Skip to Main Content
<< Back | Return to Main COMAR Search Page

32 records match your request.

FileAbstract
advisoryo.1986.01.htm 86.01. OPINION NO. 86-1. An opinion has been requested as to whether a Home Care Aide (the Employee) in a local Department of Social Services may also be a private adult foster care provider with her agency.The Employee works as a homemaker aide in the Adult Services Division of the Montgomery County Department of Social Services (MCDSS) which is a local unit of the Department of Human Resources (DHR) The home care service program is established in Article 88A, §84―87, Annotate
advisoryo.1986.02.htm 86.02. OPINION NO. 86-2. A request has been presented as to whether Ethics Law issues are presented by a Division of Vocational Rehabilitation policy permitting only employees of the Division or the Maryland Rehabilitation Center to use reduced cost services of the Rehabilitation Center.The Maryland Rehabilitation Center (the Center) is a unit within the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR or the Division) part of the State Department of Education. The Division is established
advisoryo.1986.03.htm 86.03. OPINION NO. 86-3. An opinion has been requested concerning whether an employee of the Maryland State Arts Council (the Arts Council or Council) may also be an employee of a radio station owned and operated by a community college (the College) which has received grant funds in the past from the Arts Council and has inquired about the station's eligibility for grant funds in fiscal year 1987.The Arts Council was established pursuant to Article 41, §396 et seq. Annotated Code of Maryland; it
advisoryo.1986.04.htm 86.04. OPINION NO. 86-4. The Superintendent of the State Accident Fund (SAF or the Fund) has inquired as to whether the private family business of an Office Clerk II with the Fund may acquire insurance from the Fund.The State Accident Fund is established pursuant to the Workmen's Compensation Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland (Article 101, §70―80) Its purpose is to ensure that employers in the State have access to compensation insurance for their employees as required by §16 of
advisoryo.1986.05.htm 86.05. OPINION NO. 86-5. A request has been presented concerning whether the supervisory psychologist at Rosewood Center may be a consultant for the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) doing psychological evaluations for retarded clients, some of whom may be being evaluated as a prerequisite for admission to a provider facility of the Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Administration (MRDDA) The Rosewood Center (Rosewood or the Center) is an MRDDA residential facility for
advisoryo.1986.06.htm 86.06. OPINION NO. 86-6. The Department of Human Resources (DHR) has requested an opinion as to whether a supply clerk in a local department of social services, who has some vehicle maintenance responsibilities, may have secondary employment with a local gasoline and repair facility that performs maintenance and repairs on State vehicles (including the local department's) The request concerns an individual (the Employee) who is a Supply Clerk I with a County Department of Social Services (DSS or
advisoryo.1986.07.htm 86.07. OPINION NO. 86-7. The Acting President of a Community College (the College) has requested an opinion as to whether a conflict of interest would arise if the College were to enter into a loan transaction with a local bank where one of the members of its Board of Trustees serves as a Senior Vice-President and trust officer. The request arises as a result of preliminary College plans to construct a new facility, using funds borrowed from a local bank. The College is a community college estab
advisoryo.1986.08.htm 86.08. OPINION NO. 86-8. An opinion has been requested concerning whether the Deputy Secretary of the Department of General Services (DGS) may continue to hold a substantial amount of stock in Exxon. The request grew out of a general review of the financial interests disclosed by DGS officials filing financial disclosure. The process is based on a review of officials' stock holdings as against the list of entities identified on the Ethics Commission list as doing business with their agency. This
advisoryo.1986.09.htm 86.09. OPINION NO. 86-9. A request has been presented concerning whether foster care caseworkers in local Departments of Social Services (DSS) or other personnel in the Department of Human Resources (DHR) may be employed by the Kennedy Institute as trainers under a foster care parent training contract between DHR and the Institute.The request originated in the Office of Training in the Social Services Administration (SSA) a unit in DHR. It involves the purchase, by contract with
advisoryo.1986.10.htm 86.10. OPINION NO. 86-10. An opinion has been requested as to whether an admitting officer at Springfield State Hospital may be a Project HOME provider. The request was presented by a housing specialist in the Department of Human Resources' (DHR) Project HOME Office. It was originally raised in a local Department of Social Services which is processing a home provider application from an employee at Springfield (the Employee)Project HOME is a program run by DHR and local Dep
advisoryo.1986.11.htm 86.11. OPINION NO. 86-11. The Chairman of the Maryland Board of Commissioners of Practical Plumbing (the Board) has requested an opinion as to whether he may serve as a compensated expert witness in private litigation involving activities within the jurisdiction of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) The Requestor has served as Chairman of the Board since 1979. He is currently serving a term which expires in 1988. He fills a plumbing position on the Board,
advisoryo.1986.12.htm 86.12. OPINION NO. 86-12. An opinion has been requested concerning how §3-101 of the Public Ethics Law (Article 40A, §3-101, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Ethics Law) would apply to the service as Chairman of the Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC or the Commission) by an individual who serves as counsel to and is a Director of a local general hospital (the Hospital)The Requestor is an attorney recently appointed by the Governor to serve as Chairman of the HSCRC. T
advisoryo.1986.13.htm 86.13. OPINION NO. 86-13. The Maryland Industrial Development Financing Authority (MIDFA or the Authority) has requested an opinion as to whether and how the employment provisions of the Public Ethics Law (Article 40A, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Ethics Law) apply to the service of a commercial lawyer (the Member) on the Authority, and certain of his proposed or actual private activities and relationships. The Member was appointed in September 1984 to serve on the Aut
advisoryo.1986.14.htm 86.14. OPINION NO. 86-14. The Supervisor of Amusement Ride Safety in the Department of Licensing and Regulation (DLR) has requested an opinion as to whether he may operate an outside consulting and amusement ride inspection business. The Requestor serves in the Amusement Ride and Elevator Safety Inspection unit in DLR's Division of Labor and Industry. He is the supervisor of the amusement ride inspection program. He also has a private business through which he has inspect
advisoryo.1986.15.htm 86.15. OPINION NO. 86-15. An opinion has been requested as to whether the Ethics Law would prohibit the employment of the Chairman of the State Board of Universities and Colleges (the Board) with a law firm that is counsel to a contractor in a construction project at one of the Board's colleges.The Board is established in Title 14 of the Education Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, and is responsible for the governance of the State's 4 State Colleges, as well as Towson State University and
advisoryo.1986.16.htm 86.16. OPINION NO. 86-16. An Opinion has been requested by the Administrator of the John F. Kennedy Highway (the Highway) as to whether he may serve on the local Planning Commission of the County where the Highway is located. John F. Kennedy Highway is a toll facility owned and operated by the Maryland Transportation Authority (MTA) In addition to the Highway, MTA maintains and operates four toll bridges, the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel and the Fort McHenry Tunnel. These faci
advisoryo.1986.17.htm 86.17. OPINION NO. 86-17. The attorney for Prince George's Community College (PGCC or the College) has requested an opinion as to whether the President of the College may accept appointment as a noncompensated director of the Institutional Board of Prince George's General Hospital and Medical Center (the Hospital) a major hospital within Prince George's County. The Hospital is one of several former county facilities now operated by the Community Hospital and Health Care S
advisoryo.1986.18.htm 86.18. OPINION NO. 86-18. An opinion has been requested as to whether and under what circumstances the Executive Director of the Maryland Interagency Committee on School Construction (IAC or the Committee) may do consulting in the school facility field with private architects or other entities. The Interagency Committee is established in the Education Article, §5-301 et seq. Annotated Code of Maryland, and has the responsibility for supervising school construction activit
advisoryo.1986.19.htm 86.19. OPINION NO. 86-19. An inquiry has been presented concerning whether the Chairman of the Real Estate Commission (the Requestor) may accept a position as a broker of record for a time-share developer within his county. The Real Estate Commission (the Commission) is a unit within the Department of Licensing and Regulation (DLR) and is established and functions pursuant to Article 56, §213-224A, Annotated Code of Maryland. The Commission consists of eight members appoi
advisoryo.1986.20.htm 86.20. OPINION NO. 86-20. The Advisory Committee on the Hearing Impaired (the Advisory Committee) has requested an opinion regarding application of the Public Ethics Law (Article 40A, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Ethics Law) to an individual recently appointed to the Advisory Committee (the Appointee) Particularly, the question presented is whether the §3-101 disqualification provisions would apply so extensively to the Appointee's actions as to bar her from remaining
advisoryo.1986.21.htm 86.21. OPINION NO. 86-21. The Secretary of the Department of Licensing and Regulation (DLR) has requested advice as to whether a conflict of interest arises under the Public Ethics Law (Article 40A, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Ethics Law) if individuals appointed to savings and loan boards by the Secretary are compensated by the savings and loan. These appointments result from action taken by the First Special Session of the General Assembly in 1985 enacting legislati
advisoryo.1986.22.htm 86.22. OPINION NO. 86-22. The Chancellor of the University of Maryland at Baltimore (UMAB) has inquired as to whether he and other University faculty and staff may serve on the Board of Directors of a newly established University of Maryland Club Corporation (the University Club or the Club) if the Club does business with the University.The University Club project has been in process for about six years. It was begun by several University alumni located in downtown Baltimore, along wi
advisoryo.1986.23.htm 86.23. OPINION NO. 86-23. An opinion has been requested as to whether an energy resource officer in the Maryland Energy Office (part of the Department of Natural Resources, DNR) may engage in private consulting for groups in other States involved in auto and truck recycling.The Requestor works in the energy conservation program of the Maryland Energy Office. The energy conservation program was established pursuant to the federal National Energy Policy and Conservation Act, which mandated and fun
advisoryo.1986.24.htm 86.24. OPINION NO. 86-24. An inquiry has been presented regarding whether a former architect (the Employee) in the Resident Life Department at the University of Maryland at College Park (UMCP) may participate for a private employer in Phase V of a seven-phase program with which he was involved while a University employee.The request is presented by the Chancellor's Office at UMCP, and involves a program of the Department to renovate dormitory space on the campus. This program was developed in
advisoryo.1986.25.htm 86.25. OPINION NO. 86-25. An opinion has been requested as to whether an employee of the Institutional Advancement Division (IA) at the University of Maryland at College Park (UMCP) may, through a solely-owned private company, enter into a contract with the Athletic Department at UMCP.The Employee is the media supervisor in the Creative Services unit of the Office of Institutional Advancement. According to the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement, he does all film, electro
advisoryo.1986.26.htm 86.26. OPINION NO. 86-26. The Clerk of the Baltimore City Circuit Court has requested an opinion as to whether an employee in her office may contract with the Daily Record to provide it land record information. The request involves a Circuit Court Clerk IV (the Employee) in the Land Records Division. This unit of the Clerk's Office is responsible for receiving and recording all documents regarding real property transactions in Baltimore City, including, for example, deeds
advisoryo.1986.27.htm 86.27. OPINION NO. 86-27. An inquiry has been presented by a staff specialist (the Employee) in the computer center of the Maryland Lottery concerning whether he may own a substantial minority interest in a computer supply business. The Employee has worked at the Lottery for approximately 7 months as a data processing user coordinator. His job function is to serve as a liaison between the agency's computer center and data processing users. Basically, the Lottery has two c
advisoryo.1986.28.htm 86.28. OPINION NO. 86-28. An opinion has been requested as to whether a Public Defender attorney (the Requestor) located in Princess Anne, Maryland may lease two units of space in a personally owned office building to the Department of General Services (DGS) for use by the Juvenile Services Administration (JSA) and his own Office of the Public Defender, respectively.The Requestor has been employed as the attorney in the Office of the Public Defender for Somerset County since 1973. His job
advisoryo.1986.29.htm 86.29. OPINION NO. 86-29. An opinion has been requested concerning whether and to what extent the Public Ethics Law (Article 40A, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Ethics Law) impacts on affiliations and activities of the Dean of the University of Maryland Dental School (the Requestor or the Dean) with private entities that may be involved in Dental School activities and procurements.The Requestor has been the Dean of the University of Maryland Dental School (the Dental School) sinc
advisoryo.1986.30.htm 86.30. OPINION NO. 86-30. An inquiry has been received concerning whether a member of the Board of Trustees of the Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (the Foundation) may also serve on the local agricultural preservation advisory board.The agricultural land preservation program was established in 1977, with the general purpose of preserving agricultural land and woodland in the State.Agricultural Article, §2-501 et seq. Annotated Code of Maryland. The Board of Trustees of the Found
advisoryo.1986.31.htm 86.31. OPINION NO. 86-31. The Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (the Foundation) has requested an Opinion as to whether members of its Board of Trustees, or members of other Department of Agriculture (DAGR) boards and commissions, may participate in the Foundation's agricultural district and easement purchase programs. This program was established in 1977, with the general purpose of preserving agricultural land and woodland in the State. (Agricultural Ar
advisoryo.1986.32.htm 86.32. OPINION NO. 86-32. The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSC) has requested an opinion as to whether the affiliation of two employees with a private non-profit entity, SEARCH Group, Inc. is impacted by the Public Ethics Law (Article 40A, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Ethics Law) if the entity in coordination with another private party (Price-Waterhouse) contracts with DPSC.SEARCH is a private organization that works with criminal justice entities
<< Back | Return to Main COMAR Search Page