ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland General Assembly has passed a measure to require private donations for inaugural festivities for the governor to be publicly disclosed.
The Senate voted 45-0 on Saturday for the bill, sending it to Gov. Larry Hogan.READ MORE: More Than $7 Million In ARPA Funds Awarded To Baltimore Nonprofit Organizations
An inaugural committee could not be able to receive or disburse money unless it files a statement of organization with the Maryland State Board of Elections and names a treasurer.READ MORE: ‘It’s Not Working,’ Council Member Frustrated At Relentless Violence In Baltimore As Police Defend Crime Plan
The treasurer would be required to file reports that show donations and disbursements of donated money.
Inaugural committees are not now addressed in Maryland law.MORE NEWS: National Weather Service Confirms EF-1 Tornado Hit Bowie, Second Tornado In Anne Arundel County
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