To amend Section 36-25-15, Code of Alabama 1975, as amended by Act 2019-529, relating to the increase of time during which a candidate must file a statement of economic interests to provide that the increase in time provided for in Act 2019-529 shall not be effective for candidates for municipal elections until January 1, 2021.
Section 36-25-15 of the Code of Alabama 1975, as amended by Act 2019-529, is amended to read as follows: "§36-25-15. "(a) Candidates Except as provided in subsection (c) (d), candidates at every level of government shall file a completed statement of economic interests for the previous calendar year with the State Ethics Commission not more than five days after the candidate files his or her qualifying papers with the appropriate election official or in the case of an independent candidate, not more than five days after the date the person complies with the requirements of Section 17-9-3. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to require a second filing of the person's statement of economic interests if a current statement of economic interests is on file with the commission. "(b) Each election official who receives a declaration of candidacy or petition to appear on the ballot for election from a candidate, within five days of the receipt, shall notify the commission of the name of the candidate, as defined in this chapter, and the date on which the person became a candidate. The commission, within five business days of receipt of the notification, shall notify the election official whether the candidate has complied with this section. "(c) Other provisions of the law notwithstanding, if a candidate does not submit a statement of economic interests or when applicable, an amended statement of economic interests in accordance with the requirements of this chapter, the name of the person shall not appear on the ballot and the candidate shall be deemed not qualified as a candidate in that election. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the commission, for good cause shown, may allow the candidate an additional five days to file the statement of economic interests. If a candidate is deemed not qualified, the appropriate election official shall remove the name of the candidate from the ballot. "(d) Candidates for municipal office in 2020 shall file a completed statement of economic interests for the previous calendar year with the State Ethics Commission simultaneously with the on the same date the candidate files his or her qualifying papers with the appropriate election official. Beginning on January 1, 2021, candidates for municipal office shall file a completed statement of economic interests as provided in subsection (a)."
This act shall become effective immediately following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law. House of Representatives Read for the first time and re- ferred to the House of Representa- tives committee on Constitution, Campaigns and Elections............ ....... 06-FEB-20Read for the second time and placed on the calendar 1 amendment ...... ....... 20-FEB-20 Read for the third time and passed as amended......................... ....... 03-MAR-20 Yeas 96, Nays 0, Abstains Jeff Woodard Clerk
|March 10, 2020||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Governmental Affairs|
|March 3, 2020||H||Engrossed|
|March 3, 2020||H||Motion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 187|
|March 3, 2020||H||Motion to Adopt adopted Roll Call 186|
|March 3, 2020||H||Constitution, Campaigns and Elections Amendment Offered|
|March 3, 2020||H||Third Reading Passed|
|February 20, 2020||H||Read for the second time and placed on the calendar 1 amendment|
|February 6, 2020||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Constitution, Campaigns and Elections|