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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 598    Del W. Miller,    Counties and Municipal Corporations - "Sanctuary
           et al             Laws" for Illegal Aliens - Prohibition
                             (Jointly assigned to JUD and APP)
 HB 839    Del Vallario      Office of the Public Defender - Representation at
                             Bail Hearing - Provisional
 HB 1023   Del Anderson      Baltimore City - Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of
           (BCA)             Rights - Hearing Board
 HB 1037   Del Anderson      Baltimore City - Civilian Review Board
           (BCA), et al
 HB 1157   Del Dumais, et    Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release - Pilot
           al                Program and Conditions
 HB 1185   Del Anderson,     Criminal Law - Cannabis - Legalization
           et al
 HB 1215   Del Anderson,     Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release
           et al
 HB 1218   Del Moon, et      Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release - Financial
           al                Conditions
 HB 1231   Del Barron        Indigent Defendants - Caseloads - Panel Attorney
 HB 1236   Del Moon, et      Constitutional Amendment - Cannabis - Right to
           al                Use, Possess, and Cultivate
 HB 1280   Del Anderson,     Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release - Criteria
           et al
 HB 1318   Del Anderson,     Baltimore City - Nonviolent Offenders - Release
           et al             Without Bail
 HB 1375   Del Proctor,      Criminal Procedure - Testing - HIV and Hepatitis C
           et al
 HB 1390   Del Barron, et    Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release - Reform
 HB 1393   Del Dumais, et    Criminal Procedure - Petition for Writ of Actual
           al                Innocence - Nontrial Convictions
 HB 1403   Balt City         Baltimore City - Office of State's Attorney -
           Deleg, et al      Authority to Appoint Criminal Investigators
 HB 1411   Del Dumais, et    DNA Testing - Postconviction Review
 HB 1428   Chr JUD (Dept)    Criminal Procedure - Victim Services Unit -
                             Victims' Compensation
Further Details

March 7, 2017 4:03 P.M.