About Schedules

The weekly schedule is issued anew each Thursday and includes the dates, times, locations, and topics for meetings being held by committees of the General Assembly and other state government groups. Addenda to the weekly schedule are published as necessary.

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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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.

Certain committees webcast their meetings live and recordings can be listened to or viewed on demand after the meeting has concluded. Prior schedules and addenda are available online and in printed format.



april 1, 2015

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 939    Sen Muse          Prince George's County - Maintenance of Effort -
                             Property Tax Rate
   ADDED                     APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM

 HB 644    Del Metzgar,      Property Tax Credit - Elderly Individuals and
           et al             Veterans
   ADDED                     APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM

 HB 681    Prince            Prince George's County - Municipal Tax Setoff -
           George's County   Report PG 417-15
   ADDED   Delegation        APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM

 HB 750    Del B.            Md Consoldtd Capital Bond Lns of 2013 and 2014 -
           Robinson, et al   Balt Cty - Skatepark of Balt at Roosevelt Pk
   ADDED                     APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM

 HB 925    Del Barve, et     Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2011 -
           al                Montgomery County - Water Park at Bohrer Park
   ADDED                     APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 Crossfiled House bills will receive testimony from sponsors only.

 HB 507    Del Anderson      Baltimore City - Property Tax Credit -
           (BCA), et al      Supermarkets
 HB 598    Prince            Prince George's County - Raffles - Charitable
           George's County   Foundations PG 301-15
           Delegation
 HB 827    Del Hixson, et    Alcoholic Beverage Taxes - Wine Tax Revenue
           al                Distribution
 HB 902    Calvert County    Calvert County - Public Facilities Bonds
           Delegation
 HB 913    Del Hixson        Transportation - Highway User Revenues - Local
                             Government Reporting - Revisions
 HB 935    Prince            Prince George's County - Tax Sales - Foreclosure
           George's County   for Abandoned Property PG 410-15
           Delegation
 HB 936    Del Jones         Public-Private Partnership Agreements -
                             Construction Contracts - Security Requirements
 HB 970    Del D. Barnes,    Prince George's County - Transfer Tax - Deputy
           et al             Sheriffs
 HB 1035   Del Oaks          Baltimore City - Tax Sales
           (BCA), et al
 HB 1111   Chr W&M (Dept)    Video Lottery Fac - Areas Prohibited to Indivs
                             Under the Age of 21 Yrs - Empl Exception
 HB 1113   Chr W&M (Dept)    Video Lottery Facs - Operation and Empl Licenses -
                             Crimes or Acts of Moral Turpitude or Gambling
 HB 1114   Chr W&M (Dept)    State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency - Raffles
                             - Authorized
 HB 1115   Chr W&M (Dept)    Gaming - Video Lottery Employee - Temporary
                             License
 HB 1178   Del Lafferty      Recordation and Transfer Taxes - Exemp - Purchase
                             Money Mortgage or Purchase Money Deed of Trust
 HB 1233   Del Walker, et    Tax Amnesty Program
           al

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 1081   Del A. Miller,    Education - Orange Ribbon for Healthy School Hours
           et al             - Establishment
   ADDED                     APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 935    Sen Waugh         TF to Stdy the Rcrtmt, Retntn, and Promotion of
                              Tchrs in Md Using the Princs of Hmn Capital Strat
 HB 45     Del Morhaim,      General Provisions - Commemorative Days - National
           et al             Healthcare Decisions Day
 HB 127    Del Krebs         St Bd of Morticians and Fnrl Drctrs - Alteration
                             of Dates for Termin Provsns and Sunset Pgm Eval
 HB 298    Del Kaiser, et    Education - Student Data Privacy Act of 2015
           al
 HB 463    Del K. Young      St Bd of Morticians and Funeral Drctrs - Funeral
                             Est Licenses - Ownership and Operation Reqmts
 HB 556    Del               State Board of Environmental Health Specialists -
           Pendergrass       Revisions
 HB 561    Del Krebs         State Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors -
                             Notice of Member Vacancies
 HB 571    Del Hettleman,    Institutions of Higher Education - Sexual Assault
           et al             - Policy and Survey
 HB 707    Prince            Prince George's County - Board of Education -
           George's County   Issuance of Credit Cards - Prohibition PG 411-15
           Delegation
 HB 978    Del Lam, et al    HIV Testing - Informed Consent and Pretest
                             Requirements - Modification

SENATE FINANCE


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 27     Anne Arundel      Task Force on the Disposition of the Crownsville
           County            Hospital Center Property
           Delegation
 HB 46     Dels Jones and    Joint Committee on Fair Practices and State
           A. Miller         Personnel Oversight - Revisions
 HB 100    Del Hammen        Developmental Disabilities Administration -
                             Medicaid Fair Hearings
 HB 154    Dels Davis and    Maryland Home Builder Registration Act - Guaranty
           Holmes            Fund - Claims
 HB 312    Chr ECM (Md       Commercial Law - Secured Transactions - False
           Jud Conf)         Financing Statements
 HB 327    Del Kelly         Health - Ambulatory Surgical Facility -
                             Definitions
 HB 431    Del Parrott,      Health - Burial or Disposal of Body - Requirements
           et al             and Penalties
 HB 440    Howard County     Howard Co - Ins - Certificates of Guarantee for Co
           Delegation        Bond Requirements Ho. Co. 8-15
 HB 469    Dels Jameson      Public Utilities - Electricity - Construction of
           and Branch        Overhead Transmission Lines
 HB 512    Del K. Young,     Office of Cemetery Oversight - Preneed Burial
           et al             Contracts - Report Submission Requirement
 HB 540    Del Mautz         Public Health - Regulation of Milk Products -
                             Revisions
 HB 541    Del Barkley,      Public Service Commission - Attachments to Utility
           et al             Poles - Study
 HB 562    Del Kramer, et    Health Insurance - Ambulance Service Providers -
           al                Direct Reimbursement - Repeal of Termination Date
 HB 721    Del Vaughn, et    Real Estate Appraisers - Appraisal Agreement -
           al                Required Copies
 HB 724    Del               Health Care Provider Malpractice Insurance - Scope
           Valderrama, et    of Coverage
           al
 HB 759    Del Bromwell      Health Insurance - Small Employer Health Benefit
                             Plan Premium Subsidy Program - Repeal
 HB 770    Del Davis         Insurance - Standard Valuation Law and Reserve and
                             Nonforfeiture Requirements
 HB 781    Dels              Health Insurance - Coverage for Ostomy Equipment
           Waldstreicher     and Supplies - Required
           and Beidle
 HB 786    Del Davis, et     Self-Service Storage Facilities - Enforcement of
           al                Lien - Advertisement of Sale
 HB 844    Del Branch, et    Maryland Small Business Development Financing
           al                Authority - Small Business Surety Bond Program
 HB 909    Del               Pilot Program for Small Business Development by
           Pena-Melnyk,      Ex-Offenders
           et al

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 105    Del Anderson,     Criminal Law - Drug Paraphernalia and Marijuana -
           et al             Penalties
 HB 121    Del Anderson,     Crim Procedure - Drug-Related Offenses - Repeal of
           et al             Mandatory Min Sentences for Second-Time Offenders
 HB 235    Del Reznik, et    Veh Laws - Mfgrs and Distributors - Sale of
           al                Electric or Nonfossil-Fuel Burning Vehs
 HB 263    Del Valentino     Domestic Violence - Permanent Protective Orders -
           Smith, et al      Conspiracy or Solicitation to Commit Murder
 HB 286    Dels O'Donnell    Calvert and St. Mary's Counties - Scenic Byways -
           and Fisher        Signs
 HB 490    Del Morhaim,      Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission -
           et al             Miscellaneous Revisions
 HB 493    Del McMillan,     Motor Vehicles - Prohibition Against Unattended
           et al             Motor Vehicle - Exceptions
 HB 494    Del Anderson,     Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release - Charge by
           et al             Summons
 HB 495    Del Dumais        Criminal Law - Drug Paraphernalia Possession of
                             Less Than 10 Grams of Marijuana - Code Violation
 HB 511    Del Holmes        Real Property - Residential Property - Ground
                             Leases
 HB 614    Del Dumais        Department of State Police - Handgun Roster Board
                             - Definition of Handgun
 HB 680    Del Moon, et      Evidence - Conviction for Traffic Offense -
           al                Admissibility in Civil Proceeding
 HB 812    Del               Vehicle Laws - All-Terrain Vehicles - Access to
           Hornberger, et    Farms
           al
 HB 873    Charles County    Charles County - Correctional Officers' Bill of
           Delegation        Rights
 HB 1057   Del Carter        Criminal Law - Synthetic Cannabinoids -
                             Prohibition

SENATE RULES COMMITTEE


 No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS


 No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 339    Sen Conway        Alcoholic Beverages - Baltimore City - Belvedere
                             Square
 SB 542    Sen Lee, et al    Maryland Cybersecurity Council - Establishment
 SB 544    Sen Lee, et al    Statewide Information Technology Master Plan -
                             Inclusion of Cybersecurity Framework - Requirement
 SB 715    Sen Edwards       Alcoholic Beverages - Garrett County - Multiple
                             Event License
 SB 818    Sen Nathan        Alcoholic Beverages - Baltimore City - Transfer or
           Pulliam, et al    Issuance of Licenses
 SB 864    Sen Klausmeier    St Bd of Heating, Ventilation, A-C, and Refrig
                             Contractors - Cease and Desist Orders - Auth
 SB 896    Sen Jennings,     Military Personnel and Veteran-Owned Small
           et al             Business No-Interest Loan Program and Fund
 SB 902    Sens Young and    Frederick County - Alcoholic Beverages Licenses
           Hough
 SB 909    Sen Middleton     Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland -
                             Property Purchase

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 458    Sen Zirkin, et    Civil Actions - Hydraulic Fracturing Liability Act
   ADDED   al                APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM

 SB 808    Sen               Natural Resources - Aquaculture - Liability for
           Klausmeier, et    Trespass
   ADDED   al                APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM

 SB 844    Sens Young and    Frederick County - Deer Management Permit - Use of
           Hough             Rifles
   ADDED                     APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM

 SB 863    Sen Miller, et    Watershed Protection and Restoration Programs -
           al                Revisions
   ADDED                     APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 600    Sen Astle, et     Chesapeake Bay Trust and Chesapeake Conservation
           al                Corps - Funding
 SB 666    Sen Bates, et     Recreational Fishing Licenses - Duration and
           al                Expiration Date
 SB 696    Sen Hershey       Natural Resources - Oyster Poaching -
                             Administrative Penalties

                                 3:00 P.M.

 Environment Subcommittee Work Session

 Housing & Real Property Subcommittee Work Session



HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 70     Sen Conway        State Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors -
                             Orders of Summary Suspension - Stays
   ADDED                     APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM

 SB 160    Sen               St Bd of Morticians and Funeral Drctrs - Cease and
           Montgomery, et    Desist Orders and Injunctive Relief - Auth
   ADDED   al                APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM

 SB 400    Sen Pugh, et      State Government - Commemorative Months -
           al                Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month
   ADDED                     APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM

 SB 758    Sen Kagan         St Govt - Equal Access to Public Servs for Indivs
                             With Ltd English Proficiency - Web Sites
   ADDED                     APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM

 SB 829    Sen Conway        Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists -
                             Licensure Exemption - Clinical Training
   ADDED                     APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM

 SB 852    Sen Young, et     Public Information Act - List of Contact
           al                Information for Governmental Unit Representatives
   ADDED                     APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM

 SB 556    Chr FIN (Dept)    Health Insurance - Conformity With Federal Law
   MOVED                     From MAR 31, 1:00 PM to APR 1, 1:00 PM



                                 11:00 A.M.

      Estates & Trusts Subcommittee Work Session
        1) SB 217 - Special or Supplemental Needs Trusts -
           Authorized to Fund
             *Room 218*


                                 11:00 A.M.

      Public Health & Minority Health Disparities SubComm Work Session(s)
        1) HB 662 - Consultation, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Mental
           and Emotional Disorders - Consent by Minors
        2) HB 1109 - Behavioral Health Admin - Powers, Duties, and
           Responsibilities
        3) SB 157 - Consultation, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Mental
           and Emtional Disorders - Consent by Minors
        4) SB 174 - Behavioral Health Admin - Behavioral Health Advisory Cncl
        5) SB 297 - Task Force on Family Caregiving and Long-Term
         Supports
           *Room 240*


                                 11:00 A.M.

      Public Health & Minority Health Disparities SubComm Work Sessions(S)
      *ADDED BILLS*
        1) HB 949 - Task Force to Study the Provision of Health Care
           Coverage to Uninsured Marylanders
        2) HB 1101 - DHMH - Health Program Integrity & Recovery Activitites
        3) HB 1172 - Individuals with Developmental Disabilities -
           Licenses
                   *Room 240*


                                 4:00 P.M.

      Insurance Subcommittee Work Session
        1) HB 552 - Health Insurance - Medical Stop-Loss Insurance -
           Small Employers
                  *Room 240*


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 417    Sen Lee           Maryland Trust Act - Revocable Trusts - Creditors'
                             Claims - Limitations
 SB 418    Sen Lee           Estates - Modified Administration - Final Report
                             and Distribution - Extension
 SB 428    Sen Lee           Maryland Trust Act - Revocable Trusts - Partial
                             Revocation by Divorce or Annulment
 SB 433    Sen Peters, et    Funeral Establishments and Crematories - Unclaimed
           al                Cremains of Veterans - Disposition
 SB 449    Sen Conway        St Bd of Physcns - Physicians, Physcn Assistants,
                             and Allied Hlth Practitioners - Licnsr Reqmts
 SB 662    Sen Ready, et     State Finance and Procurement - One Maryland Blue
           al                Ribbon Commission

HOUSE RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE


 No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

HOUSE JUDICIARY


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 374    The Pres (Atty    Maryland False Claims Act
   ADDED   Gen Ofc), et al   APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 393    Sen Raskin, et    Criminal Law - Animal Cruelty - Payment of Costs
           al
 SB 524    Sen Raskin, et    Family Law - Protecting the Resources of Children
           al                in State Custody
 SB 525    Sen Raskin, et    Child Abuse and Neglect - Failure to Report
           al
 SB 526    Sen Raskin, et    Maryland Second Chance Act of 2015
           al
 SB 528    Sen Raskin, et    Criminal Procedure - Seizure and Forfeiture
           al
 SB 546    Sen               Civil Actions - Immunity From Liability -
           Klausmeier, et    Emergency Medical Care for Drug Overdose
           al
 SB 605    Sen Raskin, et    Aggressive Drunk Driving - Punitive Damages
           al

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 1177   Prince            Prince George's County - Tax Sales - Limited
           George's County   Auction for County Employees PG 425-15
   ADDED   Delegation        APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 190    Sen Madaleno,     Sales and Use Tax - Taxable Price - Accommodations
           et al
 SB 356    Sen McFadden      Baltimore City - Property Tax Exemption - Low
           (BCA)             Income Housing
 SB 439    Sen McFadden      Baltimore City - Tax Sales
           (BCA)
 SB 623    Sen Currie, et    Prince George's County - Property Tax Deferrals -
           al                Elderly and Disabled Homeowners
 SB 689    Sen Benson, et    Prince George's County - Transfer Tax - Deputy
           al                Sheriffs
 SB 702    Sen Jennings,     Baltimore County - Property Tax Credit - Homes
           et al             Near a Refuse Disposal System
 SB 711    Sen Raskin        Election Law - Voting by Absentee Ballot - Prepaid
                             Postage for the Return of Ballots
 SB 755    Sen Simonaire     Election Law - Campaign Finance - Central
                             Committee Candidates
 SB 766    Sen Ready, et     Agricultural Land Transfer Tax -  Rate
           al                Determination
 SB 886    Sens Hough and    Frederick County Property Tax Fairness Act of 2015
           Young             (Strengthening Frederick Municipalities)

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS


                                 10:00 A.M.     Governor's Reception Room
                                                Second Floor
                                                State House
                                                State Circle
                                                Annapolis, MD


   Subject:  General

MD UNDERGROUND FACILITIES DAMAGE PREV AUTHORITY


                                 9:00 A.M.      Lower Level Conference
                                                Room
                                                Suite 104
                                                One Call Center
                                                7223 Parkway Drive
                                                Hanover, MD

   Subject:  Meeting of Full Authority + Hearings

March 31, 2015 5:49 P.M.