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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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


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 SB 442    Sen Norman        Public Sfty - Md Electronic Telecommunications
                             Enfrcmt Resource Sstm - Body Attachments
 SB 448    Sen Feldman,      Public Safety - Firearms Disqualifications -
           et al             Antique Firearm (Shade's Law)
 SB 472    Sen Hough, et     Public Safety - Permit to Wear, Carry, or
           al                Transport a Handgun - Expiration and Renewal
 SB 495    Sen Ready         Drug or Controlled Dangerous Substance Testing -
 SB 497    Sen Ready, et     Public Safety - Handgun Permits - Protective Order
           al                and Peace Order
 SB 499    Sen Simonaire,    Public Safety - Hit and Run Suspects - Yellow
           et al             Alert Program
 SB 539    Sen Lee, et al    Correctional Services - Restrictive Housing -
 SB 598    Sen Lee, et al    Correctional Services - Inmates - Menstrual
                             Hygiene Products
 SB 602    Sens Hough and    Firearms - Right to Purchase, Possess, and Carry -
           Zirkin            Use of Medical Cannabis
 SB 604    Sen Edwards,      Criminal Procedure - Forfeiture of Firearms - Sale
           et al             to Dealer
Further Details

February 13, 2018 3:46 P.M.