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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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.

january 16, 2018


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 89     Chr EHE (Dept)    Chspk Bay and Coastal Zone Advisory Commission and
                             Captive Wildlife Advisory Committee - Repeal
 SB 94     Chr EHE (Dept)    Natural Resources - Unprotected Birds - Pigeons
 SB 100    Chr EHE (Dept)    Reservoir, Dam, or Waterway Obstruction Plans -
                             Designation of Approval Authority
 SB 112    Chr EHE (Dept)    Natural Resources - Tidal Fish Licenses
 SB 113    Chr EHE (Dept)    Natural Resources - Recreational License Incentive
                             Discount Program

                                 3:00 P.M.
 Joint Briefing with the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee by
 Dr. William "Brit" Kirwan on the Progress of the Commission on
 Innovation and Excellence in Education
 3 West, Miller Senate Building
Further Details

January 16, 2018 3:37 P.M.