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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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

 HB 1281   Del Jacobs, et    HEARING CANCELED

 HB 1488   Del Mautz, et     HEARING CANCELED

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 187    St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Foxes and Hounds - Repeal of
           County            Provisions
 HB 677    Howard County     Howard County - Noise Control - Outdoor Concert
           Delegation        Venues Ho. Co. 18-17
 HB 894    Wicomico          Wicomico County - Deer Hunting - Sundays
 HB 902    Del               Agriculture - Industrial Hemp - Legalization
           et al
 HB 1246   Del Clark, et     Forests and Parks - Public Recreation on Private
           al                and State-Owned Land - Hunting
 HB 1253   Del Long          State Boat Act - Removal of Abandoned or Sunken
 HB 1284   Del Stein, et     Natural Resources - Aquaculture Leases - National
           al                Register of Historic Places
 HB 1314   Del Jacobs, et    Crabs - Holiday Harvest Times - Trotlines and Crab
           al                Pots
 HB 1339   Del Jacobs, et    Natural Resources - Gill Nets - Mesh Size
 HB 1427   Del McMillan,     Natural Resources - Apprentice Hunting License -
           et al             Establishment
 HB 1461   Del Beitzel,      Environment - Natural Gas and Oil Interest
           et al             Restitution Fund
                             (Jointly assigned to ENV and ECM)

                                 3:00 P.M.

 Environment Subcommittee Work Session

 Housing & Real Property Subcommittee Work Session

Further Details

March 7, 2017 4:03 P.M.