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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 876    Sen Kelley        HEARING CANCELED

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 726    Sen Smith, et     Md Wage Pymnt and Collection Lw - Awards of
           al                Certain Fees and Costs and Prhbtn Agst Retaliation
 SB 818    Sen Hershey       Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Act -
                             Voluntary Protection Program
 SB 868    Sen               Overdose Response Program - Prescribing and
           Klausmeier, et    Dispensing of Naloxone - Noncertificate Holders
 SB 870    Sen Mathias,      Prevailing Wage - Tax Increment Financing
           et al             Developments - Application
 SB 909    Cha Co Sens       Charles County - Collective Bargaining for Public
           (By Request)      Safety Officials
 SB 935    Sen Smith         Public Health - Delegation of Health Care
                             Decisions - Temporary Health Care Agent for Minors
 SB 942    Sen Manno         Labor and Employment - Clean Energy Workforce
                             Account - Establishment
 SB 1009   Sen Jennings,     Public Assistance - Family Investment Program -
           et al             Child Support Pass Through
 SB 1016   Sen Lee           Labor and Employment - Regulation of Farm Labor
                             Contractors and Foreign Labor Contractors
Further Details

March 21, 2017 4:06 P.M.