2021 Maryland Statutes
General Provisions
Title 5 - Maryland Public Ethics Law
Subtitle 4 - Procedures for Complaint of Violation of Title
Section 5-402 - Complaints -- Referral

    (a)    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)    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.

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