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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 December 12, 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
spending affordability committee
Task Forces & Special Joint Study Groups
economic development and apprenticeships, tf to stdy governor's salary commission
rep indnt crim defs by ofc of the pub def, tf stdy general assembly compensation commission
prevailing wage law, tf to study the app of the md
Other Meetings of Interest
alcoholic beverages article review committee board of public works
chesapeake bay commission health, ed, and social serv, coun for the procur
maryland cybersecurity innov and exlce, comm on maryland health care commission
maryland pesticide reporting and information wkgp school construction, interagency committee 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
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced


  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
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: 410-946-5530
                         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
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Erika S. Schissler, Phillip S. Anthony, or
      Matthew J. Bennett, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Senator Joan Carter Conway, Chair
Senator Roy P. Dyson, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Sara C. Fidler, 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
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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SPENDING AFFORDABILITY COMMITTEE
Senator James E. DeGrange, Sr., Presiding Chair
Delegate John L. Bohanan, Jr., House Chair


 

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


 

monday january 6, 2014


                                  3:00 P.M.      Room 230
                                     to          House Office Building
                                  5:00 P.M.      6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Last Meeting of the Task Force


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Laura H. Atas or Sally Guy, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3519
                         301-858-3519

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GOVERNOR'S SALARY COMMISSION
Robert Neall, Chair


 

tuesday december 17, 2013


                                  7:00 P.M.      Room 111
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Public Comment and Decisions


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Steven D. McCulloch or Kate E. Henry, Dept.
      of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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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


 

thursday december 12, 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 16, 2013


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

    Subject:  1. Public testimony
              2. 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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ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
James Kenney, Chair


 

monday december 16, 2013


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



    Subject:  Review of beer and light wine license provisions and definitions
                sections


  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 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


 

wednesday january 8, 2014


                                  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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CHESAPEAKE BAY COMMISSION
Delegate Maggie McIntosh, Chair


 

thursday january 2, 2014


                                  9:00 A.M.      Room 251
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Quarterly Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Bevin Buccheister, Chesapeake Bay
      Commission
              Telephone: 410-263-3420

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HEALTH, EDUCATIONAL, AND SOCIAL SERVICES, COUNCIL FOR THE PROCUREMENT OF
Mary Jo Childs, Chair


 

monday december 16, 2013


                                  2:00 P.M.      Room 240
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  To Be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Mary Jo Childs, Board of Public Works
              Telephone: 410-260-7335
                         877-591-7320

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


 

tuesday january 21, 2014


                                  11:30 A.M.     Room 180
                                      to         House Office Building
                                  3:30 P.M.      6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Reception and Commission Updates and Discussion of Legislative
                Proposals for the General Assembly


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Amjad Ali, University of Maryland
      University College
              Telephone: 301-985-7061

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MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION
Craig P. Tanio, Chair


 

thursday december 19, 2013


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

    Subject: To Be Announced


 

thursday january 16, 2014


                                  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 PESTICIDE REPORTING AND INFORMATION WORKGROUP
Senator Roger Manno, Co-Chair
Delegate Stephen W. Lafferty, Co-Chair


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Joanna Kille, Dept. of Agriculture
              Telephone: 410-841-5880

addendum issued: december 12, 2013


 

thursday december 19, 2013


                                  10:00 A.M.     Room 251
                                      to         House Office Building
                                  1:00 P.M.      6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Discussion of Findings and Interim Report


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Joanna Kille, Maryland Dept. of Agriculture
              Telephone: 410-841-5880

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SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION, INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE ON
David Lever, Executive Director


 

friday december 20, 2013


                                  2:30 P.M.      2nd Floor
                                     to          PSCP Conference Room
                                  3:00 P.M.      Nancy S. Grasmick Education
                                                 Building
                                                 200 W. Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Special IAC Meeting/Teleconference to approve the FY 2015 Capital
                Improvement Program 75  IAC Recommendations


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

December 12, 2013 1:53 P.M.