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This act prohibits a public official or employee from serving for a fee as a lobbyist or otherwise represent clients including his or her employer before the board, agency, commission, department, or legislative body, of which he or she is a former member for a period of two years after he or she leaves such membership; certain public officials and administrators involved in purchasing or awarding of contracts, awards, or grants, among other things, from entering into, soliciting, or negotiating a contract, grant, or award with the governmental agency of which the person was a member or employee for a period of two years after he or she leaves the membership or employment of such governmental agency; certain public officials or employees who personally participate in the direct regulation, audit, or investigation of a private business, corporation, partnership, or individual within two years of his or her departure from such employment solicit or accept employment with such private business, corporation, partnership, or individual; and former public officials or public employees of the state may, within two years after termination of office or employment, act as attorney for any person other than himself or herself or the state, in connection with any judicial proceeding or other matter in which the state is a party.Year: 1995•State: Alabama•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Alabama Legislature
This act restricts Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation. SLAPPs are cases by corporations against a party's exercise of its right of petition or of free speech, used to silence and harass critics by forcing them to spend money to defend these suits. Victims of a SLAPP can collect a fine and attorneys fees from those misusing a SLAPP.Year: 1995•State: Rhode Island•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Rhode Island Legislature