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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 23, 2018


                                 11:00 A.M.

 Fiscal Briefing by Department of Legislative Services.

                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 8      Del Conaway       Criminal Procedure - Sexual Assault Evidence
                             Collection Kit - Testing Requirement
 HB 21     Del Conaway       Criminal Procedure - Sexual Assault Evidence
                             Collection Kit - Reporting to CODIS
 HB 110    St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Inmate Release Programs
 HB 111    Del Barron, et    Md Dept of Hlth - Defs Fnd Incompetent to Stand
           al                Trial or Not Criminally Responsible - Commitment
 HB 122    Del Anderson,     Criminal Procedure - Sentencing Guidelines -
           et al             Previously Adjudicated Delinquent
 HB 125    Del Fisher, et    Criminal Law - Misuse of Laser Pointer
 HB 139    Del Knotts        Public Safety - Emergency Medical Services -
                             Motorcycle Response Unit
 HB 140    Del Knotts        Public Safety - Emergency Medical Services -
                             Bicycle Response Unit
Further Details

January 23, 2018 3:35 P.M.