Action Alert: Please Ask the Health and Government Operations Committee Members to SUPPORT HB760, Which Would Allow Legislative Review of Unilateral Gubernatorial Authority Under State of Emergency

TEXT OF HB760 – States of Emergency and Catastrophic Health Emergencies – Renewals – Authorization by General Assembly or Legislative Policy Committee:

Prohibiting the Governor from renewing a state of emergency or catastrophic health emergency for more than 30 days without approval from the General Assembly by joint resolution or if the General Assembly is not in session, by a majority vote of the Legislative Policy Committee; and clarifying that a state of emergency expires under certain circumstances.

why icm SUPPORTS HB760

  • 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.
 
  • Public health policies and their impacts should be evaluated by public health officials as well as elected legislators and voted on by the full legislature.
 
  • This legislation allows the full legislature to review the premises and conditions under which the Governor may declare and extend a state of emergency.

Who to contact about HB760

URGENT: We’re asking all members to contact the following bill sponsors, and to call and email members of the Health and Government Operations Committee to let them know, in your own words, why you support this bill!
 
There will be a hearing for HB760 before the Health and Government Operations Committee on 3/1/22 at 1:30 PM.

 

Please contact bill sponsors Delegate Krebs, Delegate Arikan, Delegate Boteler, Delegate Buckel, Delegate Chisholm, Delegate Hartman, Delegate Howard, Delegate Kipke, Delegate Kittleman, Delegate Mautz, Delegate McComas, Delegate McKay, Delegate Morgan, Delegate Parrott, Delegate Reilly, Delegate Rose, Delegate Shoemaker, Delegate Szeliga, Delegate Thiam, and Delegate Wivell to express your support.




410-841-3200 | 301-858-3200
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3200
 
If you’re a constituent of hers – in District 5 – let her know!
 
410-841-3334 | 301-858-3334
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3334
 
If you’re a constituent of hers – in District 7 – let her know!
 
Phone 410-841-3365 | 301-858-3365 
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3365
 
If you’re a constituent of his – in District 8 – let him know!
 
Phone 410-841-3404 | 301-858-3404 
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3404
 
If you’re a constituent of his – in District 1B – let him know!
 
Phone 410-841-3206 | 301-858-3206 
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3206
 
If you’re a constituent of his – in District 31B – let him know!
 
Phone 410-841-3356 | 301-858-3356 
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3356
 
If you’re a constituent of his – in District 38C – let him know!
 
Phone 410-841-3439 | 301-858-3439 
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3439
 
If you’re a constituent of his – in District 30B – let him know!
 
Phone 410-841-3421 | 301-858-3421 
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3421 
 
If you’re a constituent of his – in District 31B – let him know!
 
Phone 410-841-3556 | 301-858-3556 
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3556
 
If you’re a constituent of hers – in District 9A – let her know!
 
Phone 410-841-3429 | 301-858-3429 
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3429
 
If you’re a constituent of his – in District 37B – let him know!
 
Phone 410-841-3272 | 301-858-3272 
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3272 
 
If you’re a constituent of hers – in District 34B – let her know!
 
Phone 410-841-3321 | 301-858-3321 
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3321 
 
If you’re a constituent of his – in District 1C – let him know!
 
Phone 410-841-3170 | 301-858-3170 
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3170
 
If you’re a constituent of his – in District 29A – let him know!
 
410-841-3636 | 301-858-3636
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3636
 
If you’re a constituent of his – in District 2A – let him know!
 
410-841-3278 | 301-858-3278
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3278
 
If you’re a constituent of hers – in District 35B – let her know!
 
Phone 410-841-3070 | 301-858-3070 
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3070
 
If you’re a constituent of hers – in District 5 – let her know!
 
Phone 410-841-3359 | 410-841-3359 
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3359
 
If you’re a constituent of his – in District 5 – let him know!
 
410-841-3698 | 301-858-3698
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3698
 
If you’re a constituent of hers – in District 7 – let her know!
 
Phone 410-841-3125 | 301-858-3125 
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3125
 
If you’re a constituent of hers – in District 2B – let her know!
 
Phone 410-841-3447 | 301-858-3447 
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3447 

If you’re a constituent of his – in District 2A – 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 HB760:

Ariana.Kelly@house.state.md.us, Anne.Kaiser@house.state.md.us, Cheryl.Landis@house.state.md.us, shane.pendergrass@house.state.md.us, heather.bagnall@house.state.md.us, lisa.belcastro@house.state.md.us, alfred.carr@house.state.md.us, harry.bhandari@house.state.md.us, joseline.pena.melnyk@house.state.md.us, robbyn.lewis@house.state.md.us, ken.kerr@house.state.md.us, steve.johnson@house.state.md.us, Terri.Hill@house.state.md.us, bonnie.cullison@house.state.md.us, Sheree.Sample.Hughes@house.state.md.us, Sid.Saab@house.state.md.us, samuel.rosenberg@house.state.md.us, Karen.Young@house.state.md.us
 

Please call the offices of the Health and Government Operations Committee members in support of HB760:

410-841-3406 | 301-858-3406
 
410-841-3833 | 301-858-3833
 
410-841-3526 | 301-858-3526
 
410-841-3638 | 301-858-3638
 
410-841-3883 | 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
 
410-841-3448 | 301-858-3448
 
410-841-3772 | 301-858-3772
 
410-841-3502 | 301-858-3502
 
410-841-3139 | 301-858-3139
 
410-841-3297 | 301-858-3297
 
410-841-3551 | 301-858-3551
 
410-841-3427 | 301-858-3427
 
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 HB760 sponsors and the other HGO committee members with polite, respectful, forceful emails and phone calls. They need to hear our voices!

 

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