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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 20, 2017

Leadership Committees
legislative policy committee
House Standing Committees
appropriations economic matters
environment and transportation health and government operations
judiciary ways and means
ways and means - election law subcommittee
Senate Standing Committees
budget and taxation education, health, and environmental affairs
finance judicial proceedings
Statutory Committees
children, youth, and families, joint committee on
Task Forces & Special Joint Study Groups
family & medical leave insurance, task force to stdy innovation and excellence in education, comm on
md health insurance coverage protection commission
Other Meetings of Interest
board of public works financial education and capability commission
maryland insurance administration pharmaceutical services workgroup
maryland medicaid advisory committee md underground facilities damage prev authority
restraint and seclusion, task force to study rural health care delivery workgroup
safe harbor policy for youth vic of hum traf, wkgrp school construction, interagency committee on
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LEGISLATIVE POLICY COMMITTEE
President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., Senate Chair
Speaker Michael E. Busch, House Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Ryan Bishop or Carol Swan, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350


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APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
Delegate Maggie McIntosh, Chair
Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, Vice-Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Kate Henry, 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:  Sally Guy, Laura Atas, 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


 

friday july 21, 2017


                                  12:00 P.M.



    Subject:  Site Visit:  Baltimore Harbor

              Contact Trish Gagnon, Environment and Transportation Committee for
              more information.  410-841-3990 or 301-858-3990


 

wednesday july 26, 2017


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 250
                                                 Environment and Transportation
                                                 Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Interim Study on Septic Systems


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Cristen Flynn, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3990
                         301-858-3990

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HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
Delegate Shane E. Pendergrass, Chair
Delegate Eric M. Bromwell, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Linda L. Stahr, Erin Hopwood, or Lisa
      Simpson, 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: 410-946-5510/5530
                         301-970-5510/5530

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WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, Chair
Delegate Frank S. Turner, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE


 

wednesday september 6, 2017


                                  10:00 A.M.     Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

  NOTE:  Joint with Senate Education, Health, and Environmental
  Affairs Committee

    Subject:  Election Cybersecurity


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Stanford D. Ward, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3469
                         301-858-3469

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HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - ELECTION LAW SUBCOMMITTEE
Alonzo T. Washington, Chair


 

wednesday september 6, 2017


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 130
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Potential Legislation Concerning Election Cybersecurity


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Stanford D. 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


 

tuesday july 25, 2017


                                  10:00 A.M.     Port of Baltimore
                                                 2501 Broening Highway
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  Tour of the Port of Baltimore

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Matthew J. Bennett, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

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


FULL COMMITTEE


 

wednesday september 6, 2017


                                  10:00 A.M.     Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

  NOTE:  Joint with the House Committee on Ways and Means

    Subject:  Election Cybersecurity


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Ted King or Stacy Goodman, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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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 Delores G. Kelley, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  April M. Morton, Elizabeth Bayly, or
      Jamie Lancaster, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3623
                         301-858-3623

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CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Nancy J. King, Senate Chair
Ariana B. Kelly, House Chair


 

tuesday september 12, 2017


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 120
                                                 House Appropriations Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Overview of 2017 Session Legislation and Fiscal 2018 Budget
              Updates to DLS Child Care Subsidy Report


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Caroline L. B. Boice or Hannah E. Dier,
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

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FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE INSURANCE, TASK FORCE TO STUDY
Brian J. Feldman, Senate Chair
Ariana B. Kelly, House Chair


 

tuesday july 25, 2017


                                  10:00 A.M.     Room 231
                                                 Economic Matters Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Presentation on Long-Term Caregivers and Continued Discussion of
              Other State Models.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Laura Atas, David Smulski, or Heather Ruby,
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

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INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION, COMMISSION ON
William E. Kirwan, Chair


 

wednesday july 26, 2017


                                  9:30 A.M.      Room 120
                                     to          House Appropriations Committee
                                  5:00 P.M.      House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

  NOTE:  The Commission has allotted 30 minutes for public testimony
  at the end of each meeting. Members of the public who wish to testify must
  email PreK-12InnovationandExcellenceCommission@mlis.state.md.us or call Mindy
  McConville at 410-946-5510 to sign up no later that 48 hours before the
  meeting date. Individuals may speak for no more than 3 minutes each and will
  be called to testify in the order in which they sign up. 75 copies of written
  testimony must be delivered to Room 120 House Office Building by noon of the
  day prior to the meeting.

    Subject:  Resource Equity


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Erika Schissler or Rachel Hise, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

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MARYLAND HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE PROTECTION COMMISSION
Brian J. Feldman, Senate Chair
Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, House Chair


 

tuesday august 1, 2017


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 240
                                     to          Health and Government
                                  3:00 P.M.      Operations Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  1. Organizational meeting
              2. Overview of federal actions to modify health care reform


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Patrick Carlson or Linda Stahr, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
Sheila McDonald, Executive Secretary


 

wednesday july 26, 2017


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


    Subject:  General Meeting


 

wednesday august 16, 2017


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


    Subject:  General Meeting


 

wednesday september 6, 2017


                                  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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FINANCIAL EDUCATION AND CAPABILITY COMMISSION
Katherine Klausmeier, Co-Chair
Dana Stein, Co-Chair


 

tuesday july 25, 2017


                                  10:00 A.M.     MDOT Headquarters
                                                 7201 Corporate Center Drive
                                                 Hanover, MD

    Subject:  Access and use of credit as it relates to an individual's
              financial stability


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Sue Rogan, MD CASH Campaign
              Telephone: 443-692-9425

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MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION
Al Redmer, Jr., Commissioner


 

monday august 28, 2017


                                  1:00 P.M.      24th Floor, Hearing Room
                                     to          Maryland Insurance
                                  4:00 P.M.      Administration
                                                 200 St. Paul Place
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Public Hearing on specific rate increase requests for long term
              care insurance being made by the Maryland Life and Health
              Insurance Guaranty Corporation on behalf of Penn Treaty Network
              America Insurance Company, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company,
              MedAmerica Insurance Company, CMFG Life Insurance Company, and
              Continental Casualty Company. The purpose of the hearing is for
              insurance company officials to explain their reasons for rate
              increases.

              If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Nancy Muehlberger by
              August 21, 2017, either by email to longtermcare.mia@maryland.gov
              or by mail to 200 St. Paul Place, Suite 2700, Baltimore, MD 21202
              or by fax to 410-468-2038. Indicate if you plan on testifying or
              submitting written comments. For more information see the
              following link:
              http://insurance.maryland.gov/Consumer/Pages/Long-Term-Care-
              Hearing-August-28-2017.aspx


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Adam Zimmerman, Maryland Insurance
      Administration
              Telephone: 410-468-2048

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PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES WORKGROUP
Robert Morrow, Jr., Associate Commissioner


 

wednesday july 26, 2017


                                  11:00 A.M.     Room 240
                                      to         Health and Government
                                  2:00 P.M.      Operations Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  The Life and Health Unit of the Maryland Insurance Administration
              will be holding a meeting with interested parties to discuss
              Specialty Drugs and Proposed HB 1117 (2017 Session).

              Any questions, comments, or submissions on the Health Insurance
              Pharmaceutical Services Workgroup can be sent to:
              pharmacyservicesworkgroup.mia@maryland.gov.
              Written comments may be submitted by mail to the Maryland
              Insurance Administration, 200 St. Paul Place, Suite 2700,
              Baltimore, Maryland 21202, Attention: Lynn Lederman.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Joe Sviatko, Maryland Insurance
      Administration
              Telephone: 410-468-2458

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MARYLAND MEDICAID ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Kevin Lindamood, Chair


 

thursday july 27, 2017


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


    Subject:  To Be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Carrol Barnes, Maryland Department of
      Health
              Telephone: 410-767-5213

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MARYLAND UNDERGROUND FACILITIES DAMAGE PREVENTION AUTHORITY
Thomas L. Hastings, Chair


 

wednesday august 2, 2017


                                  9:00 A.M.      Suite 103
                                                 Lower Level Conference Room
                                                 One Call Center
                                                 7223 Parkway Drive
                                                 Hanover, MD


    Subject:  Meeting of Full Authority + Hearings


 

wednesday september 6, 2017


                                  9:00 A.M.      Suite 103
                                                 Lower Level Conference Room
                                                 One Call Center
                                                 7223 Parkway Drive
                                                 Hanover, MD


    Subject:  Meeting of Full Authority + Hearings


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  James A. Barron, Damage Prevention
      Authority Executive Director
              Telephone: 410-782-2102

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RESTRAINT AND SECLUSION, TASK FORCE TO STUDY
Mary Gable, Chair


 

monday july 31, 2017


                                  1:00 P.M.      Conference Room 8,
                                     to          8th Floor
                                  4:00 P.M.      Maryland State Department of
                                                 Education
                                                 200 W. Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  Overview of the purpose and future activities of the Task Force;
              review of existing federal and State regulations surrounding
              restraint and seclusion; and discussion of proper authorization
              for restraint and seclusion.


 

wednesday august 2, 2017


                                  1:00 P.M.      Conference Room 6,
                                     to          8th Floor
                                  4:00 P.M.      Maryland State Department of
                                                 Education
                                                 200 W. Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  TBD


 

wednesday august 9, 2017


                                  1:00 P.M.      Conference Room 6,
                                     to          8th Floor
                                  4:00 P.M.      Maryland State Department of
                                                 Education
                                                 200 W. Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  TBD


 

wednesday august 16, 2017


                                  1:00 P.M.      Conference Room 6,
                                     to          8th Floor
                                  4:00 P.M.      Maryland State Department of
                                                 Education
                                                 200 W. Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  TBD


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Deborah Nelson, Maryland State Dept. of
      Education
              Telephone: 410-767-0294

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RURAL HEALTH CARE DELIVERY WORKGROUP
Joseph Ciotola, Co-Chair
Deborah Mizeur, Co-Chair


 

tuesday july 25, 2017


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room HEC 110
                                     to          Chesapeake College
                                  5:00 P.M.      100 College Circle
                                                 Wye Mills, MD


    Subject: To Be Determined


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Erin M. Dorrien, Maryland Health Care
      Commission
              Telephone: 410-764-3284


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SAFE HARBOR POLICY FOR YOUTH VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING, WORKGROUP ON
John C. Wobensmith, Chair


 

monday july 31, 2017


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


    Subject:  Safe Harbor Workgroup established to Study Safe Harbor Policy for
              Youth Victims of Human Trafficking.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Thomas Stack, Governor's Office of Crime
      Control and Prevention
              Telephone:  410-697-9336

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SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION, INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE ON
Karen Salmon, Chair


 

monday july 31, 2017


                                  9:00 A.M.      8th Floor
                                     to          Conference Room #1
                                 10:00 A.M.      Nancy S. Grasmick Education
                                                 Building
                                                 200 West Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Regular IAC Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Judith Guenter, Public School Construction
      Program
              Telephone: 410-767-0613
              E-mail:  judy.guenter@maryland.gov

July 20, 2017 2:23 P.M.