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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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.

december 13, 2017


                                 9:00 A.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                    to          Department of Legislative
                                12:00 P.M.      Services
                                                90 State Circle
                                                Annapolis, MD

 NOTE:  Joint Meeting with the Senate Finance Committee, and the
 House Health and Government Operations and Judiciary Committees.

   Subject:  Briefing on forensic beds in State hospitals and from MDH on the
             investigation of complaints in nursing homes
Further Details

December 7, 2017 12:17 P.M.