Hot 5 | Dec. 12, 2011

December 12, 2011

No hams or turkeys
Under Alabama’s new ethics law, public officials and public employees may not accept seasonal gifts. The Ethics Commission has issued two recent opinions regarding receipt of gifts.
Streamlined Sales Tax comments
The preliminary report of the Alabama Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Commission was released Nov. 28, and interested parties now have until Jan. […]

Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Commission issues report

December 7, 2011

This commission, established by Act 2011-563, was asked to identify, develop, implement and administer the procedures and programs in the event that federal legislation implementing the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement or its general principles becomes law and the state is required to come into compliance with it.
The commission issued its preliminary report on Nov. […]

Hot 5 | Dec. 5, 2011

December 5, 2011

AG weighs in on immigration
The attorney general has issued two guidance memorandums on the new immigration law. These memos, and other related resources, can be found at
ACCA is “brand” new
We launched a new logo featuring the tagline, “67 Counties, One Voice” at last week’s conference. Additional lapel pins featuring the new logo will be […]

Employee contribution to retirement

June 21, 2011

We have received several calls regarding the new law that adjusts the employees’ contribution toward retirement costs. We will provide an explanation of the new law and a copy with the end-of-session Legislative Report, but felt that some details would help address some confusion that seems to exist.
This new law adjusts the contribution that public […]