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advisoryo.1980.01.aspx174510/12/2022 2:31:36 AM9https://dsd.maryland.gov/advisoryopinions/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx 80.01 OPINION NO. 80-1 The Executive Director of the Governor's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice (LEAJ) has asked whether the conflict of interest provisions of the Maryland Public Ethics Law (Art. 40A, Md. Code Ann.) will be violated by the employment of a former LEAJ staff member by a Maryland county in a position which is supported by funds requiring LEAJ approval. The request involves application of §3-103(b) of the Law, which prohibits a former S...0119801980.01
advisoryo.1980.02.aspx174610/12/2022 2:31:36 AM6https://dsd.maryland.gov/advisoryopinions/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx 80.02 OPINION NO. 80-2 A State employee has asked whether the Code of Ethics contained in Article 40A prohibits him from running for local elective office. Maryland, unlike many other states, does not have a little "Hatch Act" forbidding State employees to engage in political activity. Rather, Article 33, §28-1 (Md. Code Ann.) specifically provides: Participation in politics or political campaigns and the free expression of political opinions by employees of this state ...0219801980.02
advisoryo.1980.03.aspx174710/12/2022 2:31:37 AM6https://dsd.maryland.gov/advisoryopinions/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx 80.03 OPINION NO. 80-3 A member (the Member) of the Maryland Industrial Development Financing Authority (MIDFA or the Authority) has asked whether it is a violation of the Maryland Public Ethics Law to continue serving on the Authority since an attorney whose practice involves the occasional representation of MIDFA applicants has recently joined the Member's law firm. MIDFA is established as part of the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) by §266J—266cc of ...0319801980.03
advisoryo.1980.04.aspx174810/12/2022 2:31:38 AM4https://dsd.maryland.gov/advisoryopinions/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx 80.04 OPINION NO. 80-4 An official of the Mental Hygiene Administration (MHA) of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) has asked whether any provision of Title 3 of the Public Ethics Law (Md. Code Ann., Art. 49A) would prohibit his serving on the Board of Directors of a non-profit alcoholism project (the Project). In his letter to the Commission he states that as part of the Project's activities, it will attempt to seek and receive grants from a number of organiza...0419801980.04
advisoryo.1980.05.aspx174910/12/2022 2:31:39 AM6https://dsd.maryland.gov/advisoryopinions/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx 80.05 OPINION NO. 80-5 The Port Administrator of the Maryland Port Administration (MPA) has asked whether service by an MPA employee (the Employee) on the Board of Directors of a private organization as a representative of MPA would violate the Maryland Public Ethics Law. This request involves §3-103(a) of the Law, which prohibits employment by a State employee by any entity under authority of, or having or negotiating a contract with his agency. The Commission finds that the situ...0519801980.05
advisoryo.1980.06.aspx175010/12/2022 2:31:39 AM7https://dsd.maryland.gov/advisoryopinions/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx 80.06 OPINION NO. 80-6 The Director of the Mental Hygiene Administration (the Director) has requested the opinion of the State Ethics Commission as to the propriety of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene entering into a contract with a private professional association of physicians (the Association) for the provision of somatic medical services to a State Medical Facility (the Facility), where the Superintendent of the Facility (the Superintendent) is a member of the Associ...0619801980.06
advisoryo.1980.07.aspx160710/12/2022 2:31:40 AM5https://dsd.maryland.gov/advisoryopinions/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx 80.07 OPINION NO. 80-7 An official has requested our advice concerning whether it is permissible to accept an honorarium for providing editing services to a Federal agency regulating activities within the purview of the official's responsibilities. This request involves a consideration of §3-106(b)(8) and 3-104 of the Maryland Public Ethics Law (Md. Code Ann., Art. 40A, the Law). The official is employed as an executive technical assistant by an executive agency responsible in...0719801980.07
advisoryo.1980.08.aspx160810/12/2022 2:31:41 AM5https://dsd.maryland.gov/advisoryopinions/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx 80.08 OPINION NO. 80-8 An employee of the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has asked whether he may accept an "honorarium" from a national organization (the Council) composed of representatives of industries, commercial establishments, and governmental units interested in the field of industrial development. The subject waived confidentiality. The Commission and the subject agreed that his personal appearance before the Commission was not necessary. ...0819801980.08
advisoryo.1980.09.aspx160910/12/2022 2:31:42 AM6https://dsd.maryland.gov/advisoryopinions/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx 80.09 OPINION NO. 80-9 The Board of Trustees of the Baltimore County Community Colleges (the Board) has requested the opinion of the State Ethics Commission concerning the propriety of its executing a contract on behalf of a community college (the College) which was negotiated in part by College officials who owned stock in the entity with which they were negotiating. This opinion is rendered under the Commission's authority in §2-104 of the Maryland Public Ethics Law (Md. Code Ann...0919801980.09
advisoryo.1980.10.aspx161010/12/2022 2:31:43 AM6https://dsd.maryland.gov/advisoryopinions/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx 80.10 OPINION NO. 80-10 An Executive Branch official has sought our advice concerning whether he and his spouse may permit a private entity to pay for their room and dinner expenses at a workshop where the entity has requested the official to participate in a panel discussion. This request involves a consideration of §3-106 of the Maryland Public Ethics Law (Md. Code Ann., Art. 40A, the Law). Section 3-106(a) of the Law sets out a strict rule that employees and officials may ...1019801980.10

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