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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 January 7, 2016

Leadership Committees
legislative policy committee
Senate Standing Committees
budget and taxation education, health, and environmental affairs
finance judicial proceedings
rules committee
House Standing Committees
appropriations economic matters
environment and transportation health and government operations
judiciary ways and means
rules and executive nominations committee
Local Committees
local government subcommittee - baltimore city house delegation
Task Forces & Special Joint Study Groups
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
hereditary and congenital disorders, state advisory maryland insurance administration
maternal mental health, task force to study rural maryland council
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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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BUDGET AND TAXATION COMMITTEE
Senator Edward J. Kasemeyer, Chair
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., Vice Chair

3 West Miller Senate Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3690 | 301-858-3690 )

Anyone wishing to testify on any bill must sign-up using the electronic witness register 30 minutes prior to the start time on the day of the bill hearings. Electronic sign-up will be open at NOON on the day prior to the scheduled bill hearings. If you have written testimony, please submit 30 copies to the committee staff for distribution by 11:00 a.m. the day of the bill hearing. The order that bills are listed on the schedule generally is not the order in which they will be heard. Anyone wishing to testify at budget hearings should contact the appropriate committee staff for information. Limited public testimony may be accepted.


 

thursday january 7, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

friday january 8, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 11, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 12, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

wednesday january 13, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

thursday january 14, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Organizational Meeting

                                  2:00 P.M.

  Briefing by Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody's Analytics

 

friday january 15, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.


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EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Senator Joan Carter Conway, Chair
Senator Paul G. Pinsky, Vice Chair

2 West Miller Senate Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3661 | 301-858-3661 )

Anyone wishing to testify on any bill must sign the witness register by 12:00 Noon. If you have written testimony, please submit 25 copies to the committee staff by 12:00 Noon for distribution prior to the hearing. The order that bills are listed on the schedule is not necessarily the order in which they will be heard. THE COMMITTEE WILL RECEIVE TESTIMONY ON HOUSE BILLS FROM THE SPONSOR, GOVERNMENT AGENCY, AND LIMITED PROPONENTS AND OPPONENTS WHEN APPROPRIATE. BILLS WILL BE ADDED TO THE HEARING SCHEDULE AS THEY ARE RECEIVED BY THE COMMITTEE; HOWEVER, THE COMMITTEE WILL NOT HOLD HEARINGS ON CROSSFILED BILLS.


 

thursday january 7, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

friday january 8, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 11, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 12, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

wednesday january 13, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

thursday january 14, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Organizational Meeting

                                  1:15 P.M.

  Briefing by the Attorney General's Office on North Carolina State Board
  of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission

                                  2:00 P.M.

  Briefing:  Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Update regarding
             SB 887 Dental Ownership Interim Study

                                  2:30 P.M.

  Briefing on the sunset evaluation of the State Board of Environmental Health
  Specialists, presented by the Department of Legislative Services.

 

friday january 15, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 18, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 19, 2016


 Changes made to schedule through addenda

  SB 105    Chr EHE (Dept)    Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority - Name
                              and Authority
    ADDED                     JAN 19, 2016 2:30 PM


 End of schedule changes


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing:  Department of Agriculture Overview

                                  1:30 P.M.

  Briefing:  Department of the Environment Overview

                                  2:00 P.M.

  Briefing:  Department of Natural Resources Overview

                                  2:30 P.M.

  SB 4      Sen Conway        Natural Resources - Maryland Environmental Trust -
                              Trustees
  SB 45     Sen Simonaire     Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays 2010 Trust
                              Fund - Use of Funds
                              (Jointly assigned to EHE and B&T)
  SB 61     Sen Simonaire     Ntrl Rsrcs - Forest Lands and the Chspk and
                              Atlantic Coastal Bays 2010 Trust Fnd - Misc Crctns
  SJ 1      Chr EHE (Dept)    Patuxent River Watershed - Amendment of Patuxent
                              River Policy Plan

 

wednesday january 20, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing:  Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH),
  presented by Johns Hopkins School of Education.

                                  1:30 P.M.

  Briefing:  Maryland State Department of Education

                                  2:00 P.M.

  Briefing:  Maryland Higher Education Commission

                                  2:30 P.M.

  Briefing:  Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation and P-20 Council

                                  3:00 P.M.

  Briefing:  Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center

                                  3:30 P.M.

  SB 16     Sen Eckardt       Talbot County - Board of Education - Student
                              Members
  SB 38     Sen Klausmeier    Higher Education - Community Colleges - Workforce
                              Development Sequence Grants and Scholarships
  SB 65     Sen Young         Primary and Secondary Education - Health and
                              Safety - Sugar-Free Schools Act
  SB 71     Sen Young         Public and Nonpublic Schools - Student Diabetes
                              Management Program
  SB 73     Sen Young         Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for
                              Orphans and Foster Care Recipients
  SB 102    Chr EHE (Dept)    Governor's Office for Children and Services to
                              Children

 

thursday january 21, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.

  SB 17     Sen Reilly        Open Meetings Act - Retention of Minutes and Tape
                              Recordings - Revision
  SB 28     Sen Kagan         State Government - Web Sites - Language Access
  SB 32     Sen Simonaire     State Government - Veterans Affairs - Maryland
                              Prisoner of War Medal
  SB 35     Sen Conway        Scndhnd Precious Metal Object Dealers and Pwnbrkrs
                              - Reqd Rcrds - Phtgrph of Precious Metal Object
  SB 39     Sen Simonaire     General Provisions - State Designations - Great
                              Seal and State Motto
  SB 49     Sen Young         Maryland State Song - Replacement
  SB 67     Sen Young         State Government - Administrative Procedure Act -
                              Effective Date of Adopted Regulations
  SB 103    Chr EHE (Dept)    State Government - Maryland Youth Advisory Council
                              - Revisions

 

friday january 22, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 25, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 26, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing:  Climate Change in Maryland

                                  2:00 P.M.

  SB 110    Chr EHE (Dept)    Agriculture - Young Farmers Advisory Board -
                              Membership
  SB 112    Chr EHE (Dept)    Pest Control Compact - Repeal
  SB 113    Chr EHE (Dept)    Department of Agriculture - Bees, Bee Colonies,
                              and Used Bee Equipment - Trnsprtn and Shipment

 

wednesday january 27, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.

  SB 30     Sen Conway        Maryland Anesthesiologists Assistants Act
  SB 42     Sen Conway        St Bd of Dntl Exmnrs - Appt of Dentist and Dntl
                              Hygienist Mbrs - Advice and Consent of the Senate
  SB 108    Chr EHE (Dept)    Nurse Support Program Assistance Fund - Revisions
  SB 109    Chr EHE (Dept)    Health Occupations Boards - Criminal History
                              Records Checks - Required

 

thursday january 28, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.

  SB 104    Chr EHE (Dept)    Housing and Community Development - Local
                              Government Infrastructure Projects - Financing
  SB 106    Chr EHE (Dept)    DLLR - St Bd of Heating, Ventilation, A-C, and
                              Rfrgrtn Contractors - Authrty of the Scrtry
  SB 107    Chr EHE (Dept)    Military Department - Summary Courts-Martial -
                              Penalties
  SB 111    Chr EHE (Dept)    State Lottery - Licensed Agents - Prize Payments

 

friday january 29, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday february 1, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday february 2, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.

  SB 46     Sen Reilly        Anne Arundel County - Archery Hunting - Safety
                              Zone
  SB 51     Sen Klausmeier    Natural Resources - Aquaculture Coordinating
                              Council - Membership
  SB 57     Sen Ramirez       Community Cleanup and Greening Act of 2016
                              (Jointly assigned to EHE and FIN)

 

wednesday february 3, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

thursday february 4, 2016


 Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing:  State Board of Elections

                                  1:30 P.M.

  Briefing:  State Ethics Commission

 End of schedule changes



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

3 East Miller Senate Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3677 | 301-858-3677 )

Anyone wishing to testify on any bill must sign the witness register by 12:30 p.m. If you have written testimony, please submit 25 copies to the committee staff by 12:00 noon for distribution prior to the hearing. The order that bills are listed on the schedule is not necessarily the order in which they will be heard. PLEASE NOTE: For House Bills, the committee will recieve testimony from the sponsor, the sponsor's designee, or the department. For House bills that are not cross-filed with a Senate bill, at the descretion of the Chairman, the committee will also receive limited testimony from proponents and opponents. Witness sheets will be available for anyone who wants to record a position.


 

thursday january 7, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

friday january 8, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 11, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 12, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

wednesday january 13, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

thursday january 14, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Organizational Meeting

                                  1:30 P.M.

  SB 22     Sen Benson        Human Services - Interagency Council on
                              Homelessness - Membership
  SB 75     Chr FIN (Dept)    Insurance - Public Adjusters - Licensing
  SB 87     Chr FIN (Dept)    Mortgage Loan Originators - State Criminal History
                              Records Check Requirement - Repeal
  SB 88     Chr FIN (Dept)    Commissioner of Financial Regulation -
                              Consolidation of Nondepository Special Funds

  NOTE: Bill hearings to begin immediately folllowing the
         Organizational Meeting.

 

friday january 15, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 18, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 19, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.

  SB 37     Sen Simonaire     Commercial Law - Security Freezes - Fees for
                              Active Duty Military Service Members
  SB 54     Sens Middleton    Public Utilities - Transportation Network Services
            and Ferguson      and For-Hire Transportation - Clarifications
  SB 74     Chr FIN (Dept)    Unemployment Insurance - Effect of Retirement
                              Payments on Eligibility for Benefits - Revision
  SB 84     Chr FIN (Dept)    Unemployment Insurance - Calculation and
                              Application of Table of Rates - Revision
  SB 86     Chr FIN (Dept)    Unemployment Insurance - Exemption From Actively
                              Seeking Work Requirement - Repeal
  SB 90     Chr FIN (Dept)    Unemployment Insurance - Recovery of Benefits and
                              Penalties for Fraud

 

wednesday january 20, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.

  SB 1      Sen Kagan         Health Insurance - In Vitro Fertilization - Use of
                              Spouse's Sperm - Exception
  SB 29     Sen Simonaire     Protection of Information by Businesses -
                              Definition of Personal Information
  SB 56     Sens Mathias      Trnsprtn - Chspk Bay Bridge Crossing - Envmtl
            and Astle         Impact Stdy - Cost Estimate and Payment
  SB 72     Sen DeGrange      Citizens Com for the Enhancement of Cmnts
                              Surrounding BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport - Mbrshp
  SB 89     Chr FIN (Dept)    Md Medical Assistance Program - Prvsn of Substance
                              Use Services to Enrollees of Managed Care Orgs
  SB 91     Chr FIN (Dept)    Public Health - State-Identified HIV Priorities

 

thursday january 21, 2016


 Changes made to schedule through addenda

  SB 98     Chr FIN (Dept)    Senior Citizen Activities Center Operating Fund -
                              Distributions - Alteration
    ADDED                     JAN 21, 2016 1:00 PM


 End of schedule changes


                                  1:00 P.M.

  SB 85     Chr FIN (Dept)    Department of Economic Competitiveness and
                              Commerce - Renaming
  SB 92     Chr FIN (Dept)    Planned Apprenticeship Standards and On-the-Job
                              Training Activities - Revisions
  SB 93     Chr FIN (Dept)    Maryland Workforce Corporation and Health Care
                              Personnel Training Fund - Repeal
  SB 94     Chr FIN (Dept)    Workforce Development - Revisions
  SB 95     Chr FIN (Dept)    Div of Workforce Dvlp and Adult Learning - Adult
                              Ed and Literacy Services - Revisions
  SB 99     Chr FIN (Dept)    Department of Disabilities - Assistive Technology
                              Loan Program - Board of Directors


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

2 East Miller Senate Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3623 | 301-858-3623 )

Anyone wishing to testify on any bill must sign the witness register before 12:30 p.m. If you have written testimony, please submit 20 copies to the staff for distribution by 12:00 p.m. The order that bills are listed on the schedule is not necessarily the order in which they will be heard. Materials submitted for the Committee's consideration should not include plastic covers, binders or other materials that cannot be easily re-used or recycled. PLEASE NOTE: THE COMMITTEE WILL RECEIVE TESTIMONY ON HOUSE BILLS FROM THE SPONSOR, THE SPONSOR'S DESIGNEE OR THE DEPARTMENT, AND LIMITED PROPONENTS AND OPPONENTS WHEN APPROPRIATE. WRITTEN TESTIMONY IS WELCOME. WITNESS SIGN UP WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO RECORD A POSITION.


 

thursday january 7, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

friday january 8, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 11, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 12, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

wednesday january 13, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

thursday january 14, 2016


                                  12:30 P.M.

  Organizational Meeting

                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing -- Maryland Judiciary
              - New rules on structured settlement sales
              - Shielding, expungement, and electronic access to court records
              - Electronic courts

 

friday january 15, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 18, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 19, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.

  SB 6      Sen Simonaire     Criminal Law - Impersonating a Military Member -
                              Penalties (Stolen Valor Act of 2016)
  SB 23     Sen Young         Vehicle Laws - Title Service Agents - Out-of-State
                              Vehicle Registrations
  SB 36     Sen Simonaire     Vehicle Laws - Cats and Dogs Left Unattended -
                              Authorized Removal
  SB 41     Sen Brochin       Vehicle Laws - Driving While License is Suspended
                              - Prison Sentence Repeal
  SB 52     Sen Simonaire     Immunity From Civil Liability - Forcible Entry
                              Into Motor Vehicle
  SB 53     Sen Ramirez       Vehicle Laws - Obstruction Hanging From Rearview
                              Mirror - Enforcement
  SB 59     Sen Simonaire     Criminal Law - Aggravated Cruelty to Animals in
                              the Presence of a Minor
  SB 80     Chr JPR (Dept)    Commercial Drivers' Licenses - Cancellations and
                              Downgrades (Driving Privilege Prsrvtn Act of 2016)

 

wednesday january 20, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing -- Pew Charitable Trusts -- Study completed on behalf of the Justice
  Reinvestment Coordinating Council.

  Joint with the House Judiciary Committee

  To be held in the Joint Hearing Room

 

thursday january 21, 2016


 Changes made to schedule through addenda

  SB 81     Chr JPR (Dept)    RESCHEDULED -  to JAN 21, 1:30 PM

  SB 81     Chr JPR (Dept)    Juvenile Law - Continuum of Care - Repeal of
                              Termination Date
    MOVED                     From JAN 21, 2:00 PM to JAN 21, 1:30 PM

  SB 13     Sen Simonaire     HEARING CANCELLED



  SB 55     Sen Simonaire     HEARING CANCELLED



  SB 64     Baltimore         HEARING CANCELLED
            County Senators


  SB 82     Chr JPR (Dept)    HEARING CANCELLED



  SB 83     Chr JPR (Dept)    HEARING CANCELLED




  Note: SB 13, SB 55, SB 64, SB 82, and SB 83 have been rescheduled for a
        hearing on 01/26/2016 at 1:00 PM.

                                  2:00 P.M.

  Or immediately following the bill hearing on SB 81.

  Briefing -- Department of Juvenile Services
              - Overview
              - Update on the status of the education system for juvenile
                offenders

  Note: Time change

 End of schedule changes


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing -- Department of Juvenile Services
              - Overview
              - Update on the status of the education system for juvenile
                offenders


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SENATE RULES COMMITTEE
Senator Katherine Klausmeier, Chair
Senator James E. DeGrange, Vice Chair

Senate Caucus Room, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3700 | 301-858-3700 )


 

thursday january 7, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

friday january 8, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 11, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 12, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

wednesday january 13, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

thursday january 14, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

friday january 15, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 18, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 19, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

wednesday january 20, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

thursday january 21, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.


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APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
Delegate Maggie McIntosh, Chair
Delegate Tawanna Gaines, Vice Chair

Room 120, House Office Building, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3407 | 301-858-3407 )

1) For bill hearings, anyone wishing to testify on a bill must sign the witness register by 12:50 P.M. on the day of the bill hearing. If you have written testimony, please submit 40 copies to the committee staff for distribution by 11:00 A.M. the day of the bill hearing. The order that the bills are listed on the schedule is not necessarily the order in which they will be heard. 2) For budget hearings, please submit 40 copies for full committee and 20 copies for subcommittee hearings. Budget testimony should be submitted no later than 2 hours prior to hearing. Late testimony will be distributed after the hearing.


 

thursday january 7, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

friday january 8, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 11, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 12, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

wednesday january 13, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

thursday january 14, 2016


                                  1:30 P.M.

  Full Committee - Organizational Meeting


 

friday january 15, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 18, 2016


                                  3:00 P.M.

  To Be Announced


 

tuesday january 19, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.

  To Be Announced


 

wednesday january 20, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.

  To Be Announced


 

thursday january 21, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Subject:  To Be Announced



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ECONOMIC MATTERS COMMITTEE
Delegate Dereck E. Davis, Chair
Delegate Sally Jameson, Vice Chair

Room 230, House Office Building, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3519 | 301-858-3519 )

Generally, hearings start at 1:00 p.m. Anyone wishing to testify on any bill must sign up using one of the electronic sign up tablets. Sign up will start at 4:00 p.m. the day before the bill hearing and end no later than 12:30 p.m. on the day of the hearing. Oral testimony will be limited to 3 minutes. If you have written testimony, please submit 35 copies to the committee staff by noon prior to the hearing. Written testimony must have a visible bill number. Multiple copies of written testimony must be collated and stapled. Late testimony will be distributed after the bill hearing. Please notify the committee staff by 9:30 a.m. if you plan to use the committee display equipment. For different start times, please adjust accordingly. Note: Bills are not necessarily heard in the order that they appear on the hearing schedule.


 

thursday january 7, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

friday january 8, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 11, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 12, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

wednesday january 13, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

thursday january 14, 2016


                                  10:30 A.M.
       Full Committee:  Organizational Meeting


 

friday january 15, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 18, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 19, 2016


                                  10:30 A.M.
       Full Committee Briefing:  Department of Commerce: Reorganization
                                 Securities Regulation and Crowdfunding

 

wednesday january 20, 2016


                                  10:30 A.M.
       Full Committee Briefing:  Maryland Department of Environment,
                                 Maryland Energy Administration, Maryland Clean
                                 Energy Center: Clean Power Plan, RGGI, Green
                                 Bank, and other issue updates

 

thursday january 21, 2016


                                  10:30 A.M.
       Full Committee Briefing:  Public Service Commission: Telephone,
                                 Community Solar, and other issue updates

 

friday january 22, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 25, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 26, 2016


                                  2:00 P.M.
       Full Committee Briefing:  Department of Legislative Services:
                                 Alcoholic Beverages Article

 

wednesday january 27, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

thursday january 28, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

friday january 29, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.


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ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
Delegate Kumar P. Barve, Chair
Delegate Dana Stein, Vice Chair

Room 250, House Office Building, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3990 | 301-858-3990 )

Anyone wishing to testify on any bill must sign the witness register before the hearing begins. Witness sign up closes at 12:45 p.m. If you have written testimony, please submit 40 copies to the committee staff for distribution by 12:00 p.m. The order that bills are listed on the schedule is not necessarily the order in which they will be heard.


 

thursday january 7, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

friday january 8, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 11, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 12, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

wednesday january 13, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

thursday january 14, 2016


                                  10:15 A.M.  Or Immediately Following
                                                 Session

  Organizational Meeting



 

friday january 15, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 18, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 19, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

wednesday january 20, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

thursday january 21, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

friday january 22, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 25, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 26, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

wednesday january 27, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

thursday january 28, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

friday january 29, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday february 1, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday february 2, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

wednesday february 3, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

thursday february 4, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.


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HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
Delegate Peter A. Hammen, Chair
Delegate Shane E. Pendergrass, Vice Chair

Room 240, House Office Building, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3770 | 301-858-3770 )

Public bill hearings begin at 1:00 P.M. Anyone wishing to testify on any bill must sign up using one of the electronic screens outside of the committee's hearing room. Sign up will start at 4:00 PM on the day prior to the hearing. Oral testimony will be limited to 3 minutes. If you have written testimony, please submit 35 copies to the committee staff by 12:00 noon prior to the hearing. Written testimony must have a visible bill number. Late testimony will be distributed the following day. Note: The Chair will announce the bill order at the start of the hearing. Bill Crossover Note: Bills coming from Rules or Cross-filed from the Senate will be SPONSOR ONLY. The committee will accept oral testimony on Senate bills from Sponsor, a Sponsor's designee, or the Department. Non-sponsors can submit written testimony to indicate their position for the bill's official record.


 

thursday january 7, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

friday january 8, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 11, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 12, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

wednesday january 13, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

thursday january 14, 2016


 Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                  11:00 A.M.

       Full Committee Briefings **Change in Time***
         1) Full Committee Informational Briefing
         2) Sunset Review of the State Board of Environmental
            Health Specialists

            *Room 240*




 End of schedule changes


                                  1:00 P.M.

       Full Committee Briefing(s)
         1)  Full Committee Informational Briefing
         2)  Sunset Review of State Board of Environmental
             Sasnitarians

             *Room 240*

 

friday january 15, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 18, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 19, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.

       Full Committee Briefing(s)
         1) Self-Referral Briefing by MHCC to Discuss 2015 Workgroup
            Study and Recommendations
         2) Health IT - Update from MHCC

            *Room 240*




 

wednesday january 20, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.

       Full Committee Briefing
         1) Update from Maryland Community Health Resources
            Commission

            *Room 240*





 

thursday january 21, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.


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JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
Delegate Joseph F. Vallario, Jr., Chair
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, Vice Chair

Room 100, House Office Building, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3488 | 301-858-3488 )

Anyone wishing to testify on any bill must sign the witness register 15 minutes before the hearing. If you have written testimony, please submit 35 copies to the committee clerk for distribution at least 60 minutes before the bill hearings begin. The order that bills are listed on the schedule is not the order in which they will be heard.


 

thursday january 7, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

friday january 8, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 11, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 12, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

wednesday january 13, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

thursday january 14, 2016


                                  10:30 A.M.

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

 

friday january 15, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 18, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 19, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.

  HB 6      Del K. Young      Criminal Law - Improper Prescription of Controlled
                              Dangerous Substance Resulting in Death
  HB 12     Del Wivell        Criminal Law - Impersonating a Member of the
                              Military - Penalties
  HB 26     Del B. Wilson     Crmnl Law - Arson, Burning, Malicious Destruction,
                              and Theft - Property of Another - Definition
  HB 30     Del Wivell        Criminal Law - Display of Material Harmful to
                              Minors - Restrictions
  HB 34     Dels Cassilly     Crmnl Law - Illegal Dstrbtn of CDS Near Methadone
            and Szeliga       Clinic - Penalties
  HB 50     Del Arentz        Hate Crimes - Prhbtns and Protected Classes -
                              Expnsn to Law Enfrcmt Offcrs and First Responders

 

wednesday january 20, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing:  Pew Charitable Trusts
             Study completed on behalf of the Justice Reinvestment
             Coordinating Council

  Please Note:  The Briefing will be held jointly with Judicial Proceedings in
                the Joint Hearing Room, Legislative Services Building,
                Annapolis, Maryland.


 

thursday january 21, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing:  John Morrissey, Chief Judge of the District Court of Maryland
             Update on Maryland Electronic Courts Program


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

Room 130, House Office Building, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3469 | 301-858-3469 )

NOTE: Anyone in the hearing room must have proper ID displayed at all times and all electronic devices must be turned off before entering. Anyone wishing to testify on any bill must sign the witness register before the hearing begins. If you have written testimony, please submit 35 copies to the committee staff for distribution ONE HOUR prior to the hearing. The order that bills are listed on the schedule is not necessarily the order in which they will be heard.


 

thursday january 7, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

friday january 8, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 11, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 12, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

wednesday january 13, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

thursday january 14, 2016


                                  11:00 A.M.

  Organizational Meeting

 

friday january 15, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 18, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 19, 2016


 Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                  11:00 A.M.

  Briefing: Comptroller of Maryland

                                  2:00 P.M.

  Briefing: Department of Commerce

 End of schedule changes


                                  11:00 A.M.

  Briefing: Comptroller's Briefing

                                  2:00 P.M.

  Briefing: DBED Briefing

 

wednesday january 20, 2016


 Changes made to schedule through addenda

  HB 21     Del Haynes        Sustainable Communities Tax Credit - Residential
                              Units for Lower-Income Individuals
    ADDED                     JAN 20, 2016 2:00 PM

  HB 33     Del Arentz        Fairness in Taxation for Retirees Act
    ADDED                     JAN 20, 2016 2:00 PM

  HB 37     Del Kipke         Anne Arundel County - Property Tax Deferrals -
                              Payment Due Date
    ADDED                     JAN 20, 2016 2:00 PM

  HB 39     Del A. Miller     Education - Orange Ribbon for Healthy School Hours
                              - Establishment
    ADDED                     JAN 20, 2016 2:00 PM

  HB 44     Del A. Miller     Recordation and Transfer Taxes - Exmptns -
                              Property Conveyed From Sole Proprietorship to LLC
    ADDED                     JAN 20, 2016 2:00 PM

  HB 49     Del Holmes        Criminal Law - Gaming - Home Games
    ADDED                     JAN 20, 2016 2:00 PM

  HB 53     Del O'Donnell     Presidential Elections - Agrmnt Among the Sts to
                              Elect the Pres by Natl Popular Vote - Rpl
    ADDED                     JAN 20, 2016 2:00 PM

  HB 55     Del Cluster       Baltimore County - Education - WhyTry Program
    ADDED                     JAN 20, 2016 2:00 PM


                                  11:00 A.M.

  Briefing: State Department of Assesments and Taxation

 End of schedule changes


                                  11:00 A.M.

  Briefing: SDAT Briefing

                                  2:00 P.M.

  Hearing: Bill Hearing

 

thursday january 21, 2016


 Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                  11:00 A.M.

  Briefing: Public School Superintendents' Association of Maryland, Maryland
            Association of Community Colleges, and Maryland Association of
            Boards Of Education

                                  2:00 P.M.

  Briefing: Update on the Study of Adequacy of Funding for Education in the
            State of Maryland - Augenblick, Palaich and Associates

 End of schedule changes


                                  11:00 A.M.

  Briefing: PSSAM & MACC Briefing

                                  2:00 P.M.

  Briefing: Adequacy Study Briefing

 

friday january 22, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.


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HOUSE RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE
Delegate Anne Healey, Chair
Delegate Jay Walker, Vice Chair
Room 150, Lowe House Office Building, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3927 | 301-858-3927 )


 

thursday january 7, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

friday january 8, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 11, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 12, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

wednesday january 13, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

thursday january 14, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

friday january 15, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

monday january 18, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday january 19, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

wednesday january 20, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

thursday january 21, 2016


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.


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BALTIMORE CITY HOUSE DELEGATION
Delegate Curt Anderson, Chair
Delegate Keith Haynes, Vice Chair

friday january 15, 2016


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


    Subject:  Presentation by the Baltimore City Department of Planning
              regarding the Baltimore City Bond Package. There may be a voting
              session on the Baltimore City Bond Package.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Kamara Douglas, Baltimore City House
      Delegation
              Telephone: 410-841-3257



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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 27, 2016


                                  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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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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HEREDITARY AND CONGENITAL DISORDERS, STATE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON
Anne Eder, Chair

tuesday january 12, 2016


 Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                  5:00 P.M.     Room L-2
                                     to         DHMH
                                  7:00 P.M.     201 W. Preston Street
                                                Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  Maryland Advisory Council on Hereditary and Congenital Disorders

              Vote on X-linked Adrenoleukodystrophy

 End of schedule changes


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Deborah Badawi, Dept. of Health and Mental
      Hygiene
         Telephone: 410-767-5592



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MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION
Al Redmer, Jr., Commissioner

friday january 22, 2016


                                  10:00 A.M.     Community College of
                                      to         Baltimore County
                                   1:00 P.M.     Center for the Arts
                                                 800 S. Rolling Road
                                                 Catonsville, MD


    Subject:  Public Information Hearing on Long Term Care.  Consumers,
              insurance companies, and other interested parties are invited to
              present their views on the state of the long term care industry to
              include:  rate increases requests, claims handlings, policyholder
              protections, and regulatory matters related to long term care
              insurance.

              Interested parties are invited to attend the hearing and present
              oral testimony or to submit comments in writing.  Written comments
              and RSVPs may be submitted to adam.zimmerman@maryland.gov or by
              mail to 200 St. Paul Place, Suite 2700, Baltimore, MD 21202.  By
              fax:  410-468-2038


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Adam Zimmerman, Maryland Insurance
      Administration
              Telephone: 410-468-2048



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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



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RURAL MARYLAND COUNCIL
Doris Mason, Chair

friday january 29, 2016


                                  12:00 P.M.     President's Conference
                                                 Center West
                                                 Miller Senate Office Bldg.
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Quarterly Executive Board Meeting


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




January 7, 2016 4:14 P.M.