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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 28, 2018


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 618    Sen               Career Youth and Public Sector Apprenticeship Act
           Klausmeier, et    (Jointly assigned to EHE and FIN)
 SB 631    Sen Rosapepe      Higher Education Outreach and College Access
                             Program - Alterations and Repeal of Sunset
 SB 638    Sen Conway, et    Teachers and Teacher Preparation Programs -
           al                Research-Based Reading Instruction
 SB 639    Sen Guzzone,      Education - Public School Personnel - Disciplinary
           et al             Hearing Procedures
 SB 657    Sen Kelley, et    Workgroup on Establishing an Independent School
           al                Board for the Juvenile Services Education System
 SB 664    Sen Bates         Education - Foreign Language Requirement -
                             Computer Programming Language Courses
 SB 665    Sen Bates, et     Education - Robotics Grant Program - Nonprofit
           al                Robotics Clubs
 SB 729    Sen King, et      County Boards of Education - Length of School Year
           al                - Adjustments
 SB 739    Sen Madaleno,     State Board of Education - Membership - Teachers
           et al             and Parent
 SB 776    Sen Benson, et    HBCU Internship in Maryland Government Scholarship
           al                Program
 SB 795    Sen Pinsky, et    Hghr Ed - Private Career Schools and For-Profit
           al                Institutions of Hghr Ed - Rgltn
 SB 827    Sen Conway, et    Hstrcly Blk Clgs & Unvrsts - Appt of a Spcl Advsr
           al                - Dvlp of a Rmdl Pln (HBCU Eqty Act of 2018)
                             (Jointly assigned to EHE and B&T)
 SB 840    Sen Smith         Youth Sports Programs - Concussion Risk and
                             Management Training - Requirements
                             (Jointly assigned to EHE and FIN)
 SB 842    Sen Conway        Higher Education - Educational Excellence Award
                             Eligibility - High School Diploma by Examination
 SB 949    Sen Rosapepe,     Career Education Policy Act
           et al             (Jointly assigned to EHE and FIN)
 SB 978    Sen               Career Preparation Expansion Act
           Klausmeier, et    (Jointly assigned to EHE and FIN)
Further Details

February 27, 2018 3:29 P.M.