Alabama Legislature Passes all Seven Ethics Bills

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Alabama legislature has ended its special session passing all seven of Governor Bob Riley's ethics bills shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday.

The approved measures will keep lobbyists from spending unlimited amounts of money entertaining public officials.

The bill limits lobbyists to $25 on one occasion but it doesn't require lobbyists to report their spending like Riley had originally proposed.

Other bills ban "pass-through pork" in state budgets, give subpoena power to the state ethics commission, ban the transfer of money between political action committees, and require lawmakers who have a second state job to give up one of the positions by late 2014.

The governor responded to the special session saying "Passing all seven of these reforms represents a sea change of historic proportions and will make Alabama the new standard for ethical government in the United States."


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  • by Jay Location: Wicksburg on Dec 17, 2010 at 11:18 AM
    HEY, DUMMIES. Did you ever take time to think that the Governor only had a Majority (that means Most) of Democrats to work with for 8 years. This is why he could not get Ethics Reform pasted. Crooked Demos wanted to continue taking advantage of the illiterates that continued to elect them. With a new majority of Republicans in BOTH houses, the Governor had a chance to and did get meaningful Ethics Reform passed for the first time in 136 years of DEMOCRATIC CONTROL. Bingo Buddies wake up and SMELL the ROSES. It's a new day in ALAMAMA
  • by ALVIN Location: DOTHAN on Dec 16, 2010 at 04:24 PM
    IT IS A SHAME, IT TOOK RILEY EIGHT YEARS TO FIGURE THE PEOPLE IN THE CAPITAL WERE ALL LIARS AND CROOK.
  • by beanie Location: fl on Dec 16, 2010 at 03:51 PM
    Sure is funny that his term is up and he NOW wants to put some ethics on everyone else that will be in office since he had NO ETHICS himself. I see him as scumbag doing the underhanded things he has done to the people of Alabama.
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