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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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

                                 11:00 A.M.

 Public Health and Minority Health Disparities
 Subcommittee Work Session:

      - HB 1158

                  *Room 240*

 Health Occupations and Long Term Care
 Subcommittee Work Session:

      - SB 41
      - SB 47
      - SB 50
      - SB 169
      - SB 195
      - SB 503
      - SB 814

                  *Room 218*

 SB 385    Sen Nathan        Maryland Nurse Practice Act - Revisions
   MOVED   Pulliam, et al    From MAR 28, 1:00 PM to MAR 29, 1:00 PM

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 44     Chr EHE (Dept)    Records Management and Preservation - State Units
                             and Public Officials - Responsibilities
 SB 88     Sen Simonaire     General Provisions - State Designations - Great
 SB 309    The Pres          State Finance and Procurement - Small and Minority
           (Admin), et al    Business Participation
 SB 310    The Pres          Improving the State Procurement Oversight
           (Admin), et al    Structure
 SB 450    Sen Manno         Open Meetings Act - Annual Reporting Requirement,
                             Web Site Postings, and Training
 SB 509    Sen Peters        Prince George's County - Orphans' Court Judges -
 SB 517    Sen Zucker, et    Scrtrs of Principal Depts - Sprvsn and Review of
           al                Decisions and Actns by Units Within Depts
 SB 700    Sen Robinson,     St Govt - Ofc of Minority Affairs and Intrdprtmntl
           et al             Advsry Cmt on Minority Affairs - Renaming
 SB 792    Sen Smith         Maryland Trust Act - Notice and Reporting
                             Requirements - Exemptions
 SB 793    Sen Smith         Maryland Trust Act - Representatives of
 SB 989    Sens Nathan       State Board of Physicians - Physician Licensure -
           Pulliam and       Prohibition on Requiring Specialty Certification
 SB 1057   Sen Lee           Public Information Act - Denials of Inspection -
                             Explanation Regarding Redaction
 SB 1084   Sen Waugh         Task Force on Veteran-Owned Small Business
                             Enterprise Participation in Procurement
 SB 1144   Sen Robinson      Procurement Preferences - Blind Industries and
                             Services of Maryland - Janitorial Products

                                 1:00 P.M.

 *Oral testimony by sponsor only for
 the following crossfiles:

      *309, 310, 450, 517, 700, 792,
       793, 989, 1057, 1084, 1144

Further Details

March 28, 2017 3:55 P.M.