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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 5, 2017


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 246    Chr ECM (Dept)    DLLR - State Occupational Mechanical Licensing
                             Brds - Fund and Fees
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 248    Chr ECM (Dept)    Maryland Home Improvement Commission - Special
                             Fund and Fees
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 250    Chr ECM (Dept)    State Board of Barbers and State Board of
                             Cosmetologists - Special Fund and Fees
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 183    Baltimore         Education - Career Exploration and Development
           County            Activities - Coffee (Java Act)
 HB 270    Del Lafferty,     Environment - Testing for Lead in Drinking Water -
           et al             Public and Nonpublic Schools
 HB 621    Cecil County      Cecil County Board of Education - Members - Salary
 HB 912    Del Morales,      St Brd of Exmnrs of Psychologists - Crmnl History
           et al             Records Checks - Rnwls and Reinstatements
 HB 1053   Del Pena          Integrated Community Oncology Reporting Program
           Melnyk, et al     (Jointly assigned to EHE and FIN)
 HB 1240   Del Kaiser, et    Individualized Education Programs - Burden of
           al                Proof in Due Process Hearings and Studies
 HB 1299   Howard County     Howard County Board of Education - Elected School
           Delegation        Board Ho. Co. 11-17
 HB 1560   Dels Kelly and    Education - Family Life and Human Sexuality
           Morales           Curriculum - Consent
 HB 1565   Prince            Prince George's Co Brd of Ed - Election of Vice
           George's County   Chr, Voting Procedures, and Final Rpt PG 402-17
 HB 1568   Prince            Workgroup on Trnsprtn for Middle and High School
           George's County   Students in Prince George's Co PG 415-17
 HB 1576   Prince            Prince George's County - Student Loan Refinancing
           George's County   Authority PG 419-17
 HB 1652   Dels Pena         Health Occupations - Certified Supervised
           Melnyk and West   Counselors-Alcohol and Drug - Qualifications
Further Details

March 24, 2017 3:28 P.M.