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§ 4-1A-05. Complaints to Board

West's Annotated Code of MarylandGeneral ProvisionsEffective: July 1, 2022

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Title 4. Public Information Act (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1a. State Public Information Act Compliance Board (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2022
MD Code, General Provisions, § 4-1A-05
§ 4-1A-05. Complaints to Board
In general
(a) Any applicant, the applicant's designated representative, or a custodian may file a written complaint with the Board seeking a written decision and order from the Board under § 4-1A-04 of this subtitle if:
(1) the complainant has attempted to resolve the dispute through the Office of the Public Access Ombudsman under § 4-1B-04 of this title; and
(2) the Public Access Ombudsman has issued a final determination stating that the dispute was not resolved.
(b) The complaint shall:
(1) identify the custodian or applicant that is the subject of the complaint;
(2) describe the action of the custodian or applicant, the date of the action, and the circumstances of the action;
(3) be signed by the complainant;
(4) if available, include a copy of the original request for public records and the custodian's response, if any; and
(5) be filed within 30 calendar days after the complainant receives the final determination of the Public Access Ombudsman under § 4-1B-04 of this title.


Added by Acts 2015, c. 135, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2015; Acts 2015, c. 136, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2015. Amended by Acts 2016, c. 132, § 1, eff. July 1, 2016; Acts 2021, c. 658, § 1, eff. July 1, 2022.
MD Code, General Provisions, § 4-1A-05, MD GEN PROVIS § 4-1A-05
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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