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advisoryo.1996.01.htm 96.01. OPINION NO. 96-01. An advisory opinion has been requested as to whether an apprenticeship and training specialist in the Apprenticeship and Training program in the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) may be compensated for teaching activities on behalf of a private entity funded by the Employment and Training Program, also a unit of the DLLR. We advise that this activity would be barred by the strict employment provisions of §15-502 of the Ethics L
advisoryo.1996.02.htm 96.02. OPINION NO. 96-02. An opinion has been requested regarding the application of the Prince George's County zoning ethics provisions in §15-829 through 15-835 of the Public Ethics Law, and related election law provisions, to the actions of certain Prince George's County agents and officials. We advise that the Law applies to require the filing of an affidavit and disqualification from participation on the application by one Council member. Based on the facts presented
advisoryo.1996.03.htm 96.03. OPINION NO. 96-03. An advisory opinion has been requested concerning whether a Finance Analyst with the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) may be a adjunct faculty member at a community college subject to the funding and program authority of the MHEC. We affirm our prior advice to a predecessor agency that individuals who work in higher education agencies may not have private secondary employment with institutions subject to the regulatory and funding auth
advisoryo.1996.04.htm 96.04. OPINION NO. 96-04. A member of the Board of Public Accountancy (CPA Board) has requested advice as to whether she may continue to serve in view of her recent purchase and affiliation with a CPA examination review course franchise. Based on application of previous advice to the information provided and the Member's status as a full-time State employee, we advise that this dual service is not allowable.The CPA Board is established pursuant to §2-101 to 2-702 of the Business Oc
advisoryo.1996.05.htm 96.05. OPINION NO. 96-05. An opinion has been requested by the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) as to whether the procurement ethics provision of the Maryland Public Ethics Law (State Government Article, §15-508, Annotated Code of Maryland) applies to bar the eligibility of an architect and two consultant firms who developed a program document for renovation of UMCP's Stamp Student Union from bidding for the design award for the project. Based on our previous in
advisoryo.1996.06.htm 96.06. OPINION NO. 96-06. An opinion has been requested as to application of the Public Ethics Law (State Government Article, Title 15, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Ethics Law) to a transaction in which the Charles County Community College is considering whether to purchase property for a Calvert County campus from a landowner who serves as State Comptroller and is also a member of the Board of Public Works (BPW)This request involves a transaction by which a local community college (Cha
advisoryo.1996.07.htm 96.07. OPINION NO. 96-07. A request has been received from the Department of Human Resources as to whether Child Protective Services workers in a local Department of Social Services (DSS) may have secondary employment with the local Circuit Court as visitation facilitators in domestic relations/custody cases. After a review of all the circumstances of the program, including submissions from the agency and the Court, we advise that this secondary employment as described wo
advisoryo.1996.08.htm 96.08. OPINION NO. 96-08. An advisory opinion has been requested by the Department of Human Resources (DHR) as to whether supervisory social workers in the Baltimore City Department of Social Services (BCDSS) may have secondary employment as on-call interviewers with the Baltimore Child Abuse Center, in connection with the entity's collaborative effort with the BCDSS in responding to child abuse allegations. Based on the information provided regarding the relationships of
advisoryo.1996.09.htm 96.09. OPINION NO. 96-09. Ethics Commission advice has been requested as to whether participation by an attorney lobbyist in the activities of a State task force on behalf of a client/employer constitutes lobbying for which registration and reporting is required. Based on the information provided regarding the specific activities of this individual, we advise that registration and reporting of compensation and expenditures related to these activities is required.This request involves rep
advisoryo.1996.10.htm 96.10. OPINION NO. 96-10. Ethics Commission advice has been requested from the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) as to whether the post-employment provision of the Ethics Law applies to bar or limit the activities of a former Assistant Secretary of the MHEC (the Former Employee) on behalf of a private college in its dealings with his former agency. We advise that the prohibition of §15-504(b) of the Law does not apply to totally bar the Former Employee's activit
advisoryo.1996.11.htm 96.11. OPINION NO. 96-11. Advice has been requested from the Maryland Agriculture Week, Inc. which annually hosts the Maryland Agricultural Dinner, as to whether it is required to register and report as a regulated lobbyist pursuant to the Maryland Public Ethics Law (State Government Article, Title 15, Annotated Code of Maryland) Based on the information provided about the organization, we advise that its activities do bring it within the definitions and requirements of t
advisoryo.1996.12.htm 96.12. OPINION NO. 96-12. A request has been presented from an Environmental Program Manager in the Department of the Environment (the Requestor) as to whether he is a public official required to file financial disclosure. Based on the duties and responsibilities for this individual's position, we confirm our previous determination that an incumbent of the individual's position is a public official required to file financial disclosure pursuant to Subtitle 6 of the Ethics
advisoryo.1996.13.htm 96.13. OPINION NO. 96-13. Ethics Commission advice has been requested as to application of the non-participation provisions of the Ethics Law to the Director of Marketing for the Maryland Port Administration (the Employee) whose adult son works as a supervisor for a terminal operator/stevedoring company operating at the Port of Baltimore. We advise that the Employee must avoid participation in any defined matter that directly involves his son's employer, but is not barred
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