Section 9-16-76

Conflict of interest; penalty.

No officer or employee of the commission performing any function or duty under this article, shall have a direct or indirect financial interest in underground or surface coal mining operations. Whoever knowingly violates the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than $2,500.00, or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both, and shall relinquish his commission seat.

(Acts 1981, No. 81-435, p. 682, §7.)