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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 10, 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
ending homelessness, joint committee on gaming oversight, joint committee on
spending affordability committee
Task Forces & Special Joint Study Groups
public safety and policing workgroup 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
justice reinvestment coordinating council maryland health care commission
md underground facilities damage prev authority procurement advisory council
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

  NOTE:  Subject Update

    Subject:  (1) Update on medically fragile foster children in group homes
              (2) Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene report on tools to fight
                  fraud, waste, and abuse
              (3) 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


 

thursday january 14, 2016


                                  10:30 A.M.     Room 100
                                                 Judiciary Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Briefing: Judge Alan Wilner
              Court of Appeals' Rules Concerning Firms that Buy Rights to
              Settlement Payouts


 

thursday january 21, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 100
                                                 Judiciary Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Briefing: Chief Judge John Morrissey
              Update on Maryland Electronic Courts Program


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Douglas R. Nestor, Lauren C. Nestor, or
      Claire Rossmark, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3488
                         301-858-3488

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


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


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

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BUDGET AND TAXATION COMMITTEE
Senator Edward J. Kasemeyer, Chair
Senator 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


 

thursday december 17, 2015

                                  1:00 P.M.      2 West
                                                 Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 Education, Health, and
                                                 Environmental Affairs Committee
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Election Issues


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

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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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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:  Subject Update

    Subject:  Public and Stakeholder Testimony. Witness sign up is available in
              Room 121, House Office Building, prior to the hearing and in Room
              130, House Office Building, on the day of the hearing.


  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

addendum issued: december 14, 2015


 

monday december 14, 2015


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

  NOTE:  Meeting Canceled

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


 

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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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


                                  12:30 P.M.     Room 231
                                                 Economic Matters Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

  NOTE:  Time Change

    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


 

wednesday january 6, 2016


                                  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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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 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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MARYLAND UNDERGROUND FACILITIES DAMAGE PREVENTION AUTHORITY
Kevin Woolbright, Chair


 

wednesday january 6, 2016


                                  9:00 A.M.      Suite 104
                                                 Lower Level Conference Room
                                                 One Call Center
                                                 7223 Parkway Drive
                                                 Hanover, MD


    Subject:  Meeting of Full Authority + Hearings


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Kevin Woolbright, Damage Prevention
      Authority
              Telephone: 240-205-3684

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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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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 14, 2015 9:59 A.M.