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 Withdrawn legislation does always receive a hearing.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 16, 2018

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
joint committee on federal relations legislative ethics, joint committee on
Task Forces & Special Joint Study Groups
innovation and excellence in education, comm on md health insurance coverage protection commission
Other Meetings of Interest
board of public works capital debt affordability committee
cardiovascular invasive specialists workgroup commemoration 100th ann. pass. 19th amend., comm. on
criminal sentencing policy, state commission on erroneous convic and imprison, task force to study
maryland community health resources commission maryland economic development commission
maryland insurance administration md underground facilities damage prev authority
p-20 leadership council safe harbor policy for youth vic of hum traf, wkgrp
school construction, interagency committee on
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LEGISLATIVE POLICY COMMITTEE
President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., Senate Chair
Speaker Michael E. Busch, House Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Ryane Necessary and Dana Tagalicod, 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

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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 M. Guy, or Laura H.
      Atas, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3519
                         301-858-3519

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


FULL COMMITTEE
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
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Erin Hopwood, Lisa J. Simpson, or Lindsay
  Rowe, Dept. of Legislative Services
      Telephone: 410-946-5350
                 301-970-5350

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


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Douglas R. Nestor, Lauren C. Nestor, or
      Claire Rossmark, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510/5530
                         301-970-5510/5530

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


FULL COMMITTEE
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: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

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


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Sara Fidler, Justin Kozinn, or Stacy
      Goodman, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         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 Burt, Patrick D. Carlson, or David A.
      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
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


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

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FEDERAL RELATIONS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Brian J. Feldman, Senate Chair
Alfred C. Carr, Jr., House Chair


 

wednesday september 19, 2018


                                  10:00 A.M.     3 West
                                      to         Miller Senate Office Building
                                  12:00 P.M.     Budget & Taxation Committee
                                                 Hearing Room
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Briefing on the effectiveness and efficiency of interstate
              enforcement of driving/vehicle laws.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Scott D. Kennedy or Matthew Mickler, Dept.
      of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

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LEGISLATIVE ETHICS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
James E. DeGrange, Sr., Senate Chair
Adrienne A. Jones, House Chair


 

wednesday august 22, 2018


                                  9:30 A.M.      4th Floor
                                                 William H. Amoss Hearing Room
                                                 Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Meeting

              This meeting will be closed to comply with a statutory requirement
              that prevents public disclosure of matters that may be discussed.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Deadra W. Daly or Crystal L. Lemieux,
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5200
                         301-970-5200

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



 

thursday august 23, 2018


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


    Subject: Work session and Working Groups report to full Commission.
             (Prior to the meeting the agenda will be posted to the Commission
              webpage.)


 

wednesday september 5, 2018


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

    Subject: Meeting topics and information are regularly updated on the
             Commission webpage.



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

addendum issued: august 17, 2018


 

thursday august 23, 2018


                                  10:00 A.M.     Room 120
                                      to         Appropriations Committee Room
                                   5:00 P.M.     House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

  NOTE:  Time Change

    Subject:  Meeting topics and information are regularly updated on the
              Commission webpage


 

wednesday september 5, 2018


                                  10:00 A.M.     Room 120
                                      to         Appropriations Committee Room
                                   5:00 P.M.     House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

  NOTE:  Time Change

    Subject:  Meeting topics and information are regularly updated on the
              Commission webpage


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

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


 

tuesday september 18, 2018


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

    Subject:  Updates on the 1332 Waiver Application, 2019 Insurance Rates, and
              Federal Action

              Discussion on Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection
              Commission interim activites


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Lisa Simpson and Jennifer Chasse, 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 22, 2018


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


    Subject:  General Meeting


 

wednesday september 5, 2018


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


    Subject:  General Meeting


 

wednesday september 26, 2018


                                  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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CAPITAL DEBT AFFORDABILITY COMMITTEE
Nancy K. Kopp, Chair


 

wednesday september 5, 2018


                                  1:00 P.M.      Assembly Room 114-116
                                                 Louis L. Goldstein Treasury
                                                 Building
                                                 80 Calvert Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

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


 

wednesday september 12, 2018


                                  1:00 P.M.      Assembly Room 114-116
                                                 Louis L. Goldstein Treasury
                                                 Building
                                                 80 Calvert Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Review of capital programs and the size and condition of debt of
              higher education institutions.


 

wednesday september 26, 2018


                                  1:00 P.M.      Assembly Room 114-116
                                                 Louis L. Goldstein Treasury
                                                 Building
                                                 80 Calvert Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Recommendation of general obligation bond authorizations


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Christian Lund, State Treasurer's Office
              Telephone: 410-260-7920
                         1-800-974-0468

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CARDIOVASCULAR INVASIVE SPECIALISTS WORKGROUP
Yemisi Koya, Facilitator


 

monday august 20, 2018


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 100
                                                 Maryland Deparment of Health
                                                 4201 Patterson Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Evaluation of Cardiovascular Invasive Specialists for potential
              licensure in Maryland


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Sandi Van Horn or Yemisi Koya, Maryland
      Board of Physicians
              Telephone: 410-764-4777
                         800-492-6836

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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 august 21, 2018


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


    Subject:   Regular meeting of the Commission on the Commemoration of the
               100th Anniversary of the Passage of the 19th Amendment to the
               United States Constitution


  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 september 17, 2018


                                  5:30 P.M.      Conference Rooms
                                                 UL11 & 12
                                                 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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ERRONEOUS CONVICTION AND IMPRISONMENT, TASK FORCE TO STUDY
Scott D. Shellenberger, Chair


 

tuesday september 4, 2018


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 100
                                                 Judiciary Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Work Session


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Rachel Kesselman, Governor's Office of
      Crime Control and Prevention
              Telephone: 410-697-9319

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MARYLAND COMMUNITY HEALTH RESOURCES COMMISSION
Allan Anderson, Chair


 

tuesday september 11, 2018


                                  10:00 A.M.     Room 240
                                                 Health and Government
                                                 Operations Committee
                                                 House of Delegates Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Discussion of FY2019 (this year's) Call for Proposals

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

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MARYLAND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
Anirban Basu, Chair


 

wednesday september 5, 2018


                                  12:00 P.M.     Ruffian Room
                                                 Laurel Park
                                                 198 Race Track Road
                                                 Laurel, MD


    Subject:  Updates from the Maryland Jockey Club and Department of Commerce


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

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MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION
Al Redmer, Jr., Commissioner


 

monday august 20, 2018


                                  9:00 A.M.      24th Floor, Hearing Room
                                     to          Maryland Insurance
                                 12:00 P.M.      Administration
                                                 200 St. Paul Place
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Public hearing on long term care rate increase requests from
              Senior Health Insurance Company of Pennsylvania, John Hancock Life
              Insurance Company, MedAmerica Insurance Company, and Massachusetts
              Mutual Life Insurance Company.  The purpose of the hearing is for
              insurance company officials to explain their reasons for rate
              increases.

              RSVP to Nancy Muehlberger if you plan to attend and indicate if
              you plan on testifying.  Written comments may be submitted.
              Written comments and RSVPs should be sent to Nancy Muehlberger by
              August 13, 2018, either by email to longtermcare.mia@maryland.gov
              or by mail to 200 St. Paul Place, Suite 2700, Baltimore, MD 21202
              or by fax to 410-468-2038.  For more information on the hearing
              please see the following link:  http://insurance.maryland.gov/
              Consumer/pages/Long-Term-Care-Hearing-August-20-2018.aspx


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

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MARYLAND UNDERGROUND FACILITIES DAMAGE PREVENTION AUTHORITY
Vincent C. Healy, Chair


 

wednesday september 5, 2018


                                  9:00 A.M.      Suite 104
                                                 Lower Level Conference Room
                                                 One Call Center
                                                 7223 Parkway Drive
                                                 Hanover, MD


    Subject:  Meeting of Full Authority + Hearings


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

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P-20 LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
Kelly M. Schulz, Chair


 

tuesday september 11, 2018


                                  10:00 A.M.     SentryWire
                                      to         7010 Hi Tech Drive.
                                  12:00 P.M.     Hanover, MD


    Subject:  Quarterly P-20 Council Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Michael L. Harrison, Dept. of Labor,
      Licensing, & Regulation
              Telephone: 410-230-6008

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SAFE HARBOR POLICY FOR YOUTH VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING, WORKGROUP TO STUDY
John Wobensmith, Chair


 

wednesday september 12, 2018


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


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


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Rachel Kesselman, Governor's Office of
      Crime Control and Prevention
              Telephone:  410-697-9319

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SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION, INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE ON
Karen Salmon, Chair


 

thursday august 30, 2018


                                  9:00 A.M.      7th Floor Board Room
                                     to          State Board of Education
                                 12:00 P.M.      Nancy S. Grasmick Education
                                                 Building
                                                 200 West Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Public meeting to discuss contract approvals and other regular IAC
              business.  To join by teleconference, dial 1-855-797-9480 and
              enter the access code 311 573 218.  Additional meeting information
              will be available at www.pscp.state.md.us


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Shauntia Gray, Public School Construction
      Program
              Telephone: 410-767-0617


August 17, 2018 11:27 A.M.