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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 15, 2018


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 1150   Sen Simonaire     Vehicle Laws - Accidents Resulting in Death -
                             Mndtry Drug and Alcohol Testing (Danshaun's Law)
 SB 1250   Sen Lee           Criminal Law - Threat of Mass Violence and Deadly
                             Weapons on Public School Property
 SB 1254   Sen Ramirez       Criminal Law - Crimes Related to Licensed Gaming -
 HB 110    St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Inmate Release Programs
 HB 125    Del Fisher, et    Criminal Law - Misuse of Laser Pointer
 HB 190    Chr JUD (Dept)    Public Sfty - Md Police Training and Standards
                             Cmsn - Psychological Consultation and Evaluation
 HB 267    Del Dumais        Crimes - Adultery - Repeal
 HB 373    Cecil County      Cecil County - Home Detention and Release Programs
 HB 631    Del Otto          Somerset County - Fines and Forfeitures -
Further Details

March 20, 2018 3:32 P.M.