As reported by the Annapolis Capital, legislation to require elected officials to place their financial disclosure forms online is now facing hurdles in the House Environmental Matters Committee. As introduced, SB 920 would have required members of the General Assembly to place their financial disclosure forms online for easier review by the general public. As amended by the Senate, the bill would also require county elected officials and those from Baltimore City to post their financial disclosure forms online. MACo opposed the inclusion of this language before the House Environmental Matters Committee.
From the Annapolis Capital:
House Environmental Matters Delegate Chairwoman Maggie McIntosh said Wednesday that she wants to work with the Montgomery County Democrat to make changes to the bill, but is not sure alterations can be made in the waning days of the General Assembly session.
McIntosh says she is open to removing a provision that county governments also put their disclosures on the Internet.