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


– 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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