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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 1173   Sen Mathias       HEARING CANCELED

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 1121   Sens Madaleno     Procurement - Small Businesses and Minority
           and Benson        Businesses - Qualification and Certification
 SB 1126   Sen Kasemeyer     Election Law - Absentee Ballot Requests, Delivery,
                             and Marking
 SB 1127   Sens Hershey      Procurement Contracts - Disclosures to Secretary
           and Ready         of State - Beneficial Ownership
 SB 1152   Carroll County    Public Safety - Agritourism - Permit Exemption
 SB 1171   Sen Mathias       General Provisions - Commemorative Months -
                             Maryland Sportsmen and Sportswomen Month
 HB 168    Chr HGO (Dept)    St Brd of Exmnrs for Audlgsts, Hrg Aid Dspnsrs,
                             and Speech-Lang Pthlgsts - Inactv Status of Lcnss
 HB 194    Chr ECM (Dept)    State Board of Individual Tax Preparers -
                             Requirement to Register - Exemptions
 HB 224    Del J. Lewis,     Procurement - Small Businesses and Minority
           et al             Businesses - Qualification and Certification
 HB 279    Chr ENV (Dept)    Housing and Community Development - Homebuyer
                             Education Requirements
 HB 309    Anne Arundel      Anne Arundel County - Practice of Massage -
           County            Regulation
 HB 569    Del Morales,      Vtl Stat & Rcrds - Dfntn of Lcnsd Hlth Care Prctnr
           et al             - Certd Nrs Mdwf, Lcnsd Clncl Prfsnl Cnslr, & PA
 HB 615    Del Lisanti       Municipalities - Charter Amendments - Procedures
 HB 695    Del Frick, et     Open Meetings Act - Closed Meetings -
           al                Cybersecurity
 HB 755    Del Mosby, et     Campaign Finance - Contributions in Name of
           al                Another - Fair Campaign Financing Fund
 HB 955    Del Valentino     Department of Housing and Community Development -
           Smith, et al      Crisis Shelter Home Program for the Homeless
 HB 1237   Del Hayes, et     Procurement - Disposition of Property - Public
           al                Universities
Further Details

March 27, 2018 3:59 P.M.