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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 15, 2017


Changes made to schedule through addenda

                                 4:00 P.M.

 3 West, Miller
           * Capital Prince George's Hospital System
           * Capital Departmen tof Health and Mental Hygiene
           * Capital University of Maryland Medical System
           * Capital Maryland Hospital Association
           * Capital Department of Juvenile Services
           * Capital Department of State Police
           * Capital Local Jails and Detention Centers
           * Capital Dept of Public Safety & Correctional Services

 Or Immediately following bill hearings.

End of schedule changes


 SB 1021   Sen Zucker, et    Enterprise Zone and Regional Instn Strategic
           al                Enterprise Zone Programs - Small Business Entities
 SB 1024   Sens McFadden     Education - Grant for Declining Education Aid
           and Ready
 SB 1069   Sen Ferguson,     Maryland Historic Trust Grant Fund Improvement Act
           et al
 SB 1073   Sen Waugh         Sales and Use Tax - Exemption - Utilities for
                             Operation of Restaurants
 SB 1099   Sen Nathan        Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2016 -
           Pulliam           Baltimore County - Morning Star Family Life Center
 SB 1104   Sen Edwards       Income Tax Credit - Volunteer Fire, Rescue, and
                             Emergency Services Personnel
 SB 1125   Sen Klausmeier    Video Lottery Facilities - Donation of Coins From
                             Gaming Payouts - Expansion
 SB 1132   Sens Mathias      Sales and Use Tax - Exemption - Sales by Nonprofit
           and Simonaire     Organizations Raising Funds to Assist Veterans
 SB 1134   Sen Oaks          Income Tax - Research and Development Credit -
                             Start-Up Businesses
 SB 1142   Sen King, et      Income Tax - Corporate Headquarters Investment and
           al                Job Retention Tax Credit
 SB 1143   Sens Bates and    Sales and Use Tax - Tax-Free Weekend - Ellicott
           Nathan Pulliam    City and Ellicott's Mills Historic Districts
 SB 1152   Sen Oaks          Baltimore City - Table Games Proceeds -
                             Recreational Facilities
 SB 1155   Sen Oaks          Income Tax - Earned Income Tax Credit - Notice of
Further Details

March 14, 2017 4:15 P.M.