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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 20, 2018


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 254    Chr ENV (Dept)    Real Property - Ground Leases - Unlawful
   ADDED                     FEB 20, 2018 1:00 PM

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 425    Del Otto          Somerset County - Fire Companies - Appropriations
 HB 433    Del Otto          Somerset County - Annual Financial Report and
                             Annual Audit Report - Filing Date
 HB 446    Calvert County    Calvert County - Fire and Rescue Commission -
           Delegation        Membership
 HB 498    Calvert County    Calvert County - Salary of Assistant Sheriff
 HB 554    Caroline          Caroline County - Sheriff - Salary
 HB 627    Calvert County    Calvert County - Length of Service Award Program -
           Delegation        Death Benefits
 HB 669    Del Beidle        Real Property - Homeowners Associations -
                             Definition of Lot
 HB 694    Chr ENV and       Public Safety - Bldg Codes - Transfer of Admin to
           Chr ECM (Dept)    DLLR
                             (Jointly assigned to ENV and ECM)
 HB 810    Del Ebersole,     Public Safety - Battery Operated Smoke Alarms
           et al
 HB 816    Del Lierman,      Public-Private Partnership Agreements - Comp
           et al             Provisions and Noncompete Clauses - Alterations
 HB 933    Del B. Barnes,    Housing and Community Development - Rental
           et al             Allowance Program - Eligibility
 HB 938    Del Impallaria    Federal Fair Housing Laws - Enforcement by State
                             and Local Governments

                                 3:00 P.M.

 Natural Resources, Agriculture & Open Space Subcommittee Work Session

 Land Use & Ethics Subcommittee Work Seesion

Further Details

February 20, 2018 3:47 P.M.