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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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, 2018

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION


Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                 12:00 P.M.

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
 3 West, Miller
           * State Department of Assessments and Taxation
           * Property Tax Assessment Appeals Board
           * Department of Aging

 PLEASE NOTE EARLIER START TIME.

End of schedule changes


BUDGET HEARINGS - 11:30 A.M.

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION
 Amoss, Miller
           * UMUC Briefing
           * UMCES Briefing

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, TRANSPORTATION, AND ENVIRONMENT
 Schweinhaut, Miller
           * MDOT State Highway Administration
           * Maryland Transportation Authority


BUDGET HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
 3 West, Miller
           * State Department of Assessments and Taxation
           * Property Tax Assessment Appeals Board
           * Department of Aging


SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 3      Sen Eckardt       Dorchester County - Hurlock - Alcoholic Beverages
                             - Place-of-Worship or School Distance Restrictions
 SB 23     Sen Waugh         Alcoholic Beverages - Distilleries - Farmers'
                             Markets and Other Events
 SB 51     Sen Eckardt       Dorchester County - Alcoholic Beverages - Beer and
                             Wine Festivals
 SB 114    Sen Norman        Harford County - Board of License Commissioners -
                             Temporary License Application
 SB 118    Sen Ferguson      Baltimore City - Alcoholic Beverages - License
                             Transfers
 SB 140    Sen Eckardt       Dorchester County - Alcoholic Beverages - Class C
                             Per Diem Licenses - Catering Club Events
 SB 150    Sen Astle         City of Annapolis - Alcoholic Beverages -
                             Bookstore License
 SB 172    Sen Hershey       Kent County - Alcoholic Beverages - Sales in
                             Restaurants
 SB 218    Sen Young, et     Alcoholic Beverages - Retail Wine Sellers - Shochu
           al                and Soju
 SB 219    Sens Young and    Frederick County - Alcoholic Beverages - Seating
           Hough             Requirement for Class B Licenses
 SB 220    Sens Young and    Frederick County - Alcoholic Beverages - Arena
           Hough             License
 SB 243    Sen Robinson      Baltimore City - Park Heights Redevelopment Area -
                             Alcoholic Beverages - Store Closing Time
 SB 253    Sens Conway       Alcoholic Beverages - Sale of Powdered Alcohol -
           and Madaleno      Prohibition
 SB 263    Sens Young and    Frederick County - Alcoholic Beverages - Banquet
           Hough             Facility License
 SB 283    Sen Eckardt       Alcoholic Beverages - Auxiliary Winery Permit
 SB 306    Sen Kasemeyer     Baltimore County - Alcoholic Beverages - License
                             Transfers
 SB 311    The Pres          Alcoholic Beverages - Manufacturer's License Fees
           (Admin), et al    - Alteration
 SB 322    Washington        Washington County - Alcoholic Beverages - Per Diem
           County Senators   Licenses
 SB 324    Washington        Washington County - Alcoholic Beverages - Serving
           County Senators   Underage Individuals - Penalties
 SB 340    Washington        Washington County - Alcoholic Beverages - Tasting
           County Senators   Licenses
 SB 384    Sen Mathias       Alcoholic Beverages - Limited Distillery License -
                             Retail Sales
 SB 395    Sen Conway, et    Baltimore City - Alcoholic Beverages License -
           al                Residency and Registered Voter Requirements
 SB 399    Sen Conway, et    Baltimore City - Board of License Commissioners -
           al                License Application Newspaper Notice
 SB 401    Sen Conway, et    Baltimore City - Alcoholic Beverages License -
           al                Suspension Based on Unpaid Personal Property Tax
 SB 441    Harford County    Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - Limit on
           Senators          Class DBR Licenses
 SB 447    Sens Young and    Frederick County - Alcoholic Beverages - Wine
           Hough             License - Cheese and Deli Shops
 SB 461    Sen Zucker, et    Selling or Prvdg Alchlc Bevs to Indvdls With
           al                Intellectual Dsblts and Othrs - Rpl of Prhbtn
 SB 518    Sen Rosapepe      Prince George's County - Alcoholic Beverages -
                             Class BLX License - Movie Theaters
 SB 519    Sen Conway, et    Baltimore City - Alcoholic Beverages - Class A-7
           al                License
 SB 616    Sen Robinson      Baltimore City - Alcoholic Beverages - Transfer of
                             License
 SB 645    Sen Edwards       Allegany County - Alcoholic Beverages - Class B-TM
                             (Theater/Museum) License
 SB 802    Sen Oaks, et      Baltimore City - Alcoholic Beverages - Continuing
           al                Care Retirement Community License
 SB 809    Sens Oaks and     Baltimore City - Alchlc Bevs - Hours of Sale -
           Robinson          References to Park Heights Redevelopment Area
 SB 839    Sen Smith         Alchlc Bevs - Class 7 Limited Beer Wholesaler's
                             License - Production and Dstrbtn Limits
 SB 867    Sen Feldman       Alcoholic Beverages - Breweries - Limits on
                             Production and On-Premises Sales
 SB 909    Sen Waugh         Alcoholic Beverages - Class 1 Distillery License -
                             On-Site Consumption Permit
 SB 910    Sen Waugh         Alcoholic Beverages - Class 9 Limited Distillery
                             License - On-Site Consumption Permit
 SB 1017   Sen Robinson      Alcoholic Beverages - Class 5 Breweries -
                             On-Premises Sales
 SB 1043   Sens Kagan and    Alcoholic Beverages - Beer Franchise Agreements -
           Reilly            Notice of Nonrenewal or Termination
 SB 1044   Sen Salling       Alcoholic Beverages - Class 5 Breweries -
                             On-Premises Consumption - Hours of Operation
 SB 1057   Cecil County      Cecil County - Alcoholic Beverages - Alcohol
           Senators          Awareness Program
 SB 1072   Caroline          Caroline County - Alcoholic Beverages - Bed and
           County Senators   Breakfast License

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


BUDGET HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

 FULL COMMITTEE
 Room 120, HOB
           * Department of Budget and Management - Secretary
           * Department of Budget and Management - Personnel
           * State Reserve Fund


BILL HEARINGS - 2:00 P.M.

 HB 864    Del A. Miller,    Collective Bargaining - Memorandum of
           et al             Understanding - Continuation
 HB 1017   Del Korman, et    State Prsnl - Collective Bargaining - Exclusive
           al                Representative Access to New Employee Orientation
 HB 1024   Del Hettleman,    St Empl and Rtr Hlth and Wlfr Bnfts Prgrm -
           et al             Contraceptive Drgs and Dvcs and Male Sterilization
 HB 1228   Dels Kelly and    Equal Employment Opportunity Program - Sexual
           A. Miller         Harassment Reporting
 HB 1423   Del Hettleman,    State Personnel - Sexual Harassment Prevention
           et al             Training - Required

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 213    Dels Lam and      Alcoholic Beverages - Sale of Powdered Alcohol -
           Davis             Prohibition
 HB 270    Del Lisanti       Alchlc Bevs - Brewing Company Off-Site Permits and
                             Winery Off-Site Permits - Harford Co Farm Fair
 HB 287    Del Frick, et     Selling or Prvdg Alchlc Bevs to Indvdls With
           al                Intellectual Dsblts and Othrs - Rpl of Prhbtn
 HB 357    The Spkr          Alcoholic Beverages - Manufacturer's License Fees
           (Admin), et al    - Alteration
 HB 509    Del Carozza,      Alcoholic Beverages - Limited Distillery License -
           et al             Retail Sales
 HB 518    Chr ECM (Dept)    Alcoholic Beverages - Reform on Tap Act of 2018
 HB 896    Del Barkley       Alchlc Bevs - Class 6 Limited Wine Wholesaler's
                             License - Production Amounts and Sales
 HB 962    Del Mautz, et     Alcoholic Beverages - Auxiliary Winery Permit
           al
 HB 972    Del Lisanti,      Alcoholic Beverages - Class 4 Limited Winery
           et al             Licenses
 HB 1003   Del Clippinger    Alchlc Bevs - Lcnss Issued by Different Lcl
                             Licensing Brds to Single License Holder - Athrzd
 HB 1015   Dels Cullison     Alchlc Bevs - Class 7 Limited Beer Wholesaler's
           and Luedtke       License - Production and Dstrbtn Limits
 HB 1052   Del Branch        Alcoholic Beverages - Class 5 Brewery License -
                             Alterations
 HB 1148   Dels              Alcoholic Beverages - Class 5 Breweries -
           Atterbeary and    On-Premises Sales
           Mosby
 HB 1176   Del Grammer       Alcoholic Beverages - Class 5 Breweries -
                             On-Premises Consumption - Hours of Operation
 HB 1222   Del Krimm, et     Alcoholic Beverages - Beer Franchise Agreements -
           al                Notice of Nonrenewal or Termination
 HB 1316   Del Kramer        Task Force to Study State Alcohol Regulation,
                             Enforcement, Safety, and Public Health
 HB 1369   Del Luedtke       Alcoholic Beverages - Breweries - Limits on
                             Production and On-Premises Sales
 HB 1370   Del Luedtke       Alcoholic Beverages - Maryland Beer and Brewery
                             Promotion Program - Establishment

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 1168   Del Adams         HEARING CANCELED




End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 361    The Spkr          Bay Rstrtn Fnd - Fee Exmptn, Disbursements, and
           (Admin), et al    Fincl Assistance (Septic Stewardship Act of 2018)
 HB 458    Del Lafferty      Env - Sale or Trnsfr of Home With On-Site Sewage
                             Disposal Sstm - Nitrogen Rmvl Tchnlgy Rqrmnt
 HB 719    Del Lafferty      On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems - Best Available
                             Technology for Nitrogen Removal - Requirement
 HB 1055   Dels Kramer       St Fin and Prcrmnt - Chspk Bay Wtrshd Sts - Expnss
           and               and Cntrcts (Quit Polluting My Bay Act of 2018)
           Fraser-Hidalgo
 HB 1116   Dels Krebs and    Public Safety - Agritourism - Permit Exemption
           Afzali
 HB 1118   Del Adams, et     Hunting - Required Outerwear - Daylight
           al                Fluorescent Pink
 HB 1221   Del Gilchrist,    Agriculture - Nutrient Management Plans -
           et al             Protection of Personal Information
 HB 1229   Del Jacobs, et    Agricultural Land Preservation Easements - Signs,
           al                Billboards, and Outdoor Advertising Displays
 HB 1351   Del Krebs, et     Agriculture - Easements - Special Occasion Events
           al

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS


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

HOUSE RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE


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

HOUSE JUDICIARY

NOTE:            TO BE ANNOUNCED.

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 1025   Dels Sanchez      RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 6, 1:00 PM
           and Walker

End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 709    Del W. Miller,    Education - County Boards of Education - County
           et al             Superintendent Contracts
 HB 982    Del A.            Higher Education Outreach and College Access
           Washington        Program - Alterations and Repeal of Sunset
 HB 996    Del Angel         Homeschool Students in Maryland - Extracurricular
                             Activities
 HB 999    Del Haynes, et    Baltimore Cty - Chief Exec Offcr of the Baltimore
           al                Cty Brd of Schl Commissioners - Title Change
 HB 1069   Del Buckel, et    Income Tax - Subtraction Mdfctn - Volunteer Fire,
           al                Rescue, and Emergency Medical Services Mbrs
 HB 1084   Calvert County    Calvert County - County Superintendent of Schools
           Delegation        - Postemployment Compensation and Benefits
 HB 1154   Del Gutierrez,    Teachers and Teacher Preparation Programs -
           et al             Bilingual Certification and Instruction
 HB 1248   Del Cassilly,     Public Schools - Compulsory School Attendance -
           et al             GED Program or Alternative Educational Program
 HB 1306   Del Metzgar,      Baltimore Co BoE - Voluntary Nonsectarian Prayer
           et al             at School-Sponsored Student Events - Referendum
 HB 1318   Del Long, et      Sales and Use Tax - Tax-Free Periods - University
           al                and College Textbooks
 HB 1358   Del A.            Income Tax Credit - Employers - Eligible
           Washington,       Internships
           et al
 HB 1386   Del Valentino     Public Schools - Childhelp National Child Abuse
           Smith, et al      Hotline - Sign
 HB 1521   Del Glass, et     Sales and Use Tax - Exemption - Bluetooth
           al
 HB 1564   Del Glass, et     Income Tax Credit - Veterinary Services
           al
 HB 1567   Del Glass, et     Income Tax Credit - Cat and Dog Adoption
           al

BALTIMORE CITY HOUSE DELEGATION


                                 9:00 A.M.      Room 145
                                                Baltimore City Delegation Room
                                                House Office Building
                                                6 Bladen Street
                                                Annapolis, MD


   Subject:  The Baltimore City Delegation will hear and vote on proposed bills
             as determined by the Chairman and the Delegation.

BALTIMORE COUNTY HOUSE DELEGATION


                                 9:00 A.M.      Room 180
                                                Baltimore County
                                                Delegation Room
                                                House Office Building
                                                6 Bladen Street
                                                Annapolis, MD

   Subject:  Briefing:
             Towson University - Tim Leonard, Director of Athletics, Pretrial
             Assessment Pilot Program - Judge Kathleen Cox

             Bill Hearings:
             HB23 - Balto Co Public Schs - Active Assailant Event Training &
             Drills - Del. Long
             HB457 - Balto Co - Property Tax - Homestead Tax Credit Percentage
             - Del. Long
             HB574 - Creation of a State Debt - Balto Co - Morning Star Family
             Life Center - Del. Sydnor
             HB583 - Balto Co - Property Tax - Homeowner's Property Tax Credit
             Supplement - Del. Long
             HB824 - Admissions & Amusement Tax - Balto Co - Amateur Sports
             League Fees - Del. West

             Tentative Voting:
             HB441 - Creation of a State Debt - Balto Co - Natural History
             Society - Del. Bromwell
             HB469 - Creation of a State Debt - Balto Co - Aquila Randall
             Monument - Del. Grammer
             HB478 - Creation of a State Debt - Balto Co - Mayes-Burton Barn at
             Hereford HS - Del. West
             HB821 - Creation of a State Debt - Balto Co - Hatzalah of
             Baltimore - Del. Stein
             HB834 - Creation of a State Debt - Balto Co - New Town HS Stadium
             - Del. Hettleman
             HB835 - Creation of a State Debt - Balto Co - Baltimore County
             Animal Shelter - Del. West

MARYLAND SMALL BUSINESS RETIREMENT SAVINGS BOARD


                                 2:00 P.M.      4th Floor
                                                Conference Room, #434
                                                Louis L. Goldstein Building
                                                80 Calvert Street
                                                Annapolis, MD


   Subject:  Closed session to review personnel matters

February 23, 2018 1:52 P.M.