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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 August 11, 2016

Leadership Committees
legislative policy committee
House Standing Committees
appropriations appropriations - capital budget subcommittee
appropriations - education and economic development subcommittee appropriations - public safety and administration subcommittee
economic matters environment and transportation
environment and transportation - housing and real property subcommittee health and government operations
health and government operations - public health and minority health disparities judiciary
ways and means
Senate Standing Committees
budget and taxation budget and taxation - education, business and administration subcommittee
education, health, and environmental affairs finance
judicial proceedings
Statutory Committees
behavioral health and opioid use disorders, joint ending homelessness, joint committee on
management of public funds, joint committee on the
Task Forces & Special Joint Study Groups
21st century school facilities commission
Other Meetings of Interest
board of public works criminal sentencing policy, state commission on
maryland health care commission maryland insurance administration
md underground facilities damage prev authority maternal mental health, task force to study
school construction, interagency committee on social work examiners, board of
teacher induc reten and adv workgroup
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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: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350


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APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
Delegate Maggie McIntosh, Chair
Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, Vice-Chair


FULL COMMITTEE

  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 - 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 25, 2016


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

  NOTE:  Joint Meeting with Senate Budget and Taxation Subcommittee
  on Education, Business, and Administration

    Subject:  Briefing by the University System of Maryland on personnel.


  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 - 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


 

tuesday august 30, 2016


                                  11:00 A.M.     Garrett College
                                                 Auditorium
                                                 687 Mosser Road
                                                 McHenry, MD

  NOTE:  Time Change of Public Forum

    Subject:  11:00 A.M. - Work Session on Hydraulic Fracturing

              6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. - Public Forum


 

wednesday august 31, 2016


                                  9:00 A.M.

  NOTE:  Subject Change

    Subject:  Site Visit to Garrett County


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

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HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - HOUSING AND REAL PROPERTY SUBCOMMITTEE
Delegate Marvin E. Holmes, Jr., Chair


 

wednesday september 7, 2016


                                  10:00 A.M.     Room 250
                                                 Environment and Transportation
                                                 Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Full Day Work Session on Residential Foreclosures


 

tuesday september 13, 2016


                                  10:00 A.M.     Room 250
                                                 Environment and Transportation
                                                 Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Full Day Work Session on Lead Poisoning


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Laura P. Lodge (Residential Foreclosures)
      or Cristen Flynn (Lead Poisoning), Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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


FULL COMMITTEE


 

tuesday september 13, 2016


                                  10:00 A.M.     Room 240
                                                 Health and Government
                                                 Operations Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Update on Maryland's All-Payer Model


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

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HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - PUBLIC HEALTH AND MINORITY HEALTH DISPARITIES SUBCOMMI Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, Chair


 

tuesday september 13, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

  NOTE:  Joint Meeting with Senate Judicial Proceedings, Senate
  Finance, and House Judiciary Committees

    Subject:  Psychiatric beds in the State's in-patient facilities.
              Presentation by DHMH, the Maryland Judiciary, and other
              stakeholders.


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

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


FULL COMMITTEE


 

tuesday september 13, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

  NOTE:  Joint Meeting with Senate Judicial Proceedings and Senate
  Finance Committees and House Health and Government Operations Public Health
  and Minority Health Disparities Subcommittee

    Subject:  Psychiatric beds in the State's in-patient facilities.
              Presentation by DHMH, the Maryland Judiciary, and other
              stakeholders.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Webster Ye, House Judiciary Committee
              Telephone: 410-841-3488

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


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  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

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Erika S. Schissler, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - EDUCATION, BUSINESS, AND ADMINISTRATION SUBCOMMITTEE
Nancy J. King, Chair


 

thursday august 25, 2016


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

  NOTE:  Joint meeting with the House Appropriations Subcommittee on
  Education and Economic Development

    Subject:  Briefing by the University System of Maryland on personnel


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Erika S. Schissler,
                         Dept. Of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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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


 

tuesday september 13, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

  NOTE:  Joint Meeting with Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee,
  House Health and Government Operations, Subcommittee on Public Health and
  Minority Health Disparities, and House Judiciary Committee

    Subject:  Psychiatric beds in the State's in-patient facilities.
              Presentation by DHMH, the Maryland Judiciary, and other
              stakeholders.

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Tammy Kraft, Senate Finance Committee
              Telephone: 410-841-3677
                         301-858-3677

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JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS COMMITTEE
Senator Bobby A. Zirkin, Chair
Senator Delores G. Kelley, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE


 

tuesday september 13, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

  NOTE:  Joint meeting with the Senate Finance Committee, House
  Health and Government Operations, Subcommittee on Public Health and Minority
  Health Disparities, and House Judiciary Committee


    Subject:  Psychiatric beds in the State's in-patient facilities.
              Presentation by DHMH, the Maryland Judiciary, and other
              stakeholders.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Sandy Popp, Senate Judicial Proceedings
      Committee
              Telephone: 410-841-3623
                         301-858-3623

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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND OPIOID USE DISORDERS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Katherine Klausmeier, Senate Chair
Peter A. Hammen, House Chair


 

wednesday august 24, 2016


                                  10:30 A.M.     3 East
                                                 Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 Finance Committee Hearing Room
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  1. PBS Frontline Program - Chasing Heroin
              2. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's recent actions
                 removing Suboxone film from the Maryland Medicaid Pharmacy
                 Preferred Drug List
              3. Implementation Planning for the Certification of Recovery
                 Residences (Chapter 710/711 of 2016) and the Status of the
                 Mental Institutions for Mental Disease Waiver


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Erin Hopwood or David Smulski, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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ENDING HOMELESSNESS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., Senate Chair
Mary L. Washington, House Chair


 

wednesday august 24, 2016


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

    Subject:  Review of Housing Counselor and Security Deposit Assistance
              Programs; Discussion of Affordable Housing


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

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MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC FUNDS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE
Jim Rosapepe, Senate Chair
Ana Sol Gutierrez, House Chair


 

wednesday september 21, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.      William Amoss
                                                 Hearing Room
                                                 Senate Executive Nominations
                                                 Committee
                                                 4th Floor Miller Senate Office
                                                 Building
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Economic Development and Small Business Financing Programs


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Trevor S. Owen or Ben Wilhelm, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

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


 

thursday august 25, 2016


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

    Subject:  Classrooms of the Future

              Construction methods and project delivery

              P3s/alternative financing mechanisms


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


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BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
Sheila McDonald, Executive Secretary


 

wednesday august 17, 2016


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


    Subject:  General Meeting


 

wednesday september 7, 2016


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


    Subject:  General Meeting


 

wednesday september 21, 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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CRIMINAL SENTENCING POLICY, STATE COMMISSION ON
Glenn T. Harrell, Jr., Chair


 

tuesday september 20, 2016


                                  5:30 P.M.      Conference Room 2
                                                 Judiciary Education and
                                                 Conference Center
                                                 2011D Commerce Park Drive
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  The Commission will continue the review and evaluation of the
              State's sentencing guidelines and policies


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  David Soule, State Commission on Criminal
      Sentencing Policy
              Telephone: 301-403-4165

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MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION
Craig P. Tanio, Chair


 

tuesday september 20, 2016


                                  2:00 P.M.      Conference Room 100
                                     to          Maryland Health Care Commission
                                  5:00 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 15, 2016


                                  11:00 A.M.     24th Floor Hearing Room
                                      to         Maryland Insurance
                                   1:00 P.M.     Administration
                                                 St. Paul Plaza
                                                 200 St. Paul Place
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Public, quasi-legislative hearing regarding CareFirst's newly
              revised proposed health insurance rates in the individual market
              for 2017.  Please check the Web site for call-in numbers.  More
              information is available at:
              http://www.healthrates.mdinsurance.state.md.us

              Written testimony should be submitted to
              Nancy.Muehlberger@maryland.gov or by mail to 200 St. Paul Place,
              Suite 2700, Baltimore, MD 21202 or by fax to 410-468-2038.
              Written testimony will be accepted until 5 p.m. on
              August 14, 2016.


 

wednesday august 17, 2016


                                  10:00 A.M.     Ocean City Senior Center
                                      to         104 41st Street
                                  12:00 P.M.     Ocean City, MD


    Subject:  Property and Casualty Town Hall Meeting on the State's property
              and casualty insurance climate and any concerns about homeowner's
              insurance, auto insurance, business insurance, or the property and
              casualty market in general.  Please RSVP to Nick Cavey, Assistant
              Director of Government and External Relations at
              nick.cavey@maryland.gov if you plan to attend.  For specific
              questions, please contact Nancy Egan, Director of Government
              Relations and External Affairs at nancy.egan@maryland.gov.


 

wednesday september 7, 2016


                                  10:00 A.M.     Building 2
                                      to         Bethesda Room
                                  12:00 P.M.     The University at Shady Grove
                                                 9636 Gudelsky Drive
                                                 Rockville, MD


    Subject:  Property and Casualty Town Hall Meeting on the State's property
              and casualty insurance climate and any concerns about homeowner's
              insurance, auto insurance, business insurance, or the property and
              casualty market in general.  Please RSVP to Nick Cavey, Assistant
              Director of Government and External Relations at
              nick.cavey@maryland.gov if you plan to attend.  For specific
              questions, please contact Nancy Egan, Director of Government
              Relations and External Affairs at nancy.egan@maryland.gov.


 

wednesday september 14, 2016


                                  10:00 A.M.     Room 213
                                      to         Elliott Center for
                                  12:00 P.M.     Career Programs
                                                 Hagerstown Community College
                                                 11400 Robinwood Drive
                                                 Hagerstown, MD

    Subject:  Property and Casualty Town Hall Meeting on the State's property
              and casualty insurance climate and any concerns about homeowner's
              insurance, auto insurance, business insurance, or the property and
              casualty market in general.  Please RSVP to Nick Cavey, Assistant
              Director of Government and External Relations at
              nick.cavey@maryland.gov if you plan to attend.  For specific
              questions, please contact Nancy Egan, Director of Government
              Relations and External Affairs at nancy.egan@maryland.gov.


 

tuesday september 20, 2016


                                  10:00 A.M.     Center for Maryland
                                      to         Agriculture and Farm Park
                                  12:00 P.M.     1114 Shawan Road
                                                 Cockeysville, MD


    Subject:  Property and Casualty Town Hall Meeting on the State's property
              and casualty insurance climate and any concerns about homeowner's
              insurance, auto insurance, business insurance, or the property and
              casualty market in general.  Please RSVP to Nick Cavey, Assistant
              Director of Government and External Relations at
              nick.cavey@maryland.gov if you plan to attend.  For specific
              questions, please contact Nancy Egan, Director of Government
              Relations and External Affairs at nancy.egan@maryland.gov.


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

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


 

wednesday september 7, 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 september 13, 2016


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

    Subject:  Review of Draft Final Report


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

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SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION, INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE ON
David Lever, Chair


 

tuesday august 30, 2016


                                  9:00 A.M.      8th Floor
                                     to          Conference Room #1
                                 10:00 A.M.      Nancy S. Grasmick Education
                                                 Building
                                                 200 West Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Special IAC Meeting to discuss a previously deferred maintenance
              inspection item


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Judith Guenter, Public School Construction
      Program
              Telephone: 410-767-0613
              E-mail:  judy.guenter@maryland.gov

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SOCIAL WORK EXAMINERS, BOARD OF
Denise Capaci, Chair
Joyce Bell, Co-Chair


 

friday august 12, 2016


                                  10:15 A.M.     Room 110
                                                 Metro Building
                                                 4201 Patterson Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Public Meeting

              Proposed regulations.  A portion of the meeting may be held in
              closed session


 

friday september 9, 2016


                                  10:15 A.M.     Room 110
                                                 Metro Building
                                                 4201 Patterson Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Public Meeting

              Proposed regulations.  A portion of the meeting may be held in
              closed session


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Stanley E. Weinstein, Board of Social Work
      Examiners
              Telephone: 410-764-4722

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TEACHER INDUCTION, RETENTION, AND ADVANCEMENT WORKGROUP
Sarah Spross, Co-Chair
Amanda Conn, Co-Chair


 

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


August 11, 2016 11:54 A.M.