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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 71     Del Krimm         HEARING CANCELED

                                 11:00 A.M.

      Government Operations and Estates and Trusts Subcommittee:

           - HB 444
           - HB 474
           - HB 491
           - HB 769
           - HB 858

           *Room 240*

                                 11:00 A.M.

     Government Operations and Estates and Trusts Subcommittee:

          - HB 224 (ADDED)
          - HB 444
          - HB 474
          - HB 491
          - HB 769
          - HB 783 (ADDED)
          - HB 858

          *Room 240*

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 34     Del Angel         Public Health - Disease Control and Prevention -
                             HPV Screening Tests
 HB 562    Del K. Young,     Hospitals - Patient's Bill of Rights
           et al
 HB 614    Del Lisanti,      Hospitals - Changes in Status - Hospital Employee
           et al             Retraining and Placement
 HB 655    Del K. Young,     Maryland Department of Health - Biosafety Level 3
           et al             Laboratories
 HB 661    Del Miele, et     Crimes - Female Genital Mutilation - Penalties
           al                (Jointly assigned to HGO and JUD)
 HB 691    Del Pena          Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Fund - Donor
           Melnyk, et al     Registry - Annual Funding
 HB 716    Del R. Lewis      Md Hlth Care Cmsn - Mortality Rates of African
                             American Infnts and Infnts in Rural Areas - Stdy
 HB 839    Dels Carr and     Public Health - State Advisory Council on PANDAS
           Stein             and PANS
 HB 855    Del Brooks, et    State Government - Regulations Impacting Small
           al                Businesses - Economic Impact Analyses
                             (Jointly assigned to HGO and APP)
 HB 986    Del Lam, et al    Department of General Services - Bird-Safe Bldg
                             Standards (Maryland Bird-Safe Bldgs Act of 2018)
                             (Jointly assigned to HGO and APP)
 HB 1467   Del Sample        Public Health - Sepsis Public Awareness Campaign
           Hughes, et al     Workgroup
Further Details

February 20, 2018 3:47 P.M.