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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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


Changes made to schedule through addenda

                                 1:00 P.M.

 Health and Government Operations Hearing
 Schedule Update:

      - SB 571 (Sponsor only)

                  *Room 240*

                                 11:30 A.M.

 Government Operations and Estates and Trusts
 Subcommittee Work Session:

      - HB 919
      - HB 1165

                 *Room 240*

                                 2:30 P.M.

 Insurance Subcommittee Work Session:

      - HB 909
      - SB 571

                  *Room 240*

End of schedule changes

                                 11:00 A.M.

 Public Health and Minority Health Disparities
 Subcommittee Work Session:

      - SB 38
      - SB 110

                  *Room 218*

                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 48     Chr FIN (Dept)    Health Ins - Medicare Supplement Policies for Dual
                             Eligible Individuals - Open Enrollment Period
 SB 61     Sen Mathias,      Health Insurance - Coverage for Digital
           et al             Tomosynthesis
 SB 96     Sen Reilly, et    Health Insurance - Coverage for Fertility
           al                Awareness-Based Methods
 SB 169    Sen Middleton,    Health - Cost of Emergency Room Visits to Treat
           et al             Dental Conditions - Study
 SB 240    Sen Robinson,     Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Abuser
           et al             Registry Workgroup Recommendations - Report
 SB 369    Sen Middleton,    Maryland Patient Referral Law - Comp Arrangements
           et al             Under Federally Approved Programs and Models
 SB 380    Sen Feldman,      Insurance - Short-Term Medical Insurance - Study
           et al
 SB 441    Sen Simonaire,    Veterans Affairs - Maryland Veterans Service
           et al             Animal Program - Establishment
 SB 814    Sen Rosapepe,     Pharmacists - Dispensing of Prescription Drugs -
           et al             Single Dispensing of Dosage Units
 SB 815    Sens Rosapepe     State Board of Pharmacy - Registered Pharmacy
           and Middleton     Technicians - Exemption for Pharmacy Students
 SB 857    Sens Smith and    State Government - Department of Veterans Affairs
           Waugh             - Veterans' Services Specialists
 SB 919    Sen Mathias,      President Jimmy Carter Cancer Treatment Access Act
           et al
 SB 968    Sen               Health Insurance - Coverage Requirements for
           Klausmeier, et    Behavioral Health Disorders - Modifications
 SB 997    Sen Conway        Pharmacists - Substitution and Dispensing of
                             Biological Products

 *Oral testimony by sponsor only for
 the following crossfiles:

      *61, 369, 380, 814, 815, 857
       919, 968, 997

Further Details

March 28, 2017 3:55 P.M.