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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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.



Weekly Schedule - Published July 2, 2015

Leadership Committees
legislative policy committee
House Standing Committees
appropriations appropriations - transportation and environment subcommittee
economic matters environment and transportation
health and government operations judiciary
ways and means
Senate Standing Committees
budget and taxation education, health, and environmental affairs
finance judicial proceedings
Statutory Committees
gaming oversight, joint committee on
Task Forces & Special Joint Study Groups
maryland economic development & business climate com public safety and policing workgroup
Other Meetings of Interest
board of public works criminal sentencing policy, state commission on
family caregiving and long-term supports, task force maryland economic development commission
maryland e-nnovation initiative fund authority maryland health care commission
maryland health insurance plan, board of directors maryland medicaid advisory committee
md underground facilities damage prev authority social work examiners, board of
vehicle theft prevention council
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LEGISLATIVE POLICY COMMITTEE
President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., and
Speaker Michael E. Busch, Co-Chairs


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Lynne B. Porter, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5200
                         301-970-5200


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APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
Delegate Maggie McIntosh, Chair
Delegate James E. Proctor, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Kaitlyn Shulman, Kate Henry, or Dana
      Tagalicod, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

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HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS - TRANSPORTATION AND ENVIRONMENT SUBCOMMITTEE
Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, Chair


 

wednesday july 22, 2015


                                  1:30 P.M.      TBD
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Briefing on Toll Reduction Actions - Maryland Transportation
              Authority
              Briefing on Fare Increases - Maryland Transit Administration


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Dana Tagalicod, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510/5530
                         301-970-5510/5530

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ECONOMIC MATTERS COMMITTEE
Delegate Dereck E. Davis, Chair
Delegate Sally Jameson, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Laura H. Atas, Sally M. Guy, or Robert K.
      Smith, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3519
                         301-858-3519

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ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
Delegate Kumar P. Barve, Chair
Delegate Dana Stein, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Laura P. Lodge, T. Patrick Tracy, or
      Cristen C. Flynn, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
Delegate Peter A. Hammen, Chair
Delegate Shane E. Pendergrass, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Linda L. Stahr, Lisa J. Simpson, or Erin
      R. Hopwood, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
Delegate Joseph F. Vallario, Jr., Chair
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Douglas R. Nestor, Lauren C. Nestor, or
      Claire E. Rossmark, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3488
                         301-858-3488

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WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE
Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, Chair
Delegate Frank S. Turner, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE


 

tuesday july 28, 2015


                                    ALL DAY


    Subject:  Site Visit to Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties



  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Benjamin Blank, Tiffany Johnson, or
      Stanford Ward, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3469
                         301-858-3469

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BUDGET AND TAXATION COMMITTEE
Senator Edward J. Kasemeyer, Chair
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Erika S. Schissler, Phillip S. Anthony, or
      Matthew J. Bennett, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Senator Joan Carter Conway, Chair
Senator Paul G. Pinsky, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Sara C. Fidler or Ryane M. Necessary,
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3661
                         301-858-3661

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FINANCE COMMITTEE
Senator Thomas M. Middleton, Chair
Senator John C. Astle, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Tami D. Burt, David A. Smulski, or Patrick
      D. Carlson, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS COMMITTEE
Senator Bobby A. Zirkin, Chair
Senator Lisa A. Gladden, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  April M. Morton or Elizabeth Bayly, Dept.
      of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3623

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GAMING OVERSIGHT, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Nancy J. King, Senate Chair
Eric G. Luedtke, House Chair


 

tuesday july 14, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 131, Ways and Means
                                                 Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Briefing and update by the State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency
              on (1) the use of the Small, Minority, and Women-Owned Businesses
              Account; (2) automatic barriers to operation and employee
              licenses; and (3) the disposition of unclaimed winnings from video
              lottery facilities.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Matthew F. Bennett or Benjamin A. Blank,
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510/5530
                         301-970-5510/5530

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MARYLAND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & BUSINESS CLIMATE COMMISSION
Norman R. Augustine, Chair


 

wednesday july 22, 2015


                                  9:00 A.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Overview of Maryland's Budget and Revenue Structure
              NOTE: Additional information about the Commission's meeting
              schedule can be found on the Department of Legislative Services'
              Web site (dls.state.md.us) under the Taxes and Fiscal Planning
              link.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Ryan Bishop or Matthew Bennett, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510/5530
                         301-970-5510/5530

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PUBLIC SAFETY AND POLICING WORKGROUP
Senator Catherine E. Pugh, Senate Chair
Delegate Curt Anderson, House Chair


 

thursday july 23, 2015


                                  4:00 P.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Town Hall Meeting: Law Enforcement Issues Across the State


 

monday august 24, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Law Enforcement Officers Bills of Rights (LEOBOR)


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Shirleen Pilgrim or Claire Rossmark, Dept.
      of Legislative Services
          Telephone: 410-946-5350
                     301-970-5350

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BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
Sheila McDonald, Executive Secretary


 

thursday july 16, 2015


                                  9:00 A.M.      Assembly Room
                                                 Goldstein Treasury Building
                                                 80 Calvert Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  General Meeting and Bond Sale


 

wednesday august 5, 2015


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


    Subject:  General Meeting


 

wednesday august 26, 2015


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


    Subject:  General Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Missy Hodges, Board of Public Works
              Telephone: 410-260-7335
                         877-591-7320

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CRIMINAL SENTENCING POLICY, STATE COMMISSION ON
Diane O. Leasure, Chair


 

tuesday july 14, 2015


                                  5:30 P.M.      Training Rooms 1 & 2
                                                 Judiciary Education and
                                                 Conference Center
                                                 2009D Commerce Park Drive
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Review and evaluation of the State's sentencing guidelines and
              policies.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  David Soule, State Commission on Criminal
      Sentencing Policy
              Telephone: 301-403-4165

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FAMILY CAREGIVING AND LONG-TERM SUPPORTS, TASK FORCE ON


 

monday july 6, 2015


                                  3:00 P.M.      3 East Miller Senate
                                     to          Office Building
                                  5:00 P.M.      Finance Committee Room
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Identify resources, programs, and policies for support of family
              caregivers.
              Gather testimony from family caregivers. Analyze and suggest
              actions the State could take on legislative and administrative
              levels to develop and train an in-home care work force.
              The task force will meet monthly to create an inventory of
              resources, including policies and programs available to
              caregivers.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Tammy Bresnahan, AARP
              Telephone: 410-302-8451

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MARYLAND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
Anirban Basu, Chair


 

tuesday july 7, 2015


                                  3:00 P.M.      Governor's Reception Room
                                     to          Second Floor
                                  4:30 P.M.      State House
                                                 100 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Economic updates from DBED Secretary R. Mike Gill. Discussion of
              subcommittees to develop a Strategic Plan. Review of Maryland's
              competitiveness. Overview of Economic Development Programs.
              Discussion of the economic impact of Maryland military
              installations.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Julie Woepke, Dept. of Business and
      Economic Development
              Telephone: 443-324-0861

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MARYLAND E-NNOVATION INITIATIVE FUND AUTHORITY
Robert M. Hallenbeck, Chair


 

friday july 17, 2015


                                  9:00 A.M.      Room 1746
                                                 World Trade Center
                                                 401 E. Pratt Street
                                                 17th Floor
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund Program

              Toll-free dial-in number: 866-247-6034
              Conference code: 2215376115


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Tom Dann, Dept. of Business and Economic
      Development
              Telephone: 410-767-6379

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MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION
Craig P. Tanio, Chair


 

thursday july 16, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.      Conference Room 100
                                                 Maryland Health Care Commission
                                                 4160 Patterson Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  To be announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Valerie M. Wooding, Maryland Health Care
      Commission
              Telephone: 410-764-3460

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MARYLAND HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN, BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Bradley Herring, Chair


 

thursday july 9, 2015


                                  9:00 A.M.      Suite 630
                                                 1 Calvert Plaza
                                                 201 E. Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  MHIP Board of Directors Meeting
              Participants may attend in person or by conference call
              Dial in: 877-620-6892     Participant passcode: 7041866108


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Lauren Hawkins, Maryland Health Insurance
      Plan
              Telephone: 410-576-2055
              E-mail: lauren.hawkins@maryland.gov

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MARYLAND MEDICAID ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Kevin Lindamood, Chair


 

thursday july 23, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.      Department of Health and
                                     to          Mental Hygiene
                                  3:00 P.M.      Lobby Level Conference Room L-3
                                                 201 W. Preston Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  To be announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Carrol Barnes, Dept. of Health and Mental
      Hygiene
              Telephone: 410-767-5213

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MARYLAND UNDERGROUND FACILITIES DAMAGE PREVENTION AUTHORITY
Kevin Woolbright, Chair


 

wednesday july 8, 2015


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

    Subject:  Meeting of Full Authority and Hearings.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Kevin Woolbright, Damage Prevention
      Authority
              Telephone: 240-205-3684

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SOCIAL WORK EXAMINERS, BOARD OF
Mark Lannon, Co-Chair
Denise Capaci, Co-Chair


 

friday july 10, 2015


                                  10:15 A.M.     Room 110
                                                 Metro Building
                                                 4201 Patterson Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Public Meeting
              Proposed Regulations. A portion of the meeting may be held in
              closed session.


 

friday august 14, 2015


                                  10:15 A.M.     Room 110
                                                 Metro Building
                                                 4201 Patterson Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Public Meeting
              Proposed Regulations. A portion of the meeting may be held in
              closed session.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Stanley E. Weinstein, Board of Social Work
      Examiners
              Telephone: 410-764-4722

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VEHICLE THEFT PREVENTION COUNCIL
William M. Pallozzi, Chair


 

wednesday july 15, 2015


                                  10:00 A.M.     Room 270
                                                 Loyola University Graduate
                                                 Center
                                                 Columbia Campus
                                                 8890 McGaw Road
                                                 Columbia, MD


    Subject:  Vehicle Theft Prevention Council Public Awareness Committee
              Meeting
              Discussion of Programs and Budget for FY 2016


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Christopher T. McDonold, Vehicle Theft
              Prevention Council
              Telephone: 410-386-3015
                         1-800-96-THEFT

July 2, 2015 10:42 A.M.