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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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

 SB 625    Sen Benson, et    Public Schools and Shelters - Homeless Girls and
           al                Women - Feminine Hygiene Products
                             (Jointly assigned to W&M and APP)
   ADDED                     MAR 21, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 943    Sen Smith, et     Children With Disabilities and Child Care
           al                Providers - Dispute Resolution Process
   ADDED                     MAR 21, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 452    Sen Manno, et     Education - Accountability Program - Assessments
           al                (More Learning, Less Testing Act of 2017)
   ADDED                     MAR 21, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 667    Sen Jennings      Education - Prekindergarten Student Assessment -
   ADDED                     MAR 21, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 908    Sen Ferguson,     Maryland Education Development Collaborative -
           et al             Established
   ADDED                     MAR 21, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 1012   Sen Conway        Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners -
           (BCA)             Members - Appointment and Removal
   ADDED                     MAR 21, 2017 1:00 PM

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 1      Sen Conway, et    Education - Specialized Intervention Services -
           al                Reports
 SB 117    Sens Edwards      Community Colleges - Out-of-State Fee - Waiver for
           and Serafini      Border State Residents
 SB 145    Sens Pinsky       Education - Statewide Kindergarten Assessment -
           and Jennings      Completion
 SB 153    Sen King, et      Public Schools - Length of School Year Adjustment
           al                - State of Emergency
 SB 201    Sen King, et      Education - Fire Drill Requirements - State Fire
           al                Prevention Code
 SB 232    Sen Manno, et     Education - Pregnant and Parenting Students -
           al                Attendance Policy
 SB 319    The Pres          Pathways in Technology Early College High (P-TECH)
           (Admin), et al    School Act of 2017
                             (Jointly assigned to W&M and APP)
 SB 359    Sen Madaleno,     Ed - Md Mls for Achvmnt In-Clsrm Brkfst Prgrm -
           et al             Admin (Md Mls for Achvmnt for Teens Act of 2017)
 SB 360    Sen Madaleno,     State Department of Ed - Breakfast and Lunch
           et al             Programs - Funding (The Md Cares for Kids Act)
 SB 361    Sen Madaleno,     Hunger-Free Schools Act of 2017
           et al
 SB 485    Sen Serafini,     Education - Remote Classroom Technology Grant
           et al             Program - Establishment (Peyton's Bill)
 SB 581    Sens Ferguson     Workgroup to Study the Implementation of Universal
           and King          Access to Prekindergarten for 4-Year-Olds
 SB 595    Sen Nathan        Residential Boarding Education Programs for
           Pulliam, et al    At-Risk Youth - Eligibility
 SB 604    Sen Bates, et     Visual Impairments - Rqrmnts for Schl Prsnl Trng,
           al                Stdt Screening, and Md Med Assistance Prgrm Cvrg
                             (Jointly assigned to W&M and HGO)
 SB 701    Sen Zucker, et    Hghr Ed - Ttn Wvrs for Foster Care Recipients and
           al                Unaccompanied Homeless Youth - Alterations
 SB 730    Sens Jennings     Higher Education - Maryland Loan Assistance
           and Middleton     Repayment Program - Farmers
 SB 872    Sen Zucker, et    James W. Hubbard Inclusive Higher Education Grant
           al                Program
Further Details

March 21, 2017 4:06 P.M.