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Maryland: Civil Immunity Legislation to be Heard in Committee

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

On April 6, at 1 p.m. the Maryland House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear Senate Bill 411, sponsored by State Senator Mac Middleton (D-28).  SB411 would provide civil immunity from damages when force, including deadly force, is used and reasonable under the circumstances to repel an attack in the persons dwelling or place of business.

Maryland residents deserve the right to defend themselves and loved ones without the threat of being bankrupted in a civil suit.  The right to self-defense is one of the most important civil liberties. That right should not be negated by laws that allow attackers to sue their intended victims.  Please contact the members of the House Judiciary Committee listed below and respectfully urge them to support SB411.

House Judiciary Committee:

Delegate Kevin Kelly (D-1B)
(410) 841-3404

Delegate J.B. Jennings (R-7)
(410) 841-3698
jb.jennings@house.state.md.us

Delegate Todd Schuler (D-8)
(410) 841-3526
todd.schuler@house.state.md.us

Delegate Kathleen Dumais (D-15)
(410) 841-3052
kathleen.dumais@house.state.md.us

Delegate Susan Lee (D-16)
(410) 841-3649
susan.lee@house.state.md.us

Delegate Luiz Simmons (D-17)
(410) 841-3037
luiz.simmons@house.state.md.us

Delegate Jeffrey Waldstreicher (D-18)
(410) 841-3130
jeff.waldstreicher@house.state.md.us

Delegate Benjamin Kramer (D-19)
(410) 841-3485
benjamin.kramer@house.state.md.us

Delegate Benjamin Barnes (D-21)
(410) 841-3046
ben.barnes@house.state.md.us

Delegate Gerron Levi (D-23A)
(410) 841-3101
gerron.levi@house.state.md.us

Delegate Kriselda Valderrama (D-26)
(410) 841-3210
kris.valderrama@house.state.md.us

Delegate Don Dwyer Jr. (R-31)
(410) 841-3047
don.dwyer@house.state.md.us

Delegate Tony McConkey (R-33A)
(410) 841-3406
tony.mcconkey@house.state.md.us

Delegate Susan McComas (R-35B)
(410) 841-3272
susan.mccomas@house.state.md.us

Delegate Michael Smigiel Sr. (R-36)
(410) 841-3555
michael.smigiel@house.state.md.us

Delegate Frank Conaway Jr. (D-40)
(410) 841-3189
frank.conaway@house.state.md.us

Delegate Jill Carter (D-41)
(410) 841-3283
jill.carter@house.state.md.us

Delegate William Frank (R-42)
(410) 841-3793
william.frank@house.state.md.us

Delegate Curtis Anderson (D-43)
(410) 841-3291
curt.anderson@house.state.md.us

Delegate Victor Ramirez (D-47)
(410) 841-3340
victor.ramirez@house.state.md.us

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