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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 962    Sen Hough, et     HEARING CANCELED

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 668    Sen Zirkin        Circuit Court Clerks - Salary Increase
 SB 670    Sen Zirkin        Family Law - Marriage - Age Requirements
 SB 684    Sen Lee           Child Custody - Legal Decision Making and
                             Parenting Time
 SB 787    Sen Simonaire,    Children in Out-of-Home Placement - Rights
           et al
 SB 837    Sen Smith, et     Courts and Judicial Proceedings - Consumer
           al                Contracts
 SB 862    Sen Kelley, et    Maryland No-Fault Birth Injury Fund
           al                (Jointly assigned to JPR and FIN)
 SB 965    Sen Lee           Family Law - Age of Majority - Jurisdiction of
 SB 1042   Sen Smith, et     Access to Maryland Courts Act
 SB 1050   Sen Smith, et     Civil Actions - Body Attachment - Procedures
 SB 1060   Sen Kagan, et     Nonpublic Elementary and Secondary Schools -
           al                Discrimination - Prohibition
Further Details

February 20, 2018 3:47 P.M.