§5A-3-31. Corrupt combinations, collusions or conspiracies prohibited; penalties.
It shall be unlawful for any person to corruptly combine, collude or conspire with one or more other persons with respect to the purchasing or supplying of commodities or printing to the state under the provisions of this article if the purpose or effect of such combination, collusion or conspiracy is either to (1) lessen competition among prospective vendors, or (2) cause the state to pay a higher price for such commodities or printing than would be or would have been paid in the absence of such combination, collusion or conspiracy, or (3) cause one prospective vendor or vendors to be preferred over one or more other prospective vendor or vendors. Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be guilty of a felony, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be confined in the penitentiary not less than one nor more than five years, and be fined not exceeding five thousand dollars.