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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 851    Sen Ready         RESCHEDULED - to MAR 14, 1:00 PM

 SB 658    Sen Benson, et    HEARING CANCELED

 SB 766    Sen Ferguson      HEARING CANCELED

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 649    Sen Middleton     Public Utilities - Telephone Lifeline Service -
 SB 700    Sen Robinson,     St Govt - Ofc of Minority Affairs and Intrdprtmntl
           et al             Advsry Cmt on Minority Affairs - Renaming
 SB 715    Sen Rosapepe,     Clean Energy - Energy Storage Technology Study
           et al
 SB 717    Sen Eckardt       Task Force on Internet, Wireless, and Cellular
                             Service on the Eastern Shore
 SB 966    Sens              Electric Universal Service Program - Unexpended
           Klausmeier and    Funds
 SB 969    Sen Feldman       Electricity - Construction of Overhead
                             Transmission Lines - Condemnation Authority
 SB 1056   Sens Mathias      Vehicle Laws - Personal Motor Vehicle Rentals
           and Smith
Further Details

March 7, 2017 4:03 P.M.