Anti-NDAA bill HB558 with ACLU support falls to party-line Democrat vote

The “Maryland Liberty Preservation Act of 2013” (HB558) has failed to pass a vote of the Maryland Health and Government Operations Committee.

The bill would have prohibited “an agency of the State, a county of the State, an employee of the State or a county acting in an official capacity, or a member of the Maryland National Guard or the Maryland Defense Force, on official State duty, to knowingly aid an agency of the United States in the detention of a person in accordance with” the indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA.

In a belated notice (dated March 12), the Maryland legislative web site provides a Friday, March 8 document displaying an almost purely party-line 16-7 vote against HB558. Regrettably, every Democrat on the House Health and Government Operations Committee voted against a bill, endorsed by the ACLU of Maryland, that required noncooperation with the unconstitutional and immoral indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA.

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“No” votes were cast by each of the Montgomery County delegates on the committee: Bonnie Cullison, Ariana Kelly, and Kirill Reznik.

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One Response to Anti-NDAA bill HB558 with ACLU support falls to party-line Democrat vote

  1. Pingback: HB558: call Hammen and every Delegate on the House Health & Govt.Ops Committee | Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition

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