19A.04.04.02

.02 Effect of Models.

A. Status.

(1) The model local laws in Appendices A and B to this subtitle are informational and examples only.

(2) The Commission shall determine whether a county or municipal law complies with the requirements of General Provisions Article, Title 5, Subtitle 8, Annotated Code of Maryland, based on the criteria and guidelines set forth in COMAR 19A.04.02 and the Public Ethics Law.

B. Compliance with Public Ethics Law Requirements.

(1) The model laws in Appendices A and B comply with the requirements of General Provisions Article, Title 5, Subtitle 8, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(2) The model conflict of interest and financial disclosure provisions for elected officials in Appendices A and B are equivalent to the requirements of General Provisions Article, Title 5, Subtitles 5 and 6, Annotated Code of Maryland.

C. Applicability.

(1) The model law in Appendix A may be viewed as a guide for larger counties and municipalities.

(2) The model law in Appendix B may be viewed as a guide for smaller counties and municipalities.