Section 11-43-53

Aldermen not to hold other municipal offices or have interest, etc., in municipal contracts, etc.; penalty.

(a) No member of any city or town council shall, during the time for which he has been elected, be appointed to any municipal office which shall be created or the emoluments of which shall be increased during the term for which he shall have been elected; nor shall he be interested, directly or indirectly, in any contract or job for work or material, or the profits thereof or services to be performed for the corporation, except as provided in this title.

(b) Any person who violates any of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than $50.00 nor more than $1,000.00, and may also be sentenced to hard labor for the county for not more than six months.

(Code 1907, §1193; Acts 1909, No. 200, p. 197; Code 1923, §§1909, 5084; Code 1940, T. 37, §§431, 432.)