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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 732    Sens Feldman      HEARING CANCELED
           and Klausmeier

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 652    Sen Guzzone,      Education - Community Colleges - Collective
           et al             Bargaining
 SB 669    Sen Kelley, et    Tobacco Products - Minimum Age and Civil Fines
 SB 671    Sens Kelley       Department of Human Resources - Public Assistance
           and Lee           Eligibility - Financial Records
 SB 699    Sen Rosapepe,     Providing Our Workers Education and Readiness
           et al             (POWER) - Apprenticeship Act
                             (Jointly assigned to FIN and B&T)
 SB 847    Sen Kagan         Retail Service Station Dealers - Gas Prices -
                             Required Signage
 SB 853    Sen Madaleno,     Transitional Supports for Ex-Offenders - Rpl of
           et al             Restrictions (Md Equal Access to Food Act of 2017)
 SB 898    Sen Astle, et     Health Insurance - Prescription Drugs - Dispensing
           al                Synchronization
 SB 952    Sens Young and    Business Regulation - Security Systems -
           Conway            Permitting and Registration
Further Details

March 14, 2017 4:15 P.M.