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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 707    Sen Ramirez,      Criminal Law - Firearm Crimes - Rapid Fire Trigger
           et al             Activator

 Please note:  SB 707/HB 888 Criminal Law - Firearm Crimes - Rapid Fire
 Trigger Activator will be jointly heard with the House Judiciary Committee in
 the Joint Hearing Room (Department of Legislative Services Building, 90 State
 Circle, Annapolis).  On the day of the hearing, witness sign up will be
 available until 12:30 p.m.  in the House Judiciary Committee (House of
 Delegates Building Room 101).  Written testimony can be submitted between
 10:00a.m.  and 12:30 p.m.  to the Joint Hearing Room on the day of the

                                 3:00 P.M.

 SB 210    Sen Waugh, et     Correctional Services - Murder - Diminution
           al                Credits
 SB 593    Sen Kelley        Justice Reinvestment Act - Modifications
 SB 723    Sen Lee           Board of Public Works - Erroneously Convicted
                             Individual - Restitution
 SB 736    Sen Ready, et     Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release - Assault on
           al                a Law Enforcement Officer (Police Protection Act)
 SB 766    Sen Lee           Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release Services
                             Program - Victim Notification
 SB 767    Sen Ready         Criminal Injuries Compensation - Acts Involving
                             Operation of Vessel or Motor Vehicle
 SB 860    Sen Ferguson,     Public Safety - Regulated Firearms - Transfer
           et al
 SB 963    Sen Hough, et     Criminal Procedure - Victim Services Unit -
           al                Victims' Compensation
 SB 987    Sen Kelley, et    State Finance and Procurement - Grnt to Individual
           al                Erroneously Convicted, Sentenced, and Confined
                             (Jointly assigned to JPR and B&T)
 SB 1036   Sen Smith         Criminal Procedure - Firearms - Transfer

 Please note bill hearings scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m.  will begin
 immediately following the 1:00 p.m.  Joint Hearing and will take place in the
 Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee - 2 E Miller Senate Building.
Further Details

February 27, 2018 3:29 P.M.