Section 11-43B-30

Purchase of labor services, materials, etc., from elected officials or employees.

Notwithstanding any statute or law to the contrary, any Class 4 municipality which adopts this form of mayor-council government may legally purchase or lease from any of the elected officials or employees of such municipality any labor, services, work, materials, equipment, or supplies under the competitive bidding procedures established by Section 41-16-50 et seq., and such elected official or employee may legally sell same to the municipality under those procedures. The elected official or employee, if he or she proposes to bid, shall not participate in the decision-making process determining the need for or the purchase of such personal service or personal property, or in the determination of the successful bidder. The council shall affirmatively find that the elected official or employee, from whom the purchase is to be made, is the lowest responsible bidder as required by said procedure. It shall be the duty and responsibility of the city clerk to file a copy of any contract awarded to any elected official or employee with the State Ethics Commission. All awards shall be as a result of original bid takings. It is the intention of the Legislature by the adoption of this section to specifically remove any statutory or legal prohibitions against a Class 4 municipality, which has adopted the mayor-council form of government under this chapter, dealing with its elected officials and employees in the purchase of personal services or personal property. In the event an elected official or employee offers to sell or submit a bid to the municipality for the sale of personal property or a contract for furnishing personal services, the official or employee shall make full disclosure of his or her ownership or extent of ownership in the business organization with which he or she is associated. In the event the business organization is a partnership, the names and addresses and percentage of ownership of the partners shall be disclosed. In the event the business organization is a corporation, the names and addresses and percentage of ownership of all stockholders shall be disclosed. The disclosure required hereunder shall be made under oath in the original bid submission to the municipality and in any contract or agreement entered into with the municipality.

The procedures in the preceding paragraph shall be permitted only for the purchase of items for which competitive bidding is required by state law. Otherwise, no elected official or city employee shall be interested, directly or indirectly, in any contract for work or materials, or the profits thereof, or services to be furnished or performed for the city.

(Acts 1985, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 85-926, p. 213, §30.)