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§ 5-602. Financial disclosure statement--Filing requirements

West's Annotated Code of MarylandGeneral ProvisionsEffective: October 1, 2017

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Title 5. Maryland Public Ethics Law (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 6. Financial Disclosure (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2017
MD Code, General Provisions, § 5-602
Formerly cited as MD CODE, SG, § 15-602
§ 5-602. Financial disclosure statement--Filing requirements
In general
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this subtitle, a statement filed under § 5-601, § 5-603, § 5-604, or § 5-605 of this subtitle shall:
(1) be filed electronically with the Ethics Commission;
(2) be filed under oath;
(3) be filed on or before April 30 of each year;
(4) cover the calendar year immediately preceding the year of filing; and
(5) contain the information required in § 5-607 of this subtitle.
Duplicate filing
(b) A member of the General Assembly shall file the statement with the Ethics Commission and the Joint Ethics Committee.
Preliminary disclosure
(c)(1) In addition to the statement filed under § 5-601 of this subtitle, a member of the General Assembly shall file a preliminary disclosure on or before the seventh day of the regular legislative session if there will be a substantial change in the statement covering the calendar year immediately preceding the year of filing, as compared to the next preceding calendar year.
(2) A member of the General Assembly whose statement under § 5-601 of this subtitle will not contain a substantial change is not required to file a preliminary disclosure under paragraph (1) of this subsection.
(3) The Joint Ethics Committee shall determine:
(i) the form of a preliminary disclosure under this subsection; and
(ii) which aspects of financial disclosure are subject to this subsection.
(4) A preliminary disclosure shall be filed and maintained, and may be disclosed, in the same manner required for a statement filed under § 5-601 of this subtitle.
Electronic filing
(d)(1) The Ethics Commission shall develop and implement procedures for the electronic filing of a statement under this subtitle.
(2)(i) To comply with the requirement of paragraph (1) of this subsection, the Ethics Commission may adopt regulations to modify the format for disclosure of information required under § 5-607 of this subtitle.
(ii) The regulations adopted under this paragraph shall be consistent with the intent of this title.
Oath or affirmation for electronic filing
(e)(1) If the financial disclosure statement filed electronically under subsection (d) of this section is required to be made under oath or affirmation, the oath or affirmation shall be made by an electronic signature that is:
(i) in the financial disclosure statement or attached to and made part of the financial disclosure statement; and
(ii) made expressly under the penalties for perjury.
(2) An electronic signature made under paragraph (1) of this subsection subjects the individual making it to the penalties for perjury to the same extent as an oath or affirmation made before an individual authorized to administer oaths.
List of entities that did business with governmental unit supplied as required in this subsection
(f) On or before January 15 of each year, a governmental unit shall provide an individual who is employed by the governmental unit and who is required to file a statement under this subtitle a list of entities that did business with the governmental unit during the preceding calendar year.


Added by Acts 2014, c. 94, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2014. Amended by Acts 2014, c. 32, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2014; Acts 2017, c. 31, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017.
MD Code, General Provisions, § 5-602, MD GEN PROVIS § 5-602
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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