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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 April 4, 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
rules and executive nominations committee
Task Forces & Special Joint Study Groups
rep indnt crim defs by ofc of the pub def, tf stdy
Other Meetings of Interest
advisory council for alternative response board of public works
commission on state debt criminal sentencing policy, state commission on
durable medical equipment provider task force health services cost review commission (hscrc)
maryland health care commission maryland health insurance plan, board of directors
maryland medicaid advisory committee prescription drug monitoring, advisory council on
school construction, interagency committee on
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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 april 4, 2013


 THE COMMITTEE WILL HEAR FROM SPONSORS ONLY ON ALL CROSSFILED BILLS.

                                  1:00 P.M.

  HB 123    Del Serafini      Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Credit
                              Card Debt Forgiveness
  HB 412    Dels George       Vsl Excise Tax - Exemp for Cml Enterprises Paying
            and W. Miller     the Admissions and Amusement Tax
  HB 743    Del Gilchrist,    Income Tax - Subtraction Modification for
            et al             Retirement Income
  HB 817    Del Murphy, et    Property Tax Credit - Retail Service Stations -
            al                Alternate Power Sources
  HB 965    Dels Dumais       Homestead Tax Credit - Eligibility - Definition of
            and Walker        Legal Interest
  HB 1017   Del Barve, et     Income Tax Credit - Wineries and Vineyards
            al
  HB 1209   Del Frick, et     Recordation Taxes - Exemptions
            al
  HB 1236   Del Hixson, et    Recordation and Transfer Taxes - Low Income
            al                Housing Projects - Controlling Interest
  HB 1302   Del Dumais, et    Commission on Tax Policy, Reform, and Fairness
            al

 

friday april 5, 2013


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

 

monday april 8, 2013


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


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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. THE COMMITTEE WILL RECEIVE TESTIMONY ON HOUSE BILLS FROM THE SPONSOR, DEPARTMENT AND LIMITED PROPONENTS AND OPPONENTS WHEN APPROPRIATE. HOUSE BILLS WILL BE ADDED TO THE HEARING SCHEDULE AS THEY ARE RECEIVED BY THE COMMITTEE.


 

thursday april 4, 2013




                                  1:00 P.M.

  HB 221    Del Rosenberg,    Election Law - Petitions - Prohibited Actions
            et al
  HB 974    Del Kramer, et    Election Law - Subsequent Election Absentee Ballot
            al                List
  HB 1454   Prince            TF to Stdy the Terms, Pay, Operations, and Ethical
            George's County   Stds for Various Elected Offcls in PG Co PG 422-1
            Delegation
  HB 1524   Baltimore         Election Law - Baltimore County Democratic Party
            County            Central Committee - Membership
            Delegation
  HB 1531   Del O'Donnell     Election Law - Prince George's County Republican
                              Party Central Committee - Membership

 

friday april 5, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda

  HB 1390   Chr HGO           Maryland Veterans Trust and Fund - Establishment
    ADDED   (Dept), et al     APR 5, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 1429   Chr ENV (Dept)    Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Former
                              Officials and Employees - Employment
    ADDED                     APR 5, 2013 1:00 PM


 End of schedule changes


 TO BE DETERMINED: HEARINGS, VOTING, OR WORKING SESSIONS

 

monday april 8, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda

  HB 1073   Prince            Prince George's County Board of Education -
            George's County   Financial Literacy Curriculum PG 419-13
    ADDED   Delegation        APR 8, 2013 3:45 PM


 End of schedule changes



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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 april 4, 2013


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

 

friday april 5, 2013


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

 

monday april 8, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda

  HB 621    Dels Niemann      Maryland Energy Administration - Regulated
            and Hucker        Sustainable Energy Contract Program
    ADDED                     APR 8, 2013 1:30 PM

  HB 1124   Del Stein, et     Public Safety - Gas Pipelines - Implementation of
            al                Federal Pipeline Safety Laws
    ADDED                     APR 8, 2013 1:30 PM

  HB 1534   Del Frush, et     Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard - Solar Water
            al                Heating Systems
    ADDED                     APR 8, 2013 1:30 PM


 End of schedule changes



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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 april 4, 2013


 TO BE ANNOUNCED.


 

friday april 5, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda


  PLEASE NOTE:  THE COMMITTEE WILL RECEIVE TESTIMONY ON HOUSE BILLS FROM THE
  SPONSOR, THE SPONSOR'S DESIGNEE OR THE DEPARTMENT, AND LIMITED PROPONENTS AND
  OPPONENTS WHEN APPROPRIATE.  WRITTEN TESTIMONY IS WELCOME.  WITNESS SHEETS
  WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO RECORD A POSITION.

  HB 882    Del Feldman       Corporations and Real Estate Investment Trusts -
                              Miscellaneous Provisions
    ADDED                     APR 5, 2013 1:00 PM


  The committee will hear testimony on a proposed amendment to Section 3-803
  of the Corporations and Associations Article to prohibit the removal of a
  member of a classified board of directors without cause.


  PLEASE NOTE:  THE COMMITTEE WILL RECEIVE TESTIMONY ON HOUSE BILLS FROM THE
  SPONSOR, THE SPONSOR'S DESIGNEE OR THE DEPARTMENT, AND LIMITED PROPONENTS AND
  OPPONENTS WHEN APPROPRIATE.  WRITTEN TESTIMONY IS WELCOME.  WITNESS SHEETS
  WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO RECORD A POSITION.

  HB 1396   Del Conaway,      Criminal Law - Theft-Related Crimes - Penalties
    ADDED   et al             APR 5, 2013 1:00 PM


  PLEASE NOTE:  THE COMMITTEE WILL RECEIVE TESTIMONY ON HOUSE BILLS FROM THE
  SPONSOR.  THE SPONSOR'S DESIGNEE OR THE DEPARTMENT, AND LIMITED PROPONENTS
  AND OPPONENTS WHEN APPROPRIATE.  WRITTEN TESTIMONY IS WELCOME.  WITNESS
  SHEETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO RECORD A POSITION.

  HB 1475   Baltimore         Baltimore County - Correctional Officers' Bill of
            County            Rights
    ADDED   Delegation        APR 5, 2013 1:00 PM



 End of schedule changes


  PLEASE NOTE:  THE COMMITTEE WILL RECEIVE TESTIMONY ON HOUSE BILLS FROM THE
  SPONSOR, THE SPONSOR'S DESIGNEE OR THE DEPARTMENT, AND LIMITED PROPONENTS AND
  OPPONENTS WHEN APPROPRIATE.  WRITTEN TESTIMONY IS WELCOME.  WITNESS SHEETS
  WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO RECORD A POSITION.

  HB 1310   Del Dumais, et    Health Care Malpractice Claims - Definition of
            al                "Health Care Provider"

 

monday april 8, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda

  HB 801    Del Tarrant,      Vehicle Laws - Unlawful Use of Off-Highway
            et al             Recreational Vehicles - Administrative Penalties
    ADDED                     APR 8, 2013 1:00 PM


 End of schedule changes


 TO BE ANNOUNCED.



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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 april 4, 2013


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

 

friday april 5, 2013


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

 

monday april 8, 2013


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


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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 P.M. Anyone wishing to testify on any bill must sign the witness sheet by no later than 15 minutes before the hearing starts usually 12:45 P.M. 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 rarely the order in which they will be heard. Starting March 19, 2013, the committee will usually receive testimony on cross-filed Senate bills only from the Sponsor or Sponsor's designee. Note that most Senate cross-files will be voted without a hearing in this committee. On departmental bills, only the appropriate department will be allowed to testify. Others are welcome to submit written testimony. On all other bills, limited testimony will be received from the proponents and opponents at the discretion of the Chairman.


 

thursday april 4, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda

  SB 235    Sen Ferguson,     Baltimore City - Alcoholic Beverages - License
            et al             Revocation
    ADDED                     APR 4, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 511    Calvert County    Calvert County - Alcoholic Beverages - Fines
    ADDED   Senators          APR 4, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 930    Sen Pugh, et      Prop and Casualty Ins - Prem Payments - Acceptance
            al                on Installment Payment Basis and Prem Fin Agts
    ADDED                     APR 4, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 957    Sens Brinkley     Frederick County - Alcoholic Beverages - Banquet
            and Young         Facility License
    ADDED                     APR 4, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 1028   Sen Klausmeier    Baltimore County - Alcoholic Beverages - License
                              Transfers
    ADDED                     APR 4, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 1068   Sen Glassman      Commission to Study the Regulation of Payroll
                              Services
    ADDED                     APR 4, 2013 1:00 PM


 End of schedule changes


                                  1:00 P.M.

  SB 1064   Sen Middleton     Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard - Solar Water
                              Heating Systems

 

friday april 5, 2013


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

 

saturday april 6, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda

  SB 1072   Sen Middleton     Linked Deposit Programs for Small Businesses and
                              Minority Business Enterprises
    ADDED                     APR 6, 2013 10:30 AM


 End of schedule changes


 

monday april 8, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda

  HB 1431   Prince            Prince George's County - Alcoholic Beverages
            George's County   Licenses - Towne Centre at Laurel PG 320-13
    MOVED   Delegation        From APR 8, 11:00 PM to APR 8, 11:00 AM




 End of schedule changes



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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 THE COMMITTEE WILL RECEIVE TESTIMONY ON HB 1340 AND HIGHER FROM THE SPONSOR ONLY, OR IN THE CASE OF DEPARTMENTAL BILLS, THE DEPARTMENT WILL BE ALLOWED TO TESTIFY. OTHER PERSONS ARE WELCOME TO SUBMIT WRITTEN TESTIMONY ON HB 1340 AND HIGHER. PLEASE NOTE: THE COMMITTEE WILL RECEIVE TESTIMONY ON ALL CROSS-FILED SENATE BILLS FROM THE SPONSOR ONLY OR THE SPONSOR'S DESIGNEE, OR IN THE CASE OF DEPARTMENTAL BILLS, THE DEPARTMENT WILL BE ALLOWED TO TESTIFY; OTHER PERSONS ARE WELCOME TO SUBMIT WRITTEN TESTIMONY. LIMITED TESTIMONY WILL BE RECEIVED FROM PROPONENTS AND OPPONENTS ON ALL OTHER SENATE BILLS.


 

thursday april 4, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.

  SB 28     Sen Young         Real Property - Blighted Property - Nuisance
                              Abatement
  SB 199    Sens Frosh and    Real Property - Refinance Mortgage - Priority over
            Klausmeier        Junior Liens
  SB 366    Sen               Baltimore City - Extinguishment or Redemption of
            Jones-Rodwell     Ground Rents
            (BCA), et al
  SB 383    Sen Raskin, et    Real Property - Stopping Fraud in Mortgage
            al                Assistance Relief Services Act of 2013
                              (Jointly assigned to ENV and ECM)
  SB 642    Sen Muse, et      Residential Property - Prohibition on Nonjudicial
            al                Evictions
  SB 696    Sen Stone         Manufactured Homes - Affixation to Real Property -
                              Liens
  SB 729    Calvert County    Calvert County - County Commissioners - Method of
            Senators          Election
  SB 750    Sen Robey         Public Safety - Md Bldg Performance Standards -
                              Local Wind Design and Wind-Borne Debris Standards
  SB 814    Sen Shank         Washington County - Salary and Expense Study
                              Commission - Updating Salary Provisions
  SB 846    Sen Conway        Courts - Baltimore City Sheriff and Fees for
                              Filing and Service of Process
  SB 849    Sen Ramirez,      Public Utilities - Consumer Relations - Tenant
            et al             Payment of Landlord Utility Bills
                              (Jointly assigned to ENV and ECM)
  SB 1049   Sens Mathias      Recycling - Apartment Buildings and Condominiums -
            and Astle         Ocean City

                                  3:00 P.M.

  Environment Subcommittee Work Session

  Natural Resources Subcommittee Work Session



 

friday april 5, 2013


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

 

monday april 8, 2013


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


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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 april 4, 2013


                                  11:00 A.M.


           Government Operations Subcommittee work session on HB 959
           and HB 1231
           *room 240 immediately following session


                                  1:00 P.M.

  SB 151    Sen Colburn       Hospitals - Outpatient Services - Off-Site
                              Facility - Rate Regulation
  SB 273    The Pres          Veterans Full Employment Act of 2013
            (Admin), et al    (Jointly assigned to HGO and ECM)
  SB 355    Sen Pugh, et      Office of Health Care Quality - Abuser Registry
            al                Workgroup
  SB 401    Sen Dyson         Pharmacists - Administration of Vaccinations -
                              Expanded Authority and Reporting Requirements
  SB 459    Sens Conway       Health Occupations - Dental Hygienists - Provision
            and Middleton     of Services at a Community-Based Health Fair
  SB 496    Sen Pugh, et      Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Telemedicine
            al
  SB 512    Sen               Health Care Practitioners - Identification Badge
            Montgomery, et
            al
  SB 581    Sen Kelley, et    Hlth Ins - Fed Mental Hlth Parity and Addiction
            al                Equity Act - Notice and Authorzn Forms
  SB 582    Sen Kelley, et    Hlth Ins - Fed Mental Hlth Parity and Addiction
            al                Equity Act - Utiliz Review Criteria and Standards
  SB 595    Sens              State Board of Pharmacy - Wholesale Distribution -
            Montgomery and    Pharmacies
            Benson
  SB 761    Sen Montgomery    Health Occupations - State Board of Pharmacy -
                              Waivers - Pharmacies That Only Dispense Devices
  SB 769    Sen Raskin, et    Health Benefit Plans - Proposed Rate Increases -
            al                Notice to Insureds
  SB 776    Sen Pugh, et      Task Force on the Use of Telehealth to Improve
            al                Maryland Health Care
  SB 781    Sen Conway        Pharmacists - Biosimilar Biological Products -
                              Substitutions
  SB 798    Sen Middleton,    Hospitals - Credentialing and Privileging Process
            et al             - Telemedicine
  SB 832    Sen Ferguson      Child Care - Dispute Resolution
  SB 899    Sen Mathias,      Local Government - Fire, Rescue, and Ambulance
            et al             Funds - Distribution
  SB 904    Sen Klausmeier    Health Insurance - Vision Services - Provider
                              Contracts
  SB 977    Sen Pipkin, et    Task Force to Evaluate Regional Health Delivery
            al                and Health Planning in Rural Areas
  SB 1057   Sen Middleton,    Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Health
            et al             Care Staff Agencies - Regulation

                                  1:00 P.M.

          Sponsor-Only Bill Hearings: SB 151, SB 273, SB 355, SB 401, SB 459,
          SB 496, SB 512, SB 581, SB 582, SB 595, SB 761, SB 776, SB 832,
          SB 899, SB 904, and SB 1057.


 

friday april 5, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                  9:30 P.M.

       Public Health and Long Term Care Subcommittee
       Work session on HB 61, HB 1388, HB 1481, SB 114, SB 557, SB 632,
       SB 1026.
         *Room 240
  SB 702    Sen Madaleno,     Maryland Public Art Initiative Program - Selection
            et al             of Art for Capital Projects
    ADDED                     APR 5, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 1010   Sen Brinkley,     Children with Developmental Disabilities in State
            et al             Custody - Continuation of Placement and Services
    ADDED                     APR 5, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 1067   Sen               Comm on the Commemoration of the 100th Annvrsy of
            Klausmeier, et    the Passage of the 19th Amdt to the US Const
    ADDED   al                APR 5, 2013 1:00 PM


 End of schedule changes


                                  1:00 P.M.

  SB 390    Sen Raskin        Hlth - Food Allergy Awareness, Food Saf, and Food
                              Serv Fac Letter Grading - Posting Reqmt and TF
  SB 672    Sen Conway        St Bd of Physicians and Allied Hlth Advry Coms -
            (Chr EHE)         Sunset Ext and Program Evaluation
  SB 881    Sen Middleton     Community Health Resources Commission - Revisions

 

monday april 8, 2013


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

 

tuesday april 9, 2013


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

 

wednesday april 10, 2013


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


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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 15 minutes before the hearing. 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. Please Note: The Committee will receive testimony on Senate Bills from the Sponsor, the Sponsor's designee, or the Department, and limited Proponents and Opponents when appropriate. Other persons are welcome to submit written testimony. Witness sheets will be available to anyone who wants to record a position.


 

thursday april 4, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.

  SB 721    Sen Ramirez,      Police Training Commission - Membership - Police
            et al             Chiefs' Association of Prince George's County



 

friday april 5, 2013


  NOTE:  To Be Announced.

 

saturday april 6, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda

  SB 479    Sens Gladden      Criminal Procedure - Expungement of Records - Not
            and Forehand      Criminally Responsible
    ADDED                     APR 6, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 861    Sens Zirkin       Crimes - Committing a Crime of Violence in the
            and Forehand      Presence of a Minor - Penalties
    ADDED                     APR 6, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 931    Sen Stone, et     Baltimore County - Orphans' Court Judges - Salary
    ADDED   al                APR 6, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 991    Sen Raskin        Criminal Procedure - Citation Authority
    ADDED                     APR 6, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 1052   Sen Kittleman     Criminal Law - Misuse of Interactive Computer
                              Service (Grace's Law)
    ADDED                     APR 6, 2013 1:00 PM


 End of schedule changes


 

monday april 8, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda

  SB 701    Sen               Criminal Records - Shielding - Nonviolent
            Jones-Rodwell,    Misdemeanor Convictions
    ADDED   et al             APR 8, 2013 3:00 PM

  SB 988    Sen Muse          Crimes - Threat of Mass Violence
    ADDED                     APR 8, 2013 3:00 PM


 End of schedule changes


  NOTE:  To Be Announced.


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WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE
Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, Chair
Delegate Frank S. Turner, 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. ***** NOTE: SENATE BILL TESTIMONY WILL BE BY SPONSOR ONLY. *****


 

thursday april 4, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.

  SB 90     Sen Astle         Motor Fuel Tax Distribution - Waterway Improvement
                              Fund
  SB 436    Sen Peters, et    Recordation Taxes - Exemptions
            al
  SB 774    Sen Mathias,      Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Maryland
            et al             Civil Air Patrol

 

friday april 5, 2013


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

 

monday april 8, 2013


 Changes made to schedule through addenda

  SB 422    Sen Pugh, et      Public School Employees - Collective Bargaining -
            al                Representation Fees
    ADDED                     APR 8, 2013 11:30 AM

  SB 481    Sen Manno, et     Task Force on the Implementation of Tax Benefits
            al                for Emergency Preparedness Equipment
    ADDED                     APR 8, 2013 11:30 AM

  SB 482    Sen Manno         Income Tax Credit - Security Clearances - Employer
                              Costs
    MOVED                     From APR 8, 1:00 PM to APR 8, 11:30 AM



 End of schedule changes



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HOUSE RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE
Delegate Anne Healey, Chair
Delegate Jay Walker, Vice-Chair
Room 145, Lowe House Office Building, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3927 | 301-858-3927 )


 

thursday april 4, 2013


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

 

friday april 5, 2013


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

 

monday april 8, 2013


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


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LAWS AND POLICIES RELATING TO REPRESENTATION OF INDIGENT CRIMINAL
DEFENDANTS BY THE OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER, TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE
Secretary Gary D. Maynard, Chair

FULL COMMITTEE

monday april 22, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 100
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Update on subcommittee progress


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Shirleen M. Pilgram or Claire E. Rossmark,
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350



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ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR ALTERNATIVE RESPONSE
To Be Announced

tuesday april 9, 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 may 14, 2013


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


    Subject:  Monthly meeting


 

tuesday june 11, 2013


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


    Subject:  Monthly meeting


  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 april 17, 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 may 1, 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 may 15, 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 may 29, 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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COMMISSION ON STATE DEBT
Nancy K. Kopp, Chair

monday april 8, 2013


                                  2:00 P.M.      Assembly Room, #114-116
                                                 Louis L. Goldstein Treasury
                                                 Bldg.
                                                 80 Calvert Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Set Property Tax Rate for 2014


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Amber Teitt, State Treasurer's Office
           Telephone: 410-260-7920
                      1-800-974-0468



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

tuesday may 14, 2013


                                  5:30 P.M.      Training Rooms 1 & 2
                                                 Judiciary Education and/
                                                 Conference Center
                                                 2009D Commerence Park Drive
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Review and evaluation of the State's sentencing guidelines and
                policies


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



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DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT PROVIDER TASK FORCE
Mitra Gavgani, Chair

monday april 15, 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, Legislation and
      Regulations Manager, Board of Pharmacy
      Please RSVP: Anna.Jeffers@Maryland.gov
              Telephone: 410-764-3833



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HEALTH SERVICES COST REVIEW COMMISSION
John M. Colmers, Chair

wednesday april 10, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 100
                                                 4160 Patterson Ave
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  Monthly Commission Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Alene Wright, Health Services Cost Review
      Commission
              Telephone: 410-764-2598



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MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION
Craig P. Tanio, Chair

thursday april 18, 2013


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

    Subject:  To be announced


 

thursday may 16, 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 HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN, BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Bradley Herring, Chair

thursday april 11, 2013


                                  9:00 A.M.      Suite 630
                                                 1 Calvert Plaza
                                                 201 E. Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  MHIP Monthly Board Meeting (April 11, 2013)

              Participants may attend in person or by conference call
              Dial in: 888-455-0340  Participant passcode: 3754214


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Lauren Hawkins, Maryland Health Insurance
      Plan
              Telephone: 410-576-2055
              E-Mail: lhawkins@mhip.state.md.us



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MARYLAND MEDICAID ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Kevin Lindamood, Chair

thursday april 25, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.      Lobby Level Conference
                                     to          Room L-3
                                  3:00 P.M.      201 W. Preston Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  To be announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Carrol Barnes, Dept. of Health and Mental
      Hygiene
              Telephone: 410-767-5213



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PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING, ADVISORY COUNCIL ON
Laura Herrera, Chair

monday april 15, 2013


                                  4:00 P.M.      Alcohol and Drug Abuse
                                     to          Administration
                                  6:00 P.M.      OETAS Training Room (Ground
                                                 Floor)
                                                 55 Wade Avenue
                                                 Catonsville, MD

    Subject:  To attend a meeting, please notify Tryphena Barnes at 410-402-8686
                or tryphena.barnes@maryland.gov and provide your name, title,
                and organizational affiliation (if any) and contact information


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Tryphena Barnes, Maryland Alcohol and Drug
      Abuse Administration
              Telephone: 410-402-8686



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SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION, INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE ON
David Lever, Chair

thursday april 18, 2013


                                  9:00 A.M.      8th Floor
                                     to          Conference Room # 1
                                  12:00 P.M.     200 West Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Regular IAC Meeting


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



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