Members not to receive pay; reimbursement of expenses funded; fee, commission, retainer, or brokerage unlawful; conflict of interest; violations.
(a) No member of the commission shall receive pay for the discharge of his or her duties. Commission members and employees of the commission shall be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred on behalf of the commission in the development, operation, promotion, and expansion of programs and activities. All expenses are to be paid from the funds of the commission.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any member of the commission or any employee to charge, receive, or obtain, either directly or indirectly, any fee, commission, retainer, or brokerage out of the funds of the commission, and no member of the commission or officer or employee shall have any interest in any land, materials, or contracts sold, made, or negotiated with the commission or with any member or employee acting in his or her capacity as a member or employee of the commission. Violation of any provision of this section shall be in accordance with the ethics law of the state.
(Acts 1996, No. 96-522, p. 670, §2.)