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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 November 17, 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
Statutory Committees
admin, exec, and leg review, joint committee on audit committee, joint
ending homelessness, joint committee on spending affordability committee
workers' comp benefit and insurance oversight comm
Special Joint Committees
pensions, joint committee on jt sub on program open space/agricultural land prsrv
Task Forces & Special Joint Study Groups
innovation and excellence in education, comm on maryland clean energy center, task force on the
21st century school facilities commission
Other Meetings of Interest
board of public works criminal sentencing policy, state commission on
maryland commission on artistic property maryland economic development commission
maryland e-nnovation initiative fund authority maryland health care commission
md underground facilities damage prev authority
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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
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Kate Henry, Kaitlyn Shulman, 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 Lodge, Patrick Tracy, and Cristen
      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


 

tuesday november 29, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 240
                                                 Health and Government
                                                 Operations Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  1. Long Term Care Insurance
              2. Interim Workgroup on the Maryland Patient Referral Law


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Linda L. Stahr, Erin Hopwood, or Lisa
      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: 410-841-3469
                         301-858-3469

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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: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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


FULL COMMITTEE


 

tuesday december 13, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.      3 East
                                                 Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 Finance Committee Hearing Room
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Public Service Commission Activities

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Tami Burt, Patrick Carlson, or David
      Smulski, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  April M. Morton or Elizabeth Bayly, Dept.
      of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3623
                         301-858-3623

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ADMINISTRATIVE, EXECUTIVE, AND LEGISLATIVE REVIEW,
JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Roger Manno, Senate Chair
Samuel I. Rosenberg, House Chair


 

friday november 18, 2016


                                  10:00 A.M.     Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Public Hearing - Proposed Regulations
              DLS Control No. 16-219
              Department of Tranportation
                Office of the Secretary
                  Major Transportation Project Scoring and Ranking System: COMAR
                    11.01.18.01 and .02


 

tuesday december 20, 2016


                                  10:00 A.M.     Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Public Hearing - Proposed Regulation
              DLS Control No. 16-232
              Department of the Environment
                Oil and Gas Resources
                  Oil and Gas Exploration and Production: COMAR 26.19.01.01-.61


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Crystal Lemieux, George Butler, or Marie H.
      Razulis, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5200/5350
                         301-970-5200/5350

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


 

tuesday december 6, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 120
                                                 Appropriations Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  - Comptroller of Maryland - Revenue Administration Division
              - Certain audits yet to be issued


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


 

tuesday november 22, 2016


                                  11:00 A.M.     Room 120
                                                 Appropriations Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Work Session on Potential Recommendations and Review of Draft
              Annual Report


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

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SPENDING AFFORDABILITY COMMITTEE
Ben Barnes, Presiding Chair
Roger Manno, Senate Chair


 

tuesday december 13, 2016


                                  3:00 P.M.      Room 120
                                                 Appropriations Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Decision Meeting


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

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WORKERS' COMPENSATION BENEFIT AND INSURANCE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
Katherine Klausmeier, Senate Chair
Kriselda Valderrama, House Chair


 

wednesday december 14, 2016


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

    Subject:  Update from the Workers' Compensation Commission
              Update on the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
              Discussion of 2017 Legislative Session


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Tami Burt or Laura Atas, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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PENSIONS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Douglas J.J. Peters, Senate Chair
Ben Barnes, House Chair


 

wednesday december 7, 2016


                                  2:00 P.M.      Room 120
                                                 Appropriations Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Steet
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  -Annual State Retirement and Pension System Investment Overview
              -Briefing by the State Retirement Agency on Administrative Fees
              Procedures
              -Decisions


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

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PROGRAM OPEN SPACE AND AGRICULTURAL LAND PRESERVATION,
JOINT SUBCOMMITTEE ON
Ronald N. Young, Co-Chair
Jim Gilchrist, Co-Chair


 

tuesday december 6, 2016


                                  1:30 P.M.      2 West
                                                 Education, Health, and
                                                 Environmental Affairs Committee
                                                 Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Land conservation related issues


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Andrew Gray and April Morton, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION, COMMISSION ON
William E. Kirwan, Chair


 

thursday december 8, 2016


                                  10:00 A.M.     Room 120
                                      to         Appropriations Committee
                                  4:00 P.M.      House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Presentation of Final Adequate Funding of Maryland Public Schools
              Study Report by Augenblick, Palaich and Associates


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Rachel Hise, Erika Schissler, or Tiffany
      Clark, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

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MARYLAND CLEAN ENERGY CENTER, TASK FORCE ON THE
Thomas M. Middleton, Senate Chair
Sally Y. Jameson, House Chair


 

monday november 21, 2016


                                  2:00 P.M.      3 East
                                                 Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 Senate Finance Committee Room
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Work Session


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Tami D. Burt or Robert K. Smith, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

addendum issued: november 17, 2016


 

monday november 21, 2016


                                  2:00 P.M.
    
    NOTE: MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED.
    

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Tami D. Burt or Robert K. Smith, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-994-5350

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


 

thursday december 1, 2016


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

    Subject:  Work Session


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


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BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
Sheila McDonald, Executive Secretary


 

wednesday december 7, 2016


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


    Subject:  General Meeting


 

wednesday december 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 december 13, 2016


                                  5:00 P.M.      Room 100
                                                 Judiciary Committee Room
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD



    Subject:  If you wish to bring any criminal sentencing policy to the
              attention of the Commission, please contact David Soule, Executive
              Director of the Commission.

              Those who wish to speak at the meeting are asked to register and
              submit written comments in advance at least three days prior to
              the meeting.

              You may contact Dr. Soule via email at: dsoule@umd.edu

                                  6:30 P.M.      Room 100
                                                 Judiciary Committee Room
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 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 COMMISSION ON ARTISTIC PROPERTY
Matthew P. Lalumia, Chair


 

friday december 9, 2016


                                  10:30 A.M.     H-124
                                                 State House Caucus Room
                                                 Maryland State House
                                                 100 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  General meeting for discussion of matters related to the State-
              owned art collection.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Christopher J. Kintzel, Maryland State
      Archives
              Telephone: 410-260-6475

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MARYLAND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
Anirban Basu, Chair


 

friday december 2, 2016


                                  12:00 P.M.     Governor's Reception Room
                                      to         Second Floor
                                   2:00 P.M.     Maryland State House
                                                 100 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Updates on Strategic Plan implementation, State rankings, and
              Department of Commerce activities


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

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MARYLAND E-NNOVATION INITIATIVE FUND AUTHORITY
Robert M. Hallenbeck, Chair


 

tuesday november 22, 2016


                                  10:00 A.M.     Suite 200
                                                 Maryland Technology Development
                                                 Corp. (TEDCO)
                                                 7021 Columbia Gateway Drive
                                                 Columbia, MD

    Subject:  Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund Authority
              Call-in number: 866-247-6034  Conference code: 5152674123


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Bret Schreiber, Maryland Dept. of Commerce
              Telephone: 410-767-2368

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MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION
Craig P. Tanio, Chair


 

thursday december 15, 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 UNDERGROUND FACILITIES DAMAGE PREVENTION AUTHORITY
Thomas L. Hastings, Chair


 

wednesday december 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

November 17, 2016 2:10 P.M.