20-7-608. Offer or acceptance of emoluments or other inducements -- penalty. (1) A textbook dealer or the dealer's agent may not offer any emolument or other inducement to any trustee or school employee to influence the selection, adoption, or purchase of textbooks.
(2) A trustee, county superintendent, or school employee may not accept any emolument or other inducement from a textbook dealer or agent of the dealer for the use of the official's or employee's influence in the selection, adoption, or purchase of textbooks.
(3) The violation of any provisions of this section is a misdemeanor. In addition, any trustee, county superintendent, or school employee convicted of the misdemeanor must be removed from the officer's or employee's position.
(4) This section may not be construed to prevent the supplying of a necessary number of sample textbooks for the purpose of examination by school officials or school employees.