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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 15, 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 audit committee, joint
children, youth, and families, joint committee on legislative ethics, joint committee on
Other Meetings of Interest
board of public works capital debt affordability committee
community services reimbursement rate commission general provisions article review committee
habilitative services benefits, wrkgrp on access to health information exchange
health information exchange policy board health services cost review commission (hscrc)
management service organizations maryland economic development commission
maryland health care commission maryland health care reform coordinating council
maryland medicaid advisory committee telemedicine task force
telemedicine tech solutions & standards advisory grp
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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


 

tuesday august 20, 2013


                                  2:00 P.M.      Site Visit
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Site Visit - Chesapeake Bay and Wetlands Restoration; National
                Aquarium


  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

addendum issued: august 19, 2013


 

wednesday august 28, 2013


                                  2:30 P.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

  NOTE: Change in Time

    Subject:  Emergency Regulations
              DLS Control No. 178-13
              Department of Agriculture:
              Soil and Water Conservation: Agriculture Operation Nutrient
                Management Plan Requirements: COMAR 15.20.07.02
              Content and Criteria for 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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AUDIT COMMITTEE, JOINT
Senator James C. Rosapepe, Senate Chair
Delegate Guy Guzzone, House Chair


 

tuesday september 10, 2013


                                  10:00 A.M.     Room 120
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Audit Findings: Board of Liquor License Commissioners for
                Baltimore City


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Karen D. Morgan or Lisa J. Simpson, Dept.
      of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510/5350
                         301-970-5510/5350

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


 

wednesday september 18, 2013


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


    Subject:  1. Home Visiting Accountability Act of 2012 Update
              2. Family Leave Discussion


  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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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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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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GENERAL PROVISIONS ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
Robert A. Zarnoch, Chair


 

wednesday september 4, 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


 

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


 

wednesday september 18, 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
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced


  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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HEALTH SERVICES COST REVIEW COMMISSION
John M. Colmers, Chair


 

wednesday september 4, 2013


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

    Subject:  Monthly Meeting


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

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MANAGEMENT SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
David Sharp, Chair


 

monday september 9, 2013


                                  3:00 P.M.      Conference Room 100
                                     to          Maryland Health Care Commission
                                  5:00 P.M.      4160 Patterson Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Management Service Organizations Panel


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Christine Karayinopulos, Maryland Health
      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 COMMISSION
Craig P. Tanio, Chair


 

thursday september 19, 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
Lieutenant Governor Anthony G. Brown, Co-Chair
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene Joshua M. Sharfstein, Co-Chair


 

wednesday october 16, 2013


                                  12:00 P.M.     Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Update on the Launch of Maryland Health Connection


  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 september 26, 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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TELEMEDICINE TASK FORCE
David Sharp, Chair
FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced


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

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TELEMEDICINE TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS AND STANDARDS ADVISORY GROUP
David Sharp, Chair


 

wednesday september 11, 2013


                                  3:00 P.M.      Conference Room 100
                                     to          Maryland Health Care Commission
                                  5:00 P.M.      4160 Patterson Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD 21215


    Subject:  Advisory Group Meeting


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

August 19, 2013 12:10 P.M.