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 Withdrawn legislation does always receive a hearing.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 July 24, 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
Task Forces & Special Joint Study Groups
maryland economic development & business climate com
Other Meetings of Interest
adquy of fndg for ed in st of md stkhldr gr, stdy of alcoholic beverages article review committee
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 financial education and capability commission
health information exchange policy board health information exchange policy board workgroup
implementing a civil rgt to cnsl in md, tf to study integrated care delivery prgm transformation wkgrp
mdccrs/parcc implementation review workgroup maryland cybersecurity innov and exlce, comm on
maryland health care commission maryland life sciences advisory board
maryland medicaid advisory committee md underground facilities damage prev authority
social work examiners, board of virginia i. jones alzheimer's dise & rel disor coun
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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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MARYLAND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & BUSINESS CLIMATE COMMISSION
Norman R. Augustine, Chair


 

tuesday july 29, 2014


                                  9:00 A.M.      Earl S. Richardson
                                     to          Library
                                  5:00 P.M.      4th Floor Boardroom
                                                 Morgan State University
                                                 1700 East Cold Spring Lane
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  Education and workforce development


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

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


 

tuesday august 12, 2014


                                  10:30 A.M.     State Board Room
                                                 7th Floor
                                                 Nancy S. Grasmick Building
                                                 200 West Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  First meeting of the Stakeholder Group
              Contractor will provide an overview of the proposal to complete
                the work outlined in the RFP


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

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ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
James Kenney, Chair


 

monday july 28, 2014


                                  4:00 P.M.      Judicial Training Center
                                                 Conference Room 2
                                                 2009F Commerce Park Drive
                                                 Annapolis, MD



    Subject:  Second review of drafts dealing with judicial review, forfeitures,
                general beer regulation, powers of the Comptroller, light wine,
                license revocation, expiration, death of license holder, and
                State permits


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Andrew Lantner, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
Sheila McDonald, Executive Secretary


 

wednesday august 13, 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 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


  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


 

tuesday august 26, 2014


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

    Subject:  Legislative review and the size and condition of tax-supported
                debt


 

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


  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


 

tuesday august 19, 2014


                                  6:00 P.M.      Training Room 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 august 6, 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 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


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

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


 

friday july 25, 2014


                                  10:00 A.M.     Department of Housing and
                                                 Community Development
                                                 Headquarters
                                                 100 Community Place
                                                 Crownsville, MD

    Subject:  Maryland Student Loans


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

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HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE POLICY BOARD
David Sharp, Chair
FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Christine Karayinopulos, Maryland Health
      Care Commission
              Telephone: 410-764-3444

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HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE POLICY BOARD WORKGROUP
David Sharp, Chair


 

thursday july 31, 2014


                                  1:00 P.M.      Conference Room 100
                                     to          Maryland Health Care Commission
                                  3:00 P.M.      4160 Patterson Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD

  NOTE:  Please check the Maryland Health Care Commission's
           website for any meeting updates or cancellations prior
           to the meeting at:
           mhcc.dhmh.maryland.gov/Pages/schedule.aspx

    Subject:  Health Information Exchange Policy Board Workgroup Meeting


 

monday august 18, 2014


                                  2:00 P.M.      Conference Room 100
                                     to          Maryland Health Care Commission
                                  4:00 P.M.      4160 Patterson Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD

  NOTE: Please check the Maryland Health Care Commission's
        website for any meeting updates or cancellations prior
        to the meeting at:
        mhcc.dhmh.maryland.gov/Pages/schedule.aspx

    Subject:  Health Information Exchange Policy Board Workgroup Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Christine Karayinopulos, Maryland Health
      Care Commission
              Telephone: 410-764-3444

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


 

wednesday july 30, 2014


                                  1:00 P.M.      Conference Room #2
                                                 Judicial Education and
                                                 Conference Center
                                                 2011 Commerce Park Drive
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Regular Meeting


 

monday august 25, 2014


                                  1:00 P.M.      Conference Room #2
                                                 Judicial Education and
                                                 Conference Center
                                                 2011 Commerce Park Drive
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Regular Meeting


 

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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INTEGRATED CARE DELIVERY PROGRAM TRANSFORMATION WORKGROUP
David Sharp, Chair


 

thursday july 24, 2014


                                  1:00 P.M.      Conference Room 100
                                     to          Maryland Health Care Commission
                                  3:00 P.M.      4160 Patterson Ave
                                                 Baltimore, MD

  NOTE:  Please check the Maryland Health Care Commission's
         website for any meeting updates or cancellations prior
         to the meeting at:
         mhcc.dhmh.maryland.gov/Pages/schedule.aspx

    Subject:  Integrated Care Delivery Program Transformation Workgroup meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Christine Karayinopulos, Maryland Health
      Care Commission
              Telephone: 410-764-3444

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


 

friday july 25, 2014


                                  9:00 A.M.      Anne Arundel Library
                                     to          West County
                                  12:00 P.M.     1325 Annapolis Road
                                                 Odenton, MD


    Subject:  Professional Development Plan
              Including teachers in improving MD College and Career-Ready
                Standards
              Plan to transfer from HSA to PARCC as graduation requirements


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

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MARYLAND CYBERSECURITY INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE, COMMISSION ON
Delegate Susan Lee, Co-Chair
Senator Catherine Pugh, Co-Chair


 

wednesday august 27, 2014


                                  9:00 A.M.      University of Maryland
                                     to          University College
                                  11:00 A.M.     College Park Marriott Inn and
                                                 Conference Center
                                                 3501 University Boulevard East
                                                 Adelphi, MD

    Subject:  Commission Final Report and Updates


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Amjad Ali, University of Maryland
      University College
              Telephone: 301-985-7061

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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


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

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MARYLAND LIFE SCIENCES ADVISORY BOARD
Rachel King, Chair


 

wednesday july 30, 2014


                                  9:00 A.M.      BioMaryland
                                     to          Dept. of Business & Econ. Dev.
                                  1:00 P.M.      401 E. Pratt Street, 17th Floor
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Informational Meeting
              * pursuant to Section 10-508(a)(5) of the State Government
                  Article, Annotated Code of Maryland


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Judy Britz, Dept. of Business & Economic
      Development, BioMaryland Center
              Telephone: 410-767-3619

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MARYLAND MEDICAID ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Kevin Lindamood, Chair


 

thursday september 25, 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

    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 august 6, 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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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


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Gloria Jean Hammel,  Board of Social Work
      Examiners
              Telephone: 410-764-4722


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VIRGINIA I. JONES ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE & RELATED DISORDERS COUNCIL
Alice Hedt, Co-Chair
Brian Hepburn, Co-Chair


 

wednesday august 20, 2014


                                  2:00 P.M.      Harry Hughes Conference
                                     to          Room
                                  4:00 P.M.      Maryland Department of
                                                 Transportation
                                                 7201 Corporate Center Drive
                                                 Hanover, MD

    Subject:  Quarterly Council Meeting
              Presentation on the Maryland Access Points (MAP) by Deputy
                Secretary Stephanie Hull, Maryland Dept. of Aging


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Donna DeLeno Neuworth, Maryland Dept. of
      Aging
              Telephone: 410-767-1097

July 24, 2014 11:23 A.M.