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Article - Housing and Community Development


    (a)    (1)    In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.

        (2)    (i)    “Payee” means a person that receives from the Montgomery Commission an aggregate payment of at least $25,000 in a single fiscal year.

            (ii)    “Payee” does not include:

                1.    an employee of the Montgomery Commission with respect to the employee’s compensation; or

                2.    a retiree of the Montgomery Commission with respect to the retiree’s retirement allowance.

        (3)    “Payment data” means, at a minimum, the following information for a particular fiscal year:

            (i)    the name of each payee that received a payment from the Montgomery Commission;

            (ii)    the location of the payee by postal zip code;

            (iii)    the amount of the payment; and

            (iv)    the purpose of the payment.

        (4)    “Searchable website” means a website created in accordance with this section that allows a user to search and display payment data of the Montgomery Commission.

    (b)    On or before December 1, 2021, the Montgomery Commission shall report payment data in accordance with subsection (c) of this section.

    (c)    (1)    The Montgomery Commission shall develop and operate a single searchable website accessible to the public at no cost.

        (2)    The searchable website shall allow a user to:

            (i)    search payment data for fiscal year 2020 and each fiscal year thereafter; and

            (ii)    search by the following data fields:

                1.    payee name; and

                2.    payee zip code.

    (d)    This section may not be construed to require the disclosure of information that is required to be kept confidential under federal, State, or local law.

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