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 Withdrawn legislation does always receive a hearing.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 October 18, 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
ending homelessness, joint committee on fair practices & st personnel oversight, jt comm on
spending affordability committee
Task Forces & Special Joint Study Groups
innovation and excellence in education, comm on IEE work group 2: high quality teachers and leaders
IEE work group 3: collge & career readiness pathways maryland financial consumer protection commission
st alc reg, enf, saf, and pub hlth, task frc to stud
Other Meetings of Interest
board of public works financial education and capability commission
hall of records comission maryland board of physicians
physician assistant (pa) work group maryland commission on artistic property
maryland e-nnovation initiative fund authority maryland health care commission
maryland insurance administration maryland medicaid advisory committee
md underground facilities damage prev authority next generation 9-1-1 across md, commission to adv
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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


 

thursday november 15, 2018


                                  3:00 P.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Dept. of Legislative Services
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

  NOTE:  Joint with Spending Affordability Committee, House Ways and
  Means Committee, and Senate Budget and Taxation Committee


    Subject:  Briefing on Forecast of Revenues and Expenditures for the Current
              and Upcoming Fiscal Years, Overview of the Transportation Trust
              Fund, State Personnel, Debt, and the Capital Budget


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Matthew Jackson, Hannah Dier, Jody Sprinkle,
      or Dana Tagalicod, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5200
                         301-970-5200

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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


 

thursday november 15, 2018


                                  3:00 P.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Dept. of Legislative Services
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

  NOTE:  Joint with Spending Affordability Committee, House
  Appropriations Committee, and Senate Budget and Taxation Committee


    Subject: Briefing on Forecast of Revenues and Expenditures for the Current
             and Upcoming Fiscal Years, Overview of the Transportation Trust
             Fund, State Personnel, Debt, and the Capital Budget



  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Charity Scott, 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


 

thursday november 15, 2018


                                  3:00 P.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Dept. of Legislative Services
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

  NOTE:  Joint with Spending Affordability Committee, House
  Appropriations Committee, and Ways and Means Committee


    Subject: Briefing on Forecast of Revenues and Expenditures for the Current
             and Upcoming Fiscal Years, Overview of the Transportation Trust
             Fund, State Personnel, Debt, and the Capital Budget


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Erika S. Schissler, Phillip S. Anthony, and
      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 or Stacy Goodman, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-5366
                         301-858-5366

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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 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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ENDING HOMELESSNESS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., Senate Chair
Mary L. Washington, House Chair


 

tuesday october 23, 2018


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

    Subject:  A presentation by the Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership
              of Frederick County

              An update on activities of the Two-Generation Family Economic
              Security Commission

              A presentation on preliminary findings from the State Interagency
              Council on Homelessness annual report

              A briefing on youth homelessness by Youth Reach Count and the
              Interagency Council's Youth and Young Adult workgroup



  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Jason A. Kramer or Anne P. Wagner,
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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FAIR PRACTICES AND STATE PERSONNEL OVERSIGHT, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
C. Anthony Muse, Senate Chair
Adrienne A. Jones, House Chair


 

tuesday october 30, 2018


                                  1:00 P.M.      3 East
                                                 Senate Finance Committee
                                                 Hearing Room
                                                 Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Update on the status of the State's Equal Employment Opportunity
              Program

              Number of employees, Grade 19 and above or the equivalent, hired
              by State agencies after vetting by the Governor's Appoinments
              Office

              Other matters of concern involving State Employment


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  David A. Smulski or Hannah Dier, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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SPENDING AFFORDABILITY COMMITTEE
Benjamin S. Barnes, Presiding Chair
Roger Manno, Senate Chair


 

thursday november 15, 2018


                                  3:00 P.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Dept. of Legislative Services
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

  NOTE:  Joint with Senate Budget and Taxation Committee, House
  Appropriations Committee, and Ways and Means Committee


    Subject: Briefing on Forecast of Revenues and Expenditures for the Current
             and Upcoming Fiscal Years, Overview of the Transportation Trust
             Fund, State Personnel, Debt, and the Capital Budget



  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Rebecca Ruff, 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



 

wednesday october 31, 2018


                                  9:30 A.M.      Room 120
                                     to          House Appropriations
                                  5:00 P.M.      Committee Room
                                                 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

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INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION, COMMISSION ON
WORKING GROUP 2: HIGH QUALITY TEACHERS AND LEADERS
Senator Paul G. Pinsky, Moderator



 

monday october 22, 2018


                                  10:00 A.M.     Room 120
                                      to         Ways and Means Committee Room
                                   4:00 P.M.     House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Work Session. (Any meeting materials will be posted on the
              Commission webpage.)



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

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INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION, COMMISSION ON
WORKING GROUP 3: COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS PATHWAYS
Chester E. Finn, Moderator


 

friday october 26, 2018


                                  11:30 A.M.     Conference Call
                                      to
                                  12:30 P.M.



    Subject:  Discuss revisions to the report related to CTE (Elements 3h-m)
              To join the audio conference call:
              1.  Call the dial-in number (605-472-5746)
              2.  When prompted, enter the access code (608885), followed by
                  pound or hash (#)


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

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MARYLAND FINANCIAL CONSUMER PROTECTION COMMISSION
Gary G. Gensler, Chair


 

friday november 16, 2018


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


    Subject:  Discussion on Cryptocurrencies, Initial Coin Offerings, and
              Cryptocurrency Exchanges and discussion on Indirect Auto Financing


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Sally Guy, Tami Burt, or Eric Pierce, Dept.
      of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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STATE ALCOHOL REGULATION, ENFORCEMENT, SAFETY, AND PUBLIC HEALTH, TASK FORCE
TO STUDY
D. Bruce Poole, Chair


 

tuesday november 27, 2018


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 230
                                                 Economic Matters Committee
                                                 Hearing Room
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  To Be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Robert Smith, Andrew Lantner, Richard
      Duncan, Nathan McCurdy, and David Smulski, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
Sheila McDonald, Executive Secretary


 

wednesday october 31, 2018


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


    Subject:  General Meeting


 

wednesday november 14, 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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FINANCIAL EDUCATION AND CAPABILITY COMMISSION
Katherine Klausmeier, Co-Chair
Dana Stein, Co-Chair


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Holly Mirabella, MD CASH Campaign
              Telephone: 443-302-9574

addendum issued: october 19, 2018


 

monday october 22, 2018


                                  10:00 A.M.     Harry Hughes
                                      to         Conference Room
                                  12:00 P.M.     Maryland Department of
                                                 Transportation Headquarters
                                                 7201 Corporate Center Drive
                                                 Hanover, MD


    Subject:  The Commission will learn about current trends in financial
              capability for Maryland's reentry population, and will finalize
              its 2018 recommendations.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Holly Mirbella, CASH Campaign of Maryland
              Telephone: 443-302-9574

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HALL OF RECORDS COMMISSION
Mary Ellen Barbera, Chair


 

friday october 26, 2018


                                  12:00 P.M.     Electronic Classroom
                                                 Maryland State Archives
                                                 350 Rowe Boulevard
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Semi-annual meeting of the Hall of Records Commission


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Timothy D. Baker, Maryland State Archives
              Telephone: 410-260-6404

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MARYLAND BOARD OF PHYSICIANS
Damean William E. Freas, Chair
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Wynee E. Hawk, Board of Physicians,
      Maryland Department of Health
              Telephone: 410-764-3786
              E-mail address:  wynee.hawk@maryland.gov

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PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT (PA) WORK GROUP
Yemisi Koya, Co-Chair
Ellen Douglas Smith, Co-Chair


 

tuesday october 23, 2018


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

    Subject:  The Maryland Board of Physicians (the "Board") has established a
              Physician Assistant (PA) Workgroup to conduct an evaluation of
              Maryland's oversight of PAs, including a review of Md. Code
              Annotated, Health Occupations Article, Title 15 Physician
              Assistants (PAs).  The Board's evaluation will include a review of
              other states laws, best practices, PA issues that are consistently
              before the Board, and issues raised by stakeholders.


 

tuesday november 20, 2018


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

    Subject:  The Maryland Board of Physicians (the "Board") has established a
              Physician Assistant (PA) Workgroup to conduct an evaluation of
              Maryland's oversight of PAs, including a review of Md. Code
              Annotated, Health Occupations Article, Title 15 Physician
              Assistants (PAs).  The Board's evaluation will include a review of
              other states laws, best practices, PA issues that are consistently
              before the Board, and issues raised by the stakeholders.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Wynee E. Hawk, Board of Physicians,
      Maryland Department of Health
              Telephone: 410-764-3786

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MARYLAND COMMISSION ON ARTISTIC PROPERTY
Matthew P. Lalumia, Chair


 

thursday november 15, 2018


                                  10:30 A.M.     Old House of
                                                 Delegates Chamber
                                                 Maryland State House
                                                 100 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  General meeting for discussion of matters related to the state-
              owned art collection.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Christopher J. Kintzel, Maryland State
      Archives
              Telephone: 410-260-6475

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


 

wednesday november 28, 2018


                                  9:00 A.M.      Board Room, #G020
                                                 Columbus Center
                                                 University System of Maryland
                                                 701 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 november 15, 2018


                                  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 Wooding, Maryland Health Care
      Commission
              Telephone: 410-764-3570

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MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION
Al Redmer, Jr., Commissioner


 

monday november 5, 2018


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


    Subject:  Public hearing on the specific rate increase requests being made
              by certain long-term care insurance carriers operating in
              Maryland, including requests from Teachers Insurance and Annuity
              Association of America, TIAA-CREF Life Insurance Company,
              Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Lincoln National Life
              Insurance Company, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company,
              Lincoln Benefit Life Company and MedAmerica Insurance Company.
              The purpose of the hearing is for insurance company officials to
              explain their reasons for rate increases.

              If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Nancy Muehlberger.
              Please indicate if you plan on testifying.  Interested parties may
              also submit written comments.  Written comments and RSVPs should
              be sent to Nancy Muehlberger by October 29, 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 contact; https://insurance.maryland.gov/Consumer/
              Pages/Long-Term-Care-Hearing-November-5-2018.aspx





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

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MARYLAND MEDICAID ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Vicki Walters, Chair


 

thursday october 25, 2018


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room L-3
                                     to          Lower Level Conference Room
                                  3:00 P.M.      Maryland Department of Health
                                                 201 W. Preston Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  To Be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Edward J. Miller, Maryland Department of
      Health
              Telephone: 410-767-0247

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


 

wednesday november 7, 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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NEXT GENERATION 9-1-1 ACROSS MARYLAND, COMMISSION TO ADVANCE
Cheryl Kagan, Chair
Steve Souder, Vice Chair


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Claire Souhan, Office of Senator Cheryl

              Telephone: 410-946-0000
                         301-970-0000

addendum issued: october 22, 2018


 

tuesday october 23, 2018


                                  10:00 A.M.     Joint Hearing Room
                                      to         Dept. of Legislative Services
                                   4:00 P.M.     90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  State Commission Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Claire Souhan, Office of Senator Cheryl
      Kagan
              Telephone: 410-841-3134
                         301-858-3134

October 22, 2018 4:24 P.M.