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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 21, 2017


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 119    Chr ENV (Dept)    WMATA - Washington Metrorail Safety Commission -
                             Establishment and Compact
   ADDED                     MAR 21, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 1082   Sen Rosapepe      HEARING CANCELED

 SB 1101   Sen Ready         HEARING CANCELED

 SB 1098   Sen Reilly        HEARING CANCELED

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 1019   Sen Cassilly,     Department of Commerce - Employment in the State's
           et al             Defense Industry - Army Alliance Study
 SB 1020   Sen Middleton     Maryland Health Care Regulatory Reform Act of 2017
 SB 1027   Sen Manno         Crts - Actn for Vltn of Cllctv Bargnng Agrmnt or
                             Breach of Duty of Fair Rprsntn - Lims Period
 SB 1031   Sen Benson, et    Payroll Recovery Act
 SB 1043   Sen Feldman,      Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Requirements -
           et al             Standard Offer Service
 SB 1146   Sen Middleton     Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard - Study
 SB 1148   Sen Ferguson      Maryland Stadium Authority - Maryland Sports and
                             Affiliated Foundations - Establishment
 SB 1158   Sens Middleton    Power Plant Research Program - Solar Generation
           and Jennings      Facilities - Pollinator-Friendly Designation
Further Details

March 21, 2017 4:06 P.M.