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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 20, 2018


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 1803   Del Glenn         Baltimore City - Independent Institutions of
                             Higher Education - Police Force
 SB 27     Sen Hough, et     Firearms - Handgun Permit - Preliminary Approval
 SB 107    Chr JPR (Dept)    Pblc Sfty - Gov's Ofc of Crime Ctrl and Prvntn and
                             the Md Statistical Anlys Ctr - Reporting Rqrmnts
 SB 157    Sen Brochin,      Courts - Small Claims - Jurisdictional Limit
           et al
 SB 297    The Pres          Criminal Law - Crime of Violence - Human
           (Admin), et al    Trafficking
Further Details

March 20, 2018 3:32 P.M.