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§ 5-407. Confidentiality

West's Annotated Code of MarylandGeneral ProvisionsEffective: October 1, 2014

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Title 5. Maryland Public Ethics Law (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4. Procedures for Complaint of Violation of Title (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2014
MD Code, General Provisions, § 5-407
Formerly cited as MD CODE, SG, § 15-407
§ 5-407. Confidentiality
In general
(a) Notwithstanding any other law, and except as provided in subsections (b) and (c) of this section, after a complaint is filed:
(1) the proceedings, meetings, and activities of the Ethics Commission and its employees relating to the complaint are confidential; and
(2) information relating to the complaint, including the identity of the complainant and respondent, may not be disclosed by:
(i) the Ethics Commission;
(ii) the staff of the Ethics Commission;
(iii) the complainant; or
(iv) the respondent.
(b) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, the restrictions in subsection (a) of this section apply unless:
(1) the matter is referred for prosecution; or
(2) the Ethics Commission finds a violation of this title.
Disclosures allowed
(c)(1) The Ethics Commission may release any information if the respondent agrees in writing to the release.
(2) On request of the respondent, the Ethics Commission shall disclose the identity of the complainant to the respondent.


Added by Acts 2014, c. 94, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2014.
MD Code, General Provisions, § 5-407, MD GEN PROVIS § 5-407
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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