Maryland Code, General Provisions § 5-713

(a) After each reporting period, the Ethics Commission shall compute and make available:

(1) for each of the categories of expenses required to be reported under § 5-705(b)(2) of this subtitle, a total of the expenditures reported by all regulated lobbyists in that category;

(2) for the categories of expenses required to be reported under § 5-705(b)(2)(v) through (vii) of this subtitle, a combined total of the expenditures reported by all regulated lobbyists;  and

(3) the total of the reported expenditures by all regulated lobbyists for lobbying activities during the reporting period.

(b)(1) If a report under § 5-705 or § 5-706 of this subtitle contains the name of an official or employee in the Executive Branch or Legislative Branch or the name of a member of the official's or employee's immediate family, the Ethics Commission shall:

(i) notify the official or employee within 30 days after receipt of the report by the Ethics Commission;  and

(ii) keep the report confidential for 60 days after its receipt.

(2) Within 30 days after receiving the notice, the official or employee may submit a written exception to the inclusion in the report of the name of the official, employee, or member of the official's or employee's immediate family.


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