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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 16, 2017


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 1144   Sen Robinson      Procurement Preferences - Blind Industries and
                             Services of Maryland - Janitorial Products
 SB 1161   Sen Oaks          Education - Summer Meals Expansion Grant Program -
 SB 1166   Sens Oaks and     State Designations - The Preakness Stakes as the
           Klausmeier        State Cultural Event
 SB 1171   Harford County    Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - Waiver From
           Senators          School Distance Restrictions
 SB 1172   Sen Bates         Alcoholic Beverages - Class 5 Breweries -
                             Barrelage and Hours of Sale
 SB 1173   Sen Pinsky, et    Higher Education Degree and Job Certification
           al                Without Debt Act of 2017
                             (Jointly assigned to EHE and B&T)
 SB 1177   Sens Jennings     Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - Interest in
           and Norman        More Than One License
Further Details

March 21, 2017 4:06 P.M.