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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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.

march 7, 2017


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 421    Sen Peters, et    RESCHEDULED - to MAR 14, 1:00 PM

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 88     Sen Simonaire     General Provisions - State Designations - Great
 SB 92     Sen Salling       General Provisions - Commemorative Days - Brain
                             Cancer Awareness Day
 SB 603    Sen Bates, et     General Provisions - Commemorative Months -
           al                Maryland Sportsmanship Month
 SB 954    Sen Eckardt       Talbot County - Deer Management Permit - Use of
 SB 964    Sens              Aquaculture - Leases - Submerged Aquatic
           Klausmeier and    Vegetation
 SB 980    Sen Edwards       Environment - Natural Gas and Oil Interest
                             Restitution Fund
 SB 1002   Sen Zucker        State Designations - State Mineral - Chromite
 SB 1040   Sen Ready, et     Environment - Water and Sewer Plan Approval
 SB 1052   Sen Mathias       State Designations - State Waterfowl - Canvasback
 SJ 1      Sen Edwards       National Day of the Cowboy
Further Details

March 7, 2017 4:03 P.M.