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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 17, 2018


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 6      Chr FIN (Dept)    Financial Institutions - Nondepository Special
                             Fund - Expansion
   MOVED                     From JAN 11, 1:30 PM to JAN 17, 1:30 PM

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 Status on the Amnesty Program
   by Christine Nizer, Administrator, MVA, MDOT

 Update from MDTA - MOVED TO JAN 24, 2017 2:00 PM

                                 1:30 P.M.

 SB 38     Chr FIN (Dept)    MVA and Local Health Departments - Birth and Death
                             Certificates - Issuance of Copies
 SB 90     Sen Middleton     Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems Retailer
                             License - Sales Through Mail or Electronic Network
 SB 111    Chr FIN (Dept)    Md Health Benefit Exchange - Crmnl History Records
                             Checks - Contractors With Access to Fed Tax Info
Further Details

January 16, 2018 3:37 P.M.