The hearing schedule includes the dates, times, locations, and topics for meetings being held by committees of the General Assembly and other state government groups.
Meetings are generally held in late morning or early afternoon.
During the legislative session standing committee meetings include:
- Public hearings on all assigned legislation. Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.
- Briefings on subject matters as determined by the chair from agencies and selected organizations.
- Receiving testimony from sponsors and other parties supporting or opposing legislation
- Reviewing the Governor’s nominees to cabinet positions, certain Judgeships, and various boards and commissions (Senate Executive Nominations Committee only)
- Hearing agency representatives discuss the budgets of specific units of State government (Budget Committees only)
- Receiving proposed amendments
- Voting to approve or reject legislation
Between sessions, scheduled meetings continue the work of General Assembly committees and its task forces, commissions, and special issue workgroups.