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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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.

february 1, 2018


                                 1:00 P.M.      2 East
                                                Miller Senate Building
                                                Annapolis, MD

   Briefing:  Fiscal Briefing by the Department of Legislative Services.

                                 2:00 P.M.

 Please note.  Bill hearings will begin immediately following the Fiscal
 SB 209    Sen Brochin,      Baltimore County - Uniformed Off-Duty Law
           et al             Enforcement Officer - Body Camera
 SB 225    Sen Hough         Correctional Services - Eligibility for Parole -
                             Life Imprisonment
 SB 248    Sen Kelley, et    Criminal Procedure - Charging Procedures and
           al                Documents - Citation
 SB 249    Sen Kelley, et    Inmates - Life Imprisonment - Parole Reform
 SB 257    Sen Kelley, et    Juvenile Law - Records - Juveniles Charged as
           al                Adults
 SB 265    Chr AA Co Sens    Anne Arundel County - Personal Property -
           (County           Possession and Release
 SB 344    Sen Kagan, et     Md Police Training and Standards Cmsn - Police
           al                Offcr Certfn - Eligibility (Freedom to Serve Act)
Further Details

February 6, 2018 3:54 P.M.