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 Withdrawn legislation does always receive a hearing.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 21, 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
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
mdccrs/parcc implementation review workgroup maryland cybersecurity innov and exlce, comm on
maryland e-nnovation initiative fund authority maryland health care commission
maryland medicaid advisory committee md underground facilities damage prev authority
procurement advisory council regional inst strategic enterprise skhldr wrkgrp
social work examiners, board of
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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


 

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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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


 

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


 

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


 

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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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 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 E-NNOVATION INITIATIVE FUND AUTHORITY
Dominick Murray, Co-Chair
Tom Dann, Co-Chair


 

tuesday august 26, 2014


                                  2:00 P.M.      Room 1746
                                                 World Trade Center
                                                 401 E. Pratt Street,
                                                 17th Floor
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  Initial Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund Authority Meeting


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

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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 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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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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REGIONAL INSTITUTION STRATEGIC ENTERPRISE (RISE) STAKEHOLDER WORK GROUP
Dominick Murray, Chair


 

thursday august 21, 2014


                                  1:30 P.M.      17th Floor Conference
                                     to          Room
                                  3:30 P.M.      World Trade Center
                                                 401 E. Pratt Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  First meeting of Stakeholder Work Group pursuant to CH530/CH531,
                Regional Institution Strategic Enterprise (RISE) Zone Program.
              The meeting is open to the public
              RSVP to Sandy Popp if interested in attending


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Sandy Popp, Office of Policy and Government
      Affairs Maryland Dept. of Business and Economic Development
              Telephone: 410-767-6316

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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

August 21, 2014 11:01 A.M.