Maryland lobbying guidelines
The Maryland State Ethics Commission houses lobbying information and records for Maryland. The Pacific Research Institute analyzes Maryland as having an "acute problem" with exempting governments from lobbying disclosure rules.
Who must register?
All lobbyists must register in the state of Maryland if they are conducting in actions that are intended to influence legislative or executive behavior. There are special exceptions for Maryland Non-Profit Independent Colleges and Universities. Maryland is one of 18 states with more relaxed lobbying reporting requirements for public entities than for private entities.