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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 27     Sen Hough         Firearms - Handgun Permit - Preliminary Approval
 SB 91     Chr JPR (Dept)    Juvenile Law - Disclosure of Court Records
 SB 99     Sen Norman        Public Safety - Permit to Carry, Wear, or
                             Transport a Handgun - Qualifications
 SB 101    Sen Norman        Criminal Procedure - Expungement - Time for Filing
 SB 102    Sen Rosapepe      Airplane Passenger Public Safety Act of 2018
 SB 104    Sen Norman        Privileged Communications - Critical Incident
                             Stress Management Services
 SB 107    Chr JPR (Dept)    Pblc Sfty - Gov's Ofc of Crime Ctrl and Prvntn and
                             the Md Statistical Anlys Ctr - Reporting Rqrmnts
Further Details

January 16, 2018 3:37 P.M.