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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 16     Sens Hough and    Public Safety - Firearm Application
 SB 23     Sen               Handgun Prmts - Alt Expiration Date - Prvt
           Klausmeier, et    Detectives, Scrty Guards, and Spcl Police Offcrs
 SB 143    Sen Zirkin        Injury to or Death of Pet - Damages
 SB 144    Sen Zirkin        Civil Actions - Prelitigation Discovery of
                             Insurance Coverage
                             (Jointly assigned to JUD and ECM)
 SB 312    The Pres          Drunk and Drugged Drvg - Sbsqnt Offdrs and
           (Admin), et al    Punitive Dmgs (Rpt Drunk Drvg Offdrs Act of 2017)
 SB 349    Sen Zirkin, et    Crmnl Procedure - Sexual Assault Victims' Rights -
           al                Disposal of Rape Kit Evidence and Ntfctn
 SB 539    The Pres          Criminal Law - Distribution of Controlled
           (Admin), et al    Dangerous Substances - Fentanyl
 SB 654    Sen Hough, et     Task Force to Study Crime Classification and
           al                Penalties
 SB 714    Sen McFadden      Criminal Procedure - Indigent Individual - Bail
                             Review and Indigency Determination
 SB 811    Sen Zirkin, et    Civil Cases - Maryland Legal Services Corporation
           al                Fund - Surcharges - Repeal of Sunset
Further Details

March 28, 2017 3:55 P.M.