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§ 2-107. Employment of relatives

West's Annotated Code of MarylandState Government

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
State Government (Refs & Annos)
Title 2. General Assembly (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Definitions; General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, State Government, § 2-107
§ 2-107. Employment of relatives
“Relative” defined
(a) In this section, “relative” means:
(1) a spouse;
(2) a parent or stepparent;
(3) a sibling or step sibling;
(4) a child, stepchild, foster child, or ward;
(5) a mother-in-law or father-in-law;
(6) a son-in-law or daughter-in-law;
(7) a grandparent; or
(8) a grandchild.
Prohibition of employment of relative
(b)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, a member of the General Assembly may not employ for legislative business the member's own relative, or the relative of another member from the same legislative district, using public funds over which the member has direct control.
(2) Paragraph (1) of this subsection does not apply to a member of the General Assembly who:
(i) has a physical impairment that necessitates the employment of a particular relative; and
(ii) discloses the employment to the Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics.


Added by Acts 1999, c. 129, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1999; Acts 1999, c. 130, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1999.
MD Code, State Government, § 2-107, MD STATE GOVT § 2-107
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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