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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 6, 2017


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 1019   Sen Cassilly,     Department of Commerce - Employment in the State's
           et al             Defense Industry - Army Alliance Study
 SB 1122   Sen Conway        Alcoholic Beverages - Baltimore City - Transfer of
                             License - Hardship Extension
 SB 1158   Sen Middleton,    Department of Natural Resources - Solar Generation
           et al             Facilities - Pollinator-Friendly Designation
 SB 1169   Sen Bates, et     Unemployment Insurance - Charge of Benefits -
           al                Waiver Due to Natural Disaster
Further Details

April 10, 2017 8:44 P.M.