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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 April 21, 2016

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
21st century school facilities commission
Other Meetings of Interest
assess and test in pub school, comm to rev md use of board of public works
family caregiving and long-term supports, task force maryland community health resources commission
maryland cybersecurity council maryland economic development commission
maryland health care commission maryland insurance administration
producer advisory board maryland life sciences advisory board
maryland medicaid advisory committee md underground facilities damage prev authority
maternal mental health, task force to study one maryland blue ribbon commission
quality care in nursing homes, oversight committee
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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:  Carol Swan or Ryan Bishop, 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, Erin R. Hopwood, or
      Lisa J. Simpson, Department of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Douglas R. Nestor, Lauren C. Nestor, or
      Claire E. Rossmark, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510/5530
                         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:  Stanford D. Ward, Benjamin Blank, or
      Tiffany Johnson, 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: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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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


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  April M. Morton or Elizabeth Bayly, Dept.
      of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3623


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21st CENTURY SCHOOL FACILITIES COMMISSION
Martin Knott, Chair


 

thursday april 28, 2016


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

    Subject:  Organizational Meeting


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

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


 

tuesday may 10, 2016


                                  9:00 A.M.      Room 142
                                     to          House Office Building
                                  1:00 P.M.      6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Subcommittee Work
              Discussion of Recommendations
              Discussion of Draft Report


  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 april 27, 2016


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


    Subject:  General Meeting


 

wednesday may 11, 2016


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


    Subject:  General Meeting


 

wednesday may 25, 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 april 25, 2016


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

    Subject:  Regular Meeting


 

monday may 23, 2016


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

    Subject:  Regular Meeting


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

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MARYLAND COMMUNITY HEALTH RESOURCES COMMISSION
John A. Hurson, Chair


 

wednesday april 27, 2016


                                  3:00 P.M.      Room 231
                                                 Economic Matters Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Year 4 budget requests from Health Enterprise Zones

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Mark Luckner, Executive Director,
      Maryland Community Health Resources Commission
              Telephone: 410-260-6290

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MARYLAND CYBERSECURITY COUNCIL
Brian E. Frosh, Chair


 

wednesday may 18, 2016


                                  10:00 A.M.     Chesapeake Ballroom
                                      to         Marriott Hotel and Conference
                                  12:00 P.M.     Center
                                                 University of Maryland
                                                 University College
                                                 3501 University Boulevard East
                                                 Adelphi, MD

    Subject:  Maryland Cybersecurity Council Updates


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Dr. Amjad Ali, University of Maryland
      University College
              Telephone: 301-887-7083

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MARYLAND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
Anirban Basu, Chair


 

thursday may 19, 2016


                                  3:00 P.M.      Hyatt Regency
                                                 Cheaspeake Bay
                                                 100 Heron Boulevard
                                                 Cambridge, MD


    Subject:  Department of Commerce Updates; Legislative, Tourism Development
              Board, and International Activities Updates; Rankings and
              Research Discussion.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Julie Woepke, Dept. of Commerce
              Telephone: 443-324-0861

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MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION
Craig P. Tanio, Chair


 

thursday april 21, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.      Conference Room 100
                                     to          Maryland Health Care Commission
                                  4:00 P.M.      4160 Patterson Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  Commission Meeting


 

thursday may 19, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.      Conference Room 100
                                     to          Maryland Health Care Commission
                                  4:00 P.M.      4160 Patterson Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  Commission Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Valerie M. Wooding, Maryland Health Care
      Commission
              Telephone: 410-764-3460

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MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION
Al Redmer, Jr., Commissioner


 

thursday april 28, 2016


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

    Subject:  Hearing on the state of the long-term care insurance industry
              including the following issues: rate increase requests, claim
              handling, policy holder protections, and regulatory matter.

              Interested parties are invited to attend the hearing and present
              oral testimony or to submit comments in writing. Written comments
              and RSVPs should be submitted by April 25, 2016 to
              adam.zimmerman@maryland.gov, by mail to 200 St. Paul Place, Suite
              2700, Baltimore, MD 21202, or by fax: 410-468-2038


 

monday may 9, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.      24th Floor Hearing Room
                                     to          Maryland Insurance
                                  3:00 P.M.      Administration
                                                 200 St. Paul Place
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  Public meeting on the Public Adjuster Industry.  Should Maryland
              law be amended to include certain provisions of the National
              Association of Insurance Commissioners Model Law #228, Public
              Adjuster Licensing Model Act.

              Interested parties are invited to attend the meeting and provide
              comments.

              Please RSVP to Zachary Peters at zachary.peters@maryland.gov.
              An agenda will be posted to the MIA Web site in advance of the
              meeting.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Nick Cavey, Maryland Insurance
      Administration
              Telephone: 410-468-2173

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PRODUCER ADVISORY BOARD
William Donahue, Director of Producer Licensing


 

thursday may 12, 2016


                                  10:00 A.M.     Francis Scott Key Room
                                      to         Maryland Insurance
                                  12:00 P.M.     Administration
                                                 200 St. Paul Place
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  Meeting of the Property and Casualty Advisory Board and the Life
              and Health Producer Advisory Board.
              Review of continuing education courses, examinations, and other
              matters related to education and qualification of insurance
              producers.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Katrina Lawhorn, Maryland Insurance
      Administration
              Telephone: 410-468-2178


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MARYLAND LIFE SCIENCES ADVISORY BOARD
Daniel J. Abdun-Nabi, Chair


 

tuesday may 10, 2016


                                  8:45 A.M.      1st Floor
                                     to          University of Maryland Biopark
                                 11:30 A.M.      801 W. Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Quarterly Meeting.  Location may move to Annapolis.  Please check
              Web site for most current information.

              (http://commerce.maryland.gov/commerce/boards-and-commissions/
              life-sciences-advisory-board)


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Judy Costello, Dept. of Commerce, Office of
      BioHealth and Life Sciences
              Telephone: 240-314-6171

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MARYLAND MEDICAID ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Kevin Lindamood, Chair


 

thursday april 28, 2016


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

    Subject:  To Be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Carrol Barnes, Dept. of Health and Mental
      Hygiene
              Telephone: 410-767-5213

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MARYLAND UNDERGROUND FACILITIES DAMAGE PREVENTION AUTHORITY
Thomas L. Hastings, Chair


 

wednesday may 4, 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:  James A. Barron, Damage Prevention
      Authority
              Telephone: 410-782-2102

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MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH, TASK FORCE TO STUDY
Albert Zachik, Chair


 

tuesday may 10, 2016


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

    Subject:  Workgroup Recommendations


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

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ONE MARYLAND BLUE RIBBON COMMISSION
Justin D. Ready, Chair


 

monday april 25, 2016


                                  9:00 A.M.      Conference Room 164
                                                 Dept. of Budget and Management
                                                 45 Calvert Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Discussion of business survey results.  Planning for Commission
              report.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Robert "Carter" Ward, Dept. of Commerce
              Telephone: 410-767-2211

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


 

thursday april 21, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.      Training Room
                                     to          Office of Health Care
                                  3:00 P.M.      Quality, (DHMH)
                                                 Spring Grove Hospital
                                                 (Catonsville)
                                                 Bland Bryant Building
                                                 Floor One - See Guard
                                                 55 Wade Avenue
                                                 Catonsville, MD


    Subject:  Regularly Scheduled Meeting


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

April 26, 2016 1:17 P.M.