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Vendor Disclosure Statement Information and Instructions

Section 41-16-82, Code of Alabama 1975 requires the disclosure statement to be completed and filed with all proposals, bids, contracts, or grant proposals to the State of Alabama in excess of $5,000. The disclosure statement is not required for contracts for gas, water, and electric services where no competition exists, or where rates are fixed by law or ordinance. In circumstances where a contract is awarded by competitive bid, the disclosure statement shall be required only from the person receiving the contract and shall be submitted within ten (10) days of the award.

A copy of the disclosure statement shall be filed with the awarding entity and the Department of Examiners of Public Accounts, and if it pertains to a state contract, a copy shall be submitted to the Contract Review Permanent Legislative Oversight Committee. The address for the Department of Examiners of Public Accounts is as follows: 50N. Ripley Street, Room 3201, Montgomery, Alabama 36130-2101. If the disclosure statement is filed with a contract, the awarding entity should include a copy with the contract when it is presented to the Contract Review Permanent Legislative Oversight Committee.

Pursuant to Section 41-16-84 (b), Code of Alabama 1975 the State of Alabama shall not enter into any contract or appropriate any public funds with any person who refuses to provide information as required.

Pursuant to Section 41-16-86, Code of Alabama 1975, any person who knowingly provides misleading or incorrect information on the disclosure statement shall be subject to a civil penalty of ten percent (10%) of the amount of the transaction, not to exceed $10,000.00. Also, the contract or grant shall be voidable by the awarding entity.

Definitions as Provided in Section 41-16-81, Code of Alabama 1975

1.  Family Member of a Public Employee – The spouse or a dependent of the public employee.

2.  Family Member of a Public Official – The spouse, a dependent, an adult child and his or her spouse, a parent, a spouse’s parents, or a sibling and his or her spouse, of the public official.

3.  Family Relationship – A person has a family relationship with a public official or public employee if the person is a family member of the public official or public employee.

4.  Person – An individual, firm, partnership, association, joint venture, cooperative, or corporation, or any other group or combination acting in concert.

5.  Public Official and Public Employee - These terms shall have the same meanings ascribed to them in Sections 36-25-1(23) and 36-25-1(24), Code of Alabama 1975, (see below) except for the purposes of the disclosure requirements of this article, the terms shall only include persons in a position to influence the awarding of a grant or contract who are affiliated with the awarding entity. Notwithstanding the foregoing, these terms shall also include the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, members of the cabinet of the Governor, and members of the Legislature. (Note: The definitions for public official and public employee are now denoted as Sections 36-25-1 (25) and 36-25-1 (26), Code of Alabama 1975. However, Section 41-16-86 (5), Code of Alabama 1975 has not been codified to reflect such updates.)

Section 36-25-1(25), Code of Alabama 1975, defines a public employee as any person employed at the state, county or municipal level of government or their instrumentalities, including governmental corporations and authorities, but excluding employees of hospitals or other health care corporations including contract employees of those hospitals or other health care corporations, who is paid in whole or in part from state, county, or municipal funds. For purposes of this chapter, a public employee does not include a person employed on a part-time basis whose employment is limited to providing professional services other than lobbying, the compensation for which constitutes less than 50 percent of the part-time employee’s income.

Section 36-25-1(26), Code of Alabama 1975, defines a public official as any person elected to public office, whether or not that person has taken office, by the vote of the people at state, county, or municipal level of government or their instrumentalities, including governmental corporations, and any person appointed to a position at the state, county, or municipal level of government or their instrumentalities, including governmental corporations. For purposes of this chapter, a public official includes the chairs and vice-chairs or the equivalent offices of each state political party as defined in Section 17-13-40, Code of Alabama 1975.

Instructions

Complete all lines as indicated. If an item does not apply, denote N/A (not applicable). If you cannot include required information in the space provided, attach additional sheets as necessary.

THE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT MUST BE SIGNED, DATED, AND NOTARIZED PRIOR TO SUBMISSION.


Documents/File-AL-Vendor-Disclosure-Statement.pdf

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2017 Legislative Summary

The following list provides a brief summary of Law Enforcement / Criminal Justice legislation from the 2017 Regular Legislative Session. Local legislative acts are not included in this list. This list is provided for informational purposes only, please review the specific Act prior to enforcement.

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ACT #

NAME & DESCRIPTION

2017-398

(HB5, Hanes) Kelsey Smith Act

To require a wireless communications service provider to provide location information to a law enforcement agency, upon request, in an emergency situation involving a risk of death or serious bodily harm

Effective May 26, 2017

2017-399

(HB50, Boyd) Excessive Force by Law Enforcement

To require the Alabama Criminal Justice Information System (ACJIS) to collect data regarding allegations of excessive force by state, county, and municipal law enforcement officers; to require the ACJIS to compile certain data related to incidents involving excessive force; and to require the ACJIS to submit an annual report relating to incidents involving excessive force to certain legislative committees.

Effective May 26, 2017

2017-231

(HB96, Butler) Assisted Suicide Ban Act

To prohibit a person or a health care provider from providing aid in dying under certain conditions; to provide civil and criminal penalties.

Effective May 4, 2017

2017-422

(HB170, Beech)- Pharmacy Regulation

To expand the regulation of pharmacies by the State Board of Pharmacy and its inspectors (renamed investigators); criminal penalties established for violations; frequency of drug supply chain registration increased; further regulation of entities within drug supply chain provided; resale of compound drug products prohibited; licensure and regulation of pharmacy technicians amended.

Effective May 26 2017

2017-364

(HB222, Treadaway)- Rehiring Retired Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters

To amend state ethics laws to authorize a municipality to rehire a retired law enforcement officer or firefighter of the municipality at any time if authorized by local law; to require notice be given to the Director of the Ethics Commission.

Effective May 24 2017

2017-377

(HB279, Baker)- Expungement of Criminal Records

To amend Section 15-27-2, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to the expungement of criminal records, to expand the expungement of criminal records to include all felony charges, including violent offenses, when the person has been found not guilty of the crime.

Effective May 24 2017

2017-360

(HB377, Treadaway)- Pension Calculation for State Law Enforcement Officers

To amend Section 36-27-1, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to the Employees' Retirement System, to revise the definition of "state policeman"; and to remove the separate calculation of employer contribution percentage rate made to the Pension Accumulation Fund by the employer for state policemen.

Effective May 24 2017

2017-131

(SB16, Brewbaker)- Eliminating Judicial Override in Capital Cases

To amend Sections 13A-5-45, 13A-5-46, and 13A-5-47, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to capital cases and to the determination of the sentence by courts; to prohibit a court from overriding a jury verdict.

Effective April 11, 2017

2017-64

(SB61, Williams)- Extradition **Attorney General’s Bill**

To amend Section 15-9-34, Code of Alabama 1975, to authorize extradition of a person to another state if the person has been charged, whether by indictment or by other criminal procedure, in the other state for committing an act resulting in a crime in that state.

Effective March 14, 2017

2017-336

(SB82, Pittman)- Marshall James Walton Highway Safety Act

To create the crime of homicide by vehicle under certain conditions; to provide criminal penalties.

Effective May 19, 2017

2017-66

(SB85, Pittman)- Medicaid Fraud **Attorney General’s Bill**

To amend Section 22-1-11, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to false statements or claims on applications for payment of medical benefits from the Medicaid Agency; to provide that a person must knowingly engage in the conduct in order to be subject to the criminal penalties; to provide that the criminal penalties do not apply to certain activity excepted by federal law; to provide for a six-year statute of limitations; and to define person to include business entities

Effective March 14, 2017

2017-355

(SB87, Pittman)- Medical Parole for Inmates with Certain Health Conditions

To require the Department of Corrections to annually identify all inmates who have spent thirty or more days in an infirmary or under a physician's care and provide that information to the Board of Pardons and Paroles for consideration of medical paroles by the Board under certain conditions; to provide for the medical parole of identified inmates under certain conditions; and to require the board to report certain information relating to medical parole to certain legislative committees.

Effective May 24, 2017

2017-281

(SB102, Ross)- ID Cards for Parolees

To give the Secretary of the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency, in coordination with the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections, the authority to establish a program to issue a nondriver identification card to a resident parolee upon his or her release from prison.

Effective May 16, 2017

2017-417

(SB187, Ward)- Fair Justice Act **Attorney General’s Bill**

To provide that Rule 32.2(c) of the Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure shall apply only to non-death penalty cases; to provide a specific time frame for an appellant to file petitions for post-conviction remedies in death penalty cases; to require appellants to pursue direct appellate remedies and post-conviction remedies under Rule 32 of the Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure concurrently; to require the trial court judge in death penalty cases to appoint appellate counsel for both direct appeal and post-conviction remedies within a specified time; to prohibit consideration of petitions for post-conviction relief or writs within a specified time after the direct appeal has concluded; and to provide that properly filed petitions for post-conviction relief under Rule 32 of the Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure that are still pending at the time of the conclusion of direct appeal and affirmation of death sentence may be considered for a specified amount of time.

Effective May 26, 2017

2017-414

(SB301, Figures)- Sex Offenses **Attorney General/OPS Bill**

To create the crimes of distributing a private image, sexting, sexual extortion, assault with bodily fluids, and directing a child to engage in sexual intercourse or deviate sexual intercourse, and to provide further for the crime of electronic solicitation of a child; to amend Sections 13A-6-122, 15-20A-4, 15-20A-5, 15-20A-7, 15-20A-8, 15-20A-10, 15-20A-11, 15-20A-12, 15-20A-13, 15-20A-14, 15-20A-15, 15-20A-16, 15-20A-18, 15-20A-21, 15-20A-23, 15-20A-24, 15-20A-25, 15-20A-26, 15-20A-27, 15-20A-28, 15-20A-31,15-20A-32, 15-20A-34, 15-20A-37, 15-20A-42, and 15-20A-43 of the Code of Alabama 1975, to add crimes to the list of enumerated sex offenses for purposes of registration and notification; to create a definition for reside, require certain sex offenders to notify law enforcement of each place the sex offender resides, and provide further for the notification requirements associated with establishing a residence or residences and vacating a residence; to further specify information that may or may not appear on the public registry website; to provide further for the process by which a court may relieve certain sex offenders from registration and notification requirements; to specify additional procedures for payment of the filing fees associated with the petition for relief; to define the term volunteer position and to limit locations in which a sex offender may accept a volunteer position and to require certain sex offenders accepting a volunteer position to notify law enforcement.

Effective May 26, 2017

Alabama Safe Schools Initiative Awards of Excellence

I am pleased to invite you to submit a nomination from your school for the Alabama Safe Schools Initiative 2017 Awards of Excellence. These awards have previously provided the opportunity to identify and recognize excellence in school safety. My office will also be available to provide constructive feedback to the nominees on how they might improve their existing school safety plans.

These awards will be presented to a winning school from each of the eight state public school board districts and three private schools located geographically in North, Central, and South Alabama.  I will personally visit each school in the Spring of 2018 for an Award Presentation.  The deadline for receipt of all nominations is Friday, January 12, 2018.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact my Law Enforcement Coordinator, Chief Chris Carden, at (334) 242-7300 or SSI@ago.state.al.us. Thank you again for your hard work and dedication to the safety of Alabama’s children. I look forward to receiving your school’s nomination application.

Sincerely,
AG Marshall Signature

Steve Marshall

 

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