2018 Maryland Code
Title 5 - Maryland Public Ethics Law
Subtitle 4 - Procedures for Complaint of Violation of Title
§ 5-402. Complaints -- Referral
(a) In general. -- For further action after the filing of a complaint, the Ethics Commission promptly shall refer the complaint to:
(1) the Commission on Judicial Disabilities, if the complaint concerns a judge of a court established under Article IV, § 1 of the Maryland Constitution;
(2) the Joint Ethics Committee, if the complaint concerns:
(i) a State official of the Legislative Branch; and
(ii) a violation of Subtitle 5 of this title; or
(3) the staff counsel, if the complaint concerns any other entity.
(b) Assistance from Ethics Commission. -- On request of the Commission on Judicial Disabilities or the Joint Ethics Committee, the Ethics Commission shall provide any information or assistance that is not prohibited by law.