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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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.

september 6, 2017


                                 10:00 A.M.     Joint Hearing Room
                                                Legislative Services Building
                                                90 State Circle
                                                Annapolis, MD

 NOTE:  Joint with the House Committee on Ways and Means

   Subject:  Election Cybersecurity

             Contact Ted King or Stacy Goodman, Dept. of Legislative Services
             for more information.  410-946-5350  or

                                 2:00 P.M.      2 West
                                                Miller Senate Building
                                                11 Bladen Street
                                                Annapolis, MD

   Subject:  Briefing by the State Board of Education regarding the
             Consolidated State Plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act
             (ESSA); Update regarding the current status of former ITT Tech
             students and the creation of a for-profit guaranty fund.

             Contact Sara C. Fidler, Dept. of Legislative Services for more
             information. 410-946-5350 or 301-970-5350
Further Details

August 31, 2017 2:28 P.M.