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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 20, 2012

Leadership Committees
legislative policy committee
House Standing Committees
appropriations 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
Task Forces & Special Joint Study Groups
maryland insurance last resort program, tf to study
Other Meetings of Interest
advisory council for alternative response board of public works
durable medical equipment provider task force maryland health care commission
maryland life sciences advisory board
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LEGISLATIVE POLICY COMMITTEE
President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., and
Speaker Michael E. Busch, Co-Chairs


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced


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


FULL COMMITTEE


 

thursday january 10, 2013


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

    Subject:  Full Committee: Organizational Meeting


 

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


 

wednesday january 16, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 230
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Full Committee Briefing:  Energy Efficiency, Empower MD, and
                Other Issues
              PSC and related agencies


 

thursday january 17, 2013


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

    Subject:  Full Committee Briefing:  Property and Casualty Insurance
                Issues Maryland Insurance Administration


  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
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced


  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
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Yvette W. Smallwood, Stanford D. Ward, or
      Benjamin Blank, 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
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced


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


 

monday january 14, 2013


                                  3:00 P.M.      Room 231
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Discussion of MAIF's Proposed Operational Changes


  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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ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR ALTERNATIVE RESPONSE
To Be Announced


 

tuesday january 8, 2013


                                  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


 

tuesday february 12, 2013


                                  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 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


 

wednesday january 23, 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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DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT PROVIDER TASK FORCE
Mitra Gavgani, Chair


 

tuesday january 8, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.      Metro Executive Building
                                     to          108-109
                                  3:00 P.M.      4201 Patterson Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Recommendations to the Board of Pharmacy regarding which
                prescription devices should be regulated by the Board after
                reviewing how prescription devices are categorized and regulated
                by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Anna D. Jeffers, Board of Pharmacy
      Please RSVP: Anna.Jeffers@Maryland.gov
              Telephone: 410-764-3833

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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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MARYLAND LIFE SCIENCES ADVISORY BOARD
Tom Watkins, Chair


 

thursday january 17, 2013


                                  9:00 A.M.      PharmaAthene, Inc.
                                     to          One Park Place, Suite 450
                                  1:00 P.M.      Annapolis,MD


    Subject:  Regular Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Judith A. Britz, Dept. of Business &
      Economic Development
              Telephone: 410-767-3619

December 20, 2012 10:40 A.M.