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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 21, 2018


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 611    Sen Ferguson,     RESCHEDULED -  to FEB 27, 1:00 PM
           et al
 SB 586    Sen Robinson,     HEARING CANCELED
           et al

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 525    Sen Ready, et     Public Institutions of Higher Education -
           al                Discriminatory Harassment
 SB 532    Sen Pinsky, et    Higher Ed - Financial Aid - In-State Students (The
           al                Jill Wrigley Memorial Scholarship Expansion Act)
 SB 546    Sen Conway        Higher Education - Tuition Rates - Exemptions
 SB 548    Sen Conway        Education - Students With Reading Difficulties -
                             Screenings and Interventions
 SB 562    Sen Zucker        Education - Assessments - Administration by Public
                             School Employees
 SB 570    Sen Bates, et     Vision Disorders - Requirements for Student
           al                Screening - Revisions
 SB 597    Sen King, et      Community Colleges - Supplemental Services and
           al                Supports for Stdnts With Disabilities Grnt Program
 SB 607    Sen Conway, et    Higher Education - Sexual Assault Policy -
           al                Disciplinary Proceedings Policy
 SB 613    Sen Robinson      Baltimore Co BoE - Voluntary Nonsectarian Prayer
                             at School-Sponsored Student Events - Referendum
 SB 615    Sen Robinson      Coppin State Unvrsty and Morgan State Unvrsty -
                             Cyber Warrior Diversity Program - Established
 SB 666    Sen Robinson      Task Force to Study Grading Policies in Maryland
 SB 667    Sen Robinson,     Education - No-Zero Grading Policy - Prohibition
           et al
 SB 735    Carroll County    Carroll County - Board of Education - Compensation
Further Details

February 20, 2018 3:47 P.M.