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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 13, 2018


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 409    Sen Robinson,     HEARING CANCELED
           et al

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 314    The Pres          Bay Rstrtn Fnd - Fee Exmptn, Disbursements, and
           (Admin), et al    Fincl Assistance (Septic Stewardship Act of 2018)
 SB 414    Sen Robinson,     Gov's Ofc of Small, Minority, and Wmn Business
           et al             Affairs - Coordination of Small Business Rsrcs
 SB 415    Sen Robinson,     Gov's Ofc of Sml, Mnrty, and Wmn Bsns Affairs -
           et al             Wrkgrp to Stdy Data Clctn to Ast Sml Bsnss
 SB 483    Sen King          Public Schools - Sprinkler Systems - Required
 SB 492    Sen Zucker, et    Procurement - Responsible Workforce Development
           al                Percentage Price Preference Act
 SB 496    Sen Ready, et     Environment - Greywater - Residential Use
 SB 500    Sen Nathan        Pesticides - Use of Chlorpyrifos - Prohibition
           Pulliam, et al
 SB 501    Sen Edwards,      State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund -
           et al             Purpose, Use, and Funding - Alterations
 SB 540    Sen Edwards       Garrett County - Bids and Contracts
 SB 542    Carroll County    Carroll County - Volunteer Fire, Rescue, and
           Senators          Emergency Medical Services
 SB 558    Sens Simonaire    Oyster Poaching - Administrative Penalties
           and Hershey
Further Details

February 13, 2018 3:46 P.M.