Section 11-43C-88

Interest of official or employee in contracts with city or public utility prohibited; acceptance of gifts, etc.; free transportation of officials, policemen, and firemen in discharge of duties.

No elected official or city employee shall be interested, directly or indirectly, in any contract for work or material, or the profits thereof, or services to be furnished or performed for the city, nor shall he be interested, directly or indirectly, in any contract for work or material, or the profits thereof, or services to be furnished or performed for any person, firm, or corporation operating interurban railway, street railway, water works, gas works, electric light or power plant, heating plant, telegraph line, or telephone exchange within the territorial limits of said city, nor shall he accept any free pass, free ticket, or free service from said corporations or utilities or accept any gift or other thing of value, or any service upon terms more favorable than are granted to the public generally. Any violation of the provisions of this section shall be a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, the guilty person shall be punished by a fine of not less than $100.00 nor more than $300.00, be imprisoned in the county jail for not more than 90 days, and every such contract or agreement shall be void. Such prohibition of free transportation shall not apply to policemen or firemen in uniform nor to policemen in the discharge of their duty nor shall service to city officials in their official capacity heretofore provided by any franchise or ordinance be affected by this section.

(Acts 1987, No. 87-102, p. 116, §88.)