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Dothan, AL: another legislator with a two-job problem

The Dothan Eagle reports: An attorney general?s opinion has raised some questions about Alabama Rep. Dexter Grimsley?s eligibility to serve in the Legislature, but Grimsley says it?s all smoke and no fire.

Grimsley, a newly-elected Democrat representing Alabama House District 85, also works in a state job as a juvenile probation officer.

An Aug. 18 attorney general?s opinion states that juvenile court intake officers must not serve in a separate appointive or elective office in the executive or legislative branch of government because of prohibitions contained in section 12-15-102 of the Code and Rule 8(B) of the Alabama Rules of Juvenile Procedure.

The opinion bars juvenile intake officers from serving as mayors, city commissioners, county commissioners, state legislators, etc.

Grimsley said he?s OK to serve in the Legislature and keep his job because he is a juvenile probation officer and not a juvenile intake officer. Grimsley said he has received a memo from Callie Dietz, administrative director of courts, to this effect. Dietz had requested the attorney general?s opinion. -- Read the whole story --> AG opinion raises question about local representative's eligibility | Dothan Eagle

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