April 22, 2014 •
Carroll County, Maryland to Consider New Ethics Ordinance
The Board of Commissioners will consider adopting a new county ethics ordinance requiring additional disclosures from county candidates, elected officials, and certain county employees. In 2010, the Maryland General Assembly passed legislation mandating local governments to adopt ethics laws at least as stringent as the state’s laws.
The Maryland State Ethics Commission approved the county’s proposed ordinance during its Feb. 27 meeting.
County Attorney Tim Burke will review the ordinance with commissioners in mid-May. It is then the responsibility of the commissioners to submit the ordinance for public review and to vote on whether to adopt it.
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