Section 13A-10-62

Failure to disclose conflict of interest.

(a) A public servant commits the crime of failing to disclose a conflict of interest if he exercises any substantial discretionary function in connection with a government contract, purchase, payment or other pecuniary transaction without advance public disclosure of a known potential conflicting interest in the transaction.

(b) A "potential conflicting interest" exists, but is not limited to, when the public servant is a director, president, general manager or similar executive officer, or owns directly or indirectly a substantial portion of any nongovernmental entity participating in the transaction.

(c) Public disclosure includes public announcement or notification to a superior officer or the Attorney General.

(d) Failing to disclose a conflict of interest is a Class A misdemeanor.

(Acts 1977, No. 607, p. 812, §4720.)