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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 22     Chr JPR (Dept)    Criminal Procedure - Criminal Injuries
                             Compensation Board - Claimant Award Basis
 SB 24     Chr JPR (Dept)    Public Safety - Eyewitness Identification Policies
                             - Repeal of Submission Requirement
 SB 37     Chr JPR (Dept)    Funds - Obsolete Provisions - Repeal
 SB 166    Sen Conway        Baltimore City - Civilian Review Board
           (BCA), et al
 SB 207    Sen Feldman       Criminal Procedure - Charges Against Correctional
                             Officer - Review by State's Attorney
 SB 372    Carroll County    Carroll County - Detention Center - Polygraph
           Senators          Testing
Further Details

March 21, 2017 4:06 P.M.