Time To Testify in Annapolis – E Verify – March 3rd – Annapolis


From the Director of Help Save Maryland, Brad Botwin

We have an opportunity to testify on Wednesday March 3, 2010, 1PM in Annapolis on E-Verify Legislation.  It is important to note that this bill has bipartisan support – Republicans and Democrats working together to preserve jobs for Maryland citizens.  If you do testify, please keep your statement “on the table” so to speak.  No need to bash Hispanic illegal aliens, CASA de Maryland, ACLU, Catholic Charities and their ilk.

The economy, foreclosure and employment situation in Maryland is so bad that most delegates, outside of Montgomery and PG Counties are getting the message that we need to maintain and create jobs for citizens.  E-Verify is an important step in the process of re-employing taxpaying citizens.

Be polite and to the point in your testimony.  Thank the bill sponsors.  However, do take names of those elected officials that challenge the bill and treat testifying citizens poorly.  We are taking precious time away from our  jobs to testify and deserve respect.  With a smile on your face, remind problem delegates that you are with Help Save Maryland and that its an election year.

Have fun and be part of the process!  Can’t make it to Annapolis Weds?  Call or e-mail Committee members.

More hearing are scheduled for next week as well.  Help Save Maryland!

HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
Delegate Peter A. Hammen, Chair
Delegate Shane E. Pendergrass, Vice Chair

Room 240, House Office Building, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3770 Annapolis/Baltimore Area; 301-858-3770 Washington, D.C. Area)

_______________________________________________________________________________ Anyone wishing to testify must sign the witness sheet no later than 15 minutes (60 to be safe) prior to the bill hearing. Oral testimony will be limited to 3 minutes per person. People wishing to testify are encouraged to testify in panels. If you would like to submit written testimony, please submit 35 copies to the committee staff no later than one hour prior to the bill hearing. The bill number must be clearly indicated on the written testimony. Any late testimony will be distributed at a later date. The order that the bills are listed on the hearing schedule is not necessarily the order in which they will be heard. Bills coming from Rules or Cross-filed bills from the Senate will be Sponsor-Only testimony.

HOUSE BILL 721

Sponsored By:

Delegates Miller, Bartlett, Beidle, Beitzel, Boteler, Bromwell, Costa, DeBoy, Dwyer, Elmore, George, Haddaway, Impallaria, Jenkins, Kelly, King, Kipke, Love, Malone, McComas, McHale, Minnick, Myers, Norman, O’Donnell, Riley, Rudolph, Serafini, Shank, Smigiel, Sophocleus, Sossi, Stifler, Stull, and Wood

Entitled:

State Procurement – Use of Federal E-Verify Program to Prevent Employment of Unauthorized Alien Workers


Synopsis:

Declaring that it is the public policy of the State to restrict and deter the use of unauthorized alien workers in the performance of public contracts and grants in the State; specifying criteria for mandatory registration in a federal E-Verify program; prohibiting noncompliant persons or entities from performing specified contracts; imposing requirements on subcontractors, as specified; restricting eligibility for prequalification to contractors in compliance with specified provisions of law; etc.

To reach each Delegate by phone:
From Baltimore/Annapolis area:  dial 410-841 + Extension #  (FAX: 410-841-3850)
From Prince Georges & Montgomery County areas:  dial 301-858 + Extension #  (FAX:  301-858-3850)
From all other areas in Maryland, dial:  1-800-492-7199 + Extension #

Address correspondence as follows:
The Honorable (Name of Delegate)
Room #, House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401-1991

Salutation:  Dear Delegate (Name)

Anyone wishing to testify on any bill must sign the witness register approximately one hour before the hearings begin. If you have written testimony, please submit 35 copies to the committee clerk for distribution at least 60 minutes before the bill hearings begin. The order that bills are listed on the schedule is not necessarily the order in which they will be heard.


Find your MD Representatives –
http://mdelect.net/ Type in your home address.
Write down Delegate names, room and phone numbers, e-mail address

DIRECTIONS & PARKING:  From Route 50 – Take Exit 24 onto Rowe Boulevard towards Annapolis, turn right at 2nd onto Taylor Avenue, then 5th right on far side of Navy-Marine Stadium (near jet plane) into Stadium Parking Lot Gate 5 (pay $5) Walk to bus shelter at Parking Lot and board Free Shuttle to Government Buildings. Shuttle runs every 15 minutes.  Ask to be dropped at Lawyers Mall/Senate/House Buildings. Reverse instructions when heading home.

DRESS – Business casual is fine. Look good as you are representing HSM!

Bring snacks/food and drinks as facilities are very limited.
BRING PHOTO ID to gain entrance to the buildings.  NO knives, guns, signs, etc.

BRING – reading material as these hearing can go on for hours. Use the free time to meet other HSM members in the hallway and corridors.

BE PREPARED – to share the hallway and hearing room with the taxpayer funded female lobbyists from the illegal alien support group CASA of Maryland, the ACLU and mindless SEIU union members who support illegals

PLEASE DO NOT BOTHER OR ENGAGE THE CASA, ACLU OR SEIU UNION REPS.

Questions Contact: Brad Botwin, Director, HSM -240-447-1884, bb67chev@aol.com

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