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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 May 16, 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
Statutory Committees
health care delivery & financing, joint committee on
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 durable medical equipment provider task force
general provisions article review committee habilitative services benefits, wrkgrp on access to
hereditary and congenital disorders, state advisory manufacturing competitiveness, md advisory comm on
maryland cybersecurity innov and exlce, comm on maryland economic development commission
maryland health care commission maryland health insurance plan, board of directors
maryland medicaid advisory committee md underground facilities damage prev authority
vehicle theft prevention council
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LEGISLATIVE POLICY COMMITTEE
President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., and
Speaker Michael E. Busch, Co-Chairs


FULL COMMITTEE


 

thursday june 6, 2013


                                   1:00 P.M.     Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

  NOTE: Change in date and time

    Subject:  Briefing by the Maryland Joint Prison Task Force and the
                Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services on Public
                Safety and the Baltimore City Detention Center


  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

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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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HEALTH CARE DELIVERY AND FINANCING, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Senator Robert J. Garagiola, Senate Chair
Delegate Dan K. Morhaim, House Chair


 

wednesday may 29, 2013


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

    Subject:  Briefings on the Medicare Waiver


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Jennifer A. Ellick or Linda L. Stahr, Dept.
      of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

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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 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


 

tuesday may 28, 2013


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



    Subject:  Review of material dealing with per diem licenses and with special
                venue 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 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


                                  1:00 P.M.      Governor's Reception Room
                                                 Second Floor
                                                 State House
                                                 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Note: Change in Time for meeting and pre-meeting

    Subject:  General
              The pre-meeting will be held at 12:45 P.M. in Room 217


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

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DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT PROVIDER TASK FORCE
Mitra Gavgani, Chair
Dave Chason, Co-Chair


 

monday may 20, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.      By Conference Call Only
                                     to          Dial-in number 877-521-8687
                                  3:00 P.M.      Conference ID 9060042


    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 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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HEREDITARY AND CONGENITAL DISORDERS, STATE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON
Miriam Blitzer, Chair


 

tuesday june 4, 2013


                                  6:00 P.M.      Room L-1
                                     to          O'Connor Building
                                  8:00 P.M.      201 West Preston Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Hereditary Disorders Advisory Council Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Deborah Badawi, Dept. of Health and Mental
      Hygiene
              Telephone: 410-767-5592

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MANUFACTURING COMPETITIVENESS, MARYLAND ADVISORY COMMISSION ON
Jeff Fuchs, Chair


 

thursday may 23, 2013


                                  10:00 A.M.     Catonsville Community
                                      to         College
                                  12:00 P.M.     Time Center
                                                 800 South Rolling Road
                                                 Catonsville, MD



    Subject:  Roundtable Discussion Meeting


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

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


 

tuesday june 11, 2013


                                  9:00 A.M.      University of Maryland
                                     to          University College
                                  11:00 A.M.     Chesapeake Salon A
                                                 3501 University Boulevard East
                                                 Adelphi, MD

    Subject:  Updates and Report-Out Meeting


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

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MARYLAND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
Steve Dubin, Chair


 

thursday may 16, 2013


                                  10:00 A.M.     17th Floor Conference
                                      to         Room
                                  12:30 P.M.     World Trade Center - Baltimore
                                                 401 East Pratt Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD



    Subject:  Board Meeting


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

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MARYLAND 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 june 5, 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

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VEHICLE THEFT PREVENTION COUNCIL
Marcus L. Brown, Chair


 

thursday june 6, 2013


                                  10:00 A.M.     Room 259
                                                 Loyola College Graduate
                                                 Center-Columbia
                                                 8890 McGaw Road
                                                 Columbia, MD


    Subject:  Discussion and Vote on Grant Applications for FY 2014


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  John Simpson, Executive Director or
      Christopher T. McDonold, Deputy Director, Vehicle Theft Prevention Council
              Telephone: 410-386-3015
                         1-800-96THEFT

May 16, 2013 noon