TUESDAY MARCH 23 IN ANNAPOLIS – Illegal Immigration Bills – Lets get them passed


TUESDAY MARCH 23 IN ANNAPOLIS

THERE IS A BUSY TUESDAY MARCH 23 SCHEDULE FOR HEARINGS IN ANNAPOLIS.  THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WILL HEAR BILLS ON ENFORCEMENT OF FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAWS AND 2 BILLS ON DETERMINING THE IMMIGRATION STATUS OF THOSE IN JAIL.

THE HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE WILL HEAR A BILL TO MAKE ENGLISH THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF HARFORD COUNTY.

HSM SUPPORTS ALL 4 BILLS.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND THE HEARINGS AND TESTIFY PLEASE ARRIVE BEFORE 12 NOON AND SIGN IN TO SPEAK ON EACH BILL.  YOU WILL BE GIVEN 3 MINUTES MAX, BUT CAN USE LESS TIME.  ALWAYS REMEMBER TO SAY WHAT COUNTY YOU ARE FROM AND THAT YOU ARE A MEMBER OF HSM. YOU CAN SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR STATEMENT OR JUST GIVE ORAL TESTIMONY.

LOOK FOR OTHER HSM MEMBERS OUTSIDE THE HEARING ROOMS. DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME TALKING OR DEBATING WITH THE CASA DE MARYLAND, ACLU, SEIU OR ANY OTHER ILLEGAL ALIEN SUPPORT GROUP THAT MAY SHOWUP.

TIPS FOR TESTIFYING OR JUST CONTACTING THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS BY E-MAIL OR PHONE CAN BE FOUND AT

http://www.helpsavemaryland.com/files/TipsAndResourcesForLobbyingMDLegislature.pdf

HOUSE BILL 866

Bill is in the House – First Reading Judiciary

File Code: Public Safety

Sponsored By:

Delegates McDonough, Elliott, Elmore, George, Impallaria, Krebs, Shewell, Smigiel, Sossi, and Stocksdale

Entitled:

Public Safety – Enforcement of Federal Immigration Law by Law Enforcement Agencies


Synopsis:

Requiring each law enforcement agency in the State to enter into a memorandum of understanding to enforce federal immigration law; requiring each law enforcement agency in the State to provide training in federal immigration law to a law enforcement officer that will be performing immigration enforcement under a memorandum of understanding; and defining the terms “law enforcement agency” and “memorandum of understanding”.


History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used. 
Any actions occurring today are available in the
proceedings and hearing schedule

House Action

2/10

First Reading Judiciary

2/16

Hearing 3/23 at 1:00 p.m.

HOUSE BILL 1061

Bill is in the House – First Reading Judiciary

File Code: Public Safety

Sponsored By:

Delegates Shank, Bartlett, Bates, Costa, Elmore, George, Haddaway, Kach, Kipke, Krebs, McComas, McConkey, Serafini, Smigiel, and Stifler

Entitled:

Public Safety – Correctional Facilities – Immigration Status of Inmates


Synopsis:

Requiring a managing official of a correctional facility or the managing official’s designee to require an individual committed to the correctional facility to provide information as to the immigration status of the individual; requiring a managing official of a correctional facility or the managing official’s designee to send an immigration alien query to the Law Enforcement Support Center of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency for specified information; etc.


History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used. 
Any actions occurring today are available in the
proceedings and hearing schedule

House Action

2/17

First Reading Judiciary

2/16

Hearing 3/23 at 1:00 p.m.

HOUSE BILL 1012

Bill is in the House – First Reading Judiciary

File Code: Public Safety

Sponsored By:

Delegate Jenkins

Entitled:

Report and Record Immigration Status – Division of Correction and Division of Parole and Probation


Synopsis:

Requiring the Division of Correction and the Division of Parole and Probation to forward specified information from a specified case record and presentence investigation report, respectively, to the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency if the case record or presentence investigation report indicates that the inmate or the individual has an immigration status; etc.


History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used. 
Any actions occurring today are available in the
proceedings and hearing schedule

House Action

2/15

First Reading Judiciary

2/16

Hearing 3/23 at 1:00 p.m.

HOUSE BILL 1020

Bill is in the House – First Reading Health and Government Operations

File Code: Counties – Local Laws

Sponsored By:

Delegates McDonough, Jennings, Impallaria, James, McComas, Norman, Riley, and Stifler

Entitled:

Harford County – English Language – Formal Recognition


Synopsis:

Designating the English language as the official language of Harford County; making provisions of the Act applicable to specified Harford County functions and agencies; providing for specified exceptions; providing that the Act may not be construed to require the translation into English of any official motto or slogan; and making the provisions of the Act severable.


History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used. 
Any actions occurring today are available in the
proceedings and hearing schedule

House Action

2/15

First Reading Health and Government Operations

2/24

Hearing 3/17 at 1:00 p.m.

MOCO COUNTY COUNCIL TOWN HALL MEETING WEDS MARCH 24 7:30PM IN KENSINGTON

THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO DIRECTLY CONFRONT THE “9 WONDERS OF MOCO” ON THE PROPOSED BUDGET CUTS & ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.  FIND OUT MY COUNTY WORKERS ARE BEING FURLOUGHED BUT CASA, CENTRO FAMILIA, LATINO ECONOMIC DEVELPOMENT CORP AND IDENTITY INC ARE STILL GETTING $$$$$.

CAN’T MAKE IT WEDS NIGHT?  USE THE NEW MOCO CALL-IN LINE AND LEAVE A COMMENT  240-777-7802

Subject: Montgomery County Council to host Town Hall in Kensington Wed., March 24

Montgomery  County Council to Host Kensington / Garrett Park Area Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday,  March 24 at 7:30 om.

Residents Invited to Express Their Views on  Issues, Ask Questions of Councilmembers at HOC Office  Building

The Montgomery County Council will continue its efforts to find  out what issues most concern residents when it hosts a Town Hall  Meeting for the Kensington / Garrett Park area on Wednesday, March  24. The meeting at the Housing Opportunities Commission Office  Building will start at 8 p.m. A pre-meeting reception will begin at  7:30 p.m.

This will be the second Town Hall Meeting hosted by  the Council in 2010. The  Council is composed of President Nancy Floreen, Vice  President Valerie Ervin and Councilmembers Phil  Andrews, Roger Berliner, Marc Elrich, Mike Knapp, George Leventhal,  Nancy Navarro and Duchy Trachtenberg. On Feb. 3,  at the Council’s first-ever Town Hall Meeting for students, more  than 400 people attended in Rockville.

The Housing  Opportunities Commission Office Building is located at 10400 Detrick  Avenue in Kensington.

The meeting will allow  residents to voice their opinions on specific issues and will allow  them to ask questions of the Councilmembers in an organized, but  informal, setting.

Topics expected to be of interest include  the proposed White Flint  Sector Plan, schools, public safety, traffic, growth, the County  budget and taxes.

“As the County approaches the Fiscal Year  2011 budget, we are facing an unprecedented $761 million shortfall  due to decreasing revenues. We must all work together to produce a  balanced  budget, but it is clear that we will be making very  difficult decisions that will impact every resident of this County,”  said Council President Floreen. “The timing of this meeting allows  us to hear from residents about their priorities and their concerns.  It also gives us the opportunity to explain some of the issues that  are before us.”

Council President Floreen said Town Hall  Meetings are one of the avenues the Council has  pursued to keep residents better informed.

“This Council has  made a priority of having better direct communication with  residents, and Town Hall Meetings have proven to be an excellent way  to do just that,” she said. “For the citizens, these meetings  provide a forum where they can see their elected officials in a  different format than a televised meeting or through a news  release.”

The meeting will be taped for later broadcast on  County Cable Montgomery (CCM-cable Channel 6 on Comcast and RCN, Channel 30 on Verizon). Susan  Kenedy, a producer for the county station, will moderate the  meeting.

For more information about the Town Hall Meeting or  about the broadcast times, call 240-777-7931.

BRAD BOTWIN, DIRECTOR, HELP SAVE MARYLAND  240-447-1884

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