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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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.

march 7, 2018


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 1024   Sen Conway        HEARING CANCELED
 SB 871    Sen Mathias       HEARING CANCELED

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 903    Sen Waugh, et     Southern Maryland - University System of Maryland
           al                Partnership Act of 2018
 SB 904    Sens Waugh and    Public Schools - Social Media Use by Educators
 SB 934    Sen Nathan        St Brd of Dntl Exmnrs - Lcnsr - Faculty Mbrs at
           Pulliam, et al    the Unvrsty of Md Schl of Dentistry
 SB 950    Sen Eckardt       Health Occupations - Treatment of Lyme Disease and
                             Other Tick-Borne Diseases - Disciplinary Actions
 SB 969    Sen Manno, et     Public Health - Access to Emergency Contraception
           al                - Student Health Centers and Vending Machines
                             (Jointly assigned to EHE and FIN)
 SB 984    Sen Zucker, et    General Prvsns - Open Meetings Act - Application
           al                to Governor's Cabinet and Governor's Exec Cncl
 SB 991    Sen Jennings      Higher Education - Maryland Loan Assistance
                             Repayment Program - Farmers
 SB 998    Sen Peters, et    State Department of Education - REAL School
           al                Gardens Pilot Program - Established
 SB 1008   Sen Jennings      Higher Education - Delegate Scholarships -
 SB 1021   Sen Conway        Community Colleges - Baccalaureate Degrees -
 SB 1027   Sen Madaleno,     Higher Education - Transfer Student Education
           et al             Records - Requirements
 SB 1028   Sen Madaleno,     Health Occupations - Conversion Therapy for Minors
           et al             - Prhbtn (Youth Mental Health Protection Act)
 SB 1033   Sen Hough, et     Public Senior Hghr Ed Institutions - Disciplinary
           al                Proceedings - Stdnts and Student Orgnztns
 SB 1041   Sen Smith         Education - Teacher Certification - Montessori
 SB 1049   Sen Smith, et     Higher Education - Endowed University System of
           al                Maryland Scholarship Program - Established
                             (Jointly assigned to EHE and B&T)
 SB 1092   The Pres (Cmsn    Education - Commission on Innovation and
           Invtn and         Excellence in Education
           Exclnc Edctn),    (Jointly assigned to EHE and B&T)
Further Details

March 6, 2018 4:31 P.M.