§7-5-17. Authority of county officials or employees to become
members of voluntary associations.
Any county official or employee is hereby authorized to become
associated and to participate as a member in any voluntary state
association or organization, in the discretion of the county court,
from which benefits commensurate with the expense will be derived
by the county. The county court is authorized to expend funds for
such purpose and to reimburse such person or persons for the actual
amount expended by him for food and lodging while in attendance at
meetings of such associations, within this state, with mileage not
to exceed the rate of ten cents per mile, to be computed according
to the distance by the nearest practicable route for travel to and
from such meeting.