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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 July 14, 2016

Leadership Committees
legislative policy committee
House Standing Committees
appropriations appropriations - capital budget subcommittee
appropriations - education and economic development subcommittee appropriations - health and human resources subcommittee
appropriations - public safety and administration subcommittee economic matters
environment and transportation health and government operations
judiciary ways and means
Senate Standing Committees
budget and taxation education, health, and environmental affairs
finance judicial proceedings
Statutory Committees
audit committee, joint chesapeake & atlantic coastal bays crit area, jt com
children, youth, and families, joint committee on joint committee on federal relations
Task Forces & Special Joint Study Groups
21st century school facilities commission
Other Meetings of Interest
adquy of fndg for ed in st of md stkhldr gr, stdy of board of public works
broaden option opport for stud tod advis board maryland health care commission
maryland insurance administration maryland medicaid advisory committee
md underground facilities damage prev authority teacher induc reten and adv workgroup
vehicle theft prevention council
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LEGISLATIVE POLICY COMMITTEE
President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., Senate Chair
Speaker Michael E. Busch, House Chair


FULL COMMITTEE


 

thursday july 21, 2016


                                  3:00 P.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Sunny Day Fund Request by the Department of Commerce for the
              Northrop Grumman Corporation


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Carol Swan or Ryan Bishop, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

addendum issued: july 15, 2016


 

thursday july 21, 2016


                                  3:00 P.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    NOTE:  Meeting Canceled

    Subject:  Sunny Day Fund Request by the Department of Commerce for the
              Northrup Grumman Corporation


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Carol Swan or Ryan Bishop, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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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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HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS - CAPITAL BUDGET SUBCOMMITTEE
Adrienne A. Jones, Chair


 

tuesday august 30, 2016


                                  10:00 A.M.     Site Visit
                                      to
                                   3:00 P.M.

    Subject:  Site Visit to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore


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

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HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS - EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SUBCOMMITTEE
Adrienne A. Jones, Chair


 

thursday august 4, 2016


                                  9:30 A.M.      Site Visit
                                     to
                                  4:00 P.M.

    Subject:  Site Visit to Camp Fairlee-Easter Seals, Greensboro Elementary
              School, and Chesapeake College


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

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HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS - HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES SUBCOMMITTEE
Kirill Reznik, Chair


 

thursday august 4, 2016


                                  9:30 A.M.      Site Visit
                                     to
                                  4:00 P.M.

    Subject:  Site Visit to Camp Fairlee-Easter Seals, Greensboro Elementary
              School, and Chesapeake College.


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

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HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS - PUBLIC SAFETY AND ADMINISTRATION SUBCOMMITTEE
Keith E. Haynes, Chair


 

tuesday august 30, 2016


                                  10:00 A.M.     Site Visit
                                      to
                                   3:00 P.M.

    Subject:  Site Visit to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore


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

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


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Douglas R. Nestor, Lauren C. Nestor, or
      Claire 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 Clark, 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
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


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AUDIT COMMITTEE, JOINT
Guy Guzzone, Senate Chair
C. William Frick, House Chair


 

wednesday august 3, 2016


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


    Subject:  -Certain audits yet to be issued
              -Summary of audit reports and recommended action


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Stephen M. Ross or Hannah E. Dier, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510/5530
                         301-970-5510/5530

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CHESAPEAKE AND ATLANTIC COASTAL BAYS CRITICAL AREA,
JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE
James N. Mathias, Jr., Senate Chair
Dana Stein, House Chair


 

thursday july 21, 2016


                                  1:30 P.M.      Room 251
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Overview of critical area law and process


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Patrick K. Tracy, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Nancy J. King, Senate Chair
Ariana B. Kelly, House Chair


 

wednesday july 20, 2016


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


    Subject:  Child care licensing and regulations


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Caroline L. B. Boice or Kaitlyn S. Shulman,
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

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FEDERAL RELATIONS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Brian J. Feldman, Senate Chair
Alfred C. Carr, Jr., House Chair


 

wednesday august 24, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 251
                                                 Environment and Transportation
                                                 Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Metro Rail Safety Commission
              Transportation Related


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Scott D. Kennedy or Laura M. Vykol, Dept.
      of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530/5510
                         301-946-5530/5510

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21st CENTURY SCHOOL FACILITIES COMMISSION
Martin G. Knott, Jr., Chair


 

thursday july 21, 2016


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

  NOTE:  Public testimony will begin about 1:30 p.m.  There is
  limited time for public testimony and individuals will be called in the order
  in which they sign up.


    Subject:  Invited Stakeholder Input/Public Testimony

              Members of the public who wish to testify must email
              knott@mlis.state.md.us or call (410) 946-5530 to sign up no later
              than July 15, 2016.  Testimony must include recommendations to
              improve public school facilities or the school construction
              process.  75 copies of written testimony must be delivered to Room
              120 House Office Building by 12 noon on July 20, 2016.


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

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


 

wednesday july 20, 2016


                                  9:00 A.M.      State Board Room
                                                 7th Floor
                                                 Nancy S. Grasmick Building
                                                 200 West Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Quarterly meeting of the Stakeholder Group
              Consultants will present GCEI Report and provide an update on the
              progress of the study


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

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BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
Sheila McDonald, Executive Secretary


 

wednesday july 27, 2016


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


    Subject:  General Meeting


 

wednesday august 17, 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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BROADENING OPTIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS TODAY ADVISORY BOARD
Matthew Gallagher, Chair


 

thursday july 21, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.     8th Floor
                                     to         Conference Room #2
                                  3:00 P.M.     Nancy S. Grasmick
                                                Building
                                                200 W. Baltimore Street
                                                Baltimore, MD

  NOTE:  Time Change


    Subject:  Awarding of BOOST Scholarships


 

monday july 25, 2016


                                  9:00 A.M.     8th Floor
                                     to         Conference Room #2
                                 11:00 A.M.     Nancy S. Grasmick
                                                Building
                                                200 W. Baltimore Street
                                                Baltimore, MD

  NOTE:  Time Change


    Subject:  Tentative meeting date for awarding of BOOST Scholarships. Please
              check back for updates.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Kenya DeCosta, Maryland State Dept. of
      Education
              Telephone: 410-767-2072


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MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION
Craig P. Tanio, Chair


 

thursday july 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


  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


 

monday august 8, 2016


                                  10:00 A.M.     24th Floor Hearing Room
                                      to         Maryland Insurance
                                  11:30 A.M.     Administration
                                                 200 St. Paul Place
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  Public meeting on the Public Adjuster Industry.  This meeting is
              to provide information regarding issues raised in the first public
              meeting held on May 9, 2016, including proposed legislation in
              2017 affecting the Public Adjuster Industry.

              Interested parties are invited to attend the meeting and provide
              comments.  Please RSVP to Zachary Peters at
              zachary.peters@maryland.gov or 410-468-2329.  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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MARYLAND MEDICAID ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Kevin Lindamood, Chair


 

thursday july 28, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.      Lobby Level
                                     to          Conference Room L-3
                                  3:00 P.M.      Dept. of Health and Mental
                                                 Hygiene
                                                 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 august 3, 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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TEACHER INDUCTION, RETENTION, AND ADVANCEMENT WORKGROUP
Sarah Spross, Co-Chair
Amanda Conn, Co-Chair


 

tuesday july 19, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.      Meeting Room A
                                                 Odenton Regional Library
                                                 1325 Annapolis Road
                                                 Odenton, MD


    Subject:  Discuss and recommend a coordinated statewide strategy that
              addresses teacher recruitment, preparation, induction, and
              retention


 

tuesday august 2, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.      Meeting Room A
                                                 Odenton Regional Library
                                                 1325 Annapolis Road
                                                 Odenton, MD


    Subject:  Discuss and recommend a coordinated statewide strategy that
              addresses teacher recruitment, preparation, induction, and
              retention.


 

monday august 8, 2016


                                  12:30 P.M.     Meeting Room A
                                                 Odenton Regional Library
                                                 1325 Annapolis Road
                                                 Odenton, MD

    Subject:  Discuss and recommend a coordinated statewide strategy that
              addresses teacher recruitment, preparation, induction, and
              retention.


 

tuesday august 16, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.      Meeting Room B
                                                 Odenton Regional Library
                                                 1325 Annapolis Road
                                                 Odenton, MD

    Subject:  Discuss and recommend a coordinated statewide strategy that
              addresses teacher recruitment, preparation, induction, and
              retention.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Sarah Spross, Maryland State Dept. of
      Education
          Telephone: 410-767-0385


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VEHICLE THEFT PREVENTION COUNCIL
William M. Pallozzi, Chair
Paul Holland, Vice Chair


 

wednesday august 3, 2016


                                  10:00 A.M.     Room 304
                                                 Loyola University
                                                 Graduate Center
                                                 8890 McGaw Rd
                                                 Columbia, MD


    Subject:  Vehicle Theft Prevention Council Public Awareness Committee
              Meeting

              Discussion of Programs and Budget for FY 2017


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Christopher T. McDonold, Vehicle Theft
              Prevention Council
              Telephone: 410-386-3015
                         1-800-96-THEFT

July 15, 2016 1:05 P.M.