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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 25, 2018


                                 11:00 A.M.

 Briefing:  Maryland Department of Agriculture: Update on Agricultural Issues

 Briefing:  State of Agriculture

                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 14     Del Chang         Vehicle Laws - Work Zone Speed Control System -
                             Increased Penalty for Multiple Offenses
 HB 42     Del Turner        Vehicle Laws - Use of Handheld Telephone While
                             Driving - Penalty
 HB 46     Del Folden        Motor Vehicles - Farm Equipment - Wide- or
                             Oversize-Load Signals
 HB 48     Del Cluster       Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics -
                             Confidentiality of Activities - Repeal
 HB 60     Del Lam           Vehicle Laws - Electric Personal Assistive
                             Mobility Device - Definition
 HB 73     Del Carr          Vehicle Laws - Multiyear Registration
Further Details

January 30, 2018 2:44 P.M.