The following was received from the office of Del. Rick Impallaria:
With all the bad laws being passed this year, like driver’s licenses for illegal aliens, I think it is important for people to be reminded that, even after the legislature passes and the governor signs a bill into law, it can still be rescinded by THE PEOPLE.
I believe that there are two, or three, or half a dozen folks out there who are fed up with the “lawmakers for lawbreakers” crowd and are willing to make the effort to bring these bad bills/laws to referendum.
We did it in Baltimore County in 2000 when the General Assembly passed an eminent domain abuse law. Some of you may remember it as SB 509 of that year. We successfully petitioned it to referendum, and 70% of the people of Baltimore County agreed with us that it was bad.
The information on how to do this can be found on the Md. State Board of Elections website
Click on Petitions in the left-hand column and the information should be posted there. There are some (most?) of these materials being revised due to a lawsuit, but I have been assured by the Election Board that they would go on the website on Monday, March 30. As of today, they had not been posted. If they are not available soon, please email my office and I will forward the Board’s email containing the information to you.
If you have any questions on the referendum petition process you should contact Mary Wagner, the Director of Voter Registration at the Md. Board of Elections, 410-269-2850. Her office has charge of this aspect of the Board’s work.
Delegate, District 7