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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 22, 2018



                                 9:00 A.M.

 HB 164    Del B. Barnes     Judges' Retirement System - Mandatory Retirement
           (Chr Jt Com on    Age - Clarification of Eligibility for Allowance
 HB 822    Del Krimm         Personnel and Pensions - Phased Retirement Plan -
                             Development and Implementation
 HB 993    Del Korman, et    Maryland Pension Climate Change Risk Act
 HB 1012   Del B. Barnes     State Retirement and Pension System - Investment
           (Chr Jt Com on    Division
 HB 1018   Del B. Barnes     Pensions - Administrative and Operational Expenses
           (Chr Jt Com on    - Limitation and Calculation
 HB 1019   Del B. Barnes     Alternate Contributory Pension Selection - Former
           (Chr Jt Com on    Members - Member Contributions
 HB 1042   Del B. Barnes     Law Enforcement Officers' Pension System - Benefit
                             Cap Increase
 HB 1049   Del B. Barnes     State Police Retirement System - Deferred
                             Retirement Option Program - Alterations

                                 1:00 P.M.


 SB 1227   Sen Ready         State Education Aid - Mandated Educational
                             Requirements - County Board Opt-Out
 SB 1265   Sen               Ed - Schl Sfty Prtctn Standards and Grnt Prgrm -
           Klausmeier, et    Established (Schl Sfty Act of 2018: Prtctn)
 HB 96     Del Busch, et     Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Living
           al                Organ Donors
 HB 221    Del Bromwell,     Local Government - School Construction - Permits
           et al
 HB 305    Del Tarlau, et    Homestead Property Tax Credit Program -
           al                Eligibility Awareness
 HB 392    Del Turner, et    Video Lottery Trmnl Rvns - Purse Dedication Accnt
           al                - Standardbred Racetrack Operating Loss Asstnce
 HB 693    Del McIntosh,     State Education Aid - Tax Increment Financing
           et al             Development Districts - Repeal of Sunset Provision
Further Details

March 27, 2018 3:59 P.M.