§7-7-7a. Limit of budget expenditures.
(a) No county clerk, circuit clerk, joint clerk of the county
commission and circuit court, if any, sheriff, county assessor or
prosecuting attorney may, without the approval of the county
commission, spend or obligate, before the end of the calendar
year, more than fifty percent of the funds allocated for his or
her office in the fiscal year budget, in any fiscal year where the
person holding the office is leaving office due to either
resignation or the results of an election.
(b) As used in subsection (a) of this section, "spend or
obligate" includes, but is not limited to, increasing employee
salaries to a level that would create a deficit in the budget if
paid during the remainder of the fiscal year in addition to other