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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 8, 2017


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 825    Sen Ramirez       HEARING CANCELED

 SB 704    The Pres          HEARING CANCELED
           (Admin), et al

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 618    Sen Serafini      Education - Achievement School District -
 SB 651    Sen Smith, et     Public Schools - Suspensions and Expulsions
 SB 657    Sen Young, et     Public Schools - Wellness Policy - School Meals
 SB 667    Sen Jennings      Education - Prekindergarten Student Assessment -
 SB 710    Sen Conway        Ed - Children With Disabilities - Individualized
                             Ed Program Process - Parental Consent
 SB 760    Sen Guzzone,      Education - Grounds for Discipline
           et al
 SB 786    Sen Zucker, et    Education - Behavior Intervention Plans - Physical
           al                Restraint and Seclusion
 SB 806    Sen King, et      Education - Healthy Out of School Time Heroes
           al                Recognition Program
 SB 871    Sen Zucker        Ed - Accountability - Cnsldtd St Plan and Sprt and
                             Imprvmt Plans (Protect Our Schls Act of 2017)
 SB 1060   Sen Miller        Heroin and Opioid Education and Community Action
                             Act of 2017 (Start Talking Maryland Act)
Further Details

March 7, 2017 4:03 P.M.