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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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.

april 4, 2017


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 105    Chr APP (Dept)    Program Open Space - Apportionment Formula and
   ADDED                     APR 4, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 144    Chr HGO (Dept)    Procurement - Department of General Services -
                             Exemption for Historic Structures
   ADDED                     APR 4, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 106    Chr ENV (Dept)    Department of Housing and Community Development -
                             Homebuyer Education Requirements
   ADDED                     APR 4, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 1636   Prince            Prince George's Co - Schl Fclts and Pblc Sfty
           George's County   Surcharges - Md Transit Admin Station PG 430-17
   ADDED   Delegation        APR 4, 2017 1:00 PM

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 310    Montgomery        Montgomery County - Deer Hunting - Sundays MC
           County            21-17
 HB 313    Montgomery        Montgomery County - Archery Hunting - Safety Zone
           County            MC 10-17
 HB 874    Dels Cassilly     Air Navigation Protection From Hazards Act of 2017
           and Szeliga
 HB 894    Wicomico          Wicomico County - Deer Hunting - Sundays
 HB 1154   Del Hayes, et     Program Open Space - Baltimore City Grants - Use
           al                of Grant Funds
 HB 1246   Del Clark, et     Forests and Parks - Public Recreation on Private
           al                and State-Owned Land - Hunting
 HB 1253   Del Long          State Boat Act - Removal of Abandoned or Sunken
 HB 1284   Del Stein, et     Natural Resources - Aquaculture Leases - National
           al                Historic Landmarks
 HB 1317   Prince            Prince George's County - Alcoholic Beverages
           George's County   Regulation Reform Act of 2017 PG 310-17
 HB 1349   Del Robinson      Environment - Compostable, Degradable, and
                             Biodegradable Plastic Products - Labeling
                             (Jointly assigned to EHE and FIN)
 HB 1427   Del McMillan,     Natural Resources - Apprentice Hunting License -
           et al             Establishment
 HB 1463   Del Frush, et     Veterinary Practitioners - Animal Cruelty and
           al                Animal Fighting - Reporting
Further Details

April 4, 2017 4:47 P.M.