SEI NOTICE

The Commission has started enforcing 2016 SEI filings. If in 2017 you did not file your form reflecting 2016 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 2016 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.”

The fine schedule (accruing at $10.00 per day) is as follows:

County Level:
Fines Begin – September 14, 2017
Fines Assessed – December 23, 2017

Municipal:
Fines Begin – October 24, 2017
Fines Assessed – February 1, 2018

State:
Fines Begin – December 26, 2017
Fines Assessed – April 5, 2018


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