Be advised that on February 1, 2017 the Commission voted to begin assessing penalties, as allowed by the Code, for County and Municipal non-filers who had previously been given
notice of their failure to file their 2015 Statements of Economic Interests. The Code’s penalty of $10.00 per day (up to $1,000) will be assessed against these individuals for their
failure to comply with the Ethics Law beginning February 13, 2017 unless a completed form is filed with the Commission before that date.
If in 2016 you did not file your form reflecting 2015 financial information, your Statement of Economic Interests form should be submitted immediately.
We recommend that you submit your form online at our website, www.ethics.alabama.gov. If a filer does not have internet access, however, then he or she may call our office
and request that a 2015 form be mailed to them.
Regarding Statements of Economic Interests, Ala. Code § 36-25-14 states:
“(d) If the information required herein is not filed as required, the commission shall notify the public official or public employee concerned as to his or her failure to so
file and the public official or public employee shall have 10 days to file the report after receipt of the notification. The commission may, in its discretion, assess a fine of
ten dollars ($10) a day, not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000), for failure to file timely.
(e) A person who intentionally violates any financial disclosure filing requirement of this chapter shall be subject to administrative fines imposed by the commission,
or shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, or both.
Any person who unintentionally neglects to include any information relating to the financial disclosure filing requirements of this chapter shall have 90 days to file an amended statement of economic interests without penalty.”