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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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.



Weekly Schedule - Published December 6, 2012

Leadership Committees
legislative policy committee
House Standing Committees
appropriations appropriations - capital budget subcommittee
appropriations - public safety and administration subcommittee economic matters
environmental matters health and government operations
judiciary ways and means
Senate Standing Committees
budget and taxation education, health, and environmental affairs
finance judicial proceedings
Statutory Committees
management of public funds, joint committee on the mental health services, joint committee on access to
spending affordability committee
Special Joint Committees
pensions, joint committee on
Special Committees
house emergency medical services system workgroup
Task Forces & Special Joint Study Groups
maryland insurance last resort program, tf to study statewide spay/neuter fund, task force on the est of
Other Meetings of Interest
advisory council for alternative response board of public works
campaign finance law, commission to study criminal sentencing policy, state commission on
general provisions article review committee habilitative services benefits, wrkgrp on access to
manufacturing competitiveness, md advisory comm on maryland community health resources commission
maryland health care commission procur of hlth, ed, and socl servs, council for the
school construction, interagency committee on social work examiners, board of
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LEGISLATIVE POLICY COMMITTEE
President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., and
Speaker Michael E. Busch, Co-Chairs


FULL COMMITTEE


 

tuesday december 11, 2012


                                  4:00 P.M.      Appropriations Committee
                                                 Room 121
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  End of Interim Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Lynne B. Porter, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5200
                         301-970-5200

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APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
Delegate Norman H. Conway, Chair
Delegate James E. Proctor, Jr., Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Joshua A. Watters, Chantelle M. Green, or
      Kaitlyn Shulman, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

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HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS - CAPITAL BUDGET SUBCOMMITTEE
Delegate Adrienne A. Jones, Chair


 

tuesday december 11, 2012


                                  10:00 A.M.     Maryland State Archives
                                      to         and Warehouses
                                  1:00 P.M.      350 Rowe Boulevard
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Joint Site Visit with the Public Safety and Administration
                Subcommittee


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Joshua A. Watters, Chantelle M. Green, or
      Kaitlyn Shulman, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

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HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS - PUBLIC SAFETY AND ADMINISTRATION SUBCOMMITTEE
Delegate Galen R. Clagett, Chair


 

tuesday december 11, 2012


                                  10:00 A.M.     Maryland State Archives
                                      to         and Warehouses
                                  1:00 P.M.      350 Rowe Boulevard
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Joint Site Visit with the Capital Budget Subcommittee


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Joshua A. Watters, Chantelle M. Green, or
      Kaitlyn Shulman, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

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ECONOMIC MATTERS COMMITTEE
Delegate Dereck E. Davis, Chair
Delegate David D. Rudolph, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE


 

tuesday january 15, 2013


                                  10:30 A.M.     Room 230
                                      or         House Office Building
                                  Immediately    6 Bladen Street
                                   Following     Annapolis, MD
                                    Session


    Subject:  Department of Legislative Services:
                Sunset Review Evaluation of the Division of Labor and Industry
                  and the Associated Boards and Councils
              Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation:
                Workplace Fraud Implementation


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Laura Atas, Sally Guy, or Robert K. Smith,
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3519
                         301-858-3519

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ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS COMMITTEE
Delegate Maggie McIntosh, Chair
Delegate James E. Malone, Jr., Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Laura P. Lodge, T. Patrick Tracy, or
      Cristen C. Flynn, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
Delegate Peter A. Hammen, Chair
Delegate Shane E. Pendergrass, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE


 

wednesday december 12, 2012


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 240
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Update on Maryland Health Benefit Exchange & State Benchmark Plan;
                Update by CareFirst;
              Briefing on Excelsior College's Nursing Program;
              Update from DHMH on HB1004 of 2012 - "Medical Assistance Program-
                Generic Drug Reimbursement Program-Report"


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Linda L. Stahr, Lisa J. Simpson, or Erin
      R. Hopwood, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3770
                         301-858-3770

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JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
Delegate Joseph F. Vallario, Jr., Chair
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Douglas R. Nestor, Lauren C. Nestor, or
      Claire E. Rossmark, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3488
                         301-858-3488

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WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE
Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, Chair
Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE


 

tuesday december 11, 2012


                                  10:00 A.M.     Room 130
                                      to         House Office Building
                                  5:00 P.M.      6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Briefings in Preparation for the 2013 Legislative Session


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Jason F. Weintraub, Stanford D. Ward, or
      Yvette W. Smallwood, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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BUDGET AND TAXATION COMMITTEE
Senator Edward J. Kasemeyer, Chair
Senator Nathaniel J. McFadden, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Erika S. Schissler, Phillip S. Anthony, or
      Matthew J. Bennett, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Senator Joan Carter Conway, Chair
Senator Roy P. Dyson, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Sara C. Fidler or Ryane M. Necessary, Dept.
      of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3661
                         301-858-3661

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FINANCE COMMITTEE
Senator Thomas M. Middleton, Chair
Senator John C. Astle, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE


 

tuesday december 11, 2012


                                  1:00 P.M.      3 East
                                                 Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  -Update on Energy Issues
              -Sunset Review of the Division of Labor and Industry and Related
                 Laws and Functions


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Tami D. Burt, David A. Smulski, or Patrick
      D. Carlson, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530/5350
                         301-970-5530/5350

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JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS COMMITTEE
Senator Brian E. Frosh, Chair
Senator Lisa A. Gladden, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Susan H. Russell or Shirleen M. Pilgrim,
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC FUNDS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, Chair
Senator Verna L. Jones-Rodwell, Co-Chair


 

thursday december 13, 2012


                                  1:00 P.M.      William Amoss Hearing
                                                 Room
                                                 4th Floor
                                                 Miller Senate Building
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Briefings on Small Business Financing Opportunities in Maryland
                and State Banks


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Dana K. Tagalicod, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, JOINT COMMITTEE ON ACCESS TO
Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, Presiding Chair
Senator Douglas J.J. Peters, Co-Chair


 

tuesday december 18, 2012


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 240
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Briefing on:
                1) The effect of the Affordable Care Act on access to mental
                     health services; and
                2) DHMH Behavioral Health Integration Report


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Erin R. Hopwood or Jennifer K. Botts, Dept.
      of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530/5350
                         301-858-5530/5350

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SPENDING AFFORDABILITY COMMITTEE
Delegate John L. Bohanan, Jr., Presiding Chair
Senator James E. DeGrange, Sr., Senate Chair


 

thursday december 13, 2012


                                  4:00 P.M.      Room 120
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Decision Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Erika S. Schissler, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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PENSIONS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Senator Verna L. Jones-Rodwell, Senate Chair
Delegate Melony G. Griffith, House Chair


 

wednesday december 12, 2012


                                  2:00 P.M.      Room 120
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Decision Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Phillip S. Anthony and Dana K. Tagalicod,
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510/5530
                         301-970-5510/5530

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HOUSE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SYSTEM WORKGROUP
Delegate John L. Bohanan, Jr., Chair
FULL COMMITTEE


 

thursday december 13, 2012


                                  1:30 P.M.      Room 318
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Steet
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  -Organizational Update by the Maryland State Police Aviation
                 Command
              -Department of Legislative Services Presentation on the Maryland
                 Emergency Medical System Operations Fund


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Chantelle M. Green or Kaitlyn S. Shulman,
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

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MARYLAND INSURANCE OF LAST RESORT PROGRAMS, TASK FORCE TO STUDY
Senator Thomas M. Middleton, Senate Chair
Delegate David D. Rudolph, House Chair


 

thursday december 13, 2012


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 231
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Continued Discussion Comparing the Four Insurers of Last Resort
                Programs


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Tami D. Burt, Laura H. Atas, Michael F.
      Bender, and Jennifer A. Ellick, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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STATEWIDE SPAY/NEUTER FUND, TASK FORCE ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A
Senator Joanne C. Benson, Senate Chair
Delegate Barbara A. Frush, House Chair


 

wednesday december 12, 2012


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 250
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Decision Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  T. Patrick Tracy or Andrew Gray, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350/5530
                         301-970-5530

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ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR ALTERNATIVE RESPONSE
To Be Announced


 

tuesday december 11, 2012


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 1044
                                                 Department of Human Resources
                                                 311 West Saratoga Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Monthly meeting of the Advisory Council for Alternative Response
                created by Chapter 397 of the Acts of the 2012 Session of the
                Maryland General Assembly


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Allyson Black, Dept. of Human Resources
              Telephone: 410-767-7193

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BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
Sheila McDonald, Executive Secretary


 

wednesday december 19, 2012


                                  10:00 A.M.     Governor's Reception Room
                                                 Second Floor
                                                 State House
                                                 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  General
              The pre-meeting will be held at 9:45 A.M. in Room 217


 

wednesday january 2, 2013


                                  10:00 A.M.     Governor's Reception Room
                                                 Second Floor
                                                 State House
                                                 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  General
              The pre-meeting will be held at 9:45 A.M. in Room 217


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Marion Boschert, Board of Public Works
              Telephone: 410-260-7335
                         877-591-7320

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CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAW, COMMISSION TO STUDY
Bruce L. Marcus, Chair


 

friday december 7, 2012


                                  3:30 P.M.      Room 130
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Closing Remarks and Final Comments on Commission Report


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Scott D. Kennedy, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510

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CRIMINAL SENTENCING POLICY, STATE COMMISSION ON
Diane O. Leasure, Chair


 

tuesday december 11, 2012


                                  5:00 P.M.      Room 100
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  The Commission will continue the review and evaluation of the
                State's sentencing guidelines and policies

                                  6:15 P.M.      Room 100
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Annual Public Comments Hearing: Members of the public are invited
                to address the Commission with their concerns about sentencing
                issues in Maryland. To accommodate all who wish to participate
                in the meeting, the Commission requests that anyone interested
                in speaking contact David Soule at least 3 days prior to the
                meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  David Soule, State Commission on Criminal
      Sentencing Policy
              Telephone: 301-403-4165

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GENERAL PROVISIONS ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
Robert A. Zarnoch, Chair


 

wednesday december 19, 2012


                                  3:00 P.M.      Room 241
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Reviewing the Following Drafts:
                Title 4 "Public Information Act"
                Title 5 "Maryland Public Ethics Law"


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Erin R. Hopwood, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3770
                         301-858-3770

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HABILITATIVE SERVICES BENEFITS, WORKGROUP ON ACCESS TO
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., Co-Chair
Delegate Ariana B. Kelly, Co-Chair


 

wednesday december 19, 2012


                                  9:30 A.M.      Maryland Insurance
                                     to          Administration Hearing Room
                                  11:30 A.M.     22nd Floor
                                                 St. Paul Plaza
                                                 200 St. Paul Place
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  Meeting information and meeting notes are available on the MIA
                web site at
  http:www.mdinsurance.state.md.us/sa/news-center/legislative-information.html


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Tinna Damaso Quigley, Maryland Insurance
      Administration
              Telephone: 410-468-2202

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MANUFACTURING COMPETITIVENESS, MARYLAND ADVISORY COMMISSION ON
Jeff Fuchs, Chair


 

thursday december 13, 2012


                                  10:00 A.M.     Frito Lay
                                      to         800 Hickory Drive
                                  12:00 P.M.     Aberdeen, MD



    Subject:  Board Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Matthew Schmid, Dept. of Business and
      Economic Development
              Telephone: 410-767-6368

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MARYLAND COMMUNITY HEALTH RESOURCES COMMISSION
John A. Hurson, Chair


 

tuesday december 11, 2012


                                  2:00 P.M.      Room 230
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  A Select Number of the Highest Scoring Health Enterprise Zone
                Applicants Will Be Invited to Present to the CHRC Board.
                Presentations are by Invitation Only

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Mark Luckner, Executive Director MD
      Community Health Resources Commission
              Telephone: 410-260-7046

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MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION
Craig P. Tanio, Chair


 

thursday december 20, 2012


                                  1:00 P.M.      Conference Room 100
                                                 Maryland Health Care Commission
                                                 4160 Patterson Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  To be announced


 

thursday january 17, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.      Conference Room 100
                                                 Maryland Health Care Commission
                                                 4160 Patterson Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  To be announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Valerie M. Wooding, Maryland Health Care
      Commission
              Telephone: 410-764-3460

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PROCUREMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND SOCIAL SERVICES, COUNCIL FOR THE
Mary Jo Childs


 

thursday december 13, 2012


                                  2:00 P.M.      Room 240
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD



    Subject:  Procurement of Health, Education, and Social Services


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Mary Jo Childs, Board of Public Works
              Telephone: 410-260-7335
                         877-591-7320

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SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION, INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE ON
David Lever, Chair


 

thursday december 6, 2012


                                  3:00 P.M.      8th Floor
                                     to          Conference Room 1
                                  4:00 P.M.      200 W. Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  This IAC meeting is an official IAC meeting that will be conducted
                by teleconference. Topic of meeting: Baltimore City block grant


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Judith Guenter, Public School Contruction
      Program
              Telephone: 410-767-0613
              Email: jguenter@msde.state.md.us

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SOCIAL WORK EXAMINERS, BOARD OF
Judy Levy, Chair


 

friday december 14, 2012


                                  11:00 A.M.     Room 109
                                                 Metro Building
                                                 4201 Patterson Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Public Hearing
                The Board may discuss/vote on proposed regulations.  A portion
                of the meeting may be held in closed session


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  James T. Merrow,  Board of Social Work
      Examiners
              Telephone: 410-764-4788


December 10, 2012 5:03 P.M.