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Maryland Code, Education § 12-115

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(a) In this section, “candidate”, “contribution”, and “political committee” have the meanings stated in § 1-101 of the Election Law Article.

(b) The restrictions in this section apply from the date of a member's appointment to the Board of Regents until the end of the member's tenure on the Board.

(c)(1) A member of the Board of Regents may not, for the benefit of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, or Comptroller, a member of the General Assembly, or a candidate for election to the office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Comptroller, or member of the General Assembly, engage in the following activities:

(i) Soliciting or transmitting a political contribution from any person, including a political committee;

(ii) Serving on a fund-raising committee or a political committee;

(iii) Acting as a treasurer for a candidate or official or as treasurer or chair of a political committee;

(iv) Organizing or establishing a political committee for the purpose of soliciting or transmitting contributions from any person;  or

(v) Forwarding tickets for fund-raising activities, or other solicitations for political contributions, to a potential contributor.

(2) This section does not prohibit a member of the Board of Regents from:

(i) Making a personal political contribution;

(ii) Informing any entity of a position taken by a candidate or official;  or

(iii) Engaging in other activities not specifically prohibited under paragraph (1) of this subsection.

(3) A member of the Board of Regents may not be a candidate for a public office while serving on the Board.

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