19A.04.03.02

.02 Commission Review of Local Laws.

A. A county or municipality may submit proposed ethics provisions and amendments to the Commission for review and comment prior to final enactment.

B. The Commission shall review all finally enacted laws submitted to the Commission and shall determine if the local law meets the requirements of this subtitle and General Provisions Article, Title 5, Subtitle 8, Annotated Code of Maryland.

C. In determining whether a local law meets the statutory requirements for elected local officials and for being similar to the Public Ethics Law, the Commission shall apply the criteria of COMAR 19A.04.02 and General Provisions Article, Title 5, Subtitle 8, Annotated Code of Maryland.

D. If the Commission determines that a local law does not meet the requirements of this subtitle and General Provisions Article, Title 5, Subtitle 8, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Commission shall notify the county or municipality of the determination and Commission staff shall assist the local entity in developing local provisions that comply with these requirements.