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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 9, 2017


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 579    Sen Mathias,      State Government - Display of the POW/MIA Flag on
           et al             State Building Grounds
 SB 814    Sen Rosapepe,     Pharmacists - Dispensing of Prescription Drugs -
           et al             Single Dispensing of Dosage Units
 SB 815    Sen Rosapepe      State Board of Pharmacy - Registered Pharmacy
                             Technicians - Exemption for Pharmacy Students
 SB 848    Sen Kagan         Health Occupations - Physician Assistants -
                             Dispensing Authority
 SB 857    Sens Smith and    State Government - Department of Veterans Affairs
           Waugh             - Veterans' Services Specialists
 SB 932    Sen Smith, et     Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Atrazine
           al                Study
                             (Jointly assigned to EHE and FIN)
 SB 978    Sen Edwards       Public Safety - State Fire Marshal - Appointment
                             and Term
 SB 986    Sen Nathan        State Board of Social Work Examiners - Revisions
 SB 988    Sen Nathan        Health Occupations - Maryland Community Health
           Pulliam           Worker Act
 SB 989    Sens Nathan       State Board of Physicians - Physician Licensure -
           Pulliam and       Prohibition on Requiring Specialty Certification
 SB 992    Sen Mathias       Oncologists - Dispensing and Insurance Coverage of
                             Orally Administered Cancer Chemotherapy
 SB 997    Sen Conway        Pharmacists - Substitution and Dispensing of
                             Biological Products
 SB 1013   Sen Conway        Health Occupations - Dental Therapists - Licensure
 SB 1030   Sen Young, et     St Brd of Csmtlgsts - Licensing and License Rnwl -
           al                Domestic Vlnc and Sexual Assault Awareness Course
Further Details

March 14, 2017 4:15 P.M.