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Hearing date: TUESDAY 3/2 –HB1249 State Board of Elections and Local Boards of Elections – Membership and Staff (Ways & Means Committee). One member suggests she is going to oppose this – more of the “racial equity” narrative, which she thinks is very divisive. Text of the bill here.

Beyond testimony date for using My MGA. Need to send email to Ways and Means committee members. Begin email with your choice oppose or approve:


HB1249 MEMBERSHIP & STAFF – OPPOSE
Address to: 
Honorable Delegate Kaiser – Chair, Honorable Delegate Washington – Vice Chair, Honorable committee members,
Text of your email, you may include above. Suggested to keep it short and sweet.
Sincerely,
Your name, address, and zip
district (without address and district it may not be accepted, they can’t tell if your response is unique.)
HB1249 MEMBERSHIP & STAFF – OPPOSE

Here are the committee members email addresses. You should be able to copy the whole set, and paste into the To block of your email: 
alonzo.washington@house.state.md.us,
anne.kaiser@house.state.md.us,
April.Rose@house.state.md.us,
Bob.Long@house.state.md.us,
chanel.branch@house.state.md.us,
dalya.attar@house.state.md.us,
dana.jones@house.state.md.us,
Darryl.Barnes@house.state.md.us,
Edith.Patterson@house.state.md.us,
Eric.Ebersole@house.state.md.us,
eric.luedtke@house.state.md.us,
Haven.Shoemaker@house.state.md.us,
Jason.Buckel@house.state.md.us,
jessica.feldmark@house.state.md.us,
jheanelle.wilkins@house.state.md.us,
joseph.boteler@house.state.md.us,
julian.ivey@house.state.md.us,
julie.palakovichcarr@house.state.md.us,
Kevin.Hornberger@house.state.md.us,
MaryAnn.Lisanti@house.state.md.us,
michele.guyton@house.state.md.us,
stephanie.smith@house.state.md.us,
wayne.hartman@house.state.md.us



Hearing date: TUESDAY 3/2 –SB808 Licensed Dentists – Administration of Vaccines (Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee). One member indicated she is going to oppose this. Getting more vaccines into more people, and now dentists want their cut, plus this is a way to increase uptake of HPV and COVID vaccines. Text of the bill is here.

Beyond testimony date for using My MGA. Need to send email to Education, Health, & Environmental Affairs committee members.

Begin email with your choice oppose or approve: 

SB808 Licensed Dentists – Administration of Vaccines – OPPOSE
Address to:

Honorable Senator Pinsky – Chair, Honorable Senator Kagan – Vice Chair, Honorable committee members,
Text of your email, you may include above. Suggested to keep it short and sweet.

Sincerely,
Your name,
address, and zip

district (without address and district it may not be accepted, they can’t tell if your response is unique.)

SB808 Licensed Dentists – Administration of Vaccines – OPPOSE  

Here are the committee members email addresses. You should be able to copy the whole set, and paste into the To block of your email: 

AA_EHE@mlis.state.md.us,
paul.pinsky@senate.state.md.us,
Cheryl.Kagan@senate.state.md.us,
marybeth.carozza@senate.state.md.us,
arthur.ellis@senate.state.md.us,
jason.gallion@senate.state.md.us,
katiefry.hester@senate.state.md.us,
clarence.lam@senate.state.md.us,
obie.patterson@senate.state.md.us,
edward.reilly@senate.state.md.us,
bryan.simonaire@senate.state.md.us,
mary.washington@senate.state.md.us



Hearing date: TUESDAY 3/2 – SB736 Health Occupations – Pharmacists – Administration of Vaccinations (Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee). One member indicated she is going to oppose this. Lowers the age a pharmacist can give a shot (vaccine) to a child from 9 yo (for flu only) to 3 yo for any recommended vaccine. No prescription needed and doesn’t say anything about parental consent. Text of the bill is here.

Beyond testimony date for using My MGA. Need to send email to Education, Health, & Environmental Affairs committee members. See above.

Begin email with your choice oppose or approve: 

SB736 Health Occupations – Pharmacists – Administration of Vaccinations – OPPOSE
Address to:

Honorable Senator Pinsky – Chair, Honorable Senator Kagan – Vice Chair, Honorable committee members,
Text of your email, you may include above. Suggested to keep it short and sweet.

Sincerely,
Your name,
address, and zip

district (without address and district it may not be accepted, they can’t tell if your response is unique.)

SB736 Health Occupations – Pharmacists – Administration of Vaccinations – OPPOSE  

Committee members email address are listed above.


BONUS!! LOCKDOWN ALERT!!


Hearing date: Wednesday 3/10

Testimony dates: Thursday & Friday 3/4, 3/5

HB835 – States of Emergency and Catastrophic Health Emergencies –Renewals – Authorization by General Assembly or Legislative Policy Committee – limits Governors renewal of State of Emergency to one 30 day period and then one more only if approved by GA or Legislative policy committee.

This bill is supported by Restore The Free State for approval. But I’d like to get advise on this.  It is interesting that this is one aspect of the HB 17 that Delegate Dan Cox submitted and which is currently stalled. I’m speculating that they are not able to agree on all the aspects presented in HB 17 and so are breaking it into bite sized parts. This is a compromise, but I’d prefer to have HB 17 as it is more inclusive and more aligned to the Constitution.

If they are not going to pass HB 17, then I totally support this bill. How do we find this out? (It is such a game!!!) 

If this bill is passed then in the future, we need to watch who gets placed on this Legislative Policy Committee and ensure it is balanced with conservatives and people who support the Constitution and not set up with people who do not. Even 60 days of lockdown destroys economies and lives and chips away at our constitutional rights. 

This bill is not perfect, especially if this declaring a state of emergency continues to be allowed without hard data to prove it is necessary, which of course is what our lawsuit is all about. (Don’t forget to donate to support that lawsuit. We need funds to get it started, and we are currently well below our projected goals.) There are now instructions here on our website for submitting your approval or opposition to the bills when we are submitting that in the allotted time frame as with this bill.   After you register and create your lists, on the designated submission dates (listed above) log in and select Witness Signup.

You will not be able to submit your testimony if it is not the correct days to do so. I will try this week to get advise on how to respond to this bill before the testimony dates. If you have someone who can provide that advise, please do so and let me know ASAP.