Alabama Ethics Commission Finds New Law Confusing

By: AP
By: AP

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The commission responsible for interpreting Alabama's new ethics law says portions of the law are confusing and vague.

The State Ethics Commission held its first meeting Tuesday since
the Legislature rewrote parts of the ethics law in December.

Two groups, the Association of County Commissions of Alabama and the Business Council of Alabama, asked the commission to interpret portions of the law concerning conventions and sales calls on state agencies.

Commission members laid out guidelines but Commissioner
Josephine Venable said that some portions of the law are fuzzy.

Commissioner Michael Choy said the law's new limits on lobbyists
taking officials to dinner are laughable because they are based on
the honesty system.


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