Virtual Law Institute to Address Police Reform, PIA

By Frank JohnsonDeputy City Attorney, City of Gaithersburg The Section will be holding the annual Law Institute in late May.┬áThe Section Council has decided this event will be virtual, and topics are expected to include a summary of the General Assembly police reform efforts from last year, as well as Public Information Act changes, asContinue reading “Virtual Law Institute to Address Police Reform, PIA”

Message from the Chair

By Amanda ConnGeneral counsel, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Happy new year to all of the members of the State and Local Government Law Section. I hope each of you had a safe and relaxing holiday season. The Section Council hopes to continue to provide you with useful and timely programs that will help you inContinue reading “Message from the Chair”

Enforcement powers change for the Public Information Act Compliance Board

By Frank JohnsonDeputy City Attorney, City of Gaithersburg The General Assembly made some significant changes to the Public Information Act (Md. Code Ann., General Provisions, Sec. 4-101 et seq.) this year. First, as part of the changes related to police reform, Senate Bill 178 removed the confidentiality of certain police personnel records, now allowing disclosureContinue reading “Enforcement powers change for the Public Information Act Compliance Board”