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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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.



march 2, 2015

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION


BUDGET HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
 3 West, Miller
           * DHMH Medical Care Programs Administration

                                 2:30 P.M.

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, BUSINESS, AND ADMINISTRATION

 Briefing on the Preparation of Quality Teachers

 Joint with the House Subcommittee on Education and Economic Development in
 Room 120 House Office Building
                                 2:30 P.M.

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, BUSINESS, AND ADMINISTRATION

 Briefing on the Preparation of Quality Teachers

 Joint with the House Subcommittee on Education and Economic Development in
 Room 120 House Office Building

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS


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

EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE


                                 5:00 p.m.
   
   Please see addendum published February 26, 2015 for Additions and Deletion
   to schedule.

   Subject: The following nominees are scheduled to appear for
            consideration:

       District Court, Baltimore City (District 1)
          Joan Bossman Gordon, Baltimore City, District 41

       District Court, Charles County (District 4)
          W. Louis Hennessy, Charles County, District 28

       Transportation, Department of
          Pete K. Rahn, Anne Arundel County, District 32

       Economic Development Commission, Maryland
          Anirban Basu, Baltimore County, District 11
          Raymond J. Briscuso, Jr., Montgomery County, District 16
          Martin P. Brunk, Baltimore County, District 11
          Aristides Melissaratos, Baltimore County, District 10
          Brian C. Rogers, Baltimore County, District 11
          Robert L. Wallace, Howard County, District 13
          Julian Blacklock Wills, Jr., Charles County, District 28

       Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors, Maryland
          Barry Glassman, Harford County, District 35
          Warren C. Williams, Jr., Montgomery County, District 16

       Elections, State Board of
          Kelley Howells, Prince George's County, District 26
          Michael E. Malone, Esq., Anne Arundel County, District 33
          David J. McManus, Jr., Esq., Baltimore County, District 33

       Environmental Health Specialists, State Board of
          Karen Louise Brandt, Charles County, District 28
          Veronica Dingle-Moore, Baltimore City, District 44
          Robert W. Sheesley, Howard County, District 9

       Ethics Commission, State
          Richard J. Douglas, Esq., Prince George's County, District 21

       Health Benefit Exchange Board, Maryland
          Michelle A. Gourdine, M.D., Baltimore County, District 11
          S. Anthony McCann, Montgomery County, District 20

       Higher Education Commission, Maryland
          Anwer J. Hasan, Howard County, District 13
          John W. Holaday, Ph.D., Montgomery County, District 16

       Wellmobile Program Advisory Board, Governor's
          Gerald M. Walsh, Dorchester County, District 37

SENATE FINANCE


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

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS


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

SENATE RULES COMMITTEE


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

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS


                                 2:30 P.M.

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Room 120

 Higher Education Policy Briefing - Preparation of Quality Teachers

 NOTE: Joint with the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee's Education and
 Business Administration Subcommittee


BUDGET HEARINGS - 3:00 P.M.

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES
 Room 150, HOB
           * DHMH Prevention & Health Promotion Administration
           * DHMH Health Systems and Infrastructure Admin
           * DHR Office of Home Energy Programs

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND ADMINISTRATION
 Room 145, HOB
           * Department of Juvenile Services

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & THE ENVIRONMENT
 Room 142, HOB
           * Maryland Insurance Administration
           * MIA Audit - OLA


HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS


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

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION


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

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS


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

HOUSE RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 267    Del Afzali, et    Legislative and Congressional Districting -
           al                Standards and Processes
 HB 427    Del Flanagan,     Voters' Legislative Districting Panel -
           et al             Establishment
 HB 428    Del Flanagan,     Voters' Congressional Districting Panel -
           et al             Establishment
 HB 610    Del McComas,      Elections - Study Commission on the Redistricting
           et al             Process in Maryland
 HB 678    Del Valentino     General Assembly - Fiscal Notes - Criminal Justice
           Smith, et al      Policy Impact Statements
 HB 850    Del Gutierrez,    Congressional Districts - Standards and Process
           et al
 HB 906    Del Miele, et     Legislative and Congressional Districting -
           al                Standards and Processes
 HB 921    Del Parrott       House Legislative Districts - Single Member
 HJ 1      Del Morhaim       Number and Terms of United States Supreme Court
                             Justices
 HJ 2      Del Hixson, et    United States Constitution - Amendments Convention
           al                - Democracy Amendment
 HJ 3      Del Branch        State Government - Vietnamese Freedom and Heritage
                             Flag

HOUSE JUDICIARY


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

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


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

CYBERSECURITY, INFO TECH, AND BIOTECH, JT COMM ON


                                 4:00 P.M.      Finance Committee Rm, 3E
                                                Miller Senate Office Building
                                                11 Bladen Street
                                                Annapolis, MD

   Subject:  Briefing on Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research, Development, and
             Regulation
             Discussion of SB370 of 2015

RATE OF UNINSURED DRVRS, TF TO STDY METD TO RD THE


                                 2:00 P.M.      231 House Office Building
                                                Economic Matters Committee Room
                                                6 Bladen Street
                                                Annapolis, MD


   Subject:  Use of Safe Driving and Other Discounts Offered by Insurers
             California's Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program
             Other Ways to Lower Premium Costs

February 27, 2015 4:53 P.M.