Action Alert: Please Ask the Health and Government Operations Committee Members to SUPPORT HB575, Which Would Safeguard Against Abuse of Emergency Gubernatorial Power

TEXT OF HB575

– Public Safety – Emergency Limitations (Consent of the Governed Act)

Altering provisions relating to the Governor’s authority to declare and enforce a state of emergency; and providing for the burden of proof in a certain action authorizing a certain person to seek damages from a certain defendant by proving certain matters.

why icm opposes HB575

  • There is currently no state of emergency in Maryland; the Governor has consistently used power granted under the declared state of emergency to unilaterally impose Covid-19 restrictions which have had negative health and economic impacts on Maryland citizens.
 
  • This legislation reasonably limits the length of a declared state of emergency to 14 days (reduced from 30 days) which is consistent with genuine emergencies requiring swift unilateral executive action.
 
  • This legislation allows the legislature to review and approve the premises and conditions under which the Governor may extend a state of emergency.

Who to contact about HB575

There will be a hearing for HB575 before the Health and Government Operations Committee on 3/1/22 at 1:30 PM.

URGENT: We’re asking all members to call and email Delegate Cox and the members of the Health and Government Operations Committee and let them know, in your own words, why you support HB575.

410-841-3288 | 301-858-3288
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3288

If you’re a constituent of his – in District 4 – let him know!

 

Please copy and paste the following email addresses of the Health and Government Operations Committee members into the BCC section of your email in support of HB575:

 

Please call the offices of the Health and Government Operations Committee members in support of HB575:

410-841-3406 | 301-858-3406
 
410-841-3833 | 301-858-3833
 
410-841-3526 | 301-858-3526
 
410-841-3638 | 301-858-3638
 
410-841-3206 | 301-858-3206
 
410-841-3883 | 301-858-3883
 
410-841-3378 | 301-858-3378
 
410-841-3280 | 301-858-3280
 
410-841-3036 | 301-858-3036
 
410-841-3642 | 301-858-3642
 
410-841-3240 | 301-858-3240
 
410-841-3421 | 301-858-3421
 
410-841-3200 | 301-858-3200
 
410-841-3448 | 301-858-3448
 
410-841-3772 | 301-858-3772
 
410-841-3170 | 301-858-3170
 
410-841-3502 | 301-858-3502
 
410-841-3139 | 301-858-3139
 
410-841-3278 | 301-858-3278
 
410-841-3297 | 301-858-3297
 
410-841-3551 | 301-858-3551
 
410-841-3427 | 301-858-3427
 
410-841-3698 | 301-858-3698
 
410-841-3436 | 301-858-3436 
 
 

Please note: Rules for submitting written and oral testimony have changed this year due to Covid-19 restrictions, and can be viewed here. We’re asking members for phone calls, emails, and written testimony only at this time.

Please spread the word! Let’s flood the offices of Delegate Cox and the HGO committee members with polite, respectful, forceful emails and phone calls. They need to hear our voices!

 

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