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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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.

august 30, 2017


                                 9:30 A.M.      Room 120
                                    to          House Appropriations Committee
                                 5:00 P.M.      Room
                                                House Office Building
                                                6 Bladen Street
                                                Annapolis, MD

 NOTE:  The Commission has allotted 30 minutes for public testimony
 at the end of each meeting. Members of the public who wish to testify must
 email PreK-12InnovationandExcellenceCommission@mlis.state.md.us or call Mindy
 McConville at (410)946-5510 to sign up no later than 48 hours before the
 meeting date. Individuals may speak for no more than 3 minutes each and will
 be called to testify in the order in which they sign up. 75 copies of written
 testimony must be delivered to Room 120 House Office Building by noon of the
 day prior to the meeting.

   Subject:  Governance and Accountability.
             (Full agenda will be posted online prior to the meeting.)
Further Details

August 29, 2017 1:59 P.M.