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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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

                                 11:00 A.M.

      Health Occupations and Long Term Care Subcommittee:

           - HB 70
           - HB 438
           - HB 490
           - HB 569
           - HB 591

           *Room 218*

                                 11:00 P.M.

      Health Occupations and Long Term Care Subcommittee:

           - HB 70  (CANCELED)
           - HB 438 (CANCELED)
           - HB 490
           - HB 569
           - HB 591
           - HB 652 (ADDED)

           *Room 218*

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 597    Del Patterson,    Commission on African American Patriots in the
           et al             American Revolutionary War
 HB 634    Del Jackson,      Commission to Advance Next Generation 9-1-1 Across
           et al             Maryland - Establishment
 HB 640    Del Dumais        Register of Wills - Salary
 HB 653    Del K. Young,     Health Care Providers - Opioid Prescriptions -
           et al             Discussion of Information and Risks
 HB 658    The Spkr          State House Trust - Duties - Landscaping and
                             Construction of Lawyer's Mall
 HB 677    Del Pena          Public Info Act - Required Denials - Physical
           Melnyk, et al     Addresses, E-Mail Addresses, and Telephone Numbers
 HB 695    Del Frick         Open Meetings Act - Closed Meetings -
 HB 782    Dels              Maryland Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE)
           Waldstreicher     Program - Death of a Designated Beneficiary
           and Bromwell
 HB 800    Del Pena          St Brd of Dntl Exmnrs - Lcnsr - Faculty Mbrs at
           Melnyk            the Unvrsty of Md Schl of Dentistry
 HB 879    Del Cullison      Health Occupations - Advanced Practice Dental
Further Details

February 20, 2018 3:47 P.M.