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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 354    Sen Guzzone,      HEARING CANCELED
           et al

 SB 744    Sen Zirkin        HEARING CANCELED

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 544    Baltimore City    Baltimore City - Office of the Baltimore City
           Senators          Sheriff - Positions
 SB 691    Sens Ready and    Criminal Procedure - Incompetency and Criminal
           Hough             Responsibility - Court-Ordered Medication
 SB 746    Chr JPR (Md       District Court Commissioners - Residency in
           Jud Conf)         Contiguous County
 SB 747    Sen Zirkin, et    State Government - Acknowledgments, Oaths, and
           al                Affirmations - Recordations and Notarizations
 SB 794    Sen Smith         Legal Advice to Corporations - Clarification
 SB 811    Sen Zirkin, et    Civil Cases - Maryland Legal Services Corporation
           al                Fund - Surcharges - Repeal of Sunset
 SB 856    Sen Guzzone,      Maryland Legal Services Corporation Funding -
           et al             Abandoned Property Funds
 SB 912    Chr JPR (Md       Children in Need of Assistance - Sex Trafficking
           Jud Conf)
Further Details

March 7, 2017 4:03 P.M.