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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 November 21, 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
joint information technology and biotechnology comm spending affordability committee
workers' comp benefit and insurance oversight comm
Task Forces & Special Joint Study Groups
economic development and apprenticeships, tf to stdy rep indnt crim defs by ofc of the pub def, tf stdy
courts, criminal justice, and civil matters general assembly compensation commission
prevailing wage law, tf to study the app of the md pub saf & scrty in st & loc crrctnl facs, sp jt comm
Other Meetings of Interest
alcoholic beverages article review committee board of public works
child custody decision making commission on, criminal sentencing policy, state commission on
health services cost review commission (hscrc) implementing a civil rgt to cnsl in md, tf to study
manufacturing competitiveness, md advisory comm on maryland health care commission
maryland medicaid advisory committee special education access and equity, commission on
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LEGISLATIVE POLICY COMMITTEE
President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., and
Speaker Michael E. Busch, Co-Chairs


FULL COMMITTEE


 

tuesday december 17, 2013


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

    Subject:  End of interim meeting


  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


 

tuesday december 3, 2013


                                  8:45 A.M.      Room 120
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Committee Retreat


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Chantelle M. Green, Kaitlyn Shulman, or
      Kate Henry, 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 H. Atas, Sally M. 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


 

tuesday december 3, 2013


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

    Subject:  Briefings on (1) personalized medicine;
                           (2) distribution of money to local fire, rescue, and
                                 ambulance companies; and
                           (3) direct-to-consumer genetic testing


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Linda L. Stahr, Lisa J. Simpson, or Erin
      R. Hopwood, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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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, Benjamin Blank, or
      Tiffany Johnson, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3469
                         301-858-3469

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


FULL COMMITTEE


 

thursday december 12, 2013


                                  9:30 A.M.      3 West
                                                 Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Committee Retreat


  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


 

thursday november 21, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.      2 West
                                     to          Miller Senate Office Building
                                  3:00 P.M.      11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Briefing by Dr. Lillian Lowery, State Superintendent, Maryland
                State Department of Education

                                  3:30 P.M.      2 West
                                     to          Miller Senate Office Building
                                  5:30 P.M.      11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  A discussion about the U.S. District Court of Maryland's decision
                regarding the Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland
                Higher Education versus Maryland Higher Education Commission


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Sara C. Fidler, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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


FULL COMMITTEE


 

tuesday november 26, 2013


                                  10:00 A.M.     3 East
                                      to         Miller Senate Office Building
                                  4:00 P.M.      11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Committee Retreat with Updates on:
                University of Maryland Medical System and University of Maryland
                Medical Center
                Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
                Medicare Waiver
                Health Reform Implementation
                Integration of Behavioral Health Services
                Motor Vehicle Insurance Compliance Program
                Energy Issues


  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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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE, JOINT
Senator Jim Rosapepe, Senate Chair


 

tuesday december 3, 2013


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


    Subject:  Briefings on Network Technological Advances in Delivering Data
                Services by Providers of Entertainment, Information, and
                Communications Products


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Tami D. Burt or Robert K. Smith, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

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SPENDING AFFORDABILITY COMMITTEE
Senator James E. DeGrange, Sr., Presiding Chair
Delegate John L. Bohanan, Jr., House Chair


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Erika S. Schissler, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

addendum issued: november 22, 2013


 

wednesday december 18, 2013


                                  4:00 P.M.      Room 120
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Decision Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Erika S. Schissler, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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WORKERS' COMPENSATION BENEFIT AND INSURANCE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
Senator Katherine Klausmeier, Co-Chair
Delegate Sally Jameson, Co-Chair


 

wednesday december 11, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 231
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Briefing on the Workers' Compensation Commission's Annual Report
              Discussion of Anticipated 2014 Legislation


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Tami D. Burt or Laura H. Atas, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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


 

tuesday december 10, 2013


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


    Subject:  Discussion of workgroup meetings and recommendations


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

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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
Gary D. Maynard, Chair
FULL COMMITTEE


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


 

tuesday december 10, 2013


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


    Subject:  The meeting will include a discussion of recommendations


  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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MARYLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY COMPENSATION COMMISSION
Sean W. Glynn, Chair


 

monday december 2, 2013


                                  10:00 A.M.     Stamp Student Union
                                                 University of Maryland,
                                                 College Park
                                                 College Park, MD


    Subject:  Working session. Public testimony will be accepted at this meeting


 

monday december 16, 2013


                                  10:00 A.M.     Stamp Student Union
                                                 University of Maryland,
                                                 College Park
                                                 College Park, MD


    Subject:  Decision meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Simon G. Powell, Jonathan D. Martin, or
      Dana K. Tagalicod, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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PREVAILING WAGE LAW, TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE APPLICABILITY OF THE MARYLAND
Senator Thomas M. Middleton, Senate Co-Chair
Senator Allan H. Kittleman, Senate Co-Chair
Delegate John A. Olszewski, Jr., House Co-Chair
Delegate Steven R. Schuh, House Co-Chair


 

tuesday december 17, 2013


                                  10:00 A.M.     3 East
                                                 Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Review of Prevailing Wage Data
              Presentation on State School Construction Program Administrative
                Procedures and Project Approval Process
              Local Process for Bidding School Construction Projects


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  David A. Smulski, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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


 

wednesday december 11, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.      3 West
                                                 Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Rescheduled from November 20, 2013
              Decision making meeting


  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 november 25, 2013


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



    Subject:  Review of Beer and Light Wine 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 december 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 december 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:  Missy Hodges, Board of Public Works
              Telephone: 410-260-7335
                         877-591-7320

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CHILD CUSTODY DECISION MAKING, COMMISSION ON
Cynthia Callahan, Chair


 

thursday november 21, 2013


                                  6:00 P.M.      Room HEC110
                                     to          Chesapeake College - Wye Mills
                                  8:00 P.M.      Campus
                                                 1000 College Drive
                                                 Wye Mills, MD

    Subject:  One hearing each to be held in Baltimore City, Harford County,
                Prince George's County, Western Maryland and the Eastern Shore
                to allow for public input and participation by interested
                persons on child custody decision making in Maryland


 

wednesday december 11, 2013


                                  6:00 P.M.      Meeting Room
                                     to          Bowie Library
                                  8:00 P.M.      15210 Annapolis Road
                                                 Bowie, MD

    Subject:  One hearing each to be held in Baltimore City, Harford County,
                Prince George's County, Western Maryland and the Eastern Shore
                to allow for public input and participation by interested
                persons on child custody decision making in Maryland


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Connie Kratovil-Lavelle, Dept. of
      Family Administration, Admin. Office of the Courts
              Telephone: 410-260-1580
              Email: ChildCustodyDecisionMaking@mdcourts.gov
              Web site: http://www.mdcourts.gov/family/cccdm.html

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CRIMINAL SENTENCING POLICY, STATE COMMISSION ON
Diane O. Leasure, Chair


 

tuesday december 10, 2013


                                  4:30 P.M.      Room 170
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  The Commission will continue the review and evaluation of the
                State's sentencing guidelines and policies


                                  6:15 P.M.      Room 100
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Annual Public Comments Hearing: Members of the public are invited
                to address the Commission with their concerns about sentencing
                issues in Maryland. To accommodate all who wish to participate
                in the meeting, the Commission requests that anyone interested
                in speaking contact David Soule at least 3 days prior to the
                meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  David Soule, State Commission on Criminal
      Sentencing Policy
              Telephone: 301-403-4165

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HEALTH SERVICES COST REVIEW COMMISSION
Donna M. Kinzer, Chair


 

wednesday december 4, 2013


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

    Subject:  Monthly Commission Meeting


 

thursday december 12, 2013


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

    Subject:  Joint Meeting with the All Payor Hospital System Modernization
                Advisory Council


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Ashley Derr, Health Services Cost Review
      Commission
              Telephone: 717-836-7760

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IMPLEMENTING A CIVIL RIGHT TO COUNSEL IN MARYLAND, TASK FORCE TO STUDY
Robert Neall, Chair


 

tuesday december 3, 2013


                                  9:30 A.M.      Room 302
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Initial Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Pamela C. Ortiz, Maryland Access to Justice
      Commission
              Telephone: 410-260-1258

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MANUFACTURING COMPETITIVENESS, MARYLAND ADVISORY COMMISSION ON
Jeff Fuchs, Chair


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

addendum issued: november 22, 2013


 

thursday december 5, 2013


                                  10:00 A.M.     MedImmune/AstraZeneca
                                      to         Manufacturing Facility
                                  1:00 P.M.      633 Research Court
                                                 Frederick, MD



    Subject:  Board Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Carl Livesay or Delterese George, Dept. of
      Business and Economic Development
              Telephone: 410-767-5570
                         410-767-0438

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MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION
Craig P. Tanio, Chair


 

thursday november 21, 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 MEDICAID ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Kevin Lindamood, Chair


 

thursday november 21, 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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SPECIAL EDUCATION ACCESS AND EQUITY, COMMISSION ON
Marcella Franczkowski, Chair


 

monday november 25, 2013


                                  1:00 P.M.      Center for Technology
                                     to          in Education
                                  3:30 P.M.      Room 326
                                                 6740 Alexander Bell Drive
                                                 Columbia, MD

    Subject:  Agenda available on November 25, 2013


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Donna Riley, Dept. of Education
              Telephone: 410-767-0249

November 22, 2013 10:43 A.M.