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File #: 20-0483    Version: 0 Name: Public Ethics Law - Gifts to Elected Officials and Staff
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 1/13/2020 In control: Judiciary Committee
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Public Ethics Law - Gifts to Elected Officials and Staff For the purpose of expanding certain provisions to prohibit elected officials and their staff from soliciting or accepting certain gifts in enumerated circumstances; correcting, clarifying, and conforming related provisions; and generally relating to ethics in the public sector.
Sponsors: President Brandon M. Scott, Bill Henry, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Eric T. Costello, Kristerfer Burnett, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Zeke Cohen, Ryan Dorsey, Mary Pat Clarke, Sharon Green Middleton, Robert Stokes, Sr., Shannon Sneed, John T. Bullock, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: Elected Officials, Gifts, Law, Public Ethics
Attachments: 1. 20-0483~1st Reader, 2. Law 20-0483
Explanation: Capitals indicate matter added to existing law.
[Brackets] indicate matter deleted from existing law.

* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.

Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill

Introduced by: President Scott

A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
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Public Ethics Law - Gifts to Elected Officials and Staff
For the purpose of expanding certain provisions to prohibit elected officials and their staff from soliciting or accepting certain gifts in enumerated circumstances; correcting, clarifying, and conforming related provisions; and generally relating to ethics in the public sector.
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By repealing and reordaining, with amendments
Article 8 - Ethics
Section(s) 6-26 and 6-27
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, That the Laws of Baltimore City read as follows:

Baltimore City Code

Article 8. Ethics

Subtitle 6. Conflicts of Interest

§ 6-26. Solicitation prohibited.

(a) [In general] Public servants generally.

Except as permitted under subsection [(b)] (c) of this section, a public servant may not solicit or facilitate the solicitation of a gift, whether on the public servant’s own behalf or on behalf of another person, from any person that the public servant knows or has reason to know:

(1) does or seeks to do business of any kind, regardless of amount:

(i) with the public servant’s agency; or

(ii) with another person in connection with or in furtherance of a contract that is being negotiated or has been entered into by the other person with the public servant’s agency;

(2)...

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