Lobbying Actions

Lobbying Action Guidlines

Ongoing and expired lobbying actions appear below. Lobbying targets can be all of the members of a House of Delegates or Senate committee, your representatives in either chamber, the Governor, or various government agencies.  If the SCMD has published an issue statement, submitted written committee testimony, or sent out a letter or press release, then it is referenced. It is OK to copy and paste text from the SCMD document to your email or letter or read from the document during your telephone call. If you send your own email or letter then the salutation should be "Chairman and members of the Committee" or "Chairwoman and members of the Committee" or "Delegate [forename surname]" or "Senator [forename surname]". Always identify the name of your town or city followed by your two letter state abbreviation MD (please do not send emails or letters if you are not a resident of Maryland) at the bottom of the email or letter after your name. The recipient address in the email or the envelope should be "The Honorable ..." followed by the room number and building name followed by the town and state.

Links for sending an email to the committees are provided. A link to the current bill information and its committee is provided. Following the committee link will provide a post office address for the committee. If the bill was reported favorably by the committee but not yet voted then you can contact your representative. To obtain the email address, letter address, and telephone of your representative try the official list of legislators. It is arguably better to send emails about bills to all of the committee members prior to the committee vote because most bills reported favorably by committee are approved (99%), while few bills that are reported unfavorably by committee are approved. About 3/4 of bills approved in one chamber are also approved in the other chamber, so if you already wrote to one chamber and the bill was approved in that chamber then it remains worthwhile to write to the other chamber's committee also.

  1. Currently active email forms appear under the Action Alerts heading below
  2. Please check the current status and history of the bill(s) on the mgalegl.maryland.gov web site first.
  3. If there is a corresponding bill from both chambers then check the status of the bills from each chamber.
  4. Write to the entire committee before the committee votes on the bill.
  5. If the bill was reported favorably by the committee then contact your representative. Visit, telephone, or mail is preferred over email, but an email is also good. Say you live in the election district.
  6. Return here again to act on changes in bill status and on new bills while the General Assembly is still in session.
  7. After the session ends contact the Governor and request that the passed bills be signed or vetoed.

SCA and other organization Action Alerts for US and MD

    Laws, Practices, Regulations, Etc.

    2018 General Assembly bills

    GA session began on January 10 and ends April 9 (90 days) unless extended.

    Senate Committee Email Addresses

     
     
     
     
     

    House of Delegates Committee Email Addresses

     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    SCMD opposes the following bills.

    Number Title Primary Sponsor Status Original Committee(s) and Hearing Dates Opposite Committee(s) and Hearing Dates

    SCMD supports the following bills.

    Number Title Primary Sponsor Status Original Committee(s) and Hearing Dates Opposite Committee(s) and Hearing Dates

    SCMD requests amending the following bills.

    Number Title Primary Sponsor Status Original Committee(s) and Hearing Dates Opposite Committee(s) and Hearing Dates

    Expired Lobbying Actions

    Laws, Practices, Regulations, Etc.

    Prior Year General Assembly