Monday, October 31, 2005

New Maryland Code Article

For those of you that received your new supplements to the Maryland Code, you would have noticed that the code now has a new article: Housing and Community Development. The editors of the Maryland Code have for some time now been involved in the process of transfering sections from the chronologically arranged code into separate subject sections. This newest article is the most recent in that process. This Article represents information that was previously housed in Article 83B of the chronologically arranged code. Through Chapter 26 Acts 2005, this information was transferred to its own article. Interestingly, only the Lexis version of the online Code has updated their material to reflect this change.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Political Contributions By Businesses Entities

Typically, business entities that make political contributions are not required to disclose that amount. However, if your company does business with the state in excess of $100,000 in a 1 year period, and one or more of your employees makes a political contribution, you may need to file a form with the state. The State Board of Elections site has a nice summarized version of this law. In addition, the site also provides a link to the form such a business entity must complete.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

County Regulations

A while ago, I did a post on Baltimore County's intention to place county regulations online. Recently, Michael Field, an assistant county attorney for Baltimore County, updated me on their progress. Unfortunately, the entire COBAR (Code of Baltimore County Regulations) is not yet online. But progress has been made. Baltimore County has begun publishing select parts of COBAR as the regulations are adopted by the various agencies. Currently, Titles 1 and 5 of COBAR are available. Other counties are further along. COMCOR (The Code of Montgomery CountyRegulations) is now completely available online. If anyone knows whether any other counties are currently publishing regulations online, I would be interested to hear.