Section 13A-10-63

Trading in public office.

(a) A person is guilty of trading in public office if:

(1) He offers, confers or agrees to confer any pecuniary benefit upon a public servant or party officer upon an agreement or understanding that he himself will or may be appointed to a public office or public employment or designated or nominated as a candidate for public office; or

(2) While a public servant or party officer, he solicits, accepts or agrees to accept any pecuniary benefit from another upon an agreement or understanding that that person will or may be appointed to a public office or public employment or designated or nominated as a candidate for public office.

(b) This section does not apply to contributions to political campaign funds or other political contributions.

(c) Trading in public office is a Class A misdemeanor.

(Acts 1977, No. 607, p. 812, §4725.)