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advisoryo.1992.01.htm 92.01. OPINION NO. 92-1. An opinion has been requested by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) as to whether the agency's Director of Policy and Health Statistics (the Director) may have secondary employment at the University of Maryland in connection with development of software materials expected to be used by her DHMH program. We advise that this employment with another State agency is allowable, as long as certain controls and understandings are met.The Policy and Health Sta
advisoryo.1992.02.htm 92.02. OPINION NO. 92-2. An opinion has been requested as to whether a conflict of interest arises for a member of the Supplemental Retirement Plans Board (the Board) where an attorney in the law firm with which he is affiliated is representing an insurance guaranty corporation against which the Board may have a claim. We advise, given the nature of the transaction and the Member's participation on the Board, that the Member may continue his service on the Board while this matter is pending.
advisoryo.1992.03.htm 92.03. OPINION NO. 92-3. An opinion has been requested from an employee (the Requestor) in the Unemployment Insurance Division of the Department of Economic & Employment Development (DEED) regarding whether he may have a private business doing microcomputer programming, and whether this activity may involve collaboration with the person who is his agency supervisor. We advise that the Requestor may undertake this consulting activity as long as it is consistent with prior guidance on private cons
advisoryo.1992.04.htm 92.04. OPINION NO. 92-4. A Water Resources Environmental Inspector in the Water Resources Administration of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has requested an opinion as to whether he may have a private forestry management consulting business. We advise, given the type of activity and the nature and extent of his agency's responsibilities in forestry management, that this consulting business would be inconsistent with the employment limitations of the Public EthiThe Requestor works in th
advisoryo.1992.05.htm 92.05. OPINION NO. 92-5. An opinion has been requested as to whether and how the Maryland Ethics Law would apply to the proposed appointment to the Racing Commission of an individual whose son is the Commission's Deputy Director. We advise that the Law would not apply to bar this appointment based on this relationship.This request is presented by the Department of Licensing and Regulation (DLR) The issue involves the proposed recommendation to the Governor of the appointment of an individua
advisoryo.1992.06.htm 92.06. OPINION NO. 92-6. An advisory opinion has been requested as to whether the Coordinator of the Motorcycle Safety Program (the Requestor) in the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) may have secondary employment at a community college (the College) teaching courses in its driver education program. We advise that this employment relationship would be prohibited by the employment provisions of the Maryland Public Ethics Law.The Requestor manages the Motorcycle Safety Progra
advisoryo.1992.07.htm 92.07. OPINION NO. 92-7. An opinion has been requested as to whether several Staff Specialists in the Nutrition and Transportation Office of the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) may have a private practice providing dietetic counseling and therapy, as well as other community-based consulting and educational services. We advise that this practice is allowable, as long as it does not conflict with their official relationships, and provided that it focuses primarily on clinical activit
advisoryo.1992.08.htm 92.08. OPINION NO. 92-8. Ethics Commission advisory opinion advice has been requested as to whether two employees in a local Department of Social Services (the DSS) may accept payment for provision of services to a private contractor in implementing an agency contract. We advise that this employment relationship is inconsistent with the employment provisions of the Public Ethics Law and that exception to permit acceptance of compensation is not allowable.The situation presented h
advisoryo.1992.09.htm 92.09. OPINION NO. 92-9. An opinion has been requested regarding whether and how the Ethics Law applies to the private environmental consulting activities of the spouse of the Department of the Environment's (MDE) Acting Administrator for the Underground Storage Tank/Leaking Underground Storage Tank (UST/LUST) Program. We advise, based on the specific facts presented regarding the circumstances of this relationship, that there is no general prohibition under the Public Ethics Law, but that the R
advisoryo.1992.10.htm 92.10. OPINION NO. 92-10. The Maryland State Police has requested advice as to whether a for-profit retail operation of the Maryland Troopers Association (MTA or the Association) may be a vendor to the Maryland State Police. We advise that inclusion of the Association's retail operation as an agency vendor would be prohibited by the Public Ethics Law.This opinion arose as a result of a request from the General Manager of the Police Supply Store of the Maryland Troopers Asso
advisoryo.1992.11.htm 92.11. OPINION NO. 92-11. An opinion has been requested as to whether the former Director of the Rosewood Center and the Great Oaks Center (both in the Developmental Disabilities Administration) may serve as a consultant to the agency in connection with implementation of programs at these facilities. Assuming that the circumstances presented here do not otherwise involve a violation of the post-employment or other provisions of the Public Ethics Law, we advise based on th
advisoryo.1992.12.htm 92.12. OPINION NO. 92-12. Advice has been requested as to whether four State employees, one from the Income Maintenance Administration, Department of Human Resources (DHR) and the other three from the Developmental Disabilities Administration, Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DHMH) may establish a private business and provide adult day care services to the elderly. We advise, based on the facts as presented as well as the representation of the two Departments involv
advisoryo.1992.13.htm 92.13. OPINION NO. 92-13. Commission advice has been requested as to whether a social worker at a State correctional facility (the Facility) may establish and operate a group home designed to house and otherwise assist newly released prisoners from this Facility or other Division of Correction facilities. We advise the Requestor and her agency that this activity as described would result in employment and interest relationships with an entity under the authority of and ot
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