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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 January 10, 2013

Leadership Committees
legislative policy committee
Senate Standing Committees
budget and taxation education, health, and environmental affairs
finance judicial proceedings
House Standing Committees
appropriations economic matters
environmental matters health and government operations
judiciary ways and means
Task Forces & Special Joint Study Groups
maryland insurance last resort program, tf to study
Other Meetings of Interest
advisory council for alternative response alcoholic beverages article review committee
board of public works community services reimbursement rate commission
general provisions article review committee maryland cybersecurity innov and exlce, comm on
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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BUDGET AND TAXATION COMMITTEE
Senator Edward J. Kasemeyer, Chair
Senator Nathaniel J. McFadden, Vice Chair

3 West Miller Senate Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3690 | 301-858-3690 )

Anyone wishing to testify on any bill must sign the witness register by 12:50 p.m. on the day of the bill hearing. If you have written testimony, please submit 30 copies to the committee staff for distribution by 11:00 a.m. the day of the bill hearing. The order that bills are listed on the schedule is not necessarily the order in which they will be heard. Anyone wishing to testify at budget hearings should contact the appropriate committee staff for information. Limited public testimony may be accepted.


 

thursday january 10, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Organizational Meeting

 

friday january 11, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 14, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 15, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Presentation by Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody's Analytics

 

wednesday january 16, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing by the Lottery and Gaming Control Agency

                                  1:30 P.M.

  Briefing by the Maryland Department of Transportation

 

thursday january 17, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing by the Maryland State Department of Education

                                  2:00 P.M.

  Briefing on the Baltimore City Public School System

                                  3:00 P.M.

  Update on the Department of Business and Economic Development InvestMD Program

 

friday january 18, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 21, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                  3:00 P.M.

  Fiscal Briefing by the Department of Legislative Services

  Joint with the House Appropriations Committee in the Joint Hearing Room

   PLEASE NOTE CORRECTION IN TIME.

 End of schedule changes


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Fiscal briefing by the Department of Legislative Services

  Joint with the House Appropriations Committee in the Joint Hearing Room

 

tuesday january 22, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Update on the Prince George's Hospital Center

                                  1:45 P.M.

  Briefing on the Status of the Medicare Waiver

                                  2:45 P.M.

  Update on Healthcare Reform Implementation

                                  3:30 P.M.

  Briefing on Medicaid-financed Behavioral Health Services

  All subjects are joint with Senate Finance Committee in 3 West Miller

 

wednesday january 23, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Maryland Association of Counties and Maryland Municipal League
  Session Priorities

                                  1:45 P.M.

  Update on the Pension System

                                  2:45 P.M.

  Briefing by the State Department of Assessments and Taxation

 

thursday january 24, 2013


 BUDGET HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
  Amoss, Miller
            * DHR Overview
            * DHR Administration
            * OLA - Local Dept Ops

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, TRANSPORTATION, AND ENVIRONMENT
  Schweinhaut, Miller
            * Department of Juvenile Services


 

friday january 25, 2013


 BUDGET HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION
  3 West, Miller
            * Maryland Stadium Authority
            * Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission
            * College Savings Plans of Maryland

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
  Amoss, Miller
            * DHMH Overview
            * DHMH Administration

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, TRANSPORTATION, AND ENVIRONMENT
  Schweinhaut, Miller
            * Chesapeake Bay Overview


 

monday january 28, 2013


 BUDGET HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION
  3 West, Miller
            * Higher Ed Policy Briefing


 

tuesday january 29, 2013


 BUDGET HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

  FULL COMMITTEE
  3 West, Miller
            * Maryland Emergency Medical System Operations Fund
            * State Retirement Agency
            * Maryland Supplemental Retirement Plans


 

wednesday january 30, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda

  SB 38     Sen Young         HEARING CANCELLED



 End of schedule changes


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing on "Results First Initiative" by the Pew Foundation

 BILL HEARINGS - 2:00 P.M.

  SB 1      Sen Brinkley      Income Tax - Pass-Through Entity - Maximum Rate
  SB 6      Sen Colburn       Dorchester County - Restriction on Sunday Gaming -
                              Repeal
  SB 9      Sens              Crim Law - Table Games and Video Lottery Terminals
            Klausmeier and    - Playing by Individual Under 21 Years of Age
            Ferguson
  SB 22     Sen Brinkley      Sales and Use Tax - Exemption - Home Wheelchair
                              Lifts and Stairlifts
  SB 23     Sen               Income Tax - Credit for Long-Term Care Premiums
            Klausmeier, et
            al
  SB 34     Sen Brinkley      Corporate Income Tax - Rate Reduction
  SB 36     Sen Young         Frederick County - Slot Machines for Nonprofit
                              Organizations
  SB 48     Sen Young         Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Retirement
                              Income
  SB 50     Sen Young         Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Segal
                              AmeriCorps Education Award
  SB 67     Chr B&T (Dept)    Central Collection Unit - Monitoring and Recording
                              of Telephone Calls
  SB 68     Chr B&T (Dept)    Comptroller - Monitoring and Recording of
                              Telephone Calls - Training and Quality Assurance
  SB 69     Chr B&T (Dept)    Tobacco Products - Tobacco Tax - Exemptions and
                              Penalties
  SB 70     Chr B&T (Dept)    Business and Economic Development - Enterprise
                              Fund and Invest Maryland Program
  SB 76     Chr B&T (Dept)    Motor Vehicle Administration - Fee-Setting
                              Authority - Miscellaneous Fees


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

2 West Miller Senate Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3661 | 301-858-3661 )

Anyone wishing to testify on any bill must sign the witness register by 12:00 Noon. If you have written testimony, please submit 25 copies to the committee staff by 12:00 Noon for distribution prior to the hearing; after 12:00 Noon, please submit at the time you testify. The order that bills are listed on the schedule is not necessarily the order in which they will be heard.


 

thursday january 10, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

friday january 11, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 14, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 15, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.
  Briefing:  Bay Restoration Fund Update, presented by:  Jag Khuman, Director,
     Water Quality Financing Administration, Maryland Department of the
     Environment



                                  1:30 P.M.

  Briefing: Maryland Children's Environmental Health Progress Report, presented
     by: Rebecca Ruggles, Coordinator, Maryland Environmental Health Network








                                  2:00 P.M.

  SB 53     Chr EHE (Dept)    Department of Agriculture - Administrative Review
                              of Contested Cases
  SB 59     Chr EHE (Dept)    Natural Resources - Fish and Fisheries
  SB 60     Chr EHE (Dept)    Cmnty Dev Admin - Resid Mtge Loans - Financial
                              Assistance for Fams of Ltd Incm
  SB 61     Chr EHE (Dept)    Environment - Public Hearings - Notice Requirement
  SB 62     Chr EHE (Dept)    Community Legacy Program - Application
                              Requirements - Approval by Authorized Designee
  SB 64     Chr EHE (Dept)    Controlled Hazardous Substance Vehicles - Display
                              of Certificates

 

wednesday january 16, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing: Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), presented by:
     Lillian M. Lowery, Ed.D., State Superintendent of Schools, MSDE


                                  1:30 P.M.

  Briefing:  Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), presented by:
     Danette Howard, Ph.D., Secretary, MHEC


                                  2:00 P.M.
  Briefing: Partnership between the University System of Maryland (USM) and
     Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), presented by:
     William "Brit" Kirwan, Ph.D., Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer, USM


                                  3:00 P.M.

  SB 54     Chr EHE (Dept)    Maryland Higher Education Commission - Scholarship
                              Funds - Technical Alterations
  SB 55     Chr EHE (Dept)    Private Career Schools - Solicitor Permits -
                              Repeal
  SB 56     Chr EHE (Dept)    Unauthorized Institutions of Postsecondary Ed -
                              Transcripts, Diplomas, and Grade Rpts - Penalties
  SB 63     Chr EHE (Dept)    Md Higher Ed Commission - Institutional Renewal
                              Fees and Religious Educational Institutions

 

thursday january 17, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda

  SB 84     Chr EHE (Dept)    HEARING CANCELLED




 End of schedule changes


                                  1:00 P.M.

  SB 57     Chr EHE (Dept)    State Board of Individual Tax Preparers -
                              Prohibited Acts - Civil Penalty
  SB 58     Chr EHE (Dept)    Adult Ed and Literacy Services - High School
                              Diploma by Examination - Eligibility Requirements
  SB 66     Chr EHE (Dept)    Maryland Home Improvement Commission - Membership,
                              Quorum, and Meetings
  SB 77     Chr EHE (Dept)    State Bd of Plumbing - Continuing Prof Competency
                              - Master Plumbers and Master Natural Gas Fitters
  SB 78     Chr EHE (Dept)    Maryland Home Improvement Commission - Guaranty
                              Fund - Claims

 

friday january 18, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 21, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 22, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing:  Maryland Port Administration (MPA) Update, presented by:
     James J. White, Executive Director, MPA


                                  1:20 P.M.
  Briefing:  Marcellus Shale, presented by:
     Robert Summers, Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment
     James A. Tramuto, Vice President Governmental Affairs & Regulartory
       Strategies, Southwestern Energy Company, and Chairman, State Affairs
       Committee, American Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA)
     Eric Robison, President, CitizenShale
     Tommy Landers, Director, Environmental Maryland


 

wednesday january 23, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing: Update on Implementation of the Sustainable Growth and Agricultural
     Preservation Act of 2012, presented by:
     Richard E. Hall, Secretary, Maryland Department of Planning
     Earl "Buddy" F. Hance, Secretary, Maryland Department of Agriculture
     David Costello, Deputy Secretary for Policy and Planning, Maryland
       Department of the Environment



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

3 East Miller Senate Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3677 | 301-858-3677 )

Anyone wishing to testify on any bill must sign the witness register by 12:30 p.m. If you have written testimony, please submit 25 copies to the committee staff by 12:00 noon for distribution prior to the hearing. The order that bills are listed on the schedule is not necessarily the order in which they will be heard. Please Note: The order listed on the sign-up sheet is not necessarily the order in which you will be called.


 

thursday january 10, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Organizational Meeting


                                  1:30 P.M.

  SB 14     Sen Middleton     Utility Service Protection Program - Annual Report
                              - Deadline

 

friday january 11, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 14, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 15, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.


  SB 15     Sen Young         Maryland Transportation Authority - Tolls - U S
                              Route 15 - CANCELLED

  SB 65     Chr FIN (Dept)    Workers' Compensation - Claim Processing -
                              Electronic Delivery of Decisions
  SB 85     Chr FIN (Dept)    Md Port Commission - Mgt Pers Appointments -
                              Operating and Managing Port Facilities

 

wednesday january 16, 2013


                                  11:00 A.M.

  TRANSPORTATION SUBCOMMITTEE - Briefing by the Maryland Transportation
                                Authority on Toll Collection Issues

                                  1:00 P.M.

  SB 4      Sen Pugh          State Personnel - Applicants for Employment -
                              Criminal History Records Checks
  SB 79     Chr FIN (Dept)    Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Advisory
                              Councils - Renaming and Termination
  SB 81     Chr FIN (Dept)    Education and Workforce Training Coordinating
                              Council for Correctional Institutions - Membership
  SB 82     Chr FIN (Dept)    Elevator Safety Review Board - Third-Party
                              Inspectors - Certification

 

thursday january 17, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                  9:00 A.M.

  Committee work session on the Division of Labor and Industry Sunset
    Review recommendations

 End of schedule changes


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Update on the Implementation of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program


                                  2:00 P.M.

  SB 80     Chr FIN (Dept)    Public Hlth - Prescription Drug Montrg Program -
                              Discl of Prescription Montrg Data
  SB 83     Chr FIN (Dept)    Department of Aging - Aging and Disability
                              Resource Center Program - Maryland Access Point

 

friday january 18, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 21, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 22, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Update on the Prince George's Hospital Center*


                                  1:45 P.M.

  Briefing on the Status of the Medicare Waiver*


                                  2:45 P.M.

  Update on Healthcare Reform Implementation*


                                  3:30 P.M.

  Briefing on Medicaid-Financed Behavioral Health Services*


  *All of today's Updates/Briefings are Joint with the Senate Budget &
    Taxation Committee and will be held in the Budget & Taxation Hearing Room

 

wednesday january 23, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda

  SB 93     Sens Astle and    Transportation - Chesapeake Bay Bridge Crossing -
            Pipkin            Environmental Impact Study for a Third Span
                RESCHEDULED - From JAN 17, 2:00 PM to JAN 23, 2:30 PM



 End of schedule changes


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council Recommendations

                                  1:45 P.M.

  Fiscal Briefing: Warren Deschenaux, Director
                   Office of Policy Analysis
                   Department of Legislative Services

                                  2:30 P.M.

  SB 8      Sens Astle and    Gas Companies - Rate Regulation - Infrastructure
            Middleton         Replacement Surcharge

 

thursday january 24, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda

  SB 98     Sen Klausmeier    Business Reg - Other Tobacco Prods - Wholesalers -
                              License Fee Exception for Cig Subwholesalers
                ADDED  -      JAN 24, 2013 2:00 PM


 End of schedule changes


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing on Proposed Hospice Care Regulations


                                  2:00 P.M.

  SB 12     Sen Zirkin        Labor and Employment - Leave - Deployment of
                              Family Members in the Armed Forces
  SB 51     Sen Young         Employment Contracts - Noncompetition Covenant -
                              Conditions Affecting Enforcement

 

friday january 25, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 28, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 29, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Medicaid Briefing: MCO Reimbursement and Participation and Access to Care


                                  1:45 P.M.

  Briefing on Medicaid Coverage of Services Delivered Through Telemedicine


 

wednesday january 30, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing: Report by Invotex of the Fair Value of State of Maryland of IWIF
            for the Maryland Insurance Administration

 End of schedule changes


 

thursday january 31, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.


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

2 East Miller Senate Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3623 | 301-858-3623 )

Anyone wishing to testify on any bill must sign the witness register before 12:45 p.m. If you have written testimony, please submit 20 copies to the staff for distribution by 12:00 p.m. The order that bills are listed on the schedule is not necessarily the order in which they will be heard. Materials submitted for the Committee's consideration should not include plastic covers, binders or other materials that cannot be easily re-used or recycled.


 

thursday january 10, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.

  SB 29     Sen               Estates and Trusts - Personal Representative -
            Klausmeier, et    Administration of Internet-Based Accounts
            al
  SB 71     Chr JPR (Dept)    Child Support Enforc - Information from Financial
                              Institutions - Claims Against Ret Plans

 

friday january 11, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 14, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 15, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 2 East
                                                 Miller Senate Building
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Briefing by Motor Vehicle Administration on Road Safety Statistics


 

wednesday january 16, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 2 East
                                                 Miller Senate Building
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Briefing:  Maryland Access to Justice Commission


 

thursday january 17, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.

  SB 72     Chr JPR (Dept)    Motor Vehicles - Damage to Highways from Oversized
                              Vehicles - Liability and Penalties
  SB 73     Chr JPR (Dept)    Veh Laws - Piling, Poles, Mill Logs, and Similar
                              Cargo - Length, Overhang, and Fastening Standards
  SB 74     Chr JPR (Dept)    Vessels - Operating While Under the Influence of
                              or Impaired by Alcohol or Drugs
  SB 75     Chr JPR (Dept)    Motor Vehicle Administration - Investigative
                              Division - Issuance of Citations

 

friday january 18, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 21, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 22, 2013



 1:00 P.M.      ROOM 2 EAST
 MILLER SENATE BUILDING
 ANNAPOLIS, MD

 BRIEFING:  SPECIAL POLICE OFFICERS


 

wednesday january 23, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda



                  Immediately following Bill Hearings

            Briefing by the Department of Juvenile Services.

 End of schedule changes


                                  1:00 P.M.

  SB 86     Chr JPR (Dept)    Voluntary Placement for Former Children in Need of
                              Assistance
  SB 87     Chr JPR (Dept)    Vehicle Laws - Seat Belts and Child Safety Seats

 

thursday january 24, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 2 East
                                                 Miller Senate Building
                                                 Annapolis, MD

                               Fiscal Briefing
                             Warren G. Deschenaux
                     Director, Office of Policy Analysis


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

Room 120, House Office Building, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3407 | 301-858-3407 )

1) For bill hearings, anyone wishing to testify on a bill must sign the witness register by 12:50 P.M. on the day of the bill hearing. If you have written testimony, please submit 40 copies to the committee staff for distribution by 11:00 A.M. the day of the bill hearing. The order that the bills are listed on the schedule is not necessarily the order in which they will be heard. 2) For budget hearings, please submit 40 copies for full committee and 20 copies for subcommittee hearings. Budget testimony should be submitted no later than 2 hours prior to hearing. Late testimony will be distributed after the hearing.


 

thursday january 10, 2013


                                  1:30 P.M.

  FULL COMMITTEE - Organizational Meeting


 

friday january 11, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 14, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 15, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.

  FULL COMMITTEE BRIEFINGS - Update on the I-95 Travel Plaza and Public-Private
                             Partnerships
                             Transportation Trust Fund Revenue and Expenditure
                             Outlook


                                  3:00 P.M.

  FULL COMMITTEE BRIEFING - Update on K-12 Education


 

wednesday january 16, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Room 145

  BRIEFING - Maryland Longitudinal Data System

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES - Room 150

  BRIEFING - Dorsey Run Secure Evaluation Therapeutic Treatment Unit


 

thursday january 17, 2013


                                  11:00 A.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND ADMINISTRATION

  SITE VISIT - Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center


                                  1:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES - Room 150

  BRIEFING - Health Care Reform


 

friday january 18, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.

  FULL COMMITTEE BRIEFING - Baltimore City Schools


 

monday january 21, 2013


                                  3:00 P.M. Joint Hearing Room

  FULL COMMITTEE - Fiscal Briefing - Department of Legislative Services

  NOTE:  Joint with Senate Budget and Taxation Committee


 

tuesday january 22, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                  11:00 A.M.

  COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL BUDGET

  SITE VISIT - Baltimore Pre-release Unit Facillity

  NOTE: Change in time


 End of schedule changes


                                  12:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON CAPITAL BUDGET

  SITE VISIT - Baltimore Pre-release Unit Facility


 

wednesday january 23, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.

  FULL COMMITTEE BRIEFING - Maryland 2-1-1 System


                                  1:30 P.M.

  FULL COMMITTEE BRIEFING - Maryland Alliance for the Poor


 

thursday january 24, 2013


 BUDGET HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Room 145
            * Maryland Stadium Authority
            * Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission
            * College Savings Plans of Maryland

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES - Room 150
            * DHMH Overview
            * DHMH Administration

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & THE ENVIRONMENT - Room 120
            * Chesapeake Bay Overview



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

Room 230, House Office Building, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3519 | 301-858-3519 )

Generally, hearings start at 1:00 PM. Anyone wishing to testify on any bill must sign the witness sheet by at least 12:45 PM on the day of the hearing. Oral testimony will be limited to 3 minutes. If you have written testimony, please submit 40 copies to the committee staff by 12:00 noon prior to the hearing. Late testimony will be distributed as soon after the bill hearing as possible. Please notify the committee staff by 12:30 PM if you plan to use the committee display equipment. For different start times, please adjust accordingly. Note: the order that bills are listed on the schedule is not necessarily the order in which they will be heard.


 

thursday january 10, 2013


                                  10:30 A.M.
                                     or
                                  Immediately
                                   Following
                                    Session

     Subject: Full Committee: Organizational Meeting

 

friday january 11, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 14, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 15, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                  1:00 P.M.
  Note**Time Change from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM**


 End of schedule changes


                                  10:30 A.M.
                                     or
                                  Immediately
                                   Following
                                    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.

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

 

thursday january 17, 2013


                                  10:30 A.M.
                                     or
                                  Immediately
                                   Following
                                    Session

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

 

friday january 18, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 21, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 22, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Full Committee Briefings:
    Department of Labor,Licensing,and Regulation
      Status of the Unemployment System
      (1)Maryland Insurance Administration
           Report of the Value of State Investment in IWIF
      (2)Maryland Insurance Administration
           Property and Casualty Insurance Issues (continued)

 

wednesday january 23, 2013


                                  10:30 A.M.
                                        or
                                    Immediately
                                     Folllowing
                                      Session

  Full Committee Briefing:(1)InvestMaryland
                          (2)Update on Economic Development Issues
                           Department Business & Economic Development

 

thursday january 24, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                  1:00 P.M.
  NOTE:Date Change

  Full Committee Briefing:
          Electric Reliability Standards and Weather Impacts
          PSC and related agencies



  HB 75     Del Feldman       Utility Service Protection Program - Annual Report
                              - Deadline
                ADDED  -      JAN 24, 2013 3:00 PM

  HB 89     Del Barkley       Gas Companies - Rate Regulation - Infrastructure
                              Replacement Surcharge
                ADDED  -      JAN 24, 2013 3:00 PM


 End of schedule changes


 

friday january 25, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 28, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 29, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

wednesday january 30, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                  1:00 P.M.
  Note:**January 30,2013 Briefing reschehuled to January 24,2013**



 End of schedule changes


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Full Committee Briefing:
          Electric Reliability Standards and Weather Impacts
          PSC and related agencies


Top


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

Room 250, House Office Building, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3990 | 301-858-3990 )

Anyone wishing to testify on any bill must sign the witness register before the hearing begins. If you have written testimony, please submit 40 copies to the committee staff for distribution one hour prior to the hearing. The order that bills are listed on the schedule is not necessarily the order in which they will be heard.


 

thursday january 10, 2013


                                  11:00 A.M.

  Organizational Briefing




 

friday january 11, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 14, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 15, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                  1:00 P.M.

  NOTE: CHANGE IN TIME

  Briefing:  Speed Cameras

  Presented By:  Melinda Peters, State Highway Administrator
                 Sergeant Jay Robinson, Maryland State Police


  Briefing:  Motor Vehicle Administration Driving Statistics

  Presented By:  John Kuo, Motor Vehicle Administration, Administrator
                 Timothy Kerns, National Study Center, University of Maryland




 End of schedule changes


                                  11:00 A.M.

  Briefing:  Speed Cameras
             Motor Vehicle Administration Driving Statistics



 

wednesday january 16, 2013


                                  11:00 A.M.

  Briefing:  State of the Chesapeake Bay

  Presented By:  Representatives of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation
                 Representatives of the Chesapeake Bay Commission




 

thursday january 17, 2013


                                  11:00 A.M.

  Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative Update

  Presented By:  Representatives of the Maryland Department of the Environment
                 Representatives of the Department of Natural Resources






 

friday january 18, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 21, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 22, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                  11:00 A.M.


  Briefing:  Port of Baltimore

  Presented By:  Jim White, Executive Director, Maryland Port Administration



 End of schedule changes


 

wednesday january 23, 2013


                                  11:00 A.M.

  Briefing:  Update on the Implementation of the Sustainable Growth and
             Agricultural Preservation Act of 2012

  Presented By:  Representatives of the Maryland Department of Planning




 

thursday january 24, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

friday january 25, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 28, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 29, 2013


                                  11:00 A.M.

  Fiscal Briefing:  Presented by Warren G. Deschenaux, Director, Office of
                    Policy Analysis, Department of Legislative Services




 

wednesday january 30, 2013


                                  11:00 A.M.

  Briefing:  Sustainable Growth Commission

  Presented By: Jon M. Laria, Esquire, Chair



 

thursday january 31, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.


Top


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

Room 240, House Office Building, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3770 | 301-858-3770 )

Anyone wishing to testify for committee briefings or bill hearings must sign the witness sheet no later than 15 minutes prior to the hearing. Oral testimony will be limited to 3 minutes per person. People wishing to testify are encouraged to testify in panels. If you would like to submit written testimony for a briefing or bill hearing, please submit 35 copies to the committee staff no later than one hour prior to the hearing. The briefing topic or bill number must be clearly indicated on the written testimony. Any late testimony will be distributed at a later date. The order that the bills are listed on the hearing schedule is not necessarily the order in which they will be heard. The Chairman will announce the bill order at the beginning of the hearing. Bills coming from Rules or Cross-filed bills from the Senate will be Sponsor-Only testimony.


 

thursday january 10, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Organizational Meeting



 

friday january 11, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 14, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 15, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                  1:00 P.M.


  Briefing on patient-centered medical homes

 End of schedule changes


 

wednesday january 16, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing: MCO rates and Medicaid expansion plans

 End of schedule changes


 

thursday january 17, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefings: 1. Issues associated with creating an abuser registry
             2. Trauma-informed care and single-gender unit pilot program

 End of schedule changes


 

friday january 18, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 21, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 22, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

wednesday january 23, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.


Top


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

Room 100, House Office Building, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3488 | 301-858-3488 )

Anyone wishing to testify on any bill must sign the witness register before the hearings begin. If you have written testimony, please submit 35 copies to the committee clerk for distribution at least 60 minutes before the bill hearings begin. The order that bills are listed on the schedule is not the order in which they will be heard.


 

thursday january 10, 2013


                                  10:30 A.M.

  Organizational Meeting

 

friday january 11, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 14, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 15, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing by Access to Justice Commission

 

wednesday january 16, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing on Maryland False Health Care Claims Act

  Tom Russell, Inspector General
  Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

  Ilene Nathan, Director of Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
  Office of the Attorney General

  Shelly Martin, Supervising Attorney Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
  Office of the Attorney General



 

thursday january 17, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.

  HB 10     Del               Family Law - Denial of Custody or Visitation -
            Haddaway-Riccio   Sexual Abuse of a Minor
  HB 22     Del               Adoption - Access to Birth and Adoption Records
            Nathan-Pulliam    and Search, Contact, and Reunion Services



 

friday january 18, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 21, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 22, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.

  HB 1      Del K. Kelly,     Criminal Law - Cannabimimetic Agents - Prohibition
            et al
  HB 12     Del Arora         Crimes - Aiming Laser Pointer at Aircraft
  HB 14     Dels Simmons      Criminal Law - Part-Time School Employees and
            and K. Kelly      Coaches - Sexual Contact with Minors
  HB 27     Del Cluster       Correctional Services - Child Pornography
                              Offenders - Diminution Credits and Parole
  HB 31     Dels Arora and    Criminal Law - Fourth-Degree Sex Offense - School
            Dumais            Employees and Contractors

 

wednesday january 23, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.

  HB 8      Del Vitale        Estates and Trusts - Guardianship Accounts - Form
                              and Limits
  HB 32     Del Arora         Drunk Driving - Transporting Minor - Ignition
                              Interlock System Program

 

thursday january 24, 2013


  NOTE:  To Be Announced.

 

friday january 25, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 28, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 29, 2013


  NOTE:  To Be Announced.

 

wednesday january 30, 2013


  NOTE:  To Be Announced.


Top


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

Room 130, House Office Building, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3469 | 301-858-3469 )

NOTE: Anyone in the hearing room must have proper ID displayed at all times and all electronic devices must be turned off before entering. Anyone wishing to testify on any bill must sign the witness register before the hearing begins. If you have written testimony, please submit 35 copies to the committee staff for distribution ONE HOUR prior to the hearing. The order that bills are listed on the schedule is not necessarily the order in which they will be heard. Senate Bill Testimony will be by Sponsor only.


 

thursday january 10, 2013


                                  11:00 A.M.
   Organizational Meeting


 

friday january 11, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 14, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 15, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                  1:00 P.M.

     Property Tax Briefing - Department of Assessments and Taxation

     Please note time change


 End of schedule changes


                                  11:00 A.M.

    Property Tax Briefing - Department of Assessments and Taxation


 

wednesday january 16, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda

  HB 52     Del Hixson        RESCHEDULED  -  to JAN 30, 11:00 AM

  HB 58     Del Smigiel       RESCHEDULED  -  to JAN 30, 11:00 AM

  HB 49     Del B.            HEARING CANCELLED
            Robinson


 End of schedule changes


                                  11:00 A.M.

  HB 21     Del Vitale        Property Tax - Exemption for Blind Individuals and
                              Surviving Spouses

 

thursday january 17, 2013


                                  11:00 A.M.

     Maryland Racing Commission Briefing


 

friday january 18, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 21, 2013


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 22, 2013


                                  11:00 A.M.

     Fiscal Briefing - Department of Legislative Services


 

wednesday january 23, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda

  HB 43     Del Glass         Income Tax Credit for Qualifying Employees -
                              Sunset Repeal and Expansion
                ADDED  -      JAN 23, 2013 11:00 AM

  HB 85     Del B.            Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Segal
            Robinson          AmeriCorps Education Award
                ADDED  -      JAN 23, 2013 11:00 AM

  HB 87     Del Luedtke,      Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Student
            et al             Loan Debt
                ADDED  -      JAN 23, 2013 11:00 AM

  HB 91     Del Stifler       Income Tax Checkoff for Wounded Warrior Programs
                ADDED  -      JAN 23, 2013 11:00 AM


 End of schedule changes


 

thursday january 24, 2013


                                  11:00 A.M.

     Committee Briefing on Tax Issues - Comptroller's Office


 

tuesday january 29, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                  11:00 A.M.

     Education Briefing by the Maryland State Department of Education


 End of schedule changes


 

wednesday january 30, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda

  HB 52     Del Hixson        Sales and Use Tax - Tax-Free Periods - University
                              and College Textbooks
                RESCHEDULED - From JAN 16, 11:00 AM to JAN 30, 11:00 AM

  HB 58     Del Smigiel       Sales and Use Tax - Exemption - University and
                              College Textbooks
                RESCHEDULED - From JAN 16, 11:00 AM to JAN 30, 11:00 AM

  HB 47     Del McMillan      Income Tax - Joint Returns - Married Couples
                RESCHEDULED - From JAN 16, 11:00 AM to JAN 30, 11:00 AM



 End of schedule changes


 

thursday january 31, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                  11:00 A.M.

     Education Briefing - Dean of School of Education,
        Johns Hopkins University


 End of schedule changes


 

tuesday february 5, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                  11:00 A.M.

   Briefing on Election Law Issues by the State Board of Elections


 End of schedule changes


 

wednesday february 6, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                  3:00 P.M.

     Briefing on the Report of the Commission to Study Campaign Finance Law\\



 End of schedule changes



Top


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



Top


ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR ALTERNATIVE RESPONSE
To Be Announced

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



Top


ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
James Kenney, Chair

tuesday january 22, 2013


                                  5:00 P.M.      Judicial Training Room
                                                 2009F Commerce Park Drive
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Review of material dealing with conduct of license holders


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Andrew Lantner, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350



Top


BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
Sheila McDonald, Executive Secretary

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


 

wednesday february 6, 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 february 20, 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



Top


COMMUNITY SERVICES REIMBURSEMENT RATE COMMISSION
Jillian Aldebron, Chair

tuesday january 22, 2013


                                  6:00 P.M.      Basement Conference Room
                                     to          Mental Hygine Administration
                                  8:00 P.M.      55 Wade Avenue, Dix Building
                                                 Catonsville, MD

    Subject:  Regular bi-monthly meeting to achieve annual requirements of
                Health-General, Section 13-801 et seq.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Jenny Howes, Mental Hygiene Adminstration
              Telephone: 410-402-8408



Top


GENERAL PROVISIONS ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
Robert A. Zarnoch, Chair

monday february 11, 2013


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


    Subject:  Review of Title 5 "Maryland Public Ethics Law"


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



Top


MARYLAND CYBERSECURITY INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE, COMMISSION ON
Delegate Susan Lee, Chair

tuesday january 29, 2013


                                  11:00 A.M.     Room 180
                                      to         House Office Building
                                  3:00 P.M.      6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Maryland Cyber Security Commission Updates & Report-Out Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Mary Harmon, University of Maryland
      University College
              Telephone: 301-985-7168



Top


MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION
Craig P. Tanio, Chair

thursday january 17, 2013


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

    Subject:  To be announced


 

thursday february 21, 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



Top


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



January 15, 2013 5:07 P.M.