About Schedules

The weekly schedule is issued anew each Thursday and includes the dates, times, locations, and topics for meetings being held by committees of the General Assembly and other state government groups. Addenda to the weekly schedule are published as necessary.

Meetings are generally held in late morning or early afternoon.

During the legislative session standing committee meetings include:

  • Public hearings on all assigned legislation. Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.
  • Briefings on subject matters as determined by the chair from agencies and selected organizations.
  • Receiving testimony from sponsors and other parties supporting or opposing legislation
  • Reviewing the Governor’s nominees to cabinet positions, certain Judgeships, and various boards and commissions (Senate Executive Nominations Committee only)
  • Hearing agency representatives discuss the budgets of specific units of State government (Budget Committees only)
  • Receiving proposed amendments
  • Voting to approve or reject legislation

Between sessions, scheduled meetings continue the work of General Assembly committees and its task forces, commissions, and special issue workgroups.

Certain committees webcast their meetings live and recordings can be listened to or viewed on demand after the meeting has concluded. Prior schedules and addenda are available online and in printed format.



Weekly Schedule - Published December 3, 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
audit committee, joint behavioral health and opioid use disorders, joint
ending homelessness, joint committee on gaming oversight, joint committee on
management of public funds, joint committee on the spending affordability committee
Special Joint Committees
pensions, joint committee on jt sub on program open space/agricultural land prsrv
Task Forces & Special Joint Study Groups
death with dignity workgroup public safety and policing workgroup
tax credit evaluation committee uninsured drivers, task force to study meth to reduc
Other Meetings of Interest
assess and test in pub school, comm to rev md use of board of public works
criminal sentencing policy, state commission on justice reinvestment coordinating council
maryland e-nnovation initiative fund authority maryland health care commission
procurement advisory council quality care in nursing homes, oversight committee
rural maryland council school construction, interagency committee on
social work examiners, board of
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LEGISLATIVE POLICY COMMITTEE
President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., Senate Chair
Speaker Michael E. Busch, House Chair


FULL COMMITTEE


 

tuesday december 15, 2015


                                  10:00 A.M.     Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  End of interim meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Lynne B. Porter, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5200
                         301-970-5200


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APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
Delegate Maggie McIntosh, Chair
Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, Vice-Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Kaitlyn Shulman, Kate Henry, or Matthew
      Jackson, 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:  Sally Guy, Laura Atas, 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


 

tuesday december 15, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 240
                                                 Health and Government
                                                 Operations Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  (1) Sunset review of State Board of Environmental Sanitarians
              (2) Update on medically fragile foster children in group homes
              (3) Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene report on tools to fight
                  fraud, waste, and abuse
              (4) Update on Prescription Drug Monitoring Program


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Linda L. Stahr 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 Rossmark, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510/5530
                         301-970-5510/5530

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


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Benjamin Blank, Tiffany Johnson, or
      Stanford Ward, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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BUDGET AND TAXATION COMMITTEE
Senator Edward J. Kasemeyer, Chair
Senator 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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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
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 or Elizabeth Bayly, Dept.
      of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3623
                         301-970-3623

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


 

tuesday december 8, 2015


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

  NOTE:  Subject Update

    Subject:  -Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services - Office of
               the Secretary and Other Units
              -Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services - Division
               of Parole and Probation - Probation Intake and Fee Assessment
               Processes
              -Department of State Police
              -Proposed Law Changes to Amend OLA Audit Requirements and
               Responsibilities
              -OLA Follow-up Processes and Repeat Audit Findings
              -Summary of Audit Reports Issued and Recommended Committee 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 december 9, 2015


                                  10:30 A.M.     3 East
                                                 Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 Senate Finance Committee
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

  NOTE:  Subject Update

    Subject:  1) Judiciary perspectives on dealing with individuals with
                 substance use and mental health issues;
              2) Briefing from Ameritox;
              3) Final Report of the Governor's Heroin and Opioid Emergency
                 Task Force.


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

addendum issued: december 9, 2015


 

wednesday december 9, 2015


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

  NOTE:  Location Change


    Subject:  1) Judiciary perspectives on dealing with individuals with
                 substance use and mental health issues:
              2) Briefing from Ameritox:
              3) Final Report of the Governor's Heroin and Opioid Emergency
                 Task Force.


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

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ENDING HOMELESSNESS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., Senate Chair
Mary L. Washington, House Chair


 

wednesday december 16, 2015


                                  10:30 A.M.     Room 130
                                                 Ways & Means Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

  NOTE:  Location Change

    Subject:  Public Testimony on Homelessness


  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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GAMING OVERSIGHT, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Nancy J. King, Senate Chair
Eric G. Luedtke, House Chair


 

monday december 14, 2015


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


    Subject:  Issues Surrounding Daily Fantasy Sports


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Matthew J. Bennett or Benjamin A. Blank,
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510/5530
                         301-970-5510/5530

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MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC FUNDS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE
James C. Rosapepe, Senate Chair
Ana Sol Gutierrez, House Chair


 

tuesday december 8, 2015


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

    Subject:  Update from the Comptroller and Treasurer
              Review of local government audits by the Office of Legislative
                   Audits


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Trevor S. Owen or Matthew B. Jackson,
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510/5530
                         301-970-5510/5530

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SPENDING AFFORDABILITY COMMITTEE
Roger Manno, Senate Chair
Benjamin S. Barnes, House Chair


 

wednesday december 16, 2015


                                  4:00 P.M.      Room 120
                                                 Appropriations Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Decision Meeting


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

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PENSIONS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Douglas J.J. Peters, Senate Chair
Benjamin S. Barnes, House Chair


 

wednesday december 9, 2015


                                  2:00 P.M.      Room 120
                                                 Appropriations Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Steet
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Annual State Retirement and Pension System Investment Overview
              Decisions


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

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PROGRAM OPEN SPACE AND AGRICULTURAL LAND PRESERVATION,
JOINT SUBCOMMITTEE ON
Karen S. Montgomery, Senate Chair
Jim Gilchrist, House Chair


 

wednesday december 9, 2015


                                  1:30 P.M.      2 West
                                                 Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 Education, Health, and
                                                 Environmental Affairs Committee
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Land conservation related issues


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Andrew Gray and April Morton, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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DEATH WITH DIGNITY WORKGROUP
Victor R. Ramirez, Senate Chair
Shane E. Pendergrass, House Chair


 

tuesday december 8, 2015


                                  10:00 A.M.     Room 240
                                                 Health and Government
                                                 Operations Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Work Session


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Linda L. Stahr or April M. Morton, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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


 

tuesday december 8, 2015


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


    Subject:  Policing Practices


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

addendum issued: december 4, 2015


 

tuesday december 8, 2015


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

  NOTE:  Meeting Canceled

    Subject:  Policing Practices


 

monday january 11, 2016


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


    Subject:  Overview Discussion


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

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TAX CREDIT EVALUATION COMMITTEE
Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., Senate Chair
Jay Walker, House Chair


 

monday december 7, 2015


                                  2:00 P.M.      3 West
                                                 Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 Senate Budget and Taxation
                                                 Committee
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

  NOTE:  The draft report is posted on the Department of Legislative
         Services' Web site (dls.state.md.us) under the Taxes and Fiscal
         Planning link.

    Subject:  Public Hearing on the Draft Evaluation Report for the Sustainable
              Communities Tax Credit


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  J. Ryan Bishop or Robert J. Rehrmann, Dept.
      of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

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UNINSURED DRIVERS, TASK FORCE TO STUDY METHODS TO REDUCE THE RATE OF
Thomas M. Middleton, Senate Chair
C. William Frick, House Chair


 

wednesday december 16, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 231
                                                 Economic Matters Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Discussion of Issues and Options


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Tami D. Burt, Robert K. Smith, and
      Richard L. Duncan, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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ASSESSMENTS AND TESTING IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS,
COMMISSION TO REVIEW MARYLAND'S USE OF
Christopher S. Berry, Chair


 

thursday december 17, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 145
                                     to          House Office Building
                                  3:00 P.M.      6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Update on Congressional actions on ESEA
              Discussion of mandated testing minutes
              Discuss future meeting topics and presentations


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

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BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
Sheila McDonald, Executive Secretary


 

wednesday december 16, 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
Glenn T. Harrell, Jr., Chair


 

tuesday december 8, 2015


                                  5:30 P.M.      Room 100
                                                 Judiciary Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Tentatively approved changes to the cell ranges of the
              existing Sentencing Matrix for Drug Offenses. Public comment
              is invited on those changes, which are available at
              www.msccsp.org/About/Meetings. Also under consideration is an
              alternative proposal for revised cell ranges submitted by one
              or more Commission members which will be available on the same
              webpage by November 4, 2015. The Commission welcomes comment on
              the alternate proposal as well

              If you wish to bring any other related issue to the attention
              of the Commission, contact David Soule, Executive Director of
              the Commission at dsoule@umd.edu

              Those who wish to speak at the meeting please register and
              submit written comments at least three days in advance of the
              meeting to dsoule@umd.edu

                                  7:00 P.M.      Room 170
                                                 Montgomery County Delegation
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  The Commission will continue the 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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JUSTICE REINVESTMENT COORDINATING COUNCIL
Christopher B. Shank, Chair


 

thursday december 17, 2015


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


    Subject:  Decision Meeting 2


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


 

thursday december 3, 2015


                                  2:00 P.M.      Conference Call


    Subject:  Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund Authority
              Call-in number:  866-247-6034
              Conference code:  4088567131


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Roger Venezia, Maryland Dept. of Commerce
              Telephone: 410-767-6394

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MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION
Craig P. Tanio, Chair


 

thursday december 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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PROCUREMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL
Sheila McDonald, Chair


 

thursday december 17, 2015


                                  2:00 P.M.      Assembly Room, 1st Floor
                                                 Louis L. Goldstein Treasury
                                                 Building
                                                 80 Calvert Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Annual PAC Meeting


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

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QUALITY OF CARE IN NURSING HOMES AND ASSISTED
LIVING FACILITIES, OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON
Rona E. Kramer, Chair


 

thursday december 3, 2015


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 240
                                     to          Health and Government
                                  3:00 P.M.      Operations Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Regularly Scheduled Meeting


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

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RURAL MARYLAND COUNCIL
Scott Warner, Chair


 

thursday december 3, 2015


                                  8:00 A.M.      Mainsail Main & East
                                                 DoubleTree Hotel
                                                 210 Holiday Court
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  2015 Rural Summit - "Aspire Rural Maryland."  The Summit will
              bring together members from government, for-profit, nonprofit and
              grassroots organizations.  More information is available at
              rural.maryland.gov


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Charlotte Davis or Kathy Vernacchio,
        Rural Maryland Council
        Telephone:  410-841-5772

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SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION, INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE ON
David Lever, Chair


 

thursday december 3, 2015


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


    Subject:  IAC Meeting/Hearing on the 2017 Capital Improvement Program -
              Local Education Agencies will appear before the Committee


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

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


 

friday december 11, 2015


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


    Subject:  Public Meeting
              The Board may discuss/vote on proposed regulations. A portion of
              the meeting may be held in closed session.


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

December 9, 2015 9:05 A.M.