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 Withdrawn legislation does always receive a hearing.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 August 28, 2014

Leadership Committees
legislative policy committee
House Standing Committees
appropriations economic matters
environmental matters health and government operations
judiciary ways and means
Senate Standing Committees
budget and taxation education, health, and environmental affairs
finance judicial proceedings
Statutory Committees
management of public funds, joint committee on the
Task Forces & Special Joint Study Groups
maryland economic development & business climate com md health benefit exchange, joint ovrst comm on the
Other Meetings of Interest
adquy of fndg for ed in st of md stkhldr gr, stdy of board of public works
capital debt affordability committee child custody decision making commission on,
criminal sentencing policy, state commission on environmental health specialists, board of
implementing a civil rgt to cnsl in md, tf to study manufacturing competitiveness, md advisory comm on
mdccrs/parcc implementation review workgroup maryland community health resources commission
maryland economic development commission maryland health care commission
maryland health care reform coordinating council health care reform delivery subcommittee
maryland health insurance plan, board of directors maryland medicaid advisory committee
md underground facilities damage prev authority pharmacy services in md, tf to study access to
procurement advisory council social work examiners, board of
stdt achmnt in middle school, tf to stdy how to impr
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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 Norman H. Conway, Chair
Delegate James E. Proctor, Jr., Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced


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

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ECONOMIC MATTERS COMMITTEE
Delegate Dereck E. Davis, Chair
Delegate David D. Rudolph, 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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ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS COMMITTEE
Delegate Maggie McIntosh, Chair
Delegate James E. Malone, Jr., 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: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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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
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Stanford D. Ward, Benjamin Blank, or
      Tiffany Johnson, 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 Nathaniel J. McFadden, 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 Roy P. Dyson, 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: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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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: 410-946-5530/5350
                         301-970-5530/5350

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JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS COMMITTEE
Senator Brian E. Frosh, Chair
Senator Lisa A. Gladden, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Susan H. Russell or Shirleen M. Pilgrim,
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3623

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MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC FUNDS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, Presiding Chair
Senator Verna L. Jones-Rodwell, Co-Chair


 

tuesday september 16, 2014


                                  1:00 P.M.      William Amoss Hearing
                                                 Room, 4th Floor
                                                 Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Briefing on the State's Economic Development and Small Business
                Financing Programs


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Trevor S. Owen or Matthew B. Jackson, Dept.
      of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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


 

wednesday september 10, 2014


                                  9:30 A.M.      HEC 201
                                                 Chesapeake College, Eastern
                                                 Shore Higher Education Center
                                                 1000 College Circle
                                                 Wye Mills, MD

    Subject:  Best Practices


 

tuesday september 30, 2014


                                  TBA            TBA
                                                 Naval Air Station
                                                 Patuxent River
                                                 Patuxent River, MD



    Subject:  TBA


 

wednesday october 29, 2014


                                  TBA            TBA
                                                 University of Maryland,
                                                 Baltimore County
                                                 1000 Hilltop Circle
                                                 Catonsville, MD

    Subject:  Business Incubators, Cybersecurity, and Biotechnology


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  John Long, Office of the Senate President
              Telephone: 410-841-3700
                         301-858-3700

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MARYLAND HEALTH BENEFIT EXCHANGE, JOINT OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON THE
Thomas M. Middleton, Senate Chair
Peter A. Hammen, House Chair


 

tuesday september 16, 2014


                                  10:00 A.M.     3 East
                                                 Miller Senate Building
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Update on Exchange activities and the transition to the
                Connecticut IT platform, Briefing from the Maryland Insurance
                Administration on approved rates in the individual health
                insurance market


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Linda L. Stahr or Patrick D. Carlson, Dept.
      of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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ADEQUACY OF FUNDING FOR EDUCATION IN THE STATE OF
MARYLAND STAKEHOLDER GROUP, STUDY OF
Kristy Michel, MSDE


 

thursday september 18, 2014


                                  1:00 P.M.      State Board Room
                                                 7th Floor
                                                 Nancy S. Grasmick Building
                                                 200 West Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  Quarterly meeting of the Stakeholder Group Overview of two
                preliminary reports: A Comprehensive Review of State Adequacy
                Studies since 2003
              Summary of School Size Report


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Donna Gunning, Maryland State Dept. of
      Education
              Telephone: 410-767-0757

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BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
Sheila McDonald, Executive Secretary


 

wednesday september 3, 2014


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


    Subject:  General
              The pre-meeting will be held at 9:45 A.M. in Room 217


 

wednesday september 17, 2014


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


    Subject:  General
              The pre-meeting will be held at 9:45 A.M. in Room 217


 

wednesday october 1, 2014


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


    Subject:  General
              The pre-meeting will be held at 9:45 A.M. in Room 217


 

wednesday october 15, 2014


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


    Subject:  General
              The pre-meeting will be held at 9:45 A.M. in Room 217


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

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CAPITAL DEBT AFFORDABILITY COMMITTEE
Nancy K. Kopp, Chair


 

wednesday september 17, 2014


                                  2:00 P.M.      Assembly Room 114-116
                                                 Louis L. Goldstein Treasury
                                                 Building
                                                 80 Calvert St.
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Review the State's capital programs and the size and condition of
                debt of higher education institutions


 

wednesday october 1, 2014


                                  2:00 P.M.      Assembly Room 114-116
                                                 Louis L. Goldstein Treasury
                                                 Building
                                                 80 Calvert St.
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Recommendation of general obligation bond authorizations


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  David Horton, Deputy Director, Debt
      Management Division, State Treasurer's Office
              Telephone: 410-260-7428
                         1-800-974-0468

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CHILD CUSTODY DECISION MAKING, COMMISSION ON
Cynthia Callahan, Chair


 

monday september 8, 2014


                                  6:00 P.M.      Training Rooms 1 & 2
                                     to          Lower Level
                                  8:00 P.M.      Judiciary Education &
                                                 Conference Center
                                                 2011 Commerce Park Drive
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Review progress of Committee. Discuss next steps for the
                Commission


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Connie Kratovil-Lavelle, Maryland
      Judiciary, Dept. of Family Administration
              Telephone: 410-260-1580
              Email: ChildCustodyDecisionMaking@mdcourts.gov
              Web site: http://www.mdcourts.gov/family/cccdm.html

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


 

tuesday september 30, 2014


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



    Subject:  The Commission will continue the 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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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALISTS, BOARD OF
Robert Sheesley, Chair


 

wednesday september 3, 2014


                                  10:00 A.M.     Bureau of Utilities
                                                 Building
                                                 Howard County
                                                 8270 Old Montgomery Road
                                                 Columbia, MD


    Subject:  Proposed Regulations
              A portion of this meeting may be held in closed session


 

wednesday october 8, 2014


                                  10:00 A.M.     Bureau of Utilities
                                                 Building
                                                 Howard County
                                                 8270 Old Montgomery Road
                                                 Columbia, MD


    Subject:  Proposed Regulations
              A portion of this meeting may be held in closed session


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  James T. Merrow, Board of Environmental
      Health Specialists
              Telephone: 410-764-5911

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IMPLEMENTING A CIVIL RIGHT TO COUNSEL IN MARYLAND, TASK FORCE TO STUDY
Robert R. Neall, Chair


 

wednesday september 24, 2014


                                  9:30 A.M.      Conference Room # 2
                                                 Judicial Education and
                                                 Conference Center
                                                 2011 Commerce Park Drive
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Regular Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Pamela C. Ortiz, Maryland Access to Justice
      Commission
              Telephone: 410-260-1258

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MANUFACTURING COMPETITIVENESS, MARYLAND ADVISORY COMMISSION ON
Jeff Fuchs, Chair


 

tuesday september 2, 2014


                                  9:00 A.M.      World Trade Center
                                     to          401 E Pratt Street
                                  11:00 A.M.     17th Floor Conference Room
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Board Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Carl Livesay or Delterese George, Dept. of
      Business and Economic Development
              Telephone: 410-767-5570
                         410-767-0438

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MDCCRS/PARCC IMPLEMENTATION REVIEW WORKGROUP
Jack R. Smith, Co-Chair
Betty Weller, Co-Chair


 

wednesday september 17, 2014


                                  9:00 A.M.      House Appropriations
                                     to          Committee
                                  12:00 P.M.     121 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Discuss areas of charge as set on agenda


 

tuesday october 21, 2014


                                  1:00 P.M.      Board Room A&B
                                     to          Howard County Public Schools
                                  4:00 P.M.      10910 Clarksville Pike
                                                 Ellicott City, MD


    Subject:  Discuss areas of charge as set on agenda


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Gail Bennett, Maryland State Dept. of
      Education
              Telephone: 410-767-3646

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MARYLAND COMMUNITY HEALTH RESOURCES COMMISSION
John A. Hurson, Chair


 

thursday october 2, 2014


                                  3:00 P.M.      Room 240 (HGO Committee)
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Discussion of FY 15 Call for Proposals

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Mark Luckner, Maryland Community Health
      Resources Commission
              Telephone: 410-260-6290

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MARYLAND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
Suzy Ganz, Chair


 

wednesday september 17, 2014


                                  1:00 P.M.      Suite 214
                                     to          Maryland Technology Development
                                  3:00 P.M.      Corp.
                                                 5565 Sterrett Place
                                                 Columbia, MD

    Subject:  Commission Board Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Stacey Harvey Reid, Dept. of Business and
      Economic Development
              Telephone: 410-767-6287

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MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION
Craig P. Tanio, Chair


 

thursday september 18, 2014


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

    Subject:  To Be Announced


 

thursday october 16, 2014


                                  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 CARE REFORM COORDINATING COUNCIL
Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown, Co-Chair
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene Joshua M. Sharfstein, Co-Chair
FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Mary Klase, Governor's Office of Health
      Care Reform
              Telephone: 410-260-6116

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HEALTH CARE DELIVERY REFORM SUBCOMMITTEE
John Colmers, Co-chair
Laura Herrera, Co-Chair


 

friday september 5, 2014


                                  9:00 A.M.      L3 Conference Room
                                     to          DHMH Headquarters
                                  11:00 A.M.     201 W. Preston St.
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  Health Care Delivery Reform in Maryland


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Katie Jones, Dept. of Health and Mental
      Hygiene
              Telephone: 410-767-2207

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


 

thursday september 11, 2014


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

    Subject:  MHIP Board of Director's Meeting
              Participants may attend in person or by conference call
              Dial in: 800-593-8957      Participant passcode:  2621580


  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


 

wednesday september 24, 2014


                                  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

  NOTE: Change in meeting date

    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 september 3, 2014


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


    Subject:  Meeting of Full Authority


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

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PHARMACY SERVICES IN MARYLAND, TASK FORCE TO STUDY ACCESS TO
Sajal Roy, Chair


 

tuesday september 9, 2014


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 100
                                     to          Maryland Board of Pharmacy
                                  3:00 P.M.      4201 Patterson Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Initial Task Force Meeting
              Conference Call Option: 1-877-521-8687
              Conf ID: 9060042
              RSVP to Anna Jeffers


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Anna D. Jeffers, Board of Pharmacy, Dept.
      of Health and Mental Hygiene
              Telephone: 410-764-3833
              E-mail: Anna.Jeffers@maryland.gov

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PROCUREMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL
Sheila McDonald, Chair


 

thursday september 4, 2014


                                  2:00 P.M.      Assembly Room, 1st Floor
                                                 Louis L. Goldstein Treasury
                                                 Building
                                                 80 Calvert Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  General Meeting


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

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SOCIAL WORK EXAMINERS, BOARD OF
Judy Levy, Co-Chair
Mark Lannon, Co-Chair


 

friday september 12, 2014


                                  11:00 A.M.     Room 109
                                                 Metro Building
                                                 4201 Patterson Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD


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


 

friday october 10, 2014


                                  11:00 A.M.     Room 109
                                                 Metro Building
                                                 4201 Patterson Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  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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STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IN MIDDLE SCHOOL, TASK FORCE TO STUDY HOW TO IMPROVE
Judith Jenkins, Chair


 

friday september 5, 2014


                                  1:00 P.M.      Carver Staff Development
                                     to          Center
                                  4:00 P.M.      2671 Carver Road
                                                 Gambrills, MD


    Subject:  Discussion of Middle Grades Mission and Standards


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Judith Jenkins, Dept. of Education
              Telephone: 410-767-0348

August 28, 2014 1:16 P.M.