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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 19, 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
admin, exec, and leg review, joint committee on
Task Forces & Special Joint Study Groups
economic development and apprenticeships, tf to stdy
Other Meetings of Interest
board of public works chesapeake bay commission
commem of the 100 annvrsy pass 19 amdt us const comm health services cost review commission (hscrc)
management service organizations maryland community health resources commission
maryland cybersecurity innov and exlce, comm on maryland health care commission
maryland life sciences advisory board maryland pesticide reporting and information wkgp
school construction, interagency committee on 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:  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


 

tuesday january 14, 2014


                                  10:30 A.M.     Room 230
                                      or         House Office Building
                                  Immediately    6 Bladen Street
                                     After       Annapolis, MD
                                    Session


    Subject:  Full Committee Briefing: Used Tires and Tire Aging; Economic
                Matters Committee Organizational Meeting


 

wednesday january 15, 2014


                                  10:30 A.M.     Room 230
                                      or         House Office Building
                                  Immediately    6 Bladen Street
                                     After       Annapolis, MD
                                    Session


    Subject:  Full Committee Briefing:
                1. Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation:
                     Status of the Unemployment Insurance System
                2. Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation and Department
                     of Natural Resources:
                       Update on the State Board of Foresters


 

thursday january 16, 2014


                                  10:30 A.M.     Room 230
                                      or         House Office Building
                                  Immediately    6 Bladen Street
                                     After       Annapolis, MD
                                    Session


    Subject:  Full Committee Briefing:
                Public Service Commission:
                  Update on Utility Issues:
                    Reliability and Infrastructure Upgrades, Advanced Metering
                      Issues, and Related Matters


 

tuesday january 21, 2014


                                  10:30 A.M.     Room 230
                                      or         House Office Building
                                  Immediately    6 Bladen Street
                                     After       Annapolis, MD
                                    Session


    Subject:  Full Committee Briefing: Department of Business and Economic
                Development: Economic Development and Business Climate Issues


  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


 

tuesday january 14, 2014


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

    Subject:  Briefing on Marijuana by Susan Foster, Vice President and Director
                of Policy Research and Analysis, CASAColumbia


 

wednesday january 15, 2014


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

    Subject:  Briefing on Access to Health Care and the Medical Liability System
             Presenters:
                  - Valerie Overton, Sr. Vice President, Governmental Policy
                      and Advocacy, Maryland Hospital Association
                  - Cyrus Lawyer, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director, Metropolitan
                      OB/GYN Practice, Mercy Medical Center
                  - M. Natalie McSherry, Esq., Kramon and Graham, P.A.
                  - Richard Rohrs, PA-C, DFAAPA


 

tuesday january 21, 2014


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

    Subject:  Briefing by Maryland Judiciary on implementation of the right of
                indigent defendants to counsel furnished by the State at initial
                appearance in light of the DeWolfe v. Richmond decision by
                the Maryland Court of Appeals


  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 or Ryane M. Necessary, 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


 

thursday january 9, 2014


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

    Subject:  SB 116, SB 117, SB 122


 

tuesday january 14, 2014


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

    Subject:  SB 61, SB 64, SB 68, SB 69


 

wednesday january 15, 2014


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

    Subject:  SB 113, SB 114, SB 115


 

thursday january 16, 2014


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

    Subject:  SB 6, SB 26, SB 33, SB 72, SB 77, SB 86, SB 87, SB 94


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Susan H. Russell or Shirleen M. Pilgrim,
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3623

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


 

thursday january 9, 2014


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


    Subject:  Public Hearing
                Emergency/Proposed Regulations
                DLS Control No. 340-13
                Department of Health and Mental Hygiene:
                  Maryland Health Care Commission: Maryland Medical Care Data
                    Base and Data Collection: COMAR 10.25.06.01-.19

                Proposed Regulations
                DLS Control No. 387-13
                Department of State Police:
                  Vehicle Towing: Vehicle Towing Services: COMAR 29.09.01.01-.15


  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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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 M. Guy, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3519
                         301-858-3519

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BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
Sheila McDonald, Executive Secretary


 

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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COMMEMORATION OF THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PASSAGE OF THE 19TH AMENDMENT
TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION COMMISSION ON THE
Gloria Lawlah, Chair


 

thursday january 9, 2014


                                  7:30 A.M.      Room 150
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  General Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Emily Oland Squires, Maryland State
      Archives
              Telephone: 410-260-6443

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HEALTH SERVICES COST REVIEW COMMISSION
Donna M. Kinzer, Chair


 

wednesday january 8, 2014


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

    Subject:  Monthly Commission Meeting


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

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MANAGEMENT SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
David Sharp, Chair


 

friday january 31, 2014


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


    Subject:  Management Service Organization


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

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MARYLAND COMMUNITY HEALTH RESOURCES COMMISSION
John A. Hurson, Chair


 

wednesday january 22, 2014


                                  3:00 P.M.      Conference Call



    Subject:  Discussion of the CHRC FY2014 Call for Proposals
              This call is open to the public, but only CHRC Commissioners
                are permitted to ask questions during the call
              Dial-in number: 866.247.6034;     Conference code: 4102607046


 

thursday january 30, 2014


                                  2:00 P.M.      Room 180
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  FY 2014 Call for Proposals - presentations by select applicants
                by invitation only

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

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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 LIFE SCIENCES ADVISORY BOARD
Rachel King, Chair


 

tuesday january 21, 2014


                                  8:30 A.M.      University of MD, BioPark
                                     to          801 W Baltimore Street,
                                  10:30 A.M.     Bldg. 2
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Regular Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Judy Britz, Dept. of Business & Economic
      Development, BioMaryland Center
              Telephone: 410-767-3619

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


 

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, 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

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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


 

tuesday january 28, 2014


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


    Subject:  Regular Meeting


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

December 19, 2013 12:20 P.M.