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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 542    Sen Conway        Maryland Lead Poisoning Recovery Act
 SB 676    Sen Kelley        Requirements for Filial Support - Repeal
 SB 679    Sen Lee           Child Abuse and Neglect - Training
 SB 680    Sen Lee, et al    Adult Protective Services Investigations -
                             Completion Time
 SB 792    Sen Smith         Maryland Trust Act - Notice and Reporting
                             Requirements - Exemptions
 SB 793    Sen Smith         Maryland Trust Act - Representatives of
 SB 797    Sen Ready, et     Child Abuse and Neglect - Reporting - Definitions
 SB 861    Sen Smith, et     Family Law - Marriage - Age Requirements
 SB 905    Sen Muse          Legal Decision Making and Parenting Time - Shared
                             Parenting Time for Family Equality Act
 SB 906    Sen Muse          Child Sprt - Sspnsn of Employment-Rltd License for
                             Arrears - Hardship Exception and Reinstatement
 SB 996    Sens Lee and      Family Law - Child Abuse and Neglect - Definitions
 SB 1017   Sen Lee           State Government - Human Trafficking Advisory
                             Council - Establishment
 SB 1018   Sen Lee           Human Trafficking Victims - Establishment of
Further Details

March 14, 2017 4:15 P.M.