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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 14, 2018


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 413    Sen Robinson      HEARING CANCELED

 SB 484    Sen Conway        HEARING CANCELED

 SB 593    Sen Kelley        HEARING CANCELED

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 423    Sen Zirkin        Criminal Procedure - Postconviction - DNA Testing
                             and Petition for Writ of Actual Innocence
 SB 431    Sen Kelley, et    Criminal Procedure - Cell Site Simulator
           al                Technology
 SB 528    Sen Astle         Criminal Law - Hate Crimes Group Victim
 SB 533    Sen Ready, et     Criminal Law - Homicide - Unborn Child (Laura and
           al                Reid's Law)
 SB 579    Sens Lee and      Criminal Procedure - Incompetency and Criminal
           Feldman           Responsibility - Dismissal of Charges
 SB 581    Sen Ramirez,      Criminal Procedure - Immigration - U Nonimmigrant
           et al             Status and Enforcement
 SB 582    Sen Ramirez,      Public Sfty - Md Police Training and Standards
           et al             Commission - Sexual Assault Investigation Training
 SB 583    Sen Ramirez       Local Government - Sexual Assault Cases - Local
 SB 617    Sen Robinson      Criminal Procedure - Sentencing - Primary
Further Details

February 13, 2018 3:46 P.M.