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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 22, 2018


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 734    Sen Ready         Criminal Law - Life-Threatening Injury Involving a
                             Vehicle or Vessel - Criminal Negligence
 SB 741    Sen Madaleno,     Public Safety - Handgun Permit Review Board -
           et al             Repeal
 SB 781    Sen Muse, et      Criminal Procedure - Victims and Witnesses - Out
           al                of Court Statement of Child Victim
 SB 789    Sen Edwards,      Public Safety - Rifles and Shotguns - Purchases
           et al
 SB 814    Sen Salling,      Public Safety - Permit to Carry, Wear, or
           et al             Transport a Handgun - Qualifications
 SB 816    Sen Salling,      Criminal Law - Death Penalty - Law Enforcement
           et al             Officers and First Responders
 SB 838    Sen Smith         Criminal Procedure - Coram Nobis - Time for Filing
 SB 870    The Pres (Atty    Criminal Procedure - Office of the Attorney
           Gen Ofc)          General - Subpoena Power
 SB 1038   Sen Smith, et     Criminal Law - Animal Cruelty - Sentencing
           al                Conditions and Selling Ban
 SB 1062   Balt City Sens    Weapon Crimes - Detachable Magazines and Regulated
           (BCA)             Firearms - Possession
Further Details

February 27, 2018 3:29 P.M.