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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 18, 2018


                                 1:00 P.M.
 Briefing on State Police Blood Testing.  Panelists include representatives
 from the Maryland State Police, Maryland State's Attorney's Association, and
 Maryland Office of the Public Defender.

                                 3:00 P.M.

 SB 12     Sen Klausmeier    Motor Vehicle Laws - Registration Plates - Single
                             Registration Plate Requirement
 SB 14     Sen Benson        Motor Vehicle Administration - Parking Placards -
                             Color Photograph
 SB 28     Sen Simonaire,    Driver's Licenses and Identification Cards -
           et al             Notation for Surviving Spouses of Veterans
 SB 39     Chr JPR (Dept)    Motor Vehicle Administration - Disability Parking
 SB 55     Sen Benson        Vehicle Laws - Speed Restrictions - Expressways
                             and Interstate Highways
 SB 61     Chr JPR (Dept)    Child Sprt - Noncustodial Parent Emplmt Assistance
                             Pilot Program - Documentation and Reporting
 SB 79     Chr JPR (Dept)    Chld Sprt - Emplmt Prgrm Prtcptn - Reinstatement
                             of Driver's Lcns and Expngmt of Sspnsn
Further Details

January 23, 2018 3:35 P.M.