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Welcome to the Maryland State Ethics Commission

The goals of the State Ethics Commission, as established by the Public Ethics Law (General Provisions Article, Title 5) are as follows:

  • To ensure the public has the highest trust in its State officials and employees and to assure the public that decisions are made impartially and with independence of judgment:
  • To ensure State business is conducted free from improper influence, or even the appearance of improper influence.
  • To prevent conflicts of interest by administering public disclosure programs and standards of conduct for State employees, officials and lobbyists.

The Commission hopes that this website provides you with helpful insight and information, and your suggestions are most welcome. Thank you for your interest in Maryland’s Public Ethics Law.