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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 August 1, 2013

Leadership Committees
legislative policy committee
House Standing Committees
appropriations economic matters
environmental matters health and government operations
health and government operations - pharmacy benefits mgrs and speciality drugs, wk on judiciary
ways and means
Senate Standing Committees
budget and taxation education, health, and environmental affairs
finance judicial proceedings
Statutory Committees
admin, exec, and leg review, joint committee on legislative ethics, joint committee on
Task Forces & Special Joint Study Groups
economic development and apprenticeships, tf to stdy
Other Meetings of Interest
board of public works capital debt affordability committee
community services reimbursement rate commission environmental health specialists, board of
general provisions article review committee habilitative services benefits, wrkgrp on access to
health information exchange health information exchange policy board
maryland economic development commission maryland health care reform coordinating council
maryland health insurance plan, board of directors telemedicine task force
telemedicine solutions and standards advisory group 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
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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HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - PHARMACY BENEFITS MANAGERS AND SPECIALITY DRUGS, WORKG Peter A. Hammen, Chair


 

tuesday august 20, 2013


                                  11:00 A.M.     Room 240
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  PBM Restrictions on Access to Specialty Drugs and Any Need for
                Legislation


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Linda L. Stahr, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5477
                         301-970-5477

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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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ADMINISTRATIVE, EXECUTIVE, AND LEGISLATIVE REVIEW,
JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Senator Paul G. Pinsky, Senate Chair
Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, House Chair


 

wednesday august 28, 2013


                                  3:00 P.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Emergency Regulations
              DLS Control No. 178-13
              Department of Agriculture:
              Soil and Water Conservation: Agricultural Operation Nutrient
                Management Plan Requirements: COMAR 15.20.07.02
              Content and Criteria for a Nutrient Management Plan Developed for
                an Agricultural Operation: COMAR 15.20.08.05


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Evan M. Isaacson or Marie H. Razulis, Dept.
      of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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LEGISLATIVE ETHICS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Senator Norman R. Stone, Jr., Co-Chair
Delegate Brian K. McHale, Co-Chair


 

wednesday august 21, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 206
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD



    Subject:  Work Session


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Dea W. Daly or Stacy M. Goodman, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5200/5350
                         301-970-5200/5350

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND APPRENTICESHIPS, TASK FORCE TO STUDY
Delegate Luiz R. S. Simmons, Chair


 

monday august 12, 2013


                                  3:00 P.M.      Room 230
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Briefing on the German Apprenticeship Model and Follow-up
                Discussion


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Laura H. Atas, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350

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BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
Sheila McDonald, Executive Secretary


 

wednesday august 21, 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 september 4, 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 september 18, 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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CAPITAL DEBT AFFORDABILITY COMMITTEE
Nancy K. Kopp, Chair


 

thursday september 12, 2013


                                  2:00 P.M.      Assembly Room, 114-116
                                                 Goldstein Treasury
                                                 Building
                                                 80 Calvert Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Review the State's capital programs and the size and condition of
                debt of higher education institutions


 

wednesday september 25, 2013


                                  1:30 P.M.      Assembly Room, 114-116
                                                 Goldstein Treasury
                                                 Building
                                                 80 Calvert Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Recommendation of general obligation bond authorizations


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

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COMMUNITY SERVICES REIMBURSEMENT RATE COMMISSION
Jillian Aldebron, Chair


 

tuesday august 27, 2013


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

    Subject:  Additional meeting to achieve annual requirements of
                Health-General Section 13-801 et seq


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Jeanie Smith, Mental Hygiene Administration
              Telephone: 410-402-8408

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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALISTS, BOARD OF
Robert Sheesley, Chair


 

wednesday august 7, 2013


                                  10:00 A.M.     Howard County
                                                 Bureau of Utilities Building
                                                 8270 Old Montgomery Road
                                                 Columbia, MD


    Subject:  The Board may discuss/vote on proposed regulations
              A portion of this meeting may be held in closed session


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  James T. Merrow, Board of Environmental
      Health Specialists
              Telephone: 410-764-3512

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GENERAL PROVISIONS ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
Robert A. Zarnoch, Chair


 

wednesday august 7, 2013


                                  2:00 P.M.      Room 241
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Review of Committee drafts


  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 august 7, 2013


                                  9:30 A.M.      Maryland Insurance
                                     to          Administration Hearing Room,
                                  11:30 A.M.     24th Floor
                                                 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


 

thursday august 22, 2013


                                  9:30 A.M.      Maryland Insurance
                                     to          Administration Hearing Room,
                                  11:30 A.M.     24th Floor
                                                 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 INFORMATION EXCHANGE
David Sharp, Chair
FULL COMMITTEE


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Christine Karayinopulos, Maryland Health
      Care Commission
              Telephone: 410-764-3444

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HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE POLICY BOARD
David Sharp, Chair


 

thursday august 22, 2013


                                  10:00 A.M.     Conference Room 100
                                      to         Maryland Health Care
                                  12:00 P.M.     Commission
                                                 4160 Patterson Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  Policy Board Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Christine Karayinopulos, Maryland Health
      Care Commission
              Telephone: 410-764-3444

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MARYLAND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
Steve Dubin, Chair


 

thursday august 22, 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 REFORM COORDINATING COUNCIL
Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, Co-Chair
Secretary Joshua Sharfstein, Co-Chair


 

thursday september 5, 2013


                                  1:00 P.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 HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN, BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Bradley Herring, Chair


 

thursday august 8, 2013


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

    Subject:  Board Meeting
              Participants may attend in person or by conference call
              Dial in: 800-779-1506     Participant passcode: 8797745


  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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TELEMEDICINE TASK FORCE
David Sharp, Chair
FULL COMMITTEE


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Christine Karayinopulos, Maryland Health
      Care Commission
              Telephone: 410-766-3444

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TELEMEDICINE SOLUTIONS AND STANDARDS ADVISORY GROUP
David Sharp, Chair


 

wednesday august 14, 2013


                                  9:30 A.M.      Conference Room 100
                                     to          Maryland Health Care Commission
                                  11:30 A.M.     4160 Patterson Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Advisory Group Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Christine Karayinopulos, Maryland Health
      Care Commission
              Telephone: 410-764-3444

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VEHICLE THEFT PREVENTION COUNCIL
Marcus L. Brown, Chair
Steven F. Rutzebeck, Vice-Chair


 

wednesday august 7, 2013


                                  10:00 A.M.     Room 272
                                                 Loyola University Graduate
                                                 Center
                                                 8890 McGaw Road
                                                 Columbia, MD


    Subject:  Programs and Budget for FY 2014


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  John Simpson, Executive Director, Vehicle
      Theft Prevention Council
              Telephone: 410-386-3015
                         1-800-96-THEFT

August 1, 2013 12:23 P.M.