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§ 5-209. Exemptions from title

West's Annotated Code of MarylandGeneral ProvisionsEffective: April 5, 2018

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Title 5. Maryland Public Ethics Law (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. State Ethics Commission (Refs & Annos)
Effective: April 5, 2018
MD Code, General Provisions, § 5-209
Formerly cited as MD CODE, SG, § 15-209
§ 5-209. Exemptions from title
In general
(a) The Ethics Commission may exempt from this title or modify the requirements of this title for a board, a member of a board, or a municipal corporation if the Ethics Commission finds that, because of the nature of the board or the size of the municipal corporation, the application of this title to that board, member, or municipal corporation:
(1) would be an unreasonable invasion of privacy;
(2) would reduce significantly the availability of qualified individuals for public service; and
(3) is not necessary to preserve the purposes of this title.
Request by executive unit involved
(b) Subject to § 5-502(d) of this title, the Ethics Commission may grant an exemption to a board or member of a board only on written request of the executive unit of which the board is a part.
Availability of records
(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, the records of the Ethics Commission in any matter in which an exemption is granted under this title shall be available for public inspection.


Added by Acts 2014, c. 94, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2014. Amended by Acts 2018, c. 12, § 1, eff. April 5, 2018.
MD Code, General Provisions, § 5-209, MD GEN PROVIS § 5-209
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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