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 Withdrawn legislation does always receive a hearing.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 December 7, 2017

Leadership Committees
legislative policy committee
House Standing Committees
appropriations economic matters
environment and transportation health and government operations
judiciary ways and means
Senate Standing Committees
budget and taxation education, health, and environmental affairs
finance judicial proceedings
Statutory Committees
chesapeake & atlantic coastal bays crit area, jt com spending affordability committee
Task Forces & Special Joint Study Groups
general assembly compensation commission innovation and excellence in education, comm on
judicial compensation commission 21st century school facilities commission
Other Meetings of Interest
board of public works commemoration 100th ann. pass. 19th amend., comm. on
criminal sentencing policy, state commission on maryland economic development commission
maryland e-nnovation initiative fund authority maryland health care commission
maryland life sciences advisory board maryland manufacturing advisory board
maryland small business retirement savings board natalie m lapra md med cann comm full comm
natalie m. laprade md medical cannabis commission
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LEGISLATIVE POLICY COMMITTEE
President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., Senate Chair
Speaker Michael E. Busch, House Chair


FULL COMMITTEE


 

tuesday december 12, 2017


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

    Subject:  (1) Update on the Sunset Evaluation Process
              (2) Report of the State Treasurer
              (3) Additional End of Interim Items


  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:  Matthew Jackson, Hannah Dier, or Jody
      Sprinkle, 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:  Robert K. Smith, Sally Guy, or Laura Atas,
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-3519
                         301-970-3519

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


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Laura P. Lodge, Cristen C. Flynn, or T.
      Patrick Tracy, 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


 

wednesday december 13, 2017


                                  9:00 A.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                     to          Department of Legislative
                                 12:00 P.M.      Services
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

  NOTE:  Joint Meeting with the Senate Finance and Judicial
  Proceedings Committees, and the House Judiciary Committee.


    Subject:  Briefing on forensic beds in State hospitals and from MDH on the
              investigation of complaints in nursing homes


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

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


FULL COMMITTEE


 

wednesday december 13, 2017


                                  9:00 A.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                     to          Department of Legislative
                                 12:00 P.M.      Services
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

  NOTE:  Joint Meeting with the Senate Finance and Judicial
  Proceedings Committees, and the House Health and Government Operations
  Committee.


    Subject:  Briefing on forensic beds in State hospitals and from MDH on the
              investigation of complaints in nursing homes


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

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


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Stanford D. Ward, Charity Scott, or
      Kelsey-Anne Fung, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3469
                         301-858-3469

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


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced

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

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


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Sara Fidler, Justin Kozinn, or Stacy
      Goodman, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3661
                         301-858-3661

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


FULL COMMITTEE


 

wednesday december 13, 2017


                                  9:00 A.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                     to          Department of Legislative
                                 12:00 P.M.      Services
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

  NOTE:  Joint Meeting with the Senate Judicial Proceedings
  Committee, and the House Health and Government Operations and Judiciary
  Committees.


    Subject:  Briefing on forensic beds in State hospitals and from MDH on the
              investigation of complaints in nursing homes

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Patrick Carlson or Dave Smulski, 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


 

wednesday december 13, 2017


                                  9:00 A.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                     to          Department of Legislative
                                 12:00 P.M.      Services
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

  NOTE:  Joint Meeting with the Senate Finance Committee, and the
  House Health and Government Operations and Judiciary Committees.

    Subject:  Briefing on forensic beds in State hospitals and from MDH on the
              investigation of complaints in nursing homes


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

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CHESAPEAKE AND ATLANTIC COASTAL BAYS CRITICAL AREA,
JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE
James N. Mathias, Jr., Senate Chair
Dana Stein, House Chair


 

wednesday december 13, 2017


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

    Subject:  - Policy issues related to solar panels in the critical area.
              - Forest conservation in the critical area.
              - Regulations and policies governing State development projects.
              - Update on matters related to Little Dobbins Island.
              - Update on the Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and
                Atlantic Coastal Bays activities:
                  Recent Regulations; Climate Resiliency for State Development
                  Projects; and Shore Erosion Control Training


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  T. Patrick Tracy, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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SPENDING AFFORDABILITY COMMITTEE
Roger Manno, Chair
Benjamin S. Barnes, Vice Chair


 

tuesday december 19, 2017


                                  3:00 P.M.      Room 120
                                                 Appropriations Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Decision Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Rebecca Ruff, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY COMPENSATION COMMISSION
Lisa First-Willis, Chair


 

monday december 18, 2017


                                  1:00 P.M.      Conference Room 111
                                     to          Department of Legislative
                                  4:00 P.M.      Services
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Organizational meeting and presentation of legislative
              compensation material.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Simon G. Powell, Laura M. Vykol, or Dana K.
      Tagalicod, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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


 

monday december 11, 2017


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

    Subject:  Work session.
              (Full agenda will be posted online prior to the meeting.)


 

wednesday december 20, 2017


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

    Subject:  Work session.
              (Full agenda will be posted online prior to the meeting.)


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

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JUDICIAL COMPENSATION COMMISSION
Elizabeth J. Buck, Chair


 

monday december 11, 2017


                                  5:00 P.M.      2 East
                                                 Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 Judicial Proceedings Committee
                                                 Hearing Room
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Final deliberations on judicial salary recommendations.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Jennifer Botts or Benjamin Wilhelm, Dept.
      of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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21st CENTURY SCHOOL FACILITIES COMMISSION
Martin G. Knott, Jr., Chair


 

thursday december 14, 2017


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

    Subject:  Decision Meeting


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


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BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
Sheila McDonald, Executive Secretary


 

wednesday december 20, 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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COMMEMORATION OF THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PASSAGE OF THE 19TH AMENDMENT
TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, COMMISSION ON THE
Linda L. Singh, Chair


 

tuesday december 19, 2017


                                  10:00 A.M.     B-20
                                                 Fifth Regiment Armory
                                                 219 29th Division Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Regular meeting of the Commission


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Maj. Gen. Linda L. Singh, Maryland Military
      Dept.
              Telephone: 410-576-6163

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CRIMINAL SENTENCING POLICY, STATE COMMISSION ON
Glenn T. Harrell, Jr., Chair


 

monday december 11, 2017


                                  5:00 P.M.      Room 100
                                     to          Judiciary Committee Room
                                  6:15 P.M.      House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  During its September 2017 meeting, the Maryland State Commission
              on Criminal Sentencing Policy voted to amend the juvenile
              delinquency score by clarifying instructions in the Maryland
              Sentencing Guidelines Manual and COMAR, adopting a five-year
              lookback window, and adopting a new juvenile scoring system.  The
              Commission invites public comment on these changes as described at
              http://www.msccsp.org/About/Meetings.

              If you wish to bring any other criminal sentencing policy-related
              issues to the attention of the Commission, please contact David
              Soule, Executive Director of the MSCCSP.

              Those who wish to speak at the public hearing must register and
              submit written comments at least three days prior to the meeting
              by sending an email to dsoule@umd.edu.

                                  6:30 P.M.      Room 100
                                                 Judiciary Committee Room
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 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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MARYLAND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
Anirban Basu, Chair


 

wednesday december 13, 2017


                                  12:00 P.M.     Jim Hanson Room
                                                 The Hotel at College Park
                                                 7777 Baltimore Avenue
                                                 College Park, MD

    Subject:  Updates on University System of Maryland, University of Maryland
              College Park, UM Ventures, Greater College Park Redevelopment, and
              Department of Commerce.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Julie Woepke, Dept. of Commerce
              Telephone: 443-324-0861

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


 

friday december 8, 2017


                                  1:30 P.M.      15th Floor
                                                 Conference Room
                                                 Maryland Department of Commerce
                                                 401 E. Pratt Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund Authority


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Sharon Markley, Maryland Dept. of Commerce
              Telephone: 410-767-6869

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MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION
Robert E. Moffit, Chair


 

thursday december 21, 2017


                                  1:00 P.M.      Conference Room 100
                                     to          Maryland Health Care Commission
                                  4:00 P.M.      4160 Patterson Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  Monthly Commission Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Valerie M. Wooding, Maryland Health Care
      Commission
              Telephone: 410-764-3570

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MARYLAND LIFE SCIENCES ADVISORY BOARD
Jay A. Perman, Chair


 

tuesday december 19, 2017


                                  9:30 A.M.      Qiagen Science, Inc.
                                                 19300 Germantown Road
                                                 Germantown, MD


    Subject:  Regular Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Bret Schreiber, Dept. of Commerce, Office of
      BioHealth and Life Sciences
              Telephone: 410-767-2368

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MARYLAND MANUFACTURING ADVISORY BOARD
Brian Briggs, Chair


 

tuesday december 12, 2017


                                  9:30 A.M.      TIC Gums, Inc.
                                                 10552 Philadelphia Rd.
                                                 White Marsh, MD


    Subject:  Maryland Manufacturing Advisory Board
              Call-in number: 1-866-792-3105  Conference Code:  9266085320


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Todd Sabin, Dept. of Commerce
              Telephone: 410-767-0697


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MARYLAND SMALL BUSINESS RETIREMENT SAVINGS BOARD
Joshua Gotbaum, Chair


 

tuesday december 12, 2017


                                  1:30 P.M.      Room 3114
                                                 UMUC Conference Center
                                                 3501 University Blvd East
                                                 Adelphi, MD


    Subject:  FY2019 Budget and Corrective Legislation


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Susanne Brogan, State Treasurer's Office
              Telephone: 410-260-7533
                         800-974-0468

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NATALIE M. LAPRADE MARYLAND MEDICAL CANNABIS COMMISSION
FULL COMMISSION MEETING
Brian Lopez, Chair


 

thursday december 14, 2017


                                  2:00 P.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Department of Legislative
                                                 Services Bldg.
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Full Commission Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Myesha McQueen, Maryland Medical Cannabis
      Commission
              Telephone: 410-487-8054


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NATALIE M. LAPRADE MARYLAND MEDICAL CANNABIS COMMISSION
POLICY COMMITTEE
J. Charles Smith, Chair


 

thursday december 14, 2017


                                  12:30 P.M.     Joint Hearing Room
                                      to         Department of Legislative
                                   1:30 P.M.     Services Bldg.
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Discussion of policy matters


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Myesha McQueen, Maryland Medical Cannabis
      Commission
              Telephone: 410-487-8054


December 7, 2017 12:17 P.M.