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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 7, 2018


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 446    Sen Astle         HEARING CANCELED

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 233    Sen Middleton     Md Dept of Hlth - Defs Fnd Incompetent to Stand
                             Trial or Not Criminally Responsible - Commitment
 SB 270    Sen Brochin,      Crts - Evdnc of Sxlly Asltv Behavior - Admsblty
           et al             (Repeat Sxl Prdtr Prvntn Act of 2018)
 SB 297    The Pres          Criminal Law - Crime of Violence - Human
           (Admin), et al    Trafficking
 SB 298    The Pres          Courts - Evidence of Sexually Asltv Behavior -
           (Admin), et al    Admissibility (Repeat Sexual Prdtr Prvntn Act)
 SB 313    The Pres          Crimes - Controlled Dangerous Substances - Volume
           (Admin)           Dealers
 SB 316    Sen Lee           Criminal Law - Continuing Course of Conduct With a
                             Child - Unit of Prosecution
 SB 343    Sen Conway, et    Baltimore City - Office of State's Attorney -
           al                Authority to Appoint Criminal Investigators
 SB 346    Sen Cassilly,     Criminal Law - Death Penalty - Reinstatement
           et al
 SB 361    Sen Ready, et     Criminal Procedure - Incompetency and Criminal
           al                Responsibility - Court-Ordered Medication
 SB 376    Sen Lee, et al    Criminal Law - Crimes Involving Computers - Cyber
                             Intrusion and Ransomware
Further Details

February 6, 2018 3:54 P.M.