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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 24, 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
Task Forces & Special Joint Study Groups
maryland retirement security and savings, commission public safety and policing workgroup
Other Meetings of Interest
adquy of fndg for ed in st of md stkhldr gr, stdy of assess and test in pub school, comm to rev md use of
board of public works family caregiving and long-term supports, task force
md underground facilities damage prev authority maternal mental health, task force to study
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LEGISLATIVE POLICY COMMITTEE
President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., Senate Chair
Speaker Michael E. Busch, House Chair


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 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
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  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
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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MARYLAND RETIREMENT SECURITY AND SAVINGS, COMMISSION ON
Douglas J.J. Peters, Senate Chair
C. William Frick, House Chair


 

tuesday january 5, 2016


                                  2:00 P.M.      Room 230
                                                 Economic Matters Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Review and Discussion of Federal Department of Labor Publications


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

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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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ADEQUACY OF FUNDING FOR EDUCATION IN THE STATE OF
MARYLAND STAKEHOLDER GROUP, STUDY OF
Kristy Michel, MSDE


 

thursday january 21, 2016


                                  9:00 A.M.      Room 145
                                                 Lowe House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Quarterly meeting of the Stakeholder Group
              Consultants will provide an overview of recent reports
                - Final Report - Prekindergarten Services and Funding
                - Revised Report - Evaluation of the Wealth Calculation
                - Further Discussion - Analysis of Maryland's Geographic Cost of
                  Education Index


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Donna Gunning, Maryland State Dept. of
      Education
              Telephone: 410-767-0757

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


 

monday january 11, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 145
                                     to          House Office Building
                                  4:00 P.M.      6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Panel - teachers and students on impact of testing


  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 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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FAMILY CAREGIVING AND LONG-TERM SUPPORTS, TASK FORCE ON
Delores G. Kelley, Senate Chair
Angela Angel, House Chair


 

monday january 25, 2016


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

    Subject:  Regular Meeting


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

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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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MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH, TASK FORCE TO STUDY
Diana Cheng, Co-Chair
Albert Zachik, Co-Chair


 

tuesday january 12, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.      Basement Conference Room
                                                 Dix Building
                                                 Spring Grove Hospital Center
                                                 55 Wade Avenue
                                                 Catonsville, MD

    Subject:  Initial Workgroup Recommendations


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Dan Martin, Mental Health Association of
      Maryland
              Telephone: 443-901-1550 ext. 208

December 24, 2015 10:28 A.M.