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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 30, 2018


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 188    Sen Madaleno,     HEARING CANCELED
           et al

End of schedule changes


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           * Maryland Supplemental Retirement Plans


 *Or immediately following the 1:00 pm budget hearing

 SB 177    Sen Manno         Elctrc Vhcl Recharging Eqpmnt Rebate Prgrm and
                             Elctrc Vhcl Excise Tax Crdt - Fisc Yr 2017 Aplcnts
 SB 179    Sen Guzzone       Property Tax Credits - Real Property Used for
                             Robotics Programs
 SB 182    Sen Astle, et     Income Tax Credit - Venison Donation - Feed the
           al                Hungry Organizations
 SB 184    Sen Kasemeyer,    Income Tax - Personal Exemptions - Alteration
           et al
 SB 189    Sen Ferguson,     Baltimore City - Property Tax Credit - Low-Income
           et al             Employees
 SB 213    Sen Waugh, et     State Budget - Mandated Appropriations -
           al                Reductions
 SB 227    Sen Young, et     Small Business Fairness Act of 2018
 SB 238    Sen Robinson      Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Qualified
                             Pet Expenses
 SB 252    Sen Conway, et    Historically Black Institutions - State Funding -
           al                Blount-Rawlings-Britt HBI Comparability Program
Further Details

January 30, 2018 2:44 P.M.