or for other cause, with their value, and the nature and characteristics of the soil.
12. He shall collect specimens of wood, suitable for manufacturing and other purposes, and specimens of agricultural, mineral, phosphate, and marl deposits of the state, and cause correct analyses of such as may be deemed expedient to be made and recorded in a substantial book to be kept for this purpose.
13. He shall, from time to time, prepare a convenient handbook, with the necessary illustrative maps, which shall contain all necessary information as to the mines, minerals, forests, soils, and other products; climate, water, and waterpowers; fisheries, mountains, streams, industries, and all such statistics as are best adapted to give proper information of the attractions and advantages which the state affords to immigrants, and shall make illustrative expositions thereof, whenever practicable, at international and state expositions.