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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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.

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Addenda to Weekly Schedule Published March 23, 2017


March 23 March 24 March 27 March 28

Issued: March 23, 2017

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 17-42

   ADDED

  HB 1083   Del               Health - Family Planning Services - Continuity of
            Pendergrass,      Care
            et al             MAR 23, 2017 1:00 PM

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 17-43

   ADDED

  SB 1198   Prince            Prince George's County Regional Medical Center Act
            George's County   of 2017
            Senators          MAR 23, 2017 1:00 PM

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 17-45

   ADDED

  SB 1196   Sen Middleton     Tri-Co Cncl for Southern Md - Financing Purchase
                              or Lease of Prprty - Exmptn From Procurement Law
                              MAR 28, 2017 1:00 PM

  SJ 8      Sen Pinsky        Chesapeake Bay Restoration - Federal Budget
                              Blueprint Funding Reductions - Rescission Request
                              MAR 28, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 105    Chr APP (Dept)    Program Open Space - Apportionment Formula and
                              Committee
                              APR 4, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 144    Chr HGO (Dept)    Procurement - Department of General Services -
                              Exemption for Historic Structures
                              APR 4, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 246    Chr ECM (Dept)    DLLR - State Occupational Mechanical Licensing
                              Brds - Fund and Fees
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 248    Chr ECM (Dept)    Maryland Home Improvement Commission - Special
                              Fund and Fees
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 250    Chr ECM (Dept)    State Board of Barbers and State Board of
                              Cosmetologists - Special Fund and Fees
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS - Addendum Number: 17-22

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 1001   Sen Guzzone,      Teachers' Retirement and Pension Systems - County
            et al             Boards of Education Payments
                              From MAR 28, 1:00 PM to MAR 24, 1:00 PM

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 17-32

   ADDED

  SB 818    Sen Hershey       Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Act -
                              Voluntary Protection Program
                              MAR 28, 2017 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 17-49

   THURSDAY    MARCH 23, 2017

                                  1:00 P.M.

  Health and Government Operations Hearing
  Schedule Update:

       - SB 571 (Sponsor only)

                   *Room 240*

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 17-50

   THURSDAY    MARCH 23, 2017

                                  11:30 A.M.

  Government Operations and Estates and Trusts
  Subcommittee Work Session:

       - HB 919
       - HB 1165

                  *Room 240*

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 17-51

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 571    Sen Middleton,    Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Act
            et al             From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 23, 1:00 PM

   THURSDAY    MARCH 23, 2017

                                  2:30 P.M.

  Insurance Subcommittee Work Session:

       - HB 909
       - SB 571

                   *Room 240*

Issued: March 24, 2017

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 17-44

   ADDED

  HB 94     Chr W&M (Dept)    Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Program -
                              Requirements for Matching Funds
                              MAR 28, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 153    The Spkr          Creation of a State Debt - Qualified Zone Academy
            (Admin)           Bonds
                              MAR 28, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 251    Carroll County    Carroll County - Public Facilities Bonds
            Delegation        MAR 28, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 338    Del Tarlau, et    Property Tax - Renters' Property Tax Relief
            al                Program - Assets
                              MAR 28, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 342    Montgomery        Montgomery Co - Property Tax Credit for Qualified
            County            Enterprise Zone Property - Extension MC 3-17
            Delegation        MAR 28, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 441    Del Anderson      Education - Debt Service for Transferred Schools -
            (BCA) and Del     County Reimbursement Grace Period
            McIntosh          MAR 28, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 644    Del Luedtke,      Independent Living Tax Credit Act
            et al             MAR 28, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 659    Del Angel, et     Task Force to Study Tax Sales in Maryland
            al                MAR 28, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1104   Del Hixson, et    Inheritance Tax - Exemption - Evidence of Domestic
            al                Partnership
                              MAR 28, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1439   Calvert County    Calvert County - Bonding Authority
            Delegation        MAR 28, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 83     Del Luedtke,      Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Discharged
            et al             Student Loan Debt
                              MAR 29, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 194    St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Licensing and Operation of
            County            Amusement Devices - Repeal
            Delegation        MAR 29, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 302    Del Jacobs, et    Kent County - Property Tax Credit - Commerce Zones
            al                MAR 29, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 349    Del Miele, et     Income Tax Credit - Wages Paid to Qualified
            al                Veteran Employees (Hire Our Veterans Act of 2017)
                              MAR 29, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 431    St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Tax Exemptions - Repeal of
            County            Local Provisions
            Delegation        MAR 29, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 530    Del M.            Sales and Use Tx - Tax-Fr Period for Back-to-Schl
            Washington,       Shopping - Sale of Backpacks and Bookbags
            et al             MAR 29, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 713    Chr W&M (Dept)    Sales and Use Tax - Light Rail Vehicles -
                              Exemption
                              MAR 29, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 762    Del Platt, et     Income Tax - Earned Income Tax Credit -
            al                Eligibility Awareness Campaign Pilot Program
                              MAR 29, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 822    Del Kipke, et     Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Police
            al                Auxiliaries and Reserve Volunteers
                              MAR 29, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 842    Del Folden, et    Admissions and Amusement Tax - Exemption for
            al                School Field Trips
                              MAR 29, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 873    Dels Carey and    Income Tax Credit - Security Clearances - Employer
            Lisanti           Costs - Extension
                              MAR 29, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 304    Del B. Barnes     Optional Retirement Program - Annuity Contracts -
            (Chr Jt Com on    Employee Rights
            Pnsns)            MAR 30, 2017 8:30 AM

  HB 328    Del B. Barnes     Optional Retirement Program - Annuity Contract
                              Providers
                              MAR 30, 2017 8:30 AM

  HB 815    Del B. Barnes     State Retirement and Pension System - Membership
            (Chr Jt Com on    Elections
            Pnsns)            MAR 30, 2017 8:30 AM

  HB 1110   Del B. Barnes     Law Enforcement Officers' Pension System -
                              Membership
                              MAR 30, 2017 8:30 AM

  HB 1122   Del B. Barnes     State Retirement and Pension System - Death
            (Chr Jt Com on    Benefits
            Pnsns)            MAR 30, 2017 8:30 AM

  HB 1178   Del Ghrist, et    Employees' Pension System - Membership - Study
            al                MAR 30, 2017 8:30 AM

  HB 346    Montgomery        Montgomery County - Property Tax Credit - Public
            County            Safety Officers MC 1-17
            Delegation        MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 453    Del M.            Tax Sales - Water Liens - Moratorium
            Washington,       MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM
            et al

  HB 695    Anne Arundel      Anne Arundel Co - Property Tax - Payment in Lieu
            County            of Taxes Agreements - Econ Dvlp Projects
            Delegation        MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 892    St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Public Facility Bonds
            County            MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM
            Delegation

  HB 1030   Del Anderson      Baltimore City - Hotel Room Tax - Convention
                              Center Promotion and Operations
                              MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1055   St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Bonds and Other Evidences of
            County            Indebtedness - Limitations and Repayment
            Delegation        MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1094   Del Hixson, et    Education - Libraries - Reorganization of
            al                Governance Structure
                              (Jointly assigned to B&T and EHE)
                              MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1138   Del Ali, et al    Baltimore City - Table Games Proceeds -
                              Distribution and Recreational Facilities
                              MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1168   Dels Holmes       Counties and Municipalities - Land Bank
            and Angel         Authorities
                              (Jointly assigned to B&T and EHE)
                              MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1227   Del Mosby, et     The Problem Gambling Funding and Treatment Act of
            al                2017
                              MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1286   Del Lisanti,      Harford County - Admissions and Amusement Tax -
            et al             Limitations in Municipal Corporations
                              MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1513   Del Jones, et     Maryland Historic Trust Grant Fund Improvement Act
            al                MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1537   Del Bromwell,     Video Lottery Facilities - Donation of Coins From
            et al             Gaming Payouts - Expansion
                              MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1573   Prince            Prince George's Co - Tax Sales - Limited Auction
            George's County   and Foreclosure for Abandoned Property PG 411-17
            Delegation        MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1579   Baltimore         Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2016 -
            County            Baltimore County - Morning Star Family Life Center
            Delegation        MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 469    Del Sydnor        Recordation and Transfer Tax - Principal Residence
                              Surrendered in Bankruptcy - Exemption
                              APR 4, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 566    Howard County     Howard Co - Prprty Tax - Exmptn for Prsnl Prprty
            Delegation        of Business Located in Historic Dist Ho. Co. 10-17
                              APR 4, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 592    Del M.            Real Property Tax - Assessment Appeals Process
            Washington        APR 4, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 649    Charles County    Charles County - Property Tax Credit - Priority
            Delegation        Funding Areas
                              APR 4, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 685    Del Conaway,      Baltimore City - Public Schools and City Council -
            et al             Logistical and Financial Assistance
                              APR 4, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 750    Baltimore         Balt Co - Prprty Tx Crdt - Flln or Dsbld Lw
            County            Enfrcmt Offcrs and Rsc Wrkrs - Acqstn of Dwlng
            Delegation        APR 4, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 923    Allegany          Allegany County - Property Tax Credit - Community
            County            Organizations
            Delegation        APR 4, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 979    Del Luedtke,      Property Tax Credit - Public Safety Officers
            et al             APR 4, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1234   Del Wilkins,      Property Tax - Credit for Retired Military Service
            et al             Members - Eligibility
                              APR 4, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1269   Anne Arundel      Anne Arundel County - Property Tax - Credit for
            County            Seniors of Limited Income
            Delegation        APR 4, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 350    Montgomery        Montgomery County - Gaming - Bingo Games MC 16-17
            County            APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM
            Delegation

  HB 545    Carroll County    Carroll County - Gaming - Home Games - Bingo
            Delegation        APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 645    Frederick         Frederick County - Gaming Events - Sunday Hours of
            County            Operation
            Delegation        APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 990    Harford County    Harford County - Bingo
            Delegation        APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1323   Del Long, et      Property Tax - Credit for Revitalization Districts
            al                APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1394   Del McMillan,     Property Tax - Reassessment After Appeal
            et al             APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1402   Del McMillan,     Property Tax Appeals - Payment of Refunds -
            et al             Deadline
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1578   Prince            Prince George's Co - Property Tax Exmptn for Econ
            George's County   Dvlp Projects - Sunset Extension PG 407-17
            Delegation        APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1604   Howard County     Ho Co - Trnsfr Tx Exmptn and Rt Rdctn - Lw Enfrcmt
            Delegation        Offcrs and Fr and Rsc Srvcs Mbrs Ho. Co. 17-17
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 351    Del Carr          Property Tax - Homestead Property Tax Credit
                              Percentage and Constant Yield Tax Rate - Deadlines
                              From MAR 29, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:00 PM

  HB 792    Del Barkley,      Office of Legislative Audits - Performance Audits
            et al             - Local Alcoholic Beverages Licensing Boards
                              From MAR 29, 1:00 PM to APR 4, 1:00 PM

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 17-42

   ADDED

  SB 1194   Sen Klausmeier    Public Health - Substance Abuse Treatment Outcome
                              Partnership Fund
                              MAR 29, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 1197   Sen Miller        Public Health - Maryland Medical Cannabis
                              Commission - Membership, Licensing, and Studies
                              MAR 29, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 493    Del Kramer, et    Long-Term Care Insurance - Premium Rates
            al                APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

   CANCELED

  HB 398    Del K. Young,     Labor and Employment - Salary History Information
            et al             Disclosures
                              MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 506    Del Carr, et      Labor and Employment - Noncompete and Conflict of
            al                Interest Clauses
                              MAR 29, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1172   Del K. Young,     Department of Health and Mental Hygiene -
            et al             Biosafety Level 3 Laboratories
                              APR 4, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1632   Del Kipke, et     Public Health - Certificates of Birth - Births
            al                Outside an Institution
                              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 17-30

   ADDED

  HB 133    Chr ENV (Dept)    Environment - Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing -
                              Notification of Elevated Blood Lead Level
                              MAR 29, 2017 1:00 PM

  SB 1195   Sen Oaks          Environment - Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing -
                              Blood Lead Level
                              MAR 29, 2017 1:00 PM

  HB 1320   Charles County    Southern Maryland Code Counties - Towing Companies
            Delegation        - Authority to Regulate
                              MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS - Addendum Number: 17-23

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 1001   Sen Guzzone,      Teachers' Retirement and Pension Systems - County
            et al             Boards of Education Payments
                              From MAR 24, 1:00 PM to MAR 24, 10:00 AM

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 17-40

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 386    Sen Nathan        Pollinator Habitat Plans - Plan Contents -
            Pulliam, et al    Requirements and Prohibition
                              From MAR 29, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:00 PM

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 17-41

   ADDED

  SB 817    Cecil County      Public Safety - Agritourism - Permit Exemption
            Senators          MAR 29, 2017 1:00 PM

   CANCELED

  SB 1080   Sen Simonaire     State Boat Act - Privilege to Operate a Vessel -
                              Suspension Authority
                              MAR 29, 2017 1:00 PM (Reassigned to JUD)

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 17-52

   TUESDAY     MARCH 28, 2017

                                  11:00 A.M.

  Government Operations and Estates and Trusts
  Subcommittee Work Session:

       - HB 77
       - HB 1360
       - SB 4
       - SB 74
       - SB 441
       - SB 449
       - SB 636

                   *Room 240*

  Insurance Subcommittee Work Session:

       - SB 48

                   *Room 218*

   WEDNESDAY   MARCH 29, 2017

                                  11:00 A.M.

  Public Health and Minority Health Disparities
  Subcommittee Work Session:

       - HB 1158

                   *Room 240*

  Health Occupations and Long Term Care
  Subcommittee Work Session:

       - SB 41
       - SB 47
       - SB 50
       - SB 169
       - SB 195
       - SB 503
       - SB 814

                   *Room 218*

   THURSDAY    MARCH 30, 2017

                                  11:00 A.M.

  Health Facilities and Pharmaceuticals
  Subcommittee Work Session:

       - SB 240

                   *Room 240*

Issued: March 27, 2017

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 17-45

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 469    Del Sydnor        Recordation and Transfer Tax - Principal Residence
                              Surrendered in Bankruptcy - Exemption
                              From APR 4, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:00 PM

  HB 566    Howard County     Howard Co - Prprty Tax - Exmptn for Prsnl Prprty
            Delegation        of Business Located in Historic Dist Ho. Co. 10-17
                              From APR 4, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:00 PM

  HB 649    Charles County    Charles County - Property Tax Credit - Priority
            Delegation        Funding Areas
                              From APR 4, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:00 PM

  HB 750    Baltimore         Balt Co - Prprty Tx Crdt - Flln or Dsbld Lw
            County            Enfrcmt Offcrs and Rsc Wrkrs - Acqstn of Dwlng
            Delegation        From APR 4, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:00 PM

  HB 979    Del Luedtke,      Property Tax Credit - Public Safety Officers
            et al             From APR 4, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:00 PM

  HB 1323   Del Long, et      Property Tax - Credit for Revitalization Districts
            al                From APR 5, 1:00 PM to APR 4, 1:00 PM

  HB 1578   Prince            Prince George's Co - Property Tax Exmptn for Econ
            George's County   Dvlp Projects - Sunset Extension PG 407-17
            Delegation        From APR 5, 1:00 PM to APR 4, 1:00 PM

  HB 1604   Howard County     Ho Co - Trnsfr Tx Exmptn and Rt Rdctn - Lw Enfrcmt
            Delegation        Offcrs and Fr and Rsc Srvcs Mbrs Ho. Co. 17-17
                              From APR 5, 1:00 PM to APR 4, 1:00 PM

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 17-46

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 1053   Del Pena          Integrated Community Oncology Reporting Program
            Melnyk, et al     (Jointly assigned to EHE and FIN)
                              From APR 5, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:00 PM

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 17-33

   ADDED

  HB 1600   Del Jones         State Board of Cosmetologists - License Renewal -
                              Continuing Education
                              APR 3, 2017 4:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 17-53

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 385    Sen Nathan        Maryland Nurse Practice Act - Revisions
            Pulliam, et al    From MAR 28, 1:00 PM to MAR 29, 1:00 PM

HOUSE RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE - Addendum Number: 17-2

   ADDED

  SB 1023   Sen Zucker, et    Indpndnt Congressional Redistricting Cmsn -
            al                Mid-Atlantic Sts Regional Districting Prcs
                              MAR 30, 2017 2:30 PM

  SJ 2      Sen Madaleno,     Constitutional Convention - Amendments - Repeal
            et al             MAR 30, 2017 2:30 PM

  SJ 7      Sen Conway, et    Protection of the Federal Affordable Care Act
            al                MAR 30, 2017 2:30 PM

Issued: March 28, 2017

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 17-46

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 842    Del Folden, et    Admissions and Amusement Tax - Exemption for
            al                School Field Trips
                              From MAR 29, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:00 PM

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 17-47

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 987    Del W. Miller,    Alcoholic Beverages - Direct Wine Shipper's Permit
            et al             - Application and Renewal Requirements
                              From MAR 29, 1:00 PM to APR 5, 1:00 PM

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 17-43

   CANCELED

  SB 1192   Sens Manno and    Labor and Employment - Unemployment Insurance -
            Middleton         Independent Contractors and Severance Pay
                              MAR 28, 2017 1:00 PM

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS - Addendum Number: 17-24

   ADDED

  SB 1198   Prince            Prince George's County Regional Medical Center Act
            George's County   of 2017
            Senators          MAR 28, 2017 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 17-54

   THURSDAY    MARCH 30, 2017

                                  11:00 A.M.

  CANCELLED: Health Facilities and Pharmaceuticals
  Subcommittee Work Session




March 28, 2017 11:15 A.M.