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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 31, 2018


                                 2:00 P.M.

 SB 204    Sen Simonaire     Higher Education - Cybersecurity Public Service
                             Scholarship Program
 SB 205    Sen Rosapepe      High School Credit Clarification Act of 2018
 SB 217    Sen Young         Public Schools - Student Sunscreen Use - Policy
 SB 234    Sen Middleton     Interstate Medical Licensure Compact
 SB 236    Sens Robinson     State Brd of Ed - Financial Literacy and
           and Smith         Entrepreneurship Crclm - Dvlp and Implementation
 SB 281    Sen Simonaire,    Maryland Cybersecurity Council - Membership -
           et al             Revisions
Further Details

January 30, 2018 2:44 P.M.