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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 22, 2017


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 4      Chr EHE (Dept)    Minority Business Enterprises - Program
                             Participation - Requirements and Reauthorization
 SB 50     Sen Astle, et     Cemeteries - Authority to Maintain and Repair
           al                Memorials and Monuments
 SB 73     Sen Reilly        Estates and Trusts - Share of Intestate Estate
                             Inherited by Surviving Spouse
 SB 74     Sen Kagan         Maryland Code - Standardization of Terminology -
 SB 82     Sen Middleton,    Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Renaming
           et al
 SB 109    Sen Conway        Procurement - Prohibitions on Participation
 SB 137    Sen Lee, et al    State Government - Maryland Uniform Electronic
                             Legal Materials Act
 SB 195    Sen Klausmeier    State Brd of Physicians - Medical Prof Liability
                             Ins Coverage -Publication (Janet's Law)
 SB 211    Cecil County      Cecil County - Orphans' Court Judges - Travel
           Senators          Expense Allowance
 SB 439    Sen Conway, et    State Procurement - Information Technology -
           al                Nonvisual Access
 SB 449    Sen Kasemeyer     Estates and Trusts - Vehicle Transfers - Excise
                             Tax and Fee Exemption
 SB 503    Sen Nathan        Health Occupations Boards - Racial and Ethnic
           Pulliam           Health Disparities
 SB 516    Sen Zucker, et    State Government - Maryland Manual - Revisions
           al                (Maryland Manual Modernization Act)
 SB 548    Chr EHE           State Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors -
                             Sunset Extension and Program Evaluation
 SB 636    Sens              Cmsn on the Commemoration of the 100th Anvrsry of
           Klausmeier and    the Passage of the 19th Amdmnt to the US Const

                                 1:00 P.M.

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

      *73, 82, 109, 137, 195, 211, 439, 449,
       516, 548

Further Details

March 21, 2017 4:06 P.M.