19A.04.02.02

.02 Coverage.

A. To be viewed as similar to the Public Ethics Law, all elected local officials, local employees subject to the jurisdiction of the locality, and nonelected local officials shall be subject to the local ethics law.

B. Conflicts of Interest.

(1) A local law shall include conflict of interest provisions for elected local officials equivalent to or exceeding the requirements of General Provisions Article, Title 5, Subtitle 5, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(2) Conflicts of Interest — Employees and Nonelected Local Officials.

(a) A local law shall include conflict of interest provisions for local employees and nonelected local officials.

(b) A county or municipality may adopt conflict of interest provisions for local employees and nonelected local officials that are identical to the conflict of interest provisions for elected local officials.

C. Financial Disclosure.

(1) A local law shall include financial disclosure provisions for elected local officials and candidates to be elected local officials equivalent to or exceeding the requirements for State officials required in General Provisions Article, Title 5, Subtitle 6, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(2) Financial Disclosure — Employees and Nonelected Local Officials.

(a) A local law shall include financial disclosure provisions for local employees and nonelected local officials.

(b) A county or municipality may adopt financial disclosure provisions for local employees and nonelected local officials that are identical to the financial disclosure provisions for local elected officials.