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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 28, 2017


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 1196   Sen Middleton     Tri-Co Cncl for Southern Md - Financing Purchase
                             or Lease of Prprty - Exmptn From Procurement Law
   ADDED                     MAR 28, 2017 1:00 PM

 SJ 8      Sen Pinsky        Chesapeake Bay Restoration - Federal Budget
                             Blueprint Funding Reductions - Rescission Request
   ADDED                     MAR 28, 2017 1:00 PM

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 68     Dels Carey and    Hunting and Fishing - Discounted Licenses - Purple
           Metzgar           Heart Recipients
 HB 177    Del McKay, et     Killing or Wounding Blk Bears - Penalties - Exmptn
           al                for Protection of Managed Honey Bee Colonies
 HB 307    Montgomery        Montgomery Co - Alchlc Bevs - Limited Distilleries
           County            - Class B and Class D Licenses MC 6-17
 HB 315    Montgomery        Montgomery Co - Alchlc Bevs - Contracts to Sell
           County            Liquor for Off-Premises Consumption MC 18-17
 HB 355    Mont Co Deleg     Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission -
           and PG Co Deleg   Discrimination - Prohibited MC/PG 102-17
 HB 526    St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Alcoholic Beverages - Art
           County            Establishment License
 HB 538    St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Alcoholic Beverages - Beauty
           County            Salon License
 HB 710    Charles County    Charles County - Alcoholic Beverages - Alcohol
           Delegation        Awareness Certification
 HB 795    Harford County    Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - Waiver From
           Delegation        School Distance Restrictions
 HB 846    Del Bromwell      Pricing and Selection Cmt for Blind Industries and
                             Srvcs of Md and the Emplmt Works Program - Staff
 HB 1021   Del Reznik, et    Reorganization of State Procurement
 HB 1045   Del Cassilly      On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems - Membrane
                             Bioreactor (MBR) Technology - Regulations
 HB 1063   Del Stein, et     Agriculture - Maryland Healthy Soils Program
 HB 1096   Allegany          Allegany County - Alcoholic Beverages - Sunday
           County            Sales and Privileges
 HB 1423   Calvert County    Calvert County - Board of License Commissioners -
           Delegation        Notice and Hearing on Proposed Legislation
Further Details

March 28, 2017 3:55 P.M.