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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 1147   Sen Mathias       State Boat Act - Vessel Operation - Prohibition
                             When Individual on the Bow, Gunwale, or Transom
                             (Jointly assigned to EHE and JPR)
 SB 1190   Sens Eckardt      Bay Restoration Fund - Upgraded Municipal
           and Serafini      Wastewater Facilities - Grants
 SB 1193   Sen Reilly        Controlled Water Ski Areas in Maynadier Creek -
                             Operation of Vessel - Prohibition
 HB 73     Del Luedtke       Election Law - Election Judges - Minimum Age
 HB 120    Chr ENV (Dept)    Department of Agriculture - Seafood and
                             Aquaculture Product Marketing
 HB 121    Chr ENV (Dept)    Environment - Hazardous Material Security - Repeal
 HB 124    Chr ENV (Dept)    Environment - Solid Waste and Recycling Facilities
 HB 125    Chr ENV (Dept)    Environment - Emergency Action Plans for Dams
 HB 130    Chr ENV (Dept)    Maryland Wine and Grape Promotion Fund
 HB 143    Chr W&M (Dept)    Elections - Miscellaneous Duties and Procedures
 HB 155    Chr ENV (Dept)    Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation
                             - Easement Termination
 HB 529    Chr W&M (Dept)    Election Law - Political Parties, Candidacy, and
                             Campaign Finance
 HB 924    Del Gilchrist,    Natural Resources - Oyster Management - Prohibited
           et al             Actions
Further Details

March 28, 2017 3:55 P.M.