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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 29, 2017


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 987    Del W. Miller,    RESCHEDULED -  to APR 5, 1:00 PM
           et al

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 12     Del S. Howard,    Senatorial and Delegate Scholarships - Individuals
           et al             on Active Duty - Eligibility and Use of Funds
 HB 669    Del Arentz, et    Public Schools - Boards of Education - Anonymous
           al                Two-Way Electronic Tip Programs
 HB 715    Chr W&M (Dept)    Institutions of Higher Education - Teacher
                             Preparation Programs - Accreditation and Approval
 HB 725    Del Cullison,     State Board of Dental Examiners - Death of a
           et al             Licensed Dentist - Ownership of a Dental Practice
 HB 760    Del Arentz, et    State Real Estate Commission - Real Estate
           al                Brokerage Services - Duties and Obligations
 HB 786    Del Angel, et     Education - Individualized or Group Behavioral
           al                Counseling Services - Establishment
 HB 920    Dels              Primary and Secondary Education - School Personnel
           Fraser-Hidalgo    - Training Requirement
           and Pena Melnyk
 HB 950    Del Pena          Unvrsty Sstm of Md - Constituent Institutions -
           Melnyk, et al     Alcohol and Drug Addiction Rcvry Program
 HB 1022   Del West          Health Occupations - Vltns of the Md Dentistry Act
                             - Penalties and Cease and Desist Orders
 HB 1058   Dels W. Miller    Business Regulation - Home Improvement Contracts
           and Adams
 HB 1061   Del A.            Education - Emergency and Evacuation Plans -
           Washington,       Individuals With Disabilities
           et al
 HB 1261   Del Wilkins,      Barbers - Criminal Penalties for Violations of
           et al             Barbering Law - Repeal
 HB 1283   Del Branch, et    Alcoholic Beverages - Class 5 Brewery License
 HB 1287   Del A.            Commission on the School-to-Prison Pipeline and
           Washington,       Restorative Practices
           et al
 HB 1522   Del Hill          Needs Assessment for Student School Based
                             Behavioral Health Services
Further Details

March 28, 2017 3:55 P.M.