Maryland ‘Anti-NDAA’ Bill to Have Committee Hearing This Week
On Feb. 21, Maryland’s “anti-NDAA” bill is scheduled to be heard by the Health and Government Operations Committee where a vote will decide whether or not the bill will survive to reach the floor of the State House.
The bill, H.B. 0558, was introduced at the end of last month and declares that citizens cannot be detained indefinitely without charge or trial as the 2012 NDAA authorizes. It reinforces the barrier between kidnapping and arrest and reaffirms the constitutional right to a trial by a jury of one’s peers.
Furthermore, the Maryland bill focuses on preventing any state aid in the detention of U.S. citizens under the 2012 NDAA § 1021 and 1022.
The further progress of this bill hinges on passing the committee hearing.
Supporters in Maryland are urged to call and email the committee members before the hearing and ask them to vote “yes,” as well as physically show up to the hearing, which is open to the public.
Out-of-state supporters are also urged to contact members of the committee, without mentioning the state they are calling/emailing from.
The hearing starts at 1 p.m. and will be held in Room 240 of the House Office Building of the state capitol in Annapolis, Md.
Call… Email… Testify!