Alabama Bill Would Amend Ethics Act - State and Federal Communications

February 23, 2024  •  

Alabama Bill Would Amend Ethics Act

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A bill to be introduced by Representative Matt Simpson would transfer oversight of public officials from the Ethics Commission to district attorneys and the attorney general.

The bill also allows for unlimited gifts from friends; allows officials to solicit gifts from subordinates; and greatly broadens the definition of family member.

The bill gives the Legislature control of the Ethics Commission, potentially impairing the commission’s ability to act impartially.

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