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advisoryo.1993.01.htm 93.01. OPINION NO. 93-1. A request has been received from the Department of Assessments & Taxation regarding whether an employee involved in administering the Homeowners' and Renters' Tax Credit Program (the Employee) may have secondary employment as the Executive Director of a private nonprofit business development organization (the Corporation) We advise, based on the current factual situation, that this affiliation is not barred by the Ethics Law.The Department of Assessm
advisoryo.1993.02.htm 93.02. OPINION NO. 93-2. An opinion has been requested as to whether Ethics Law issues are presented for a Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) Inspector (Department of Licensing and Regulation, DLR) who retains a small interest in a real estate business with which his spouse and adult son are actively involved. Given the individual's duties, the agency's views regarding his work assignments, and the limited scope of the real estate business, we do not believe that this would be prohib
advisoryo.1993.03.htm 93.03. OPINION NO. 93-3. An opinion has been requested as to whether an employee in the Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) Tidewater Administration may participate as a grantee in the Green Shores Program of the Department's Forest and Parks Administration. We advise that DNR employees who are not directly involved in implementation of this program may participate in it, provided their participation is limited to payment for expenses of the activity, rather than incentive payment that is par
advisoryo.1993.04.htm 93.04. OPINION NO. 93-4. An opinion has been requested as to whether an exception can be granted to allow the Administrative Officer of the Board of Morticians (a unit of the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, DHMH) to enter into contracts with other units of the Department, through her private counseling practice. We advise that exception would not be appropriate given the individual's duties and functions.The Requestor was recently employed as the Administrative Officer of the Ma
advisoryo.1993.05.htm 93.05. OPINION NO. 93-5. A request has been submitted regarding whether the Sheriff of a Maryland county may solicit or accept private donations in support of libel litigation being pursued by him with a local official1. We advise that this activity is subject to significant constraints under the gift solicitation, gift acceptance and financial disclosure provisions of the Public Ethics Law (Article 40A, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Ethics Law)2. Gifts may not be solicited directly or indirec
advisoryo.1993.06.htm 93.06. OPINION NO. 93-6. An opinion has been requested as to whether a Probation Agent (the Agent) in the Division of Parole and Probation (DPSC) may have a private clinical social work practice that accepts clients who are in the criminal justice system as well as offenders under the supervision of his Division. 1 We advise that this individual may continue his general private practice, but may have criminal justice related clients only within the substantial constraintThe Agent here currently
advisoryo.1993.07.htm 93.07. OPINION NO. 93-7. Three employees of the University of Maryland System have requested advice as to whether they may continue their affiliation with the Baltimore Cable Access Corporation (BCAC) a private corporation that is negotiating a contract with Coppin State College, an institution in the System. We advise that these affiliations are allowable, to the extent that the individuals are assigned this service as part of their official duties, and assuming that they comply in this regard
advisoryo.1993.08.htm 93.08. OPINION NO. 93-8. A water resources engineer in the Department of the Environment's Water Quality Certification Division has requested advice as to whether he may continue a private consulting engineering practice involved in land development and survey work. We advise that this practice cannot be continued within Maryland in view of the nature of agency's authority and functions in the water quality programs.The Requestor is newly-hired as a regular employee in the Non-Point Source
advisoryo.1993.09.htm 93.09. OPINION NO. 93-9. An opinion has been requested as to whether an exception can be applied to allow an employee in a county Department of Social Services (DSS) to have private part-time employment with a contractor (the Contractor) developing major Department of Human Resources (DHR or the Department) automation programs. Based on all of the information provided we advise that the circumstances here do not support the conclusion that there is no conflict or appearance of conflict, and that
advisoryo.1993.10.htm 93.10. OPINION NO. 93-10. The Department of Human Resources has requested that an exception be applied to permit an income maintenance worker (the Employee) in a County Department of Social Services to serve as a CARE home provider in the County. Based on the nature of the individual's duties and their relationship to this program, we advise that exception would not be appropriate to allow this relationship.Income Maintenance (IM) is one of several divisions in this basically small
advisoryo.1993.11.htm 93.11. OPINION NO. 93-11. An advisory opinion has been requested as to whether an exception can be applied to allow an employee (the Employee) in a County Department of Social Services (DSS) to serve as a foster parent in the County. We advise based on the facts of this situation, particularly the Employee's duties in the foster care program, that exception would not be appropriate to permit this relationship.This request is presented by the Department of Human Resources (DHR) on beh
advisoryo.1993.12.htm 93.12. Opinion No. 93-12. A request has been submitted by a County ethics commission requesting our advice as to whether Assistants in the local Sheriff's Office are public officials or employees in State government and directly subject to the provisions of the Maryland Public Ethics Law (Article 40A, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Ethics Law) The County has a local ethics law and apparently in 1992 identified 4 Assistant Sheriffs for inclusion in local disclosure. These
advisoryo.1993.13.htm 93.13. OPINION NO. 93-13. Ethics Commission advice has been requested as to whether and how the exemption and other provisions of the Public Ethics Law (Article 40A, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Ethics Law) apply to the service on the Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators (the Board) by an individual affiliated with a major operator of and provider to nursing homes within the State.1 We advise that a properly completed Time of Appointment Exemption Disclosu
advisoryo.1993.14.htm 93.14. OPINION NO. 93-14. An opinion has been requested by the Department of Human Resources as to whether an employee in the Recoupment and Recovery Unit of the Prince George's County DSS (PGDSS) may be employed as a cashier for a local food chain that accepts food stamp payments. We advise that an exception may be applied to permit this employment, subject to the understanding that the Employee be aware that if any food stamp issues arise in her private employment, her
advisoryo.1993.15.htm 93.15. OPINION NO. 93-15. The University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) has requested advice regarding application of the Public Ethics Law (Article 40A, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Ethics Law) to University programs for providing cash awards to employees. We advise that while this type of activity is not in all instances strictly prohibited by the Ethics Law, it must reflect significant constraints designed to avoid Ethics Law issues for employees.This request is presented
advisoryo.1993.16.htm 93.16. OPINION NO. 93-16. An opinion request has been received from an attorney in Prince George's County regarding application of 1993 ethics law provisions to possible activities anticipated by him or his law firm, assuming he or the firm are viewed as agents in land-use matters under the Law. This request presents a series of issues setting forth several possible activities that could be potentially covered by the payment/contribution provisions of the Law.The Prince George's Distr
advisoryo.1993.17.htm 93.17. Opinion No. 93-17. The Department of Human Resources has requested Ethics Commission advice as to whether a Social Worker II in the Child Welfare Division of the Montgomery County Department of Social Services (MCDSS) may have private employment as a therapist with the Central Maryland Catholic Charities in Frederick County. We advise that an exception can be applied to allow this employment, as long as the employee and her local department continue to have only li
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