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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 August 13, 2015

Leadership Committees
legislative policy committee
House Standing Committees
appropriations appropriations - public safety and administration subcommittee
appropriations - transportation and environment subcommittee economic matters
environment and transportation health and government operations
judiciary ways and means
Senate Standing Committees
budget and taxation budget and taxation - health and human services subcommittee
education, health, and environmental affairs finance
judicial proceedings
Statutory Committees
audit committee, joint behavioral health and opioid use disorders, joint
cybersecurity, info tech, and biotech, jt comm on ending homelessness, joint committee on
joint committee on federal relations legislative info tech and open gov, joint comm on
Task Forces & Special Joint Study Groups
maryland economic development & business climate com public safety and policing workgroup
Other Meetings of Interest
board of public works capital debt affordability committee
criminal sentencing policy, state commission on family caregiving and long-term supports, task force
justice reinvestment coordinating council maryland health care commission
health care provider-carrier workgroup maryland insurance administration
maryland medicaid advisory committee maryland transit authority stakeholder group
social work examiners, board of
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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: Kaitlyn Shulman, Kate Henry, or Dana
      Tagalicod, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510/5530
                         301-970-5510/5530

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HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS - PUBLIC SAFETY AND ADMINISTRATION SUBCOMMITTEE
Delegate Keith Haynes, Chair


 

tuesday september 1, 2015


                                  10:00 A.M.
                                      to
                                   1:00 P.M.

  NOTE:  Time and Subject Change

    Subject:  Site Visit to Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center


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

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HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS - TRANSPORTATION AND ENVIRONMENT SUBCOMMITTEE
Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, Chair


 

wednesday september 2, 2015


                                  10:00 A.M.
                                     to
                                   3:00 P.M.

    Subject:  Site Visit to Heritage Areas Authority Properties - Calvert Marine
              Museum and Sotterley Plantation


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

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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: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

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SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SUBCOMMITTEE
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., Chair


 

wednesday september 9, 2015


                                  2:00 P.M.      3 East Miller Senate
                                                 Office Building
                                                 Finance Committee Hearing Room
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

  NOTE:  Joint with Senate Finance Committee

    Subject:  Audit Report of the Department of Human Resources; Child Support
              Enforcement Administration


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Phillip S. Anthony, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

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EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Senator Joan Carter Conway, Chair
Senator Paul G. Pinsky, 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: 410-841-3661
                         301-858-3661

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


FULL COMMITTEE


 

wednesday september 9, 2015


                                  2:00 P.M.      3 East Miller Senate
                                                 Office Building
                                                 Finance Committee Hearing Room
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

  NOTE:  Joint with Senate Budget and Taxation Health and Human
         Services Subcommittee

    Subject:  Audit Report of the Department of Human Resources; Child Support
              Enforcement Administration (CSEA)

  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 or Elizabeth Bayly, Dept.
      of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3623

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AUDIT COMMITTEE, JOINT
Guy Guzzone, Senate Chair
Craig J. Zucker, House Chair


 

tuesday september 8, 2015


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

  NOTE:  Subject Update

    Subject:  Fiscal Compliance Audit -
              Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT)/Maryland Transit
              Administration
              Special Review - MDOT/Maryland Transit Administration -
              Interagency Agreements with Towson University
              Summary of Audit Reports and Recommended Action


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Stephen M. Ross or Hannah E. Dier, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510/5530
                         301-970-5510/5530

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Behavioral Health and Opioid Use Disorders, Joint Committee on
Katherine Klausmeier, Senate Chair
Peter A. Hammen, House Chair


 

wednesday september 9, 2015


                                  10:30 A.M.     Room 240, Health &
                                                 Government Operations Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Briefing on:
              1.  The provision and funding of behavioral health services in
                  the State;
              2.  The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Overdose
                  Response Program; and
              3.  Addiction


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Erin Hopwood or David Smulski, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Biotechnology,
Joint Committee on
James C. Rosapepe, Senate Chair
C. William Frick, House Chair


 

wednesday august 26, 2015


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

    Subject:  Status of the production and use of energy storage technology in
              Maryland
              Use of big data to assist government in providing public services
              in education, law, human services, and health


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Tami D. Burt, Richard L. Duncan or
      Jason A. Kramer, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

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Ending Homelessness, Joint Committee on
Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., Senate Chair
Mary L. Washington, House Chair


 

tuesday september 8, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.      3 West Miller Senate
                                                 Office Building
                                                 Senate Budget and Taxation
                                                 Committee Room
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Overview and Introduction


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Kaitlyn Shulman or Tonya Zimmerman, Dept.
      of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510/5530
                         301-970-5510/5530

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FEDERAL RELATIONS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Brian J. Feldman, Senate Chair
Alfred C. Carr, Jr., House Chair


 

tuesday september 22, 2015


                                  9:30 A.M.      3 East Miller Senate
                                     to          Office Building
                                 12:00 P.M.      Finance Committee Hearing
                                                 Room
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Transportation Briefing for the Joint Committee on Federal
              Relations


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Laura Vykol or Scott Kennedy, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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Legislative Information Technology and Open Government, Joint Committee on
James E. DeGrange, Sr., Senate Chair
Luke Clippinger, House Chair


 

tuesday september 8, 2015


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

  NOTE:  To access live video of this meeting:
        1.  On the GAM home page, under the "In Committee" section click the
            camera icon next to Senate
        2.  On the resulting Committee Audio and Video page, look in the "Live"
            column next to Budget and Taxation and the subcommittee Education,
            Business and Administration for the Amoss room.

    Subject:  Organizational meeting and briefing on the Maryland Council on
              Open Data


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

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MARYLAND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & BUSINESS CLIMATE COMMISSION
Norman R. Augustine, Chair


 

thursday august 27, 2015


                                  10:00 A.M.     1st Floor Conference Room
                                                 Prince George's County Economic
                                                 Development Corporation
                                                 1801 McCormick Drive
                                                 Largo, MD


    Subject:  Overview of Maryland's Corporate Income Tax and Business Tax
              Credits

              NOTE:  Additional information about the Commission's meeting
              schedule can be found on the Department of Legislative Services'
              Web site (dls.state.md.us) under the Taxes and Fiscal Planning
              link.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Ryan Bishop or Matthew Bennett, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510/5530
                         301-970-5510/5530

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


 

monday august 24, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.      Joint 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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BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
Sheila McDonald, Executive Secretary


 

wednesday august 26, 2015


                                   1:00 P.M.     Governor's Reception Room
                                                 Second Floor
                                                 State House
                                                 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  General Meeting


 

wednesday september 16, 2015


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


    Subject:  General Meeting


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

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CAPITAL DEBT AFFORDABILITY COMMITTEE
Nancy K. Kopp, Chair


 

wednesday september 2, 2015


                                  2:00 P.M.      Assembly Room #114-116
                                                 Louis L. Goldstein Treasury
                                                 Building
                                                 80 Calvert Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Legislative review and the size and condition of tax-supported
              debt


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Nikki Griffith, State Treasurer's Office
              Telephone: 410-260-7920
                         1-800-974-0468

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


 

tuesday september 22, 2015


                                  5:30 P.M.      Training Rooms 9 & 10
                                                 Judiciary Education and
                                                 Conference Center
                                                 2011D Commerce Park Drive
                                                 Annapolis, MD



    Subject:  Continued 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
Delores G. Kelley, Senate Chair


 

monday september 28, 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:  Testimony from family caregivers.
              Identification of resources and programs available for family
              caregivers and different policies that support 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


 

tuesday august 18, 2015


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


    Subject:  Maryland Sentencing and Corrections Data and System Assessment


  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 HEALTH CARE COMMISSION
Craig P. Tanio, Chair


 

thursday september 17, 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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Health Care Provider-Carrier Workgroup
Ben Steffen, Co-Chair
Erin Dorrien, Co-Chair


 

wednesday september 2, 2015


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

    Subject:  Self-Referral Study: Aligning Quality and Cost Initiatives


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Erin Dorrien, Health Care Provider-Carrier
      Workgroup, Maryland Health Care Commission
              Telephone: 410-764-3460


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MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION
Al Redmer, Jr., Commissioner


 

monday september 28, 2015


                                  10:00 A.M.     Maryland Insurance
                                      to         Administration
                                   1:00 P.M.     24th Floor, Hearing Room
                                                 200 St. Paul Place
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Public hearing related to the study of the use of medical
              stop-loss insurance in self-funded employer health plans,
              including the attachment points, the number of lives insured, the
              plan designs, and other information relevant to the study
              as specified in the Act
              Written informational comments may be submitted to
              nick.cavey@maryland.gov or by mail to St. Paul Place, Suite 2700,
              Baltimore, MD 21202 or by fax to 410-468-2020.  Deadline for
              informational written comments regarding the study is
              October 13, 2015.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Nancy Egan, Maryland Insurance
      Administration
              Telephone: 410-468-2488

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MARYLAND MEDICAID ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Kevin Lindamood, Chair


 

thursday september 24, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.      Department of Health and
                                     to          Mental Hygiene
                                  3:00 P.M.      Lobby Level Conference Room L-1
                                                 201 W. 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


 

thursday september 10, 2015


                                  2:00 P.M.      Suite 300
                                     to          Conference Room A
                                  4:00 P.M.      Baltimore Metropolitan Council
                                                 1500 Whetstone Way
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  Meeting #3 of the MTA Stakeholder Group


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

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


 

friday august 14, 2015


                                  10:15 A.M.     Room 110
                                                 Metro Building
                                                 4201 Patterson Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Public Meeting
              Proposed Regulations. A portion of the meeting may be held in
              closed session


 

friday september 11, 2015


                                  10:15 A.M.     Room 110
                                                 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

August 13, 2015 3:05 P.M.