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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 14, 2017


Changes made to schedule through addenda

                                 8:00 A.M.

 Health Facilities and Pharmaceuticals
 Subcommittee Work Session:

      - HB 631
      - HB 584
      - HB 808

                  *Room 240*

                                 8:00 A.M.

 *Due to the potential for inclement weather,
 subcommittee work sessions for 3/14 could be
 rescheduled or cancelled.*

 Health Facilities and Pharmaceutical Subcommittee
 Work Session:

      - HB 584
      - HB 631
      - HB 808

                  *Room 240*

                                 9:00 A.M.

 Insurance Subcommittee Work Session:

      - HB 774
      - HB 1103
      - HB 1117
      - HB 1121
      - HB 1147
      - HB 1162

                  *Room 218*

                                 2:00 P.M.

 *Scheduled for 2:00 P.M. or immediately after
 1:00 P.M. HGO Committee Bill Hearings*

 Government Operations and Estates and Trusts
 Subcommittee Work Session:

      - HB 426
      - HB 433
      - HB 880
      - HB 919
      - HB 1107
      - HB 1175

                  *Room 240*

                                 3:00 P.M.

 RESCHEDULED: Health Facilities and Pharmaceuticals
 Subcommittee Work Session (immediately
 after HGO Committee and Government Operations
 and Estates and Trusts Subcommittee in Rm. 240):

      - HB 584
      - HB 631
      - HB 808

                  *Room 240*

 HB 984    Del Cullison,     HEARING CANCELED
           et al

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 438    The Spkr          Legislative Transparency Act of 2017
           (Admin)           (Jointly assigned to HGO and ENV)
 HB 953    Del Morales,      Task Force on Long-Term Care Education and
           et al             Planning
 HB 1009   Del Kipke         Health - Standards for Involuntary Admissions and
                             Petitions for Emergency Evaluation - Modification
 HB 1158   Del McKay, et     Md Medical Assistance Program - Comprehensive
           al                Dental Benefits for Adlts - Authorization
 HB 1205   Del Morales,      Public Institutions of Higher Education - Access
           et al             of Students to Emergency Contraception
                             (Jointly assigned to HGO and APP)
 HB 1225   Del Lewis, et     Unvrsty of Md School of Public Health, Center for
           al                Health Equity - Wrkgrp on Health in All Policies
 HB 1383   Dels Barron       Behavioral Health Administration - Outpatient
           and Kipke         Civil Commitment Pilot Program
                             (Jointly assigned to HGO and JUD)
Further Details

March 14, 2017 4:15 P.M.