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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 26     Sen Kagan, et     Maryland False Claims Act - Municipal Corporations
 SB 35     Chr JPR (Dept)    Juvenile Law - Informal Adjustment - Mental Health
 SB 43     Chr JPR (Dept)    Juvenile Court Records - Disclosure
 SB 77     Sen Simonaire     Anne Arundel County and Harford County -
                             Courthouse Dog and Child Witness Pilot Program
 SB 83     Sen Kagan         Family Law - Divorce - Restoration of Former Name
 SB 308    The Pres          Child Abuse - Sex Trafficking (Protecting Victims
           (Admin), et al    of Sex Trafficking Act of 2017)
Further Details

March 28, 2017 3:55 P.M.