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File #: 22-0275    Version: 0 Name: Ethics - Conforming Changes
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 9/12/2022 In control: Rules and Legislative Oversight
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Ethics - Conforming Changes For the purpose of updating the City Ethics Article to conform to state law.
Sponsors: City Council President (Administration)
Indexes: Changing, Conforming, Ethics
Attachments: 1. 22-0275(1)~1st Reader, 2. LAW 22-0275, 3. ETHICS 22-0275
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.

City of Baltimore
Council Bill

Introduced by: The Council President
At the request of: The Administration (Board of Ethics)

A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
Ethics - Conforming Changes
For the purpose of updating the City Ethics Article to conform to state law.

By adding
Article 8 - Ethics
Sections 2-24, 6-40, 7-19, and 7-30
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

By repealing and re-ordaining, with amendments
Article 8 - Ethics
Sections 6-26(a), 6-27, 6-37, 7-4(a), 7-17(c), 7-23(b), 7-27(b), and 7-29
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 2. Definitions; General Provisions

Part I. Definitions

§ 2-24. “Quasi-governmental entity”.

“Quasi-governmental entity” means an entity that:

(1) is created by a state statute;

(2) performs a public function; and

(3) is supported in whole or in part by the state, but is managed privately.

§§ 2-25 [2-24] to 2-30. {Reserved}

Part IV. Gifts

§ 6-26. Solicitation prohibited.

(a) In general.

Except as permitted under subsection (b) 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 kn...

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