The MCASA E-lert is an electronic mail legislative update system for members only. This system allows MCASA to quickly disseminate information regarding the introduction and progress of a bill that is of interest to MCASA and its members. If you are interested in being part of this Legislative E-Lert service, please become a MCASA member.
If you do not know who represents you in Annapolis, go to http://mdelect.net/ and type in your address and zip code to determine your legislators’ names.
To e-mail a legislator, go to http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmmain.aspx?pid=legisrpage&tab=subject6 and click the arrow next to your representative’s name.
To get a copy of a bill, go to http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/ and type in the bill number. Don’t forget to type in HB for House Bill or SB for Senate Bill before the number. To find information without a bill number, use the dropdown menu to search “By Broad Subject,” or use the search bar at the top right corner of the page.
For information on state Senate and the House of Delegates committees and contact information for the legislators who sit on those committees, go to www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/mdmanual/07leg/html/gacom.html and search committees.
To find out more information about Maryland Government, you can request a copy of Your Voice in Annapolis, which explains the legislative process. “Roster and List of Committees” details the names and addresses of the 47 Senators and 141 Delegates elected from 47 districts. These invaluable publications contain information about Committee Assignments, House and Senate Officers, seating arrangements of legislators and more. There are also several topic-specific guides published by the Department of Legislative Services entitled “Legislative Handbook Series.”
Library and Information Services
Maryland Department of Legislative Services
90 State Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 946-5400, (301) 970-5400
(800) 492-7122 x 5400 (Maryland only)
For information on national issues of violence against women or federal legislation, contact any of the following organizations:
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
123 N. Enola Drive, Enola, PA 17025
Toll free: (877) 739-3895, or (717) 909-0710
FAX: (717) 909-0714, TTY: (717) 909-0715
National Alliance to End Sexual Violence
1129 20th Street Northwest Suite 801, Washington, DC 20036
1101 14th Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 326-0040