Political Law Notes

Maryland Pay-to-Play Reports Due November 30 – New Attribution Rule in Effect

Date: October 3, 2016

The next filing deadline for Maryland public contractor contribution disclosure reports is November 30. This time around, a new attribution rule will be in effect. In the past, contributions by a subsidiary of the contractor had to reported if the subsidiary was at least 30% owned by the parent entity and the subsidiary itself had been awarded state or local government contracts. Under an amendment that becomes effective on October 1, the requirement that the subsidiary also have public contracts has been deleted. This may increase the number of contributions the contractor has to disclose in its November filing.