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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 745    Sen Zirkin        Disclosure of Medical Records - Compulsory Process
                             - Timeline
 SB 768    Sen Feldman,      Health Insurance - Prescription Drugs - Formulary
           et al             Changes
 SB 850    Sen Mathias       Chesapeake Bay Water Transportation Network
 SB 864    Sen               Education - Overdose on Public School Premises -
           Klausmeier, et    Substance Abuse Treatment Programs
           al                (Jointly assigned to FIN and JPR)
 SB 918    Sen Mathias       Health Insurance - Coverage of Fertility
                             Preservation Procedures for Iatrogenic Infertility
 SB 919    Sen Mathias       President Jimmy Carter Cancer Treatment Access Act
 SB 929    Sen Astle         Commercial Law - Consumer Protection -
                             Door-to-Door Sales
 SB 963    Sen Madaleno,     Transportation - Transit Service - State Grants
           et al
 SB 967    Sen Klausmeier    Heroin and Opioid Prevention Effort (HOPE) and
                             Treatment Act of 2017
                             (Jointly assigned to FIN and EHE)
 SB 968    Sen Klausmeier    Health Insurance - Coverage Requirements for
                             Behavioral Health Disorders - Modifications
 SB 984    Sen Nathan        Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Enhanced
           Pulliam, et al    Security Compassionate Release Program
                             (Jointly assigned to FIN and JPR)
Further Details

March 7, 2017 4:03 P.M.