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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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

 HB 240    Del Moon, et      Law Enforcement - Federal Surplus Program -
           al                Equipment Acquisition
   ADDED                     JAN 30, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 246    Del Rosenberg,    Hate Crimes - Threats and Penalties
   ADDED   et al             JAN 30, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 247    Chr JUD (Dept)    Criminal Procedure - Victim Services Unit -
                             Victims' Compensation
   ADDED                     JAN 30, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 265    Del Grammer       Public Sfty - Md Police Training and Standards
                             Commission - Medical Cannabis Program Training
   ADDED                     JAN 30, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 267    Del Dumais        Crimes - Adultery - Repeal
   ADDED                     JAN 30, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 269    Del J. Lewis,     Criminal Procedure - Victim Notification -
           et al             Dissemination and National Standards
   ADDED                     JAN 30, 2018 1:00 PM

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 190                      Public Sfty - Md Police Training and Standards
                             Cmsn - Psychological Consultation and Evaluation
 HB 192                      Criminal Procedure - Victims and Witnesses - Out
                             of Court Statement of Child Victim
 HB 202                      Criminal Procedure - Incompetency and Criminal
                             Responsibility - Court-Ordered Medication
Further Details

January 18, 2018 4:27 P.M.