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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 23, 2017


                                 9:00 A.M.

 Work Session

                                 9:45 A.M.

 Work Session

                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 307    The Pres          Maryland Open Transportation Investment Decision
           (Admin), et al    Act - Application and Evaluation
                             (Jointly assigned to APP and ENV)
 SB 353    Sen Guzzone       Optional Retirement Program - Annuity Contracts -
           (Chr Jt Com on    Employee Rights
 SB 401    Sen Guzzone       State Retirement and Pension System - Membership
           (Chr Jt Com on    Elections
 SB 424    Sen Rosapepe,     The Textbook Cost Savings Act of 2017
           et al
 SB 484    Sen Madaleno,     Maryland Transit Administration - Farebox Recovery
           et al             Rate - Repeal
                             (Jointly assigned to APP and ENV)
 SB 515    Sen Peters, et    Collective Bargaining - Firefighters - Martin
           al                State Airport
 SB 631    Sen Madaleno,     Criminal Law - Animal Abuse Emergency Compensation
           et al             Fund - Establishment

 NOTE: Crossfiled Senate Bills will be sponsor only.

Further Details

March 28, 2017 3:55 P.M.