Maryland Ethics Bill Effective in October - State and Federal Communications

April 21, 2017  •  

Maryland Ethics Bill Effective in October

MarylandThe bill prohibits former lobbyists from participating in a case, contract, or other specific matter as a public official or employee for one calendar year after the termination of their registration if the former regulated lobbyist previously assisted or represented another party in the matter.

Additionally, the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, comptroller and treasurer are prohibited from lobbying legislative matters for one calendar year after leaving office.

The bill requires a regulated lobbyist who serves on a board or commission and is disqualified from participating in a specific matter to file a statement of recusal with the board or commission describing the circumstances of the conflict.

The bill will become effective October 1, 2017.

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