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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 4, 2014

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
audit committee, joint fair practices & st personnel oversight, jt comm on
management of public funds, joint committee on the spending affordability committee
Special Joint Committees
pensions, joint committee on
Other Meetings of Interest
adquy of fndg for ed in st of md stkhldr gr, stdy of aging, maryland commission on
aging services, interagency committee on alcoholic beverages article review committee
board of public works criminal sentencing policy, state commission on
maryland e-nnovation initiative fund authority maryland health care commission
school construction, interagency committee on social work examiners, board of
workforce dev for com health workers, workgroup 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 16, 2014


                                  10:00 A.M.     Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 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:  Benjamin Blank, Tiffany Johnson, or
      Stanford Ward, 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


 

tuesday december 9, 2014


                                  4:00 P.M.      3 West
                                                 Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Briefing on State Center


  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
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


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

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AUDIT COMMITTEE, JOINT
Senator James C. Rosapepe, Senate Chair
Delegate Guy Guzzone, House Chair


 

tuesday december 9, 2014


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


    Subject:  - Audit Findings:
                *  Maryland Insurance Administration
                *  University System of Maryland - University of Maryland
                   Eastern Shore
              - Status Update on the Board of Liquor License Commissioners for
                  Baltimore City
              - Follow-up Process and Repeat Audit Findings
              - Summary of Reports Issued and Recommended Committee Action


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

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FAIR PRACTICES AND STATE PERSONNEL OVERSIGHT, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Senator C. Anthony Muse, Senate Chair
Delegate Adrienne A. Jones, House Chair


 

wednesday december 10, 2014


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 120
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  State Equal Employment Opportunity Program Update, EEO Complaint
                Process, and other State Personnel Matters



  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  David A. Smulski or Kate Henry
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

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MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC FUNDS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, Presiding Chair
Senator Verna L. Jones-Rodwell, Co-Chair


 

wednesday december 10, 2014


                                  1:00 P.M.      William Amoss Hearing
                                                 Room
                                                 4th Floor
                                                 Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Oversight of Major State-funded Projects


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Trevor S. Owen or Matthew B. Jackson,
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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SPENDING AFFORDABILITY COMMITTEE
Delegate John L. Bohanan, Jr., Presiding Chair
Senator Roger P. Manno, Senate Chair


 

wednesday december 17, 2014


                                  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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PENSIONS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Senator Verna L. Jones-Rodwell, Senate Chair
Delegate Melony G. Griffith, House Chair


 

tuesday december 9, 2014


                                  2:00 P.M.      Room 130
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Steet
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  - Annual State Retirement and Pension System Investment Overview
              - Briefing by SRA on membership of elected and appointed officials
                  in the Employees' Pension System
              - Decisions


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Phillip S. Anthony or Dana K. Tagalicod,
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510/5530
                         301-970-5510/5530

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ADEQUACY OF FUNDING FOR EDUCATION IN THE STATE OF
MARYLAND STAKEHOLDER GROUP, STUDY OF
Kristy Michel, MSDE


 

tuesday december 9, 2014


                                  1:00 P.M.      State Board Room
                                                 7th Floor
                                                 Nancy S. Grasmick Building
                                                 200 West Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  - Quarterly meeting of the Stakeholder Group
              - Presentation on the Proxy for Identifying Compensatory
                  Education
              - Presentation on the professional judgment and evidence based
                  methodologies


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Donna Gunning, Maryland State Dept. of
      Education
              Telephone: 410-767-0757

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AGING, MARYLAND COMMISSION ON
Stuart P. Rosenthal, Chair


 

wednesday december 10, 2014


                                  10:00 A.M.     Brightview Severna Park
                                      to         469 Jumpers Hole Road
                                  12:00 P.M.     Severna Park, MD

    Subject:  Regularly scheduled meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Rosanne B. Hanratty, Dept. of Aging
              Telephone: 410-767-0708

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AGING SERVICES, INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE ON
Gloria Lawlah, Chair


 

wednesday december 17, 2014


                                  1:00 P.M.      Suite 1007
                                     to          Maryland Dept. of Aging
                                  3:00 P.M.      301 West Preston Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  Regularly scheduled meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Rosanne B. Hanratty, Dept. of Aging
              Telephone: 410-767-0708

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ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
James Kenney, Chair


 

monday december 22, 2014


                                  4:00 P.M.      Judicial Training Center
                                                 Training Room 1-2
                                                 2009F Commerce Park Drive
                                                 Annapolis, MD



    Subject:  Second review of drafts dealing with manufacturer's licenses,
                prohibited acts, and penalties


  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 17, 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


 

wednesday january 7, 2015


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


 

tuesday december 9, 2014


                                  4:30 P.M.      West I
                                                 Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 11 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.      William Amoss Committee
                                                 Room
                                                 4th Floor
                                                 Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 11 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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MARYLAND E-NNOVATION INITIATIVE FUND AUTHORITY
Robert M. Hallenbeck, Chair


 

wednesday december 17, 2014


                                  3:00 P.M.      Room 1746
                                                 World Trade Center
                                                 401 East Pratt Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund Program
              Toll-Free Dial-In Number: (866) 274-6034
              Conference Code: 2215376115


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Tom Dann, Dept. of Business and Economic
      Development
              Telephone: 410-767-6379

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MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION
Craig P. Tanio, Chair


 

thursday december 18, 2014


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

    Subject:  To be announced


 

thursday january 15, 2015


                                  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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SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION, INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE ON
David Lever, Chair


 

thursday december 4, 2014


                                  8:30 A.M.      Conference Room #1
                                     to          8th Floor
                                  5:00 P.M.      Nancy S. Grasmick Building
                                                 200 West Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  IAC meeting/hearing on the 2016 Capital Improvement Program


 

friday december 19, 2014


                                  11:30 A.M.     Room 200
                                      to         PSCP Conference Room
                                  12:00 P.M.     Nancy S. Grasmick Building
                                                 200 West Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  IAC meeting/teleconference to review and approve preliminary
                FY 2016 CIP recommendations and MSA-funded 10-year plan projects
                for Baltimore City Public Schools


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Judith Guenter, Public School Construction
      Program
              Telephone: 410-767-0613
              E-mail: judy.guenter@maryland.gov

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SOCIAL WORK EXAMINERS, BOARD OF
Mark Lannon, Co-Chair
Denise Capaci, Co-Chair


 

friday december 12, 2014


                                  11:00 A.M.     Room 109
                                                 Metro Building
                                                 4201 Patterson Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  Public Meeting on proposed regulations. A portion of the meeting
                may be held in closed session.


 

friday january 9, 2015


                                  11:00 A.M.     Room 109
                                                 Metro Building
                                                 4201 Patterson Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  Public Meeting on proposed regulations. A portion of the meeting
                may be held in closed session.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Stanley E. Weinstein, Board of Social Work
      Examiners
              Telephone: 410-764-4722

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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS, WORK GROUP ON
Roxanne Hale, Co-Chair
Nancy Egan, Co-Chair


 

monday december 15, 2014


                                  10:00 A.M.     Computer Room
                                      to         Dept. of Transportation
                                  1:00 P.M.      7201 Corportate Center Drive
                                                 Hanover, MD


    NOTE:  Change in time and location

    Subject:  Community Health Worker training and certification


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Roxanne Hale, DHMH HSIA, Office of Primary
      Care Access
              Telephone: 410-767-8649

December 4, 2014 2:10 P.M.