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Code of Maryland Regulations

State agencies with the authority to adopt regulations must follow the State's Administrative Procedures Act, State Government Article, §10-101 et seq., Annotated Code of Maryland, when adopting regulations. These requirements include review by the Maryland General Assembly's Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review Committee, publication in the Maryland Register, and public comment on proposed new regulations and changes to existing regulations.

The Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) is organized by title, with the name of title corresponding to the name of the agency with authority to adopt regulations. For example, the State Board of Elections is authorized under section 2-102 of the Election Law Article to adopt regulations to implement its powers and duties. Regulations adopted by the State Board of Elections are located in Title 33 - State Board of Elections of COMAR.

The State's Division of State Documents publishes COMAR in two formats. The Division has an online, searchable version of COMAR and sells a printed version. The online version is updated as soon as a proposed regulation is effective, and updates to the printed version are printed bi-annually.

Regulations

(SEPTEMBER, 2016 MEETING)

Campaign Finance

Proposed Amended Regulations:

33.13.07 (Authority Line Requirements; Electronic Media)
33.13.13 (Administrative Accounts)
33.14.02 (Eligibility Requirements and Procedures)
33.20.06 (Contributions)

Proposed New Regulations:

33.13.08 (Independent Expenditure Requirements)
33.13.10 (Prohibitions)

The amended regulations in Subtitle 13 (Campaign Financing), Subtitle 14 (Administration of Public Financing Act) and Subtitle 20 (Disclosure by Persons Doing Public Business) and the new regulations in Subtitle 13 (Campaign Financing) were published in the November 28th issue of the Maryland Register.  The public comment period began on Monday, November 28th and will end on Wednesday, December 28th. 

Final adoption by the Board will be determined.

(FEBRUARY, 2017 MEETING)

Campaign Finance

Final Amended Regulations:

33.13.07 (Authority Line Requirements; Electronic Media)
33.13.13 (Administrative Accounts)
33.14.02 (Eligibility Requirements and Procedures)
33.20.06 (Contributions)

Final New Regulations:

33.13.08 (Independent Expenditure Requirements)
33.13.10 (Prohibitions)

These new and amended proposed regulations were published in the November 28th issue of the Maryland Register.  The public comment period is closed.  Adoption of the final regulations should be published in the March 17th edition of the Maryland Register and should become effective on Monday, March 27th.