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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, ยง10-101 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

(JANUARY MEETING)

33.19 (Violations)

33.14.01.04, 33.14.02.01, .02, .04, .06 and 33.14.03.02 (Administration of Public Financing Act)

These new and proposed changes were published in the March 21st edition of the the Maryland Register. The public comment period is closed. Adoption of the final regulations were published in the July 25th edition of the Maryland Register and became effective on August 4th.

(FEBRUARY MEETING)

33.13 (Campaign Financing)
33.20 (Disclosure by Persons Doing Public Business)
33.10.02.07 (Voting Systems-System Requirements and Procedures)
33.14.02.06 (Adminsitration of Public Financing Act)
33.17.04.03 (Early Voting)

These new and proposed changes were published in the April 18th edition of the the Maryland Register. The public comment period started on April 19th and ended on May 19th. Adoption of the final regulations were published in the July 25th edition of the Maryland Register and became effective on August 4th.

(APRIL MEETING)

33.01.05.06 (Definitions; General Provisions)

This proposed change will be published in the June 13th edition of the the Maryland Register. The public comment period will start on June 14th and will end on July 14th. Adoption of the final regulations will be published in the September 19th edition of the Maryland Register and will become effective on September 29th.

(JULY MEETING)

33.13.15 and 33.13.16 (Campaign Financing)
33.14.01 and 33.14.03 (Administration of Public Financing Act)
33.20.03 (Disclosure by Persons Doing Public Business)

These new and proposed changes were published in the August 22nd edition of the Maryland Register. The public comment period began on August 22nd and will close on September 22nd.

(AUGUST MEETING)

33.13.17 (Campaign Financing)

These new regulations will be published the October 3rd edition of the Maryland Register. The public comment period will begin on October 3rd and will close on November 3rd. Final adoption by the Board will be determined.