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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 20, 2018



 3 West, Miller
           * State Board of Elections
           * Department of Budget and Management - Secretary
           * Department of Budget and Management - Personnel


 3 West, Miller
           * Capital Maryland Department of the Environment
           * Capital Military Department


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 571    Sen Bates         MALPF - Use of Land - Signs and Outdoor
                             Advertising Displays
 SB 601    Sen Hough, et     Carroll County - Scenic River Advisory Board -
           al                Composition
 SB 610    Sen Young, et     Natural Resources - Forest Conservation Act -
           al                Standards and Requirements
 SB 614    Sen Robinson      State Center - Redevelopment - Requirements,
                             Participation, and Process
 SB 700    Sen               Task Force to Study the Feasibility of
           Klausmeier, et    Establishing a Shelter Animal Refuge
 SB 709    Sens Eckardt      Environment - Water and Sewer Service
           and Ferguson
 SB 737    Sen Robinson      State Finance and Procurement - State-Funded
                             Entities - Diversity in Advertising
 SB 747    Sen Astle         Wildlife Management - Shooting at Nighttime
 SB 1032   Sen Hough         Frederick County - Scenic River Advisory Board -
 SJ 6      Sen Eckardt,      Commemorating the Bicentennial of the Birth of
           et al             Frederick Douglass


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 246    Sen Waugh         State Personnel - Maryland Hatch Act
 SB 278    Sen Feldman,      Prevailing Wage - Tax Increment Financing
           et al             Developments - Application
 SB 338    Sen Feldman,      State Personnel - Grievance Procedures - Exclusive
           et al             Representatives
 SB 377    Sen Lee, et al    Labor and Employment - Pay Scales and Wage History
 SB 464    Sen               State Personnel - Employees in the Same
           Klausmeier, et    Classification - Pay Rates
 SB 517    Sen Rosapepe,     Career Apprenticeship Investment Act
           et al
 SB 526    Sen Lee, et al    Labor and Employment - Regulation of Farm Labor
                             Contractors and Foreign Labor Contractors
 SB 556    Sen Manno, et     State Personnel - Compensation - Shift
           al                Differential Pay
 SB 560    Sen Manno, et     Hghr Ed - Collective Bargaining - Graduate Assts
           al                (Graduate Asst Collective Bargaining Fairness Act)
 SB 572    Sen Benson, et    Prevailing Wage Rates - Public Work Contracts -
           al                Suits by Employees
 SB 678    Sen Benson, et    State Department of Education - Employment
           al                Categories and Practices


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 446    Sen Astle         HEARING CANCELED

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 628    Sens Smith and    Criminal Law - Alcohol Offenses and Gaming - Civil
           Benson            Offenses
 SB 671    Sen Zirkin        Hate Crimes - Threats and Penalties
 SB 725    Sen Zirkin        Bullying, Cyberbullying, Harassment, and
                             Intimidation - Civil Relief and School Response
                             (Jointly assigned to JPR and EHE)
 SB 726    Sen Zirkin        Criminal Law - Electronic Harassment and Bullying
                             (Grace's Law 2.0)
 SB 769    Sen Zirkin        Criminal Law - Sextortion and Revenge Porn
 SB 869    Sen Lee, et al    Criminal Procedure - Motion to Vacate Judgment -
                             Human Trafficking
 SB 881    Sen Lee           Criminal Law - Human Trafficking and Prostitution
 SB 982    The Pres (Atty    Controlled Dangerous Substances - Distributors -
           Gen Ofc), et al   Reporting Suspicious Orders
 SB 1039   Sen Smith, et     Constitutional Amendment - Cannabis - Use,
           al                Possession, Cultivation, and Sale


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


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 133    Chr APP (Dept)    RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 13, 1:00 PM

End of schedule changes


 HB 15     Del Lisanti,      Harford Co Sheriff - Deputy Sheriffs and
           et al             Correctional Officers - Organization and Ngtn
 HB 83     Dels Reilly       Harford County Sheriff - Deputy Sheriffs and
           and Cassilly      Correctional Officers - Collective Bargaining
 HB 113    Del Branch, et    Public Safety - Baltimore City Safe Streets
           al                Initiatives - Funding
 HB 278    Montgomery        Montgomery Co - Housing Opportunities Commission -
           County            Binding Arbitration for Wages MC 14-18
 HB 284    Cecil County      Cecil County - Office of the Sheriff - Employees
           Delegation        and Collective Bargaining
 HB 311    Balt City         Baltimore Convention Facility - Operating Deficits
           Deleg (BCA)       and Capital Improvement Reserve Fund
 HB 629    Del Krimm, et     St Empl and Retiree Hlth and Wlfr Benefits Prgrm -
           al                Retiree Dep Participation in the Md Rx Prgrm
 HB 667    Del Haynes, et    Education - Community Colleges - Collective
           al                Bargaining
 HB 817    Del Lafferty      Maryland Smart Growth Investment Fund
 HB 822    Del Krimm         Personnel and Pensions - Phased Retirement Plan -
                             Development and Implementation
 HB 841    Del Jones, et     Higher Education - Endowed University System of
           al                Maryland Scholarship Program - Established
 HB 871    Del Jones, et     Higher Education - University System of Maryland -
           al                Quasi-Endowment Funds
 HB 988    Del Gaines, et    2020 Census Grant Program - Establishment and
           al                Funding
 HB 1098   Del Korman, et    Career and Technology Education and Workforce
           al                Investment Act
                             (Jointly assigned to APP and W&M)
 HB 1226   Dels B. Barnes    Career Apprenticeship Investment Act
           and Pena Melnyk   (Jointly assigned to APP and ECM)


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 645    Del Branch        Business Regulation - Wireless Security Systems -
                             Local Government Licenses and Permits
 HB 674    Del W. Miller,    Business Regulation - Home Improvement Contracts
           et al
 HB 814    Del Patterson,    Workers' Compensation - Students in Unpaid
           et al             Work-Based Learning Experiences
 HB 916    Del Adams, et     Business Regulation - Home Improvement Contracts -
           al                Deposits
 HB 937    Del Flanagan,     Business Regulation - Household Goods Movers -
           et al             Registration
 HB 1087   Del Wilson        Business Regulation - Micro Markets - Licensure
 HB 1107   Del Wilson        Public Safety - Elevator Inspections - Testing
 HB 1117   Del Branch        Alarm Systems - Registration and Renewal -


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 254    Chr ENV (Dept)    Real Property - Ground Leases - Unlawful
   ADDED                     FEB 20, 2018 1:00 PM

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 425    Del Otto          Somerset County - Fire Companies - Appropriations
 HB 433    Del Otto          Somerset County - Annual Financial Report and
                             Annual Audit Report - Filing Date
 HB 446    Calvert County    Calvert County - Fire and Rescue Commission -
           Delegation        Membership
 HB 498    Calvert County    Calvert County - Salary of Assistant Sheriff
 HB 554    Caroline          Caroline County - Sheriff - Salary
 HB 627    Calvert County    Calvert County - Length of Service Award Program -
           Delegation        Death Benefits
 HB 669    Del Beidle        Real Property - Homeowners Associations -
                             Definition of Lot
 HB 694    Chr ENV and       Public Safety - Bldg Codes - Transfer of Admin to
           Chr ECM (Dept)    DLLR
                             (Jointly assigned to ENV and ECM)
 HB 810    Del Ebersole,     Public Safety - Battery Operated Smoke Alarms
           et al
 HB 816    Del Lierman,      Public-Private Partnership Agreements - Comp
           et al             Provisions and Noncompete Clauses - Alterations
 HB 933    Del B. Barnes,    Housing and Community Development - Rental
           et al             Allowance Program - Eligibility
 HB 938    Del Impallaria    Federal Fair Housing Laws - Enforcement by State
                             and Local Governments

                                 3:00 P.M.

 Natural Resources, Agriculture & Open Space Subcommittee Work Session

 Land Use & Ethics Subcommittee Work Seesion


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 71     Del Krimm         HEARING CANCELED

                                 11:00 A.M.

      Government Operations and Estates and Trusts Subcommittee:

           - HB 444
           - HB 474
           - HB 491
           - HB 769
           - HB 858

           *Room 240*

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 34     Del Angel         Public Health - Disease Control and Prevention -
                             HPV Screening Tests
 HB 562    Del K. Young,     Hospitals - Patient's Bill of Rights
           et al
 HB 614    Del Lisanti,      Hospitals - Changes in Status - Hospital Employee
           et al             Retraining and Placement
 HB 655    Del K. Young,     Maryland Department of Health - Biosafety Level 3
           et al             Laboratories
 HB 661    Del Miele, et     Crimes - Female Genital Mutilation - Penalties
           al                (Jointly assigned to HGO and JUD)
 HB 691    Del Pena          Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Fund - Donor
           Melnyk, et al     Registry - Annual Funding
 HB 716    Del R. Lewis      Md Hlth Care Cmsn - Mortality Rates of African
                             American Infnts and Infnts in Rural Areas - Stdy
 HB 839    Dels Carr and     Public Health - State Advisory Council on PANDAS
           Stein             and PANS
 HB 855    Del Brooks, et    State Government - Regulations Impacting Small
           al                Businesses - Economic Impact Analyses
                             (Jointly assigned to HGO and APP)
 HB 986    Del Lam, et al    Department of General Services - Bird-Safe Bldg
                             Standards (Maryland Bird-Safe Bldgs Act of 2018)
                             (Jointly assigned to HGO and APP)
 HB 1467   Del Sample        Public Health - Sepsis Public Awareness Campaign
           Hughes, et al     Workgroup


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


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 495    Dels Ali and      Law Enforcement Officers - Body-Worn Cameras -
           Gibson            Offense
 HB 543    Del Ali, et al    Law Enforcement - First Responders Killed or
                             Disabled in the Line of Duty Fund
 HB 578    Del Sydnor, et    Task Force to Study Law Enforcement Surveillance
           al                Technologies
 HB 649    Del Reilly, et    Criminal Law - Opioids - Distribution Causing
           al                Death of Minor
 HB 651    Del Valentino     Vehicle Laws - Smoking Marijuana in Vehicles -
           Smith, et al      Prohibition
 HB 675    Del Conaway       Criminal Procedure - Victims' Rights - Notice of
                             Destruction of Sexual Assault Evidence
 HB 676    Del Parrott,      Criminal Law - Trespass With Intent to Commit
           et al             Theft of Package
 HB 678    Del Buckel, et    Criminal Law - Sentencing - Subsequent Offenders
           al                (Career Criminal Truth in Sentencing Act)
 HB 683    Del               Criminal Law - Assault of Public Transportation
           Waldstreicher,    Operator - Penalties
           et al
 HB 685    Del Conaway       Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release - Grace
                             Period for Failure to Appear
 HB 700    Del Sydnor, et    Criminal Law - Hate Crimes - Group Victim
 HB 748    Del Kittleman,    Criminal Law - Homicide - Unborn Child (Laura and
           et al             Reid's Law)
 HB 761    Del               Courts - Aggravated Murder Court
           Impallaria, et
 HB 805    Del Malone, et    Task Force on Police Staffing Levels in Baltimore
           al                City
 HB 861    Del Kramer, et    Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities - Sex
           al                Offenders
 HB 892    Del               Marijuana Lws - Full Dsclsr of Legal, Emplmt, and
           Impallaria, et    Hlth Risks - Advrtsmt of Marijuana and Mdcl Cnbs
 HB 944    Dels Shoemaker    First Responders - Mandatory Autism Training
           and Rose
 HB 963    Del Malone, et    Correctional Services - Eligibility for Parole -
           al                Violent Crime
 HB 1030   Del Dumais        Criminal Procedure - Incompetency and Criminal
                             Responsibility - Dismissal of Charges
 HB 1057   Dels Sanchez      Criminal Procedure - Expungement - Denial of
           and Vallario      Petition Without Hearing


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 768    Del Rosenberg     Election Law - Online Political Advertisements and
                             Campaign Material - Disclosure
 HB 918    Del Fisher, et    Calvert County - Personal Property Tax - Exemption
 HB 929    Del Carr          Property Tax - Homeowners' Property Tax Credit -
                             Definition of Gross Income
 HB 957    Del Rey, et al    Motor Fuel Tax Rates - Consumer Price Index
                             Adjustment - Repeal
 HB 964    Del Folden        Admissions and Amusement Tax - Exemption for
                             School Field Trips
 HB 978    Del Wilkins,      State Income and Property Tax Credits - Purple
           et al             Line Construction Zone
 HB 981    Dels A.           Online Electioneering Transparency and
           Washington and    Accountability Act
 HB 990    Del McMillan      Homestead Property Tax Credit - Notification on
                             Acquisition of Property
 HB 1013   Del West          Property Tax - Benefits for Agricultural Land -
                             Exclusion of Solar Farms
 HB 1044   Del McMillan,     Property Tax Appeals - Timeliness of Requests
           et al
 HB 1047   Del McMillan,     Property Tax Appeals - Adverse Decision -
           et al             Rationale
 HB 1050   Del Haynes, et    Baltimore City - Property Tax Credit - Rental
           al                Discount for Baltimore City Public Safety Officers
 HB 1112   Del Holmes        Tax Sales - Vacant and Abandoned Property


                                 10:00 A.M.     B-20
                                                Fifth Regiment Armory
                                                219 29th Division Street
                                                Baltimore, MD

   Subject:  Regular meeting of the Commission on the Commemoration of the
             100th Anniversary of the Passage of the 19th Amendment to the
             United States Constitution

February 19, 2018 4:13 P.M.