New laws affecting education passed by Alabama Legislature.

Passed during the 2012 legislative session, the following new laws affect schools and school boards in Alabama:

  • School Board Governance Improvement Act of 2012, Act 2012-221.
  • Act 2012-379 establishes a 45-day timeline to provide payment to contractors for public works contracts.
  • Act 2012-433 clarifies the meaning of a minimum gift under the Ethics Act to mean a gift of no more than $25, with a total of $50 for the year.
  • Act 2012-509 raises the income threshold for filing an economic-interest statement with the Alabama Ethics Commission from $50,000 to $75,000.
  • Act 2012-557 governs participation of a school board in a nationwide cooperative purchasing program.
Published June 01, 2012 Posted in News About the Law, Education & School Law
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