Ethics bill faces uncertain future

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- A proposed revamp of the state ethics law faces an uncertain future.

Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh said Tuesday he is seeking feedback from lawmakers on the bill he introduced last week. He said that will determine whether to move forward.

Marsh said he introduced the bill at the request of Attorney General Steve Marshall.

A spokesman for Marshall said the bill attempts to close loopholes in the law, including some brought to light during the prosecution of former House Speaker Mike Hubbard.

Ethics Commission Director Tom Albritton gave the bill a mixed assessment. However, Albritton said he was concerned about other aspects of the bill.

The bill has only a few weeks to win approval. Lawmakers are hoping to wrap up the session next month.

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