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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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


                                 10:30 A.M.

 Briefing on Government Surveillance Technology, the 4th Amendment and the
 Maryland Declaration of Rights.

                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 1      Del Dumais, et    Fmly Lw - Child Conceived Wtht Consent - Trmntn of
           al                Parental Rghts (Rape Survivor Fmly Prtctn Act)
 HB 30     Del Angel         Domestic Violence - Education and Definition of
 HB 40     Del Frush         Criminal Law and Procedure - Animal Abuse Registry
 HB 65     Del Angel         Crmnl Procedure - Domestic Violence - Active
                             Electronic Monitoring - Pretrial Release and Prbtn
Further Details

January 23, 2018 3:35 P.M.