Section 11-44E-183

Interest of official or employee in contracts with city or public utility prohibited; acceptance of gifts, etc.; penalty.

No member of the commission, the mayor, officer, or employee appointed shall be financially interested, directly or indirectly, in any contract for work or material, or the profits thereof, in services to be furnished or performed for the city; and no such member of the commission, the mayor, or employee shall be financially interested, directly or indirectly, in any contract for work or material, or the profits thereof, in any services to be furnished or performed for any person, firm, or corporation operating interurban railway, street railway, gas works, cable television systems, electric light or power plant, heating plant, telegraph line, or telephone exchange within the territorial limits of said city. No such member of the commission, the mayor, officer, or employee of such city shall be interested in or be an employee or an attorney of any corporation operating any public service utility within said city. No such member of the commission, officer, or employee shall accept or receive, directly or indirectly, from any person, firm, or corporation operating within the territorial limits of said city any cable television system, railway, gas works, water works, electric light or power plant, heating plant, telegraph line, or telephone exchange, or other business using or operating under a public franchise, any frank, free pass, free ticket or free service, or accept or receive, directly or indirectly, from any such person, firm, or corporation, 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.

(Acts 1988, No. 88-445, p. 660, §10.04.)