Current as of: 2010
(a) In this title the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b) "Applicable contribution" means a contribution to a candidate, or a series of such contributions, in a cumulative amount in excess of $500.
(c) "Business entity" includes a firm, corporation, trust, unincorporated association, or other organization, whether or not conducted for profit.
(d) "Candidate" includes an incumbent office holder.
(e) "Contract" includes a sale, purchase, lease, or other agreement.
(f) (1) Subject to paragraph (2) of this subsection, "contribution" has the meaning stated in § 1-101 of this article.
(2) "Contribution" does not include:
(i) a bona fide gift by a spouse or relative within the third degree of consanguinity; or
(ii) an honorary membership in a social, service, or fraternal organization presented as a courtesy by the organization.
(g) (1) "Doing public business" means making, during any 12-month period, one or more contracts with one or more governmental entities involving cumulative consideration of at least $100,000.
(2) "Doing public business" does not include receiving a salary from a governmental entity.
(h) "Governmental entity" means:
(1) the State, a county, a municipal corporation, or other political subdivision of the State; and
(2) a unit of the State, a county, a municipal corporation, or other political subdivision of the State.
(i) "Make a contribution" includes to cause a contribution to be made.Prev
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