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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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

 SB 1194   Sen Klausmeier    Public Health - Substance Abuse Treatment Outcome
                             Partnership Fund
   ADDED                     MAR 29, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 1197   Sen Miller        Public Health - Maryland Medical Cannabis
                             Commission - Membership, Licensing, and Studies
   ADDED                     MAR 29, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 506    Del Carr, et      HEARING CANCELED

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 132    Chr HGO (Dept)    Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program - Regulations
 HB 135    Chr ECM (Dept)    Unemployment Insurance - Electronic Transmission
                             of Information and Documents - Authority
 HB 137    Chr ECM (Dept)    Unemployment Insurance - Recovery of Benefits -
                             Collection by Assessment
 HB 139    Chr ECM (Dept)    Unemployment Insurance - Employer Determinations -
                             Process and Appeal Rights
 HB 141    Chr ECM (Dept)    Unemployment Insurance - Eligibility for Benefits
                             - Business Operation Closings
 HB 146    Chr HGO (Dept)    Secretary of Aging - Administration of Commodity
                             Supplemental Food Program and Regulatory Authority
 HB 147    Chr HGO (Dept)    Healthy Aging Program
 HB 149    Chr ENV (Dept)    Transportation - Light Rail and Metro Subway -
                             State Safety Oversight Authority
 HB 154    Chr HGO (Dept)    Insurance - Pharmacy Benefits Managers -
                             Registration Expiration Date
 HB 167    Del McCray, et    Counties and Municipalities - At-Will Supervisory
           al                Employees - Residency Requirements
 HB 182    Chr ECM (Dept)    Commissioner of Financial Rgltn and St Collection
                             Agency Licensing Brd - Licensees - Revisions
 HB 185    Dels Rosenberg    DHMH - Dstrbtn of Tobacco Products to Minors -
           and               Prhbtn and Enfrcmt
 HB 188    Del Morhaim,      Public Health - Advance Dirctvs - Witness
           et al             Requirements, Advance Dirctvs Services, and Fund
 HB 285    Del Korman, et    Washington Metrorail Safety Commission Membership
           al                Act
 HB 298    Del Kelly, et     Health Insurance - Licensed Clinical Professional
           al                Art Therapists - Reimbursement
 HB 498    Del Hettleman     Hlth Care Decisions Act - Advance Dirctvs and
                             Surrogate Decision Making - Disqualified Indvdls
 HB 507    Del Luedtke       Community Colleges and Local Governments - Unfair
                             Labor Practices - Prohibition
 HB 522    Del Barron, et    Md Inst for Emrgncy Med Srvcs Sstms - Automated
           al                External Defibrillators - Stdy (The Joe Sheya Act)
 HB 586    Del Hettleman,    Maryland Farms and Families Act
           et al             (Jointly assigned to FIN and EHE)
 HB 591    Del Conaway       Task Force to Study the Local Economic Impact of
                             Bank Deserts in Maryland
 HB 860    Del Lierman,      Transitional Sprts for Ex-Offdrs - Alteration of
           et al             Rstrctns (Md Equal Acs to Fd Act of 2017)
 HB 1294   Del Valderrama    Workers' Compensation - Permanent Total Disability
                             - Survival of Claim
 HB 1468   Del Valentino     Medical Records - Disclosure of Directory
           Smith, et al      Information and Medical Records
 HB 1476   Del Glenn, et     Workers' Compensation - Failure to Report
           al                Accidental Personal Injury - Penalty
 HB 1517   Dels Glenn and    Maryland Nonprofit Development Center Program and
           M. Washington     Fund - Bridge Loans
Further Details

March 28, 2017 3:55 P.M.