legislation passed in the last few years, Maryland has some of the toughest ethics laws in the nation.
The latest changes are a result of House Bill 2, which
passed in April 2001 and is expected to be signed by the governor in May. It:
the State Ethics Commission to revoke or suspend a lobbyist's registration for violating the ethics law and increases the maximum
greater disclosure of how often and at what cost lobbyists entertain legislators.
out more about House Bill 2 and other ethics reform legislation, check out these links:
The Study Commission on Lobbyist Ethics
lobbyist ethics reform bill
for the 2001 session. (CNS
wrote about the proposal.)
the changes recommended were included in House Bill 2
(crossfiled as Senate Bill 75).
The General Assembly
that puts into perspective the significance of
the passage of House Bill 2. CNS also wrote about its passage in the House.
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These lists, from the
General Assembly, summarize the ethics bills
introduced in the 2001,
sessions and include the bills' sponsors and status.
Some groups involved in Maryland ethics reform include:
Maryland and The
Center for Public Integrity.
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