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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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.



february 23, 2017

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 538    Sen Salling       HEARING CANCELED




End of schedule changes


BILL HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

 SB 360    Sen Madaleno,     State Department of Ed - Breakfast and Lunch
           et al             Programs - Funding (The Md Cares for Kids Act)
                             (Jointly assigned to B&T and EHE)
 SB 361    Sen Madaleno,     Hunger-Free Schools Act of 2017
           et al             (Jointly assigned to B&T and EHE)
 SB 557    Sen Bates, et     Education - Maryland Education Opportunity Account
           al                Program - Established

BUDGET HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION
 Amoss, Miller
           * Aid to Community Colleges
           * University of Maryland Baltimore County

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
 3 West, Miller
           * Department of Aging
           * Department of Housing and Community Development
           * Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing
           * State Department of Assessments and Taxation

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, TRANSPORTATION, AND ENVIRONMENT
 Schweinhaut, Miller
           * Department of Natural Resources
           * Department of the Environment
           * Public Service Commission
           * Department of State Police


 Or immediately following bill hearings.


SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 164    Sens Brochin      Baltimore Co - Ethics - Prhbtns and Reqmts Rgrdg
           and Salling       Payments During Pendency of Zoning Applications
 SB 549    Chr EHE           St Brd of Physcns and Allied Hlth Advsry Cmts -
                             Sunset Ext and Program Evaluation
 SB 550    Sen Hough         Frederick Co - Ethics Requirements and Cmpgn
                             Activity Concerning the Co Exec and Co Cncl
 SB 632    Sen Kagan, et     Election Law - Persons Doing Public Business -
           al                Reporting by Governmental Entities
 SB 633    Sen Bates         Md Med Practice Act - Indvdls Exempt From Lcnsr -
                             Rpl of Crmnl History Records Check Rqrmnt
 SB 636    Sens              Cmsn on the Commemoration of the 100th Anvrsry of
           Klausmeier and    the Passage of the 19th Amdmnt to the US Const
           King
 SB 711    Sen Conway        Election Law - Elections by Mail
 SB 805    Sen Young         Frederick County - Ethics - Prohibited
                             Contributions to Planning Commission Members
 SB 882    Sen Simonaire     Election Law - Campaign Signs at Polling Places
 SB 883    Sen Simonaire     Municipal Elections - Voting by Individuals Not
                             Lawfully Present in the United States
 SB 973    Sen Kagan         Maryland Technology Development Corporation
 SJ 3      Sen Bates, et     United States Constitution - Amendments Convention
           al                - Limitations on Federal Power
 SJ 4      Sen Pinsky, et    United States Constitution - Amendments Convention
           al                - Democracy Amendment

SENATE FINANCE


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SJ 6      Sen Nathan        HEARING CANCELED
           Pulliam


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 475    Sen Guzzone,      Dvlpmtl Dsblts Admin - Crisis Rsltn and Crisis
           et al             Prvntn Srvcs - Fndg and Reporting
 SB 476    Sen Guzzone,      Behavioral Health Community Providers - Keep the
           et al             Door Open Act
                             (Jointly assigned to FIN and B&T)
 SB 525    Sen Lee, et al    Maryland Personal Information Protection Act -
                             Revisions
 SB 535    Sen Salling,      Highway Dedication - Senator Norman R. Stone, Jr
           et al             Highway
 SB 536    Sen Salling,      Maryland Transportation Authority - Vehicles Not
           et al             Using Bridge - Toll Prohibition
 SB 552    Sen Hershey       Maryland Personal Information Protection Act -
                             Security Breach Ntfctn Requirements - Mdfctns
 SB 553    Sen Hershey       Recovery Residence Residential Rights Protection
                             Act
 SB 570    Sen Middleton     Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Telehealth -
                             Requirements

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 783    Sen Cassilly      RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 14, 1:00 PM

End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 574    Sen Feldman,      Fmly Lw - Child Conceived Wtht Consent - Trmntn of
           et al             Parental Rghts (Rape Survivor Fmly Prtctn Act)
 SB 615    Sen Ramirez       Courts - Physical Invasion of Privacy - Civil
                             Cause of Action
 SB 654    Sen Hough, et     Task Force to Study Crime Classification and
           al                Penalties
 SB 682    Sen Ramirez       Civil Actions - Noneconomic Damages
 SB 725    Sen Smith, et     Civil Actions - Discovery in Aid of Enforcement of
           al                Money Judgment - Body Attachment
 SB 738    Sen Waugh         St. Mary's County - Circuit Court Personnel -
                             Repeal
 SB 802    Sen Kelley, et    Courts and Judicial Proceedings - Venue - Health
           al                Care
 SB 827    Sens Hough and    Frederick County - State's Attorney - Annual
           Young             Salary
 SB 836    Sens Norman       Civil Actions - Punitive Damage Awards
           and Smith
 SB 877    Sen Kelley, et    Maryland No-Fault Birth Injury Fund
           al                (Jointly assigned to JPR and FIN)
 SB 900    Sen Peters, et    Domestic Violence - Education and Definition of
           al                Abuse
                             (Jointly assigned to JPR and EHE)
 SB 911    Sen Zirkin        Courts - Direct Action Against Insurer
 SB 950    Sen Smith, et     Debt Collection - Attachment and Execution -
           al                Exemptions
 SB 951    Sen Smith         Maryland Securities Act - Vulnerable Adults

SENATE RULES COMMITTEE


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

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS


                                 9:15 A.M.

 OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON PERSONNEL - Room 120
 Work Session

                                 9:30 A.M.

 OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON PENSIONS - Room 120
 Work Session


BUDGET HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
 Room 120, HOB
           * MSDE Early Childhood Development
           * MSDE Aid to Education
           * Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES
 Room 150, HOB
           * DHMH Chronic Hospitals
           * DHMH Behavioral Health Administration

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & THE ENVIRONMENT
 Room 145, HOB
           * MDOT WMATA - Operating Budget
           * MDOT Maryland Transit Administration


HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 773    Del Korman, et    Clean Energy - Energy Storage Technology Study
           al
 HB 999    Del Davis         Public Utilities - Telephone Lifeline Service -
                             Revisions
 HB 1002   Del Davis         Electric Universal Service Program - Unexpended
                             Funds
 HB 1169   Del Mautz         Task Force on Internet, Wireless, and Cellular
                             Service on the Eastern Shore
 HB 1414   Del Jameson       Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard - Study

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 406    The Spkr          Clean Cars Act of 2017
           (Admin), et al
 HB 411    Dels West and     St Hwy Admin - Traffic Ctrl Dvcs - Installation at
           Aumann            Large Continuing Care Rtrmnt Cmnts
 HB 492    Del Carr, et      Vehicle Laws - Certificate of Title -
           al                Transfer-on-Death Beneficiary Designation
 HB 494    Del Stein, et     Motor Vehicles - Use of Fog Lights When Windshield
           al                Wipers Operating - Repeal
 HB 495    Del Kramer, et    Vehicle Laws - School Bus Monitoring Cameras -
           al                Civil Penalty
 HB 527    Del Kramer, et    Vehicle Laws - Bicycles - Use of Crosswalks
           al
 HB 534    Del Parrott,      Railroad Grade Crossings - Exempt Highway-Rail
           et al             Grade Crossing Plaque
 HB 536    Del W. Miller,    Vehicle Laws - Speed Mntrg, Work Zone Speed Ctrl,
           et al             and Traffic Ctrl Signal Mntrg Sstms - Rpl
 HB 543    Del Reznik, et    State Highway Administration - Watkins Mill Road
           al                Interchange Project
 HB 552    Del Parrott,      Transportation - Motor Fuel Tax and Highway User
           et al             Revenue - Increased Local Share
 HB 563    Del Kramer, et    Vehicle Laws - Provisional Drivers' Licenses -
           al                Issuance
 HB 578    Del Kramer, et    Vehicle Laws - Pedestrian Hybrid Signals
           al
 HB 969    Del Conaway       Suspension of Driving Privileges - Dispensing
                             Motor Fuel Into Dirt Bike

                                 3:00 P.M.

 Motor Vehicle & Transportation Subcommittee Work Session

 Local Government & BiCounty Agencies Subcommittee


HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS


                                 11:00 A.M.

 Health Facilities and Occupations Subcommittee
 Work Session:

             - HB 127
             - HB 191
             - HB 628

                  *Room 240*


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 403    Del               Maryland Patient Referral Law - Comp Arrangements
           Pendergrass       Under Federally Approved Programs and Models
 HB 631    The Spkr (Atty    Public Health - Essential Generic Drugs - Price
           Gen Ofc), et al   Gouging - Prohibition
                             (Jointly assigned to HGO and ECM)
 HB 658    Del Bromwell      Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Telehealth -
                             Requirements
 HB 666    Del Bromwell,     Public Hlth - Expensive Drugs - Manufacturer
           et al             Reporting and Drug Price Transparency Advsry Cmt
 HB 675    Del Sample        Health Insurance - Coverage for Digital
           Hughes            Tomosynthesis
 HB 697    Del Luedtke,      Child Abuse and Neglect - Statewide Reporting -
           et al             2-1-1 Maryland
 HB 730    Del Hill (By      Health Ins - Coverage for Diabetes Test Strips -
           Request), et al   Prhbtn on Deductible, Copayment, and Coinsurance
 HB 740    Del Angel, et     President Jimmy Carter Cancer Treatment Access Act
           al
 HB 1265   Chr HGO           St Brd of Physcns and Allied Hlth Advsry Cmts -
                             Sunset Ext and Program Evaluation

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

 HB 1361   Del Glass, et     HEARING CANCELED
           al


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 455    Del               Criminal Law - Animal Cruelty - Applicability
           Atterbeary, et
           al
 HB 471    Del Sydnor, et    Juvenile Court - Jurisdiction
           al
 HB 625    Del Carozza,      Criminal Law - Animal Abuse - Penalties and
           et al             Restitution
 HB 632    The Spkr          Child Abuse - Sex Trafficking (Protecting Victims
           (Admin), et al    of Sex Trafficking Act of 2017)
 HB 636    Del Valentino     Child Custody and Visitation - Deployed Parents
           Smith, et al
 HB 641    Del C. Wilson,    Civil Actions - Child Sexual Abuse - Statute of
           et al             Limitations and Limitation of Damages
 HB 642    Del C. Wilson,    Civil Actions - Child Sexual Abuse - Statute of
           et al             Limitations and Required Findings
 HB 721    Del Dumais        Juvenile Services - Services and Programs for
                             Females
 HB 749    Del Malone, et    Family Law - Divorce - Ownership of a Pet
           al
 HB 799    Del               Family Law - Marriage - Age Requirements
           Atterbeary, et
           al
 HB 1207   Del Pena          Family Law - Treatment Foster Care Homes -
           Melnyk, et al     Siblings
 HB 1219   Chr JUD (Md       Children in Need of Assistance - Sex Trafficking
           Jud Conf)
 HB 1255   Del Jalisi, et    Juveniles - Mechanical Restraints
           al
 HB 1256   Del Jalisi, et    Juveniles - Strip Search - Limitations
           al

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 453    Del M.            Tax Sales - Water Liens
           Washington,
           et al
 HB 469    Del Sydnor        Recordation and Transfer Tax - Principal Residence
                             Surrendered in Bankruptcy - Exemption
 HB 490    Del Reznik, et    Income Tax Credit - Energy Storage Systems
           al
 HB 517    Del Tarlau, et    Presidential Candidate Tax Transparency Act
           al
 HB 529    Chr W&M (Dept)    Election Law - Political Parties, Candidacy, and
                             Campaign Finance
 HB 532    Del Parrott,      Election Law - Qualification of Voters - Proof of
           et al             Identity
 HB 539    Del Parrott,      Election Law - Voter Registration and Absentee
           et al             Voting - Proof of Citizenship
 HB 551    Del Cluster,      Election Law - Private Loan to Campaign Finance
           et al             Entity of Candidate - Prohibited
 HB 566    Howard County     Howard Co - Prprty Tax - Exmptn for Prsnl Prprty
           Delegation        of Business Located in Historic Dist Ho. Co. 10-17
 HB 571    Del Shoemaker,    Prprty Tax Credit - Dsbld or Fallen Law Enfrcmt
           et al             Officers and Rsc Wrkrs - Acquisition of Dwelling
 HB 572    Howard County     Howard County - Property Tax Credit for Commercial
           Delegation        Real Property - Flood Damage Ho. Co. 9-17
 HB 588    Del Parrott,      Incm Tax Crdt - Fueling Stations - Elctrc Vhcl
           et al             Charging and Ntrl Gas Vhcl Refueling Eqpmnt
 HB 592    Del M.            Real Property Tax - Assessment Appeals Process
           Washington
 HB 619    Del               Election Law - Campaign Signs at Polling Places
           Hornberger, et
           al
 HB 624    Del S. Howard,    Anne Arundel County - Admissions and Amusement Tax
           et al             - Exemption - Agricultural Tourism
 HB 627    Del C. Howard,    Motor Fuel Tax Refund - Demand Response Trips
           et al
 HB 633    Del Carr, et      Property Tax - Homeowners' Property Tax Credit -
           al                Definition of Total Real Property Tax
 HB 640    Del Haynes, et    Baltimore City - Property Tax Credit - Rental
           al                Discount for Baltimore City Police Officers
 HB 643    Del Metzgar,      Property Tax Credit - Elderly Individuals and
           et al             Veterans - Eligibility
 HB 649    Charles County    Charles County - Property Tax Credit - Commerce
           Delegation        Zones

February 23, 2017 6:24 P.M.