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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 January 15, 2015

Leadership Committees
legislative policy committee
Senate Standing Committees
budget and taxation education, health, and environmental affairs
finance judicial proceedings
rules committee
House Standing Committees
appropriations economic matters
environment and transportation health and government operations
judiciary ways and means
rules and executive nominations committee
Other Meetings of Interest
alcoholic beverages article review committee maryland amusement game advisory committee
mdccrs/parcc implementation review workgroup maryland community health resources commission
maryland health care commission maryland medicaid advisory committee
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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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BUDGET AND TAXATION COMMITTEE
Senator Edward J. Kasemeyer, Chair
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., Vice Chair

3 West Miller Senate Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3690 | 301-858-3690 )

Anyone wishing to testify on any bill must sign-up using the electronic witness register 30 minutes prior to the start time on the day of the bill hearings. Electronic sign-up will be open at NOON on the day prior to the scheduled bill hearings. If you have written testimony, please submit 30 copies to the committee staff for distribution by 11:00 a.m. the day of the bill hearing. The order that bills are listed on the schedule generally is not the order in which they will be heard. Anyone wishing to testify at budget hearings should contact the appropriate committee staff for information. Limited public testimony may be accepted.


 

thursday january 15, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Organizational Meeting

 BILL HEARINGS - 2:00 P.M.

  SB 4      Carroll County    Carroll County - Gaming Events
            Senators


 

friday january 16, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 19, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 20, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Presentation by Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody's Analytics

                                  2:30 P.M.

  Briefing by Andrew Schaufele of the Comptroller's Office on State Revenues

  Or immediately following the 1:00 presentation by Mr. Zandi.

 

wednesday january 21, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

thursday january 22, 2015


 Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                  11:00 A.M.

  Briefing on the Developmental Disabilities Administration

                                  11:00 A.M.

  Review of the January Board of Public Works Reductions - 3 West, Miller

                                  11:10 A.M.

  Briefing on the Developmental Disabilities Administration - 3 West, Miller

 End of schedule changes


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing on New Medicare Waiver

  Joint with Senate Finance Committee in Room 3 East Miller

                                  2:00 P.M.

  Briefing on Baltimore City School Construction

 

friday january 23, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 26, 2015


                                  3:00 P.M.

  Fiscal Briefing by the Department of Legislative Services

  Joint with the House Appropriations Committee in the Joint Hearing Room

 

tuesday january 27, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing by the Maryland Association of Counties and the Maryland Municipal
  League on their 2015 Legislative Priorities

                                  1:30 P.M.

  Briefing by the Maryland Higher Education Commission

                                  2:00 P.M.

  Briefing by the Maryland Alliance for the Poor

                                  3:00 P.M.

  Briefing on the Board of Revenue Estimates Process

  Joint with the House Appropriations and Ways and Means Committees in the
  Joint Hearing Room

 

wednesday january 28, 2015


                                  11:00 A.M.

  Briefing on Mental Health Issues

                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing by the Federal Fund Information for States on the Outlook for
  Federal Funds

                                  1:45 P.M.

  Briefing by the Maryland State Department of Education

 

thursday january 29, 2015


 BUDGET HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION
  Amoss, Miller
            * Higher Education Overview

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
  3 West, Miller
            * DHR Overview
            * DHR Administration

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, TRANSPORTATION, AND ENVIRONMENT
  Schweinhaut, Miller
            * DPSCS Overview
            * DPSCS Administration


 

friday january 30, 2015


 BUDGET HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
  3 West, Miller
            * DHMH Overview



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EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Senator Joan Carter Conway, Chair
Senator Paul G. Pinsky, Vice Chair

2 West Miller Senate Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3661 | 301-858-3661 )

Anyone wishing to testify on any bill must sign the witness register by 12:00 Noon. If you have written testimony, please submit 25 copies to the committee staff by 12:00 Noon for distribution prior to the hearing. The order that bills are listed on the schedule is not necessarily the order in which they will be heard.


 

thursday january 15, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.

  SB 13     Sens Conway       Institutions of Higher Education - Fully Online
            and Pinsky        Distance Education - Definition

 

friday january 16, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 19, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 20, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing: Alcoholic Beverages Laws, presented by: Peter Franchot,
     Comptroller of Maryland; and, Jeffrey Kelly, Director, Field Enforcement
     Division, Comptroller of Maryland

                                   1:30 P.M.

  Briefing: Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, Implication of Child Abuse
     on Health and Education Outcomes, presented by: Adam Rosenberg,
     Executive Director, Baltimore Child Abuse Center

                                  1:50 P.M.

  Briefing: Maryland Port Administration, presented by: Jim White,
     Executive Director, Maryland Port Administration


 

wednesday january 21, 2015


 Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                  2:30 P.M.

  Briefing:  University System of Maryland Overview;  and, College Readiness and
     P-20 Updates, presented by:  William "Brit" Kirwan, Ph.D., Chancellor,
     University System of Maryland

 End of schedule changes


                                  2:00 P.M.

  Briefing: Maryland Higher Education Commission Overview; and, College
     Readiness and P-20 Updates, presented by: Catherine M. Shultz,
     Acting Secretary, Maryland Higher Education Commission

                                  2:30 P.M.

  Briefing: University System of Maryland Overview; and, College Readiness and
     P-20 Updates, presented by: William "Brit" Kirwin, Ph.D., Chancellor,
     University System of Maryland



                                  3:00 P.M.

  Briefing: Morgan State University Overview, presented by: David Wilson, Ph.D.,
     President, Morgan State University

                                  3:15 P.M.

  Briefing: St. Mary's College of Maryland Overview, presented by:
     Tuajunda Jordan, Ph.D., President, St.  Mary's College of Maryland

                                  3:30 P.M.

  Briefing: Maryland Association of Community Colleges (MACC) Overview; and,
     College Readiness and P-20 Updates, presented by:  Bernard Sadusky,
     Ph.D., Executive Director MACC

                                  3:45 P.M.

  Briefing: Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA)
     Overview; and, College Readiness and P-20 Updates, presented by:
     Tina M. Bjarekull, President, MICUA

                                  4:00 P.M.

  Briefing: Implementation of SB 183 of 2009 College Textbooks Competition
     and Affordability Act; and, Use of Open Source Textbooks, presented by:
     P.J. Hogan, Vice Chancellor for Government Relations,
     University System of Maryland
     M.J. Bishop, Ph.D., Director, University System of Maryland Center for
     Academic Innovation
     Bernard Sadusky, Ph.D., Executive Director, Maryland Association of
     Community Colleges

                                  4:25 P.M.

  Briefing: Maryland Longitudinal Data System, presented by: Ross Goldstein,
     Executive Director, Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center


 

thursday january 22, 2015


 Changes made to schedule through addenda

  SB 19     Sen Conway        University System of Maryland - Chancellor -
                              Appointment
    ADDED                     JAN 22, 2015 2:30 PM


 End of schedule changes


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing: K-12 Education, presented by: Lillian Lowery, Ph.D., State
     Superintendent of Schools, Maryland State Department of Education Overview
     and Updates on:
     Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards and Partnership for
       Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
       Implementation Update;
     Teacher and Principal Evaluations;
     Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver
     Requests; and,
     SB740 College Readiness Implementation

                                  2:00 P.M.

  Briefing:  Charter Schools

                                  2:30 P.M.

  SB 15     Sen Conway        Task Force to Study the Implementation of a
                              Dyslexia Education Program

 

friday january 23, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 26, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 27, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing: Department of Agriculture Overview

                                  1:30 P.M.

  Briefing: Department of the Environment Overview

                                  2:00 P.M.

  Briefing: Department of Natural Resources Overview

                                  2:30 P.M.

  Briefing:  Department of Planning Overview

 

wednesday january 28, 2015


 Changes made to schedule through addenda

  SB 18     Sen Conway        State Board of Dental Examiners - Dentists and
                              Dental Hygienists - Grounds for Discipline
    ADDED                     JAN 28, 2015 3:00 PM


 End of schedule changes


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) Overview

  Maryland Health Occupation Boards and Commissions Overview, presented by:
     The Honorable Paula Hollinger, Associate Director-Health Work Force, DHMH


                                  2:00 P.M.

  Briefing:  Department of Human Resources Overview

                                  2:30 P.M.

  Group Homes Update, presented by: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene;
    and, Department of Human Resources

                                  3:00 P.M.

  SB 1      Sen Conway        Health Occupations - Pharmacists - Refills of
                              Prescriptions During State of Emergency
  SB 14     Sen Conway        Health Occupations - Board of Pharmacy -
                              Pharmacist Rehabilitation Committee - Definition

 

thursday january 29, 2015

                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing: Updates on the Administration of the 2014 Elections and on the
     New Voting System for the 2016 Elections, presented by: Linda H. Malone,
     State Administrator, Maryland State Board of Elections


                                  2:00 P.M.

  Briefing on Ethics Laws, presented by:
     Michael Lord, Executive Director, Maryland State Ethics Commission,
       on Financial Disclosure Requirements
     Dea Daly, Ethics Advisor to the General Assembly, on Legislative
       Conflicts of Interest

                                  2:20 P.M.

  Briefing: Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Overview

                                  2:45 P.M.

  Fiscal Briefing by Warren G. Deschenaux, Executive Director, Office of Policy
     Analysis, Department of Legislative Services


 

friday january 30, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday february 2, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday february 3, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.


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

3 East Miller Senate Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3677 | 301-858-3677 )

Anyone wishing to testify on any bill must sign the witness register by 12:30 p.m. If you have written testimony, please submit 25 copies to the committee staff by 12:00 noon for distribution prior to the hearing. The order that bills are listed on the schedule is not necessarily the order in which they will be heard. PLEASE NOTE: For House Bills, the committee will recieve testimony from the sponsor, the sponsor's designee, or the department. For House bills that are not cross-filed with a Senate bill, at the descretion of the Chairman, the committee will also receive limited testimony from proponents and opponents. Witness sheets will be available for anyone who wants to record a position.


 

thursday january 15, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Organizational Meeting

 

friday january 16, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 19, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 20, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.

  UPDATE from the Maryland Port Administration

                                  2:00 P.M.

  BRIEFING on DHMH Behavioral Health Initiatives

  NOTE: Briefing will begin immediately following the Update from the
         Maryland Port Administration.

 

wednesday january 21, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

thursday january 22, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.

  BRIEFING on the New Medicare Waiver (Joint w/ Budget & Taxation)

                                  1:45 P.M.

  BRIEFING from the Public Service Commission

  NOTE: Briefing from the PSC will begin immediately following the
         Briefing on the New Medicare Waiver.

                                  2:30 P.M.

  SB 11     Sens Astle and    Public Service Commission - Hearing Examiners -
            Middleton         Change of Job Title

 

friday january 23, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 26, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 27, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.

  SB 7      Sen Middleton     Electronic Cigarettes - Sale to Minors -
                              Components, Supplies, and Enforcement

 

wednesday january 28, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.

  UPDATE on Open Enrollment for the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

                                  2:00 P.M.

  FISCAL BRIEFING by the Department of Legislative Services

 

thursday january 29, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.

  BRIEFING on Innovations and Trends in Behavioral Health Treatment

 

friday january 30, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday february 2, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday february 3, 2015


 Changes made to schedule through addenda

  SB 35     Sen Brochin,      Baltimore County - Miscellaneous Business Licenses
            et al             - Fees
    ADDED                     FEB 3, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 40     Sen Pugh, et      Labor and Employment - Maryland Healthy Working
            al                Families Act
    ADDED                     FEB 3, 2015 1:00 PM


 End of schedule changes


 

wednesday february 4, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

thursday february 5, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.


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JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS COMMITTEE
Senator Bobby A. Zirkin, Chair
Senator Lisa A. Gladden, Vice Chair

2 East Miller Senate Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3623 | 301-858-3623 )

Anyone wishing to testify on any bill must sign the witness register before 12:30 p.m. If you have written testimony, please submit 20 copies to the staff for distribution by 12:00 p.m. The order that bills are listed on the schedule is not necessarily the order in which they will be heard. Materials submitted for the Committee's consideration should not include plastic covers, binders or other materials that cannot be easily re-used or recycled.


 

thursday january 15, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.
  Organizational Meeting


                                  1:30 P.M.

  Briefing -- Maryland Judiciary
              - Electronic Courts
              - Implementation of changes in response to the
                DeWolfe v. Richmond Decision


 

friday january 16, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 19, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 20, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing:  Marijuana Decriminalization -- update on policies and practices


 

wednesday january 21, 2015


 TO BE ANNOUNCED.


 

thursday january 22, 2015


 TO BE ANNOUNCED.


 

friday january 23, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 26, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 27, 2015


                                  1:30 P.M.

                                 Fiscal Briefing
                              Warren G. Deschenaux
                     Director, Office of Policy Analysis
                     Department of Legislative Services


 

wednesday january 28, 2015


 Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing --  Audit Findings -- Office of the Public Defender


 End of schedule changes


 TO BE ANNOUNCED.



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SENATE RULES COMMITTEE
Senator Katherine Klausmeier, Chair
Senator James E. DeGrange, Vice Chair

Senate Caucus Room, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3700 | 301-858-3700 )


 

thursday january 15, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

friday january 16, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 19, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 20, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

wednesday january 21, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

thursday january 22, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

friday january 23, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 26, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 27, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

wednesday january 28, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

thursday january 29, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.


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APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
Delegate Maggie McIntosh, Chair
Delegate James E. Proctor, Vice Chair

Room 120, House Office Building, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3407 | 301-858-3407 )

1) For bill hearings, anyone wishing to testify on a bill must sign the witness register by 12:50 P.M. on the day of the bill hearing. If you have written testimony, please submit 40 copies to the committee staff for distribution by 11:00 A.M. the day of the bill hearing. The order that the bills are listed on the schedule is not necessarily the order in which they will be heard. 2) For budget hearings, please submit 40 copies for full committee and 20 copies for subcommittee hearings. Budget testimony should be submitted no later than 2 hours prior to hearing. Late testimony will be distributed after the hearing.


 

thursday january 15, 2015


                                  1:30 P.M.

  Organizational Meeting

 

friday january 16, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 19, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 20, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.

  FULL COMMITTEE BRIEFING - Overview on the Chesapeake Bay


 

wednesday january 21, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

thursday january 22, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.

  FULL COMMITTEE BRIEFING - Health Care Reform and Medicaid


 

friday january 23, 2015


                                  1:30 P.M.

  FULL COMMITTEE BRIEFING - Overview on the All-Payer System and Medicare Waiver


 

monday january 26, 2015


                                  3:00 P.M. Joint Hearing Room

  FULL COMMITTEE BRIEFING - Fiscal Briefing - Department of Legislative Services

  Joint with Senate Budget and Taxation Committee


 

tuesday january 27, 2015


                                  12:30 P.M.

  FULL COMMITTEE BRIEFING - Overview on Public School Construction


                                  1:30 P.M.

  FULL COMMITTEE BREIFING - Update on the Baltimore City Public Schools
                            Construction and Revitalilzation Act of 2013


                                  3:00 P.M. Joint Hearing Room

  FULL COMMITTEE BRIEFING - Board of Revenue Estimates Process

  Joint with Senate Budget and Taxation Committee and Ways and Means
  Committee

 

wednesday january 28, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.

  FULL COMMITTEE BRIEFING - Overview on Transportation


                                  3:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT - Room 145

  BRIEFING - Maryland Transportation Authority - Update on Tolls


                                  3:30 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Room 120

  BRIEFING - K-12 Education

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES - Room 150

  BRIEFING - Behavorial Health, Forensic Services and Outpatient Services


 

thursday january 29, 2015


 BUDGET HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES
  Room 150, HOB
            * DHMH Overview

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & THE ENVIRONMENT
  Room 145, HOB
            * Chesapeake Bay Overview


                                  1:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Room 120

  BRIEFING - Arts Education in Maryland Schools



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ECONOMIC MATTERS COMMITTEE
Delegate Dereck E. Davis, Chair
Delegate Sally Jameson, Vice Chair

Room 230, House Office Building, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3519 | 301-858-3519 )

Generally, hearings start at 1:00 P.M. Anyone wishing to testify on any bill must sign in using one of the electronic sign up tablets. Sign in will start at 4:00 p.m. the day before the bill hearing and end no later than 12:30 p.m. on the day of the hearing. Oral testimony will be limited to 3 minutes. If you have written testimony, please submit 35 copies to the committee staff by 12:00 noon prior to the hearing. Written testimony must have a visible bill number. Late testimony will be distributed after the bill hearing. Please notify the committee staff by 9:30 a.m. if you plan to use the committee display equipment. For different start start times, please adjust accordingly. Note: Bills are not necessarily heard in the order that they appear on the hearing schedule.


 

thursday january 15, 2015

                                  10:30 A.M.
  Full Committee Organizational Meeting:
       Committee Room 230

 

friday january 16, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 19, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 20, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Full Committee briefings:

  Public Service Commission - Organization and Operations
  Office of People's Counsel

  Renewable Energy:
  Maryland Energy Administration
  Maryland Clean Energy Center

 

wednesday january 21, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

thursday january 22, 2015


                                  10:30 A.M. or immediately
                                                    following session

  Full Committee Briefing:
       Overview of Regulatory Divisions - Department of Labor,Licensing
                                          and Regulation


                                  1:30 P.M.

  Full Committee Briefing:

  Insurers of Last Resort Overview - MAIF, Chesapeake, JIA

 

friday january 23, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 26, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 27, 2015


                                  10:30 A.M.  or immediately
                                                     following session
  Full Committee Briefing:

  Employee Benefits (Workers' Compensation and Umemployment Insurance) -
  Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation & Workers' Compensation
  Commission

 

wednesday january 28, 2015


                                  10:30 A.M.

  Full Committee Briefing:

  Economic Develpment Overview - DBED

  Consumer Protection and Related Issues

                                  1:30 P.M.

  Full Committee Briefing:

  Economic Development Corporations - Overview

 

thursday january 29, 2015


                                  10:30 A.M.

  Full Committee briefing:

  Alcoholic Beverages Regulation
  Office of the Comptroller, Field Enforcement Division



                                  1:30 P.M.

  HB 35     Del Barkley       Public Service Commission - Hearing Examiners -
                              Change of Job Title

                                  1:45 P.M.

  Full Committee briefings:

  Property and Casualty Insurance:
  Maryland Insurance Administration - Organization and Operations
  People's Insurance Counsel

  Automobile Insurance - Overview

 

friday january 30, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday february 2, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday february 3, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

wednesday february 4, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.


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ENVIRONMENT & TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
Delegate Kumar P. Barve, Chair
Delegate Dana Stein, Vice Chair

Room 250, House Office Building, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3990 | 301-858-3990 )

Anyone wishing to testify on any bill must sign the witness register before the hearing begins. Witness sign up closes at 12:45 p.m. If you have written testimony, please submit 40 copies to the committee staff for distribution by 12:00 p.m. The order that bills are listed on the schedule is not necessarily the order in which they will be heard.


 

thursday january 15, 2015


                                  10:30 A.M.  or Immediately Following
                                                   Session

  Organizational Meeting




 

friday january 16, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 19, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 20, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing:  Update from the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission

  Presented By:  Jon Laria, Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP
                 Chair, Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission






 

wednesday january 21, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

thursday january 22, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing: State of the Bay

  Presented By:  Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director,
                 Chesapeake Bay Foundation
                 Bevin Bucheister, Maryland Director,
                 Chesapeake Bay Commission




 

friday january 23, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 26, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 27, 2015


 Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing:  Forclosures

  Presented By:  Lucy Cardwell, Assistant Attorney General, Division of
                 Consumer Protection
                 Office of the Attorney General



 End of schedule changes


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing:  Update on Ground Rents

  Presented By:  Representatives from the State Department of Assessments
                 and Taxation and the Office of the Attorney General


  Briefing:  Update on Foreclosures

  Presented By:  Representatives from the Department of Housing and
                 Community Development
                 Representatives from the Department of Labor, Licensing, and
                 Regulation




 

wednesday january 28, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing:  Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative

  Presented By:  David Vanko, Ph.D.
                 Chair, Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative
                 Advisory Commission


  Briefing:  Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Bays -
             Powers and Duties

  Presented By:  Ren Serey, Executive Director


  Briefing:  Task Force to Study the Impact of Ocean Acidification on
             State Waters - Findings and Recommendations

  Presented By:  Eric Schwaab, Chair





 

thursday january 29, 2015


 Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing:  Administration of Toll Facilities and Video Tolling

  Presented By:  Maryland Transportation Authority



                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing:  Conowingo Dam




 End of schedule changes


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing:  State of the Port

  Presented By:  James White, Executive Director,
                 Maryland Port Administration


  Briefing:  Recent Legislative and Policy Advancements in Traffic Safety

  Presented By: The Maryland Department of Transportation


 

friday january 30, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday february 2, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday february 3, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Fiscal Briefing

  Presented By:  Warren G. Deschenaux, Director, Office of Policy Analysis,
                 Department of Legislative Services



                                  2:00 P.M.

  Briefing:  The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Report on the Economic Benefits
             of Cleaning up the Chesapeake

  Presented By:  Spencer Phillips, Ph.D., Principal, Key-Log Economics, LLC






 

wednesday february 4, 2015


 Changes made to schedule through addenda

  HB 14     Del O'Donnell     Hunting Licenses - Exemption for Retired Members
                              of the Armed Forces
    MOVED                     From FEB 4, 1:00 PM to FEB 4, 2:00 PM


  HB 27     Del McConkey      Task Force on the Disposition of the Crownsville
                              Hospital Center Property
    MOVED                     From FEB 4, 1:00 PM to FEB 4, 2:00 PM



 End of schedule changes


 

thursday february 5, 2015


 Changes made to schedule through addenda

  HB 15     Del McConkey      Maryland Transportation Authority - Chesapeake Bay
                              Bridge - Toll Collection
    ADDED                     FEB 5, 2015 1:00 PM


 End of schedule changes


 

friday february 6, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday february 9, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday february 10, 2015


 Changes made to schedule through addenda

  HB 33     Del Vitale        Housing and Community Development - Community
                              Development Projects and Public Purpose Projects
    ADDED                     FEB 10, 2015 1:00 PM


 End of schedule changes


 

wednesday february 11, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

thursday february 12, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

friday february 13, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday february 16, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday february 17, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

wednesday february 18, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

thursday february 19, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

friday february 20, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.


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HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
Delegate Peter A. Hammen, Chair
Delegate Shane E. Pendergrass, Vice Chair

Room 240, House Office Building, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3770 | 301-858-3770 )

Anyone wishing to testify for committee briefings or bill hearings must sign the witness sheet no later than 15 minutes prior to the hearing. Oral testimony will be limited to 3 minutes per person. People wishing to testify are encouraged to testify in panels. If you would like to submit written testimony for a briefing or bill hearing, please submit 35 copies to the committee staff no later than one hour prior to the hearing. The briefing topic or bill number must be clearly indicated on the written testimony. Any late testimony will be distributed at a later date. The order that the bills are listed on the hearing schedule is not necessarily the order in which they will be heard. The Chairman will announce the bill order at the beginning of the hearing. Bills coming from Rules or Cross-filed bills from the Senate will be Sponsor-Only testimony.


 

thursday january 15, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.

                Organizational Meeting and Full Committee Briefing
                on Medicaid
                      *Room 240


 

friday january 16, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 19, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 20, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.

           Full Committee Briefing on Health Insurance
              *Room 240, Committee Room


 

wednesday january 21, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

thursday january 22, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.

               Full Committee Briefings from Maryland Healthcare Commission
                  1) Report on SB 314 from 2010, Health Insurance
                     Assignment of Benefits and Reimbursement of
                     Nonpreferred Providers
                  2) Report on Telehealth, HB 934 from 2013
                  3) Report on HB929 from 2010-Maryland Patient Centered
                     Medical Home Pilot Program
                  4) Report on MRI study for self-referrals



 

friday january 23, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 26, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 27, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

wednesday january 28, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.


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JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
Delegate Joseph F. Vallario, Jr., Chair
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, Vice Chair

Room 100, House Office Building, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3488 | 301-858-3488 )

Anyone wishing to testify on any bill must sign the witness register 15 minutes before the hearing. If you have written testimony, please submit 35 copies to the committee clerk for distribution at least 60 minutes before the bill hearings begin. The order that bills are listed on the schedule is not the order in which they will be heard.


 

thursday january 15, 2015


                                  11:00 A.M.

  Organizational Meeting

                                  12:00 P.M.

  Update by the Judiciary on the Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC)
  project and District Court Appointed Attorneys Program



 

friday january 16, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 19, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 20, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Tour of Prince George's County Correctional Center, 13400 Dille Drive,
  Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772





 

wednesday january 21, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

thursday january 22, 2015


                                  1:30 P.M.

  Observation of bond review hearings in the District Court for Anne Arundel
  County, 251 Rowe Boulevard, Annapolis, Maryland 21401





 

friday january 23, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 26, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 27, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.

  HB 20     Del Glenn         Crimes - Elder Abuse or Neglect - Increased
                              Penalties
  HB 23     Del Glenn         Criminal Procedure - Vulnerable Adult Abuse
                              Registry
  HB 31     Del Glenn         Crimes - Elder Abuse or Neglect - Restrictions on
                              Pretrial Release



 

wednesday january 28, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.

  HB 6      Del Glenn         Family Law - Unattended Child Under the Age of 3
                              Years
  HB 7      Del Sophocleus    Family Law - Child Abuse and Neglect - Expungement
                              of Reports and Records - Time Period
  HB 16     Del Glenn         Vehicle Laws - Baltimore City - Prohibition on
                              Sale of Unlawful Vehicles


  -


 

thursday january 29, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing by the Maryland Commission on Child Custody Decision Making

 

friday january 30, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday february 2, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday february 3, 2015


  NOTE:  To Be Announced.

 

wednesday february 4, 2015


  NOTE:  To Be Announced.


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WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE
Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, Chair
Delegate Frank S. Turner, Vice Chair

Room 130, House Office Building, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3469 | 301-858-3469 )

NOTE: Anyone in the hearing room must have proper ID displayed at all times and all electronic devices must be turned off before entering. Anyone wishing to testify on any bill must sign the witness register before the hearing begins. If you have written testimony, please submit 35 copies to the committee staff for distribution ONE HOUR prior to the hearing. The order that bills are listed on the schedule is not necessarily the order in which they will be heard.


 

thursday january 15, 2015


                                  11:00 A.M.

  Organizational Meeting


 

friday january 16, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 19, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 20, 2015


 Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                  11:00 A.M.

  Briefing: Maryland Department of Transportation

 End of schedule changes


                                  11:00 A.M.
  Briefing: Maryland Department of Transportation

                                  1:30 P.M.
  Briefing:Maryland Association of Boards of Education & Arts Education in
  Maryland Schools Alliance

 

wednesday january 21, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

thursday january 22, 2015


                                  1:30 P.M.
  Briefing: Department of Business and Economic Development, SourceFire &
  Astrazeneca

 

friday january 23, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 26, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 27, 2015


  NOTE:
        This is a Joint Meeting With the Budget and Taxation Committee
         and the Appropriations Committee

 

wednesday january 28, 2015


 Changes made to schedule through addenda

  HB 1      Del Glenn         Higher Education - Hattie N. Harrison Memorial
                              Scholarship - Establishment
    ADDED                     JAN 28, 2015 2:15 PM

  HB 19     Del Glenn         Truant Students - System of Active Intervention -
                              Requirements
    ADDED                     JAN 28, 2015 2:15 PM

  HB 28     Del Cluster       Primary and Secondary Education - Security -
                              School Resource Officers
    ADDED                     JAN 28, 2015 2:15 PM


                                  11:00 A.M.
  Briefing: State Board of Elections

 End of schedule changes


                                  11:00 A.M.
  Briefing: State Board of Elections

 

thursday january 29, 2015


                                  11:00 A.M.
  Briefing: Maryland State Department of Education, Public School Association of
  Maryland, Maryland State Education Association & Maryland Association of
  Community Colleges

 

friday january 30, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday february 2, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday february 3, 2015


 

wednesday february 4, 2015


                                  2:30 P.M.
  Briefing: Comptroller and the Department of Legislative Services- Overview of
  Maryland Revenue Structure

 

thursday february 5, 2015


 Changes made to schedule through addenda

  HB 11     Del O'Donnell     Edward T. Conroy and Jean B. Cryor Memorial
                              Scholarship Programs - Eligibility
    MOVED                     From JAN 28, 2:15 PM to FEB 5, 2:15 PM



 End of schedule changes


                                  11:00 A.M.
  Briefing: Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency & Maryland Racing
  Commission


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HOUSE RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE
Delegate Anne Healey, Chair
Delegate Jay Walker, Vice Chair
Room 150, Lowe House Office Building, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3927 | 301-858-3927 )


 

thursday january 15, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

friday january 16, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 19, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 20, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

wednesday january 21, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

thursday january 22, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

friday january 23, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 26, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 27, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

wednesday january 28, 2015


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.


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ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
James Kenney, Chair

tuesday january 27, 2015


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


    Subject:  Second review of drafts dealing with license applications and
              conditions for issuing licenses.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Andrew Lantner, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350



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MARYLAND AMUSEMENT GAME ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Charles LaBoy, Chair

tuesday january 20, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.      Suite 330
                                                 Maryland Lottery & Gaming
                                                 Control Agency
                                                 1800 Washington Blvd.
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  General Meeting












  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  James B. Butler, Legislative and Policy
                                       Affairs
                                     Maryland Lottery & Gaming Control Agency
      Telephone: 410-230-8781



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MDCCRS/PARCC IMPLEMENTATION REVIEW WORKGROUP
Jack Smith, Co-Chair
Betty Weller, Co-Chair

friday january 30, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room A
                                                 Odenton Regional Library
                                                 1325 Annapolis Road
                                                 Odenton, MD


    Subject:  Discuss recommendations


 

monday february 9, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room A
                                                 Odenton Regional Library
                                                 1325 Annapolis Road
                                                 Odenton, MD


    Subject:  Discuss/finalize recommendations


 

friday february 20, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.      Anne Arundel County Board
                                                 Room
                                                 2664 Riva Road
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Discuss/finalize recommendations


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Gail Hoerauf-Bennett, Maryland State Dept.
      of Education
              Telephone: 410-767-3646



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MARYLAND COMMUNITY HEALTH RESOURCES COMMISSION
John A. Hurson, Chair

tuesday january 20, 2015


                                  3:00 P.M.      Room 114
                                                 Treasury Building
                                                 80 Calvert Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Discussion of FY 15 Call for Proposals, White Paper on
              Hospital-Community Partnerships, and Budget Issues

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Mark Luckner, Executive Director,
      Maryland Community Health Resources Commission
              Telephone: 410-260-6290



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MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION
Craig P. Tanio, Chair

thursday january 15, 2015


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

    Subject:  To be announced


 

thursday february 19, 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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MARYLAND MEDICAID ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Kevin Lindamood, Chair

monday january 26, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.      3 East Miller Senate
                                     to          Office Building
                                  3:00 P.M.      Senate Finance Committee
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  To be announced


 

monday february 23, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.      3 East Miller Senate
                                     to          Office Building
                                  3:00 P.M.      Senate Finance Committee
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, 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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RETIREMENT SECURITY FOR ALL MARYLANDERS, GOVERNOR'S TASK FORCE TO ENSURE
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Chair

friday january 16, 2015


 Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                  1:00 P.M.      Verda Welcome Hearing
                                     to          Room, 4th Floor
                                  3:00 P.M.      Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 11 Bladen St.
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Task Force Meeting

 End of schedule changes


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Donni Turner or Jay Hutchins, Dept. of
      Labor, Licensing and Regulation
              Telephone: 410-800-8440



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

friday february 13, 2015


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


    Subject:  Public Meeting
              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



January 20, 2015 3:10 P.M.