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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 19, 2018


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 811    The Pres (DLS)    Annual Curative Bill
   ADDED                     FEB 19, 2018 3:00 PM

 SB 812    The Pres (DLS)    Annual Corrective Bill
   ADDED                     FEB 19, 2018 3:00 PM

End of schedule changes

                                 3:00 P.M.

 HB 244    Del Jones, et     General Assembly - Prefiled Bills - Deadlines
 HB 352    The Spkr          Transparency Act of 2018
           (Admin), et al
 HB 571    Del Kelly, et     General Assembly - Lactation Room - Required
 HB 731    Del Fisher, et    General Assembly - Length of Session
 HB 790    Del               State Government - Maryland Program Evaluation Act
           Waldstreicher     - Periodic Full Evaluations
 HB 874    The Spkr (DLS)    General Assembly - Department of Legislative
                             Services - Reorganization and Duties
 HJ 1      Del Angel, et     Federal Title 5 Rights for Transportation Security
           al                Administration Workers
 HJ 5      Del Parrott,      Exposure to Pornography - Public Health Crisis
           et al
 HJ 8      Del Mautz, et     Commemorating the Bicentennial of the Birth of
           al                Frederick Douglass
 HJ 9      Del McComas,      Exposure of Minors to Pornography - Degradation of
           et al             Public Health
Further Details

February 20, 2018 3:47 P.M.