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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 25, 2013

Leadership Committees
legislative policy committee
House Standing Committees
appropriations economic matters
environmental matters health and government operations
judiciary ways and means
Senate Standing Committees
budget and taxation education, health, and environmental affairs
finance judicial proceedings
Task Forces & Special Joint Study Groups
rep indnt crim defs by ofc of the pub def, tf stdy courts, criminal justice, and civil matters
Other Meetings of Interest
advisory council for alternative response alcoholic beverages article review committee
board of public works criminal sentencing policy, state commission on
durable medical equipment provider task force general provisions article review committee
habilitative services benefits, wrkgrp on access to health and mental hygiene, department of
health services cost review commission (hscrc) maryland commission on artistic property
maryland community health resources commission maryland health care commission
maryland health insurance plan, board of directors maryland medicaid advisory committee
md underground facilities damage prev authority
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LEGISLATIVE POLICY COMMITTEE
President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., and
Speaker Michael E. Busch, Co-Chairs


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced


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

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


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced


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

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


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced


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

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


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced


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

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


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced


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

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


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced


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

addendum issued: april 26, 2013


 

wednesday may 8, 2013


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

    Subject:  Security in the Baltimore City Detention Center


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

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WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE
Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, Chair
Delegate Frank S. Turner, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Stanford D. Ward or Benjamin Blank, Dept.
      of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced


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

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


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced


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

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


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced


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

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


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced


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

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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
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced


  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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COURTS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND CIVIL MATTERS
Gary D. Maynard, Chair


 

monday june 3, 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. Pilgrim 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 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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ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
James Kenney, Chair


 

monday april 29, 2013


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


    Subject:  Review of material dealing with per diem licenses


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

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BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
Sheila McDonald, Executive Secretary


 

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


 

wednesday june 12, 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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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
Dave Chason, Co-Chair


 

monday april 29, 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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GENERAL PROVISIONS ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
Robert A. Zarnoch, Chair


 

monday may 20, 2013


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


    Subject:  Reviewing the following drafts:
              Title 5 "Public Ethics"


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

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


 

wednesday may 22, 2013


                                  9:30 A.M.      Hearing Room
                                     to          24th Floor
                                  11:30 A.M.     Maryland Insurance
                                                 Administration
                                                 St. Paul Plaza
                                                 200 St. Paul Place
                                                 Baltimore, MD

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


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

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HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE, DEPARTMENT OF
Tricia Roddy, Chair


 

thursday april 25, 2013


                                  3:00 P.M.      Lobby Level, L-3
                                     to          Department of Health and
                                  5:00 P.M.      Mental Hygiene
                                                 201 West Preston Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  Public Hearing, Healthchoice 1115 Waiver Renewal


 

thursday may 9, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 240
                                     to          House Office Building
                                  3:00 P.M.      6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Public Hearing, Healthchoice 1115 Waiver Renewal


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Monchel Pridget, Dept. of Health and Mental
      Hygiene
              Telephone: 410-767-5946

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HEALTH SERVICES COST REVIEW COMMISSION
John M. Colmers, Chair


 

wednesday may 1, 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 COMMISSION ON ARTISTIC PROPERTY
Matthew P. Lalumia, Chair


 

tuesday may 14, 2013


                                  1:30 P.M.      Room 180
                                                 Lowe House Office Building
                                                 10 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  General meeting for discussion of matters related to the State
                owned art collection


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Sasha Lourie, Curator, Maryland State
      Archives
              Telephone: 410-260-6418

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MARYLAND COMMUNITY HEALTH RESOURCES COMMISSION
John A. Hurson, Chair


 

friday april 26, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.      Conference Call



    Subject:  Discussion and approval of the CHRC Local Health Improvement
                Coalitions (LHIC) RFP
              This call is open to the public, but participation is open only
                to Members of the Commission
              Dial-in number: 866.247.6034; Conference code: 4102607046

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

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MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION
Craig P. Tanio, Chair


 

thursday may 16, 2013


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

    Subject:  To be announced


 

thursday june 20, 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


 

wednesday may 22, 2013


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

    Subject:  MHIP Monthly Board Meeting
              Participants may attend in person or by conference call
              Dial in: 877-918-2312     Participant passcode: 3497064


  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 may 23, 2013


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

    Subject:  To Be Announced


 

thursday june 27, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.      Lobby Level
                                     to          Conference 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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MARYLAND UNDERGROUND FACILITIES DAMAGE PREVENTION AUTHORITY
Tom Hoff, Chair


 

wednesday may 1, 2013


                                  9:00 A.M.      Lower Level Conference
                                                 Room
                                                 One Call Center
                                                 7223 Parkway Drive
                                                 Hanover, MD


    Subject:  Meeting of Full Authority


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Tom Hoff, Damage Prevention Authority Chair
              Telephone: 410-712-0082

April 26, 2013 4:27 P.M.