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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 38     Chr FIN (Dept)    Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Updating
                             Advisory Boards and Councils
 SB 41     Chr EHE (Dept)    State Board of Nursing - Nurse Licensure Compact -
 SB 47     Chr FIN (Dept)    Reporting Abuse to the Long-Term Care Ombudsman
                             Program and the Office of Health Care Quality
 SB 110    Sen Conway        Public Health - Expedited Partner Therapy -
                             Pharmacist Dispensing
 SB 128    Sen Simonaire     Public Health - Required Temperatures for Sale of
                             Crab Meat - Repeal
 SB 185    Sen Feldman       Public Health - Repeal of AIDS Ed Program for
                             Persons Convicted of Drug- or Sex-Related Crimes
 SB 216    Sen Kelley, et    Maryland Caregivers Support Coordinating Council -
           al                Renaming and Altering Membership and Duties
 SB 233    Sen Madaleno      Maryland Council on Advancement of School-Based
                             Health Centers
 SB 262    Sen Bates, et     Public Health - Mobile Food Service Facilities -
           al                Licensing and Inspection by Co Health Departments
 SB 340    Sen Nathan        Unvrsty of Md School of Public Health, Center for
           Pulliam, et al    Health Equity - Wrkgrp on Health in All Policies
 SB 344    Sens Feldman      Maryland Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE)
           and Zucker        Program - Account Clarifications
 SB 366    Sen Madaleno      Public Health - Rabies Vaccination Information -
                             Submission to Local Agencies and Use for Licensing
 SB 584    Sen Rosapepe,     Medical Records - Disclosure of Directory
           et al             Information and Medical Records
 SB 600    Sen Feldman,      Public Health - Maternal Mental Health
           et al
 SB 696    Sen Feldman,      Task Force on Long-Term Care Education and
           et al             Planning

                                 1:00 P.M.

 *Oral testimony will be accepted by sponsor
 only for the following Senate bills:

      *128, 185, 216, 233, 262, 340, 344,
       366, 584, 600, 696

Further Details

March 21, 2017 4:06 P.M.