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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 June 18, 2015

Leadership Committees
legislative policy committee
House Standing Committees
appropriations economic matters
environment and transportation health and government operations
judiciary ways and means
Senate Standing Committees
budget and taxation education, health, and environmental affairs
finance judicial proceedings
Statutory Committees
children, youth, and families, joint committee on
Task Forces & Special Joint Study Groups
public safety and policing workgroup
Other Meetings of Interest
alcoholic beverages article review committee board of public works
criminal sentencing policy, state commission on family caregiving and long-term supports, task force
justice reinvestment coordinating council maryland economic development commission
maryland e-nnovation initiative fund authority maryland health care commission
maryland medicaid advisory committee maryland transit authority stakeholder group
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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 Maggie McIntosh, Chair
Delegate James E. Proctor, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  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 Sally Jameson, 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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ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
Delegate Kumar P. Barve, Chair
Delegate Dana Stein, 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: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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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: 410-841-3469
                         301-858-3469

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BUDGET AND TAXATION COMMITTEE
Senator Edward J. Kasemeyer, Chair
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., 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 Paul G. Pinsky, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE


 

thursday june 18, 2015


                                  11:00 A.M.     2 West
                                                 Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Interim Study on 2015 Bills
              SB 684 - Maryland Redeemable Beverage Container and Litter
              Reduction Program
              SB 887 - Health Occupations - Dentistry - Scope of Practice and
              Licensure Exception


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Sara C. Fidler or Ryane M. Necessary,
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3661
                         301-858-3661

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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: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  April M. Morton, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3623

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CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Senator Nancy J. King, Senate Chair
Delegate Geraldine Valentino-Smith, House Chair


 

wednesday june 24, 2015


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


    Subject:  Spending on services for children, youth, and families


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Caroline L. B. Boice or Kaitlyn S. Shulman,
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

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PUBLIC SAFETY AND POLICING WORKGROUP
Senator Catherine E. Pugh, Senate Chair
Delegate Curt Anderson, House Chair


 

tuesday june 23, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 101 Judiciary
                                                 Committee Hearing Room
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen St.
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Recruitment and Hiring Practices for Law Enforcement


 

thursday july 23, 2015


                                  4:00 P.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Town Hall Meeting: Law Enforcement Issues Across the State


 

monday august 24, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.      Joing Hearing Room
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Law Enforcement Officers Bills of Rights (LEOBOR)


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Shirleen Pilgrim or Claire Rossmark, Dept.
      of Legislative Services
          Telephone: 410-946-5350
                     301-970-5350

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ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
James Kenney, Chair


 

monday june 22, 2015


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



    Subject:  Second review of beer, wine, and liquor licenses


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

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BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
Sheila McDonald, Executive Secretary


 

wednesday july 1, 2015


                                  10:00 A.M.     Governor's Reception Room
                                                 Second Floor
                                                 State House
                                                 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  General


 

wednesday july 22, 2015


                                  10:00 A.M.     Assembly Room
                                                 Goldstein Treasury Building
                                                 80 Calvert Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

  NOTE:  Change in meeting location and subject

    Subject:  General Meeting and Bond Sale


 

wednesday august 12, 2015


                                  10:00 A.M.     Governor's Reception Room
                                                 Second Floor
                                                 State House
                                                 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  General


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Missy Hodges, Board of Public Works
              Telephone: 410-260-7335
                         877-591-7320

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


 

tuesday july 14, 2015


                                  5:30 P.M.      Training Rooms 1 & 2
                                                 Judiciary Education and
                                                 Conference Center
                                                 2009D Commerce Park Drive
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Review and evaluation of the State's sentencing guidelines and
              policies.


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

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FAMILY CAREGIVING AND LONG-TERM SUPPORTS, TASK FORCE ON
TBD


 

monday july 6, 2015


                                  3:00 P.M.      3 East Miller Senate
                                     to          Office Building
                                  5:00 P.M.      Finance Committee Room
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Identify resources, programs, and policies for support of family
              caregivers.
              Gather testimony from family caregivers. Analyze and suggest
              actions the State could take on legislative and administrative
              levels to develop and train an in-home care work force.
              The task force will meet monthly to create an inventory of
              resources, including policies and programs available to
              caregivers.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Tammy Bresnahan, AARP
              Telephone: 410-302-8451

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JUSTICE REINVESTMENT COORDINATING COUNCIL
Christopher B. Shank, Chair


 

monday june 22, 2015


                                  2:00 P.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  (1) Organizational Meeting.
              (2) Overview of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative Presented by
                  Representatives of the PEW Charitable Trusts.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Donald J. Hogan, Jr., Governor's Office of
                             Crime Control and Prevention
              Telephone: 410-821-2828

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MARYLAND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
Anirban Basu, Chair


 

tuesday july 7, 2015


                                  3:00 P.M.      Governor's Reception Room
                                     to          Second Floor
                                  4:30 P.M.      State House
                                                 100 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Economic updates from DBED Secretary R. Mike Gill. Discussion of
              subcommittees to develop a Strategic Plan. Review of Maryland's
              competitiveness. Overview of Economic Development Programs.
              Discussion of the economic impact of Maryland military
              installations.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Julie Woepke, Dept. of Business and
      Economic Development
              Telephone: 443-324-0861

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MARYLAND E-NNOVATION INITIATIVE FUND AUTHORITY
Robert M. Hallenbeck, Chair


 

thursday june 25, 2015


                                  9:00 A.M.      Room 1746
                                                 World Trade Center
                                                 401 E. Pratt Street
                                                 17th Floor
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund Program

              Toll-free dial-in number: (866) 247-6034
              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 june 18, 2015


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

    Subject:  To be announced


 

thursday july 16, 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


 

thursday june 25, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.      Department of Health and
                                     to          Mental Hygiene
                                  3:00 P.M.      Lobby Level Conference Room L-3
                                                 201 West Preston Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  TO BE ANNOUNCED


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Carrol Barnes, Dept. of Health and Mental
      Hygiene
              Telephone: 410-767-5213

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MARYLAND TRANSIT AUTHORITY STAKEHOLDER GROUP
Jim Ports, Chair


 

wednesday june 24, 2015


                                  3:30 P.M.      Suite 300
                                     to          Conference Room A
                                  5:30 P.M.      Baltimore Metropolitan Council
                                                 1500 Whetstone Way
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  Initial Meeting of Stakeholder Group
              MTA Transit Improvement Performance


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Matt Garbark, Dept. of Transportation
              Telephone: 410-865-1096

June 18, 2015 12:33 P.M.