§9-4-4. State general relief fund.
The special fund known as the "General Relief Fund of .................... County," established by chapter one, acts of the Legislature, first extraordinary session, one thousand nine hundred thirty-six, shall be abolished as of June thirty, one thousand nine hundred seventy-two.

The state general relief fund, established by chapter one, acts of the Legislature, first extraordinary session, one thousand nine hundred thirty-six, shall be continued and the fiscal responsibility for said fund shall be the responsibility of the state on and after July one, one thousand nine hundred seventy-two as provided by this section and rules and regulations promulgated by the commissioner.