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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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.

october 12, 2017


                                 10:00 A.M.     Room 120
                                     to         House Appropriations
                                  3:30 P.M.     Committee Room
                                                House Office Building
                                                6 Bladen Street
                                                Annapolis, MD

   Subject:  Work Session

             (Full agenda will be posted online prior to the meeting.)

                                 5:00 P.M.      Baltimore Polytechnic
                                    to          Institute
                                 8:30 P.M.      1400 W. Cold Spring Lane
                                                Baltimore, MD

 NOTE:  Subject Change

   Subject:  Public hearing for parents, students, teachers, and any other
             interested individuals to share their views on improving the
             public education system in Maryland.

             The limit of 60 individuals to testify on October 12 has been
             reached.  Additional interested parties may submit written
             testimony to the Commission at their email address
             (PreK-12InnovationandExcellenceCommission@mlis.state.md.us) or
             sign up to testify at the October 25 public hearing at Largo
             High School.

             While testimony will generally be limited to 3 minutes per person,
             the Chair has discretion to make adjustments depending on how many
             people sign up.  While it is not necessary to bring a written
             statement, if you do, please bring 40 copies with you to the
             hearing.  Staff will collect and distribute to the Commission
             members.  Please note that the hearing will be recorded and posted
             to the Commission's web page.  If you are unable to attend but
             wish to submit written testimony, you may email your testimony to
             the email address listed above.
Further Details

October 11, 2017 2:38 P.M.