Maryland Contractor Contribution Disclosure Rules to Change Again - State and Federal Communications

April 17, 2015  •  

Maryland Contractor Contribution Disclosure Rules to Change Again

MarylandGov. Larry Hogan is expected to sign a new political contribution disclosure law covering government contractors. House Bill 769 makes significant changes to the law just months after the January 1 effective date of amendments passed in the prior legislative session. In fact, many of the bill’s provisions were prompted by questions regarding the most recent version of the law.

The new amendments clarify that a single qualifying contract of $200,000 or more with a state or local governmental entity is covered by the disclosure law, whether awarded before or after January 1, 2015. The bill also changes semi-annual reporting dates to May 31 and November 30.

Since the bill goes into effect June 1, 2015, this year’s dates have been modified to August 31 and November 30. Previously, reports were due on February 5 and August 5.

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