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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 June 20, 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
children, youth, and families, joint committee on transparency and open government, joint committee on
Special Joint Committees
pub saf & scrty in st & loc crrctnl facs, sp jt comm
Other Meetings of Interest
alcoholic beverages article review committee board of public works
criminal sentencing policy, state commission on habilitative services benefits, wrkgrp on access to
maryland community health resources commission maryland community health resources commission
maryland health care commission maryland health care reform coordinating council
maryland medicaid advisory committee md underground facilities damage prev authority
maryland venture fund authority school construction, interagency committee on
video lottery facility location commission
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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

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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:  Phillip S. Anthony, 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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CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Senator Nancy J. King, Presiding Chair
Delegate Jolene Ivey, Co-chair


 

thursday july 18, 2013


                                  10:00 A.M.     Room 130
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge Grant Update


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Kaitlyn S. Shulman or Caroline L. B. Boice,
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

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TRANSPARENCY AND OPEN GOVERNMENT, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Senator William C. Ferguson, Senate Chair
Delegate Kumar P. Barve, House Chair


 

wednesday july 10, 2013


                                  9:30 A.M.      Room 130
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Discussion on
               - Improving Navigation of the Maryland General Assembly Website
               - The Pros and Cons of In-Person, Electronic Sign-Up for Oral
                   Testimony and Electronic Submittal of Written  Testimony
               - Online Tools That Foster Transparency and Open Government

              Public testimony may be given at the end of the meeting. To sign
                up, please email JCTOG@mlis.state.md.us by close of business
                July 9 or sign up in-person before the meeting on July 10


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Kathryn Selle or Lisa J. Simpson, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

addendum issued: june 24, 2013


 

wednesday july 10, 2013


                                  9:30 A.M.      Room 130
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

  NOTE:  This meeting has been canceled


    Subject:  Discussion on
               - Improving Navigation of the Maryland General Assembly Website
               - The pros and Cons of the In-person, Electronic Sign-Up for Oral
                   Testimony and Electroic Submittal of Written Testimony
               - Online Tools That Foster Transparency and Open Government

              Public testimony may be given at the end of the meeting. To sign
                up, please email JCTOG@mlis.state.md.us by close of business
                July 9 or sign up in-person before the meeting on July 10


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Kathryn Selle or Lisa J. Simpson, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY IN STATE AND LOCAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES,
SPECIAL JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Senator James E. DeGrange,Sr., Chair
Delegate Guy J. Guzzone, Co-Chair


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

addendum issued: june 24, 2013


 

thursday june 27, 2013


                                  2:00 P.M.      3 West
                                                 Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject: The meeting will include an overview of correctional services in
               Maryland by the Department of Legislative Services and the
               Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services


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

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ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
James Kenney, Chair


 

monday june 24, 2013


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



    Subject:  Review of 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 july 3, 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 july 24, 2013


                                  10:00 A.M.     Assembly Room
                                                 Goldstein Treasury Building
                                                 80 Calvert Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  General
              The pre-meeting will held at 9:45 A.M. in the Treasurer's Office


  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 june 25, 2013


                                  4:30 P.M.      Miller West I
                                                 Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 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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HABILITATIVE SERVICES BENEFITS, WORKGROUP ON ACCESS TO
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., Co-Chair
Delegate Ariana B. Kelly, Co-Chair


 

wednesday july 31, 2013


                                  2:00 P.M.      Maryland Insurance
                                     to          Administration Hearing Room,
                                  4:00 P.M.      24th Floor
                                                 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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MARYLAND COMMUNITY HEALTH RESOURCES COMMISSION
John A. Hurson, Chair


 

tuesday june 25, 2013


                                  10:00 A.M.     UMBC Tech Center
                                      to         1450 South Rolling Road
                                  12:00 P.M.     Baltimore, MD



    Subject:  The Maryland Community Health Resources Commission, the Maryland
                Health Benefit Exchange and the Department of Health and Mental
                Hygiene will host an Access to Care regional forum to facilitate
                relationship building among safety net providers, MCOs, and
                commercial carriers.

              This meeting is open to the public.  There is no
                registration fee or charge associated with attending the forum,
                but you are requested to RSVP to access.tocare@maryland.gov or
                to Edith Budd via telephone at 410.260.6290 or via email at
                edith.budd@maryland.gov.

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Edith Budd, Maryland Community Health
      Resources Commission
              Telephone: 410-260-6290

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MARYLAND COMMUNITY HEALTH RESOURCES COMMISSION
John A. Hurson, Chair


 

wednesday june 26, 2013


                                  2:00 P.M.      Room 240 (Health &
                                                 Government Operations
                                                 Committee)
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  A Select Number of LHIC Applicants Will be Invited to Present to
                the CHRC Board. Presentations Are by Invitation Only.

              Watch the Commission's Website for Changes to the Time of This
                Meeting, http://dhmh.maryland.gov/mchrc/sitepages/home.aspx


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

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MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION
Craig P. Tanio, Chair


 

thursday june 20, 2013


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

    Subject:  To Be Announced


 

thursday july 18, 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 CARE REFORM COORDINATING COUNCIL
Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, Co-Chair
Secretary Joshua Sharfstein, Co-Chair


 

monday july 29, 2013


                                  9:00 A.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Recap of 2013 Legislative Session, update on Maryland Health
                Benefit Exchange Activities, State Innovations Model Planning
                Grant


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Mary Klase, Governor's Office of Health
      Care Reform
              Telephone: 410-260-6116

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MARYLAND MEDICAID ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Kevin Lindamood, Chair


 

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


 

thursday july 25, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.      Department of Health and
                                     to          Mental Hygiene
                                  3:00 P.M.      Lobby Level Conference Room L-3
                                                 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 july 10, 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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MARYLAND VENTURE FUND AUTHORITY
Peter Greenleaf, Chair


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Michelle D. Jackson,  Dept. of Business
      and Economic Development
              Telephone: 410-767-6881

addendum issued: june 20, 2013


 

tuesday june 25, 2013


                                  10:00 A.M.     Conference Call
                                                 Dial-In Number: (866)247-6034
                                                 Conference Code: 2215376115



    Subject:  Update on InvestMaryland Investments
              Decision: New Venture Fund Investment
              Decision: Next Steps For Investing/Monitoring


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Thomas Dann,  Dept. of Business and
      Economic Development
              Telephone: 410-767-6379


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SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION, INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE ON
David Lever, Chair


 

thursday july 18, 2013


                                  2:00 P.M.      Eight floor Conference
                                     to          Room 2
                                  3:30 P.M.      200 W. Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD


  NOTE:  Change in time and location


    Subject:  Special Meeting to consider recommendations for the air
                conditioning initiative projects and to review draft business
                points for Baltimore City 10-year plan memorandum of
                understanding


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

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VIDEO LOTTERY FACILITY LOCATION COMMISSION
Donald C. Fry, Chair


 

tuesday june 25, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.      Commission Room
                                                 Maryland Lottery and Gaming
                                                 Control Agency
                                                 1800 Washington Blvd, Suite 330
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  - Update from Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency
              - Review of the proposals for a Prince George's County Casino
              - Consideration of CBAC's amended proposal
                NOTE: A portion of the meeting will be held in
                closed session


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Jaclyn L. Vincent, Maryland State Lottery
      and Gaming Control Agency
              Telephone: 410-230-8988

June 24, 2013 1:47 P.M.