§119.1. Bribery of parents of school children
A.(1) Bribery of parents of school children is the giving or offering to give, directly or indirectly, any money or anything of apparent present or prospective value to any parent, to any tutor or guardian, to any person having legal or actual custody of, or to any person standing in loco parentis to, any child eligible to attend a public school in this state, as an inducement to encourage, influence, prompt, reward, or compensate any such person to permit, prompt, force, or cause any such child to attend any such school in violation of any law of this state.
(2) The acceptance of, or the offer to accept, directly or indirectly, any money, or anything of apparent present or prospective value, by any such person under any such circumstances, shall also constitute bribery of parents of school children.
B. Whoever commits the crime of bribery of parents of school children shall be fined not less than five hundred dollars, nor more than one thousand dollars, and imprisoned for not more than one year.
C. In the trial of persons charged with bribery of parents of school children, either the bribe-giver or the bribe-taker may give evidence, or make affidavit against the other, with immunity from prosecution in favor of the first informer, except for perjury in giving such testimony.
D. Any fine imposed and collected from the convicted person or persons under the provisions of this Section shall be paid to the informer or informers who shall give information resulting in the conviction of said person or persons.
Added by Acts 1961, 2nd Ex.Sess., No. 3, §1; Acts 2001, No. 403, §1, eff. June 15, 2001; Acts 2014, No. 791, §7.