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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 December 15, 2016

Leadership Committees
legislative policy committee
House Standing Committees
appropriations 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
admin, exec, and leg review, joint committee on
Task Forces & Special Joint Study Groups
innovation and excellence in education, comm on punitive damages, house workgroup on
21st century school facilities commission
Other Meetings of Interest
board of public works maryland insurance administration
md underground facilities damage prev authority p-20 leadership council
rural health care delivery workgroup school construction, interagency committee on
small business retirement savings board
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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: 410-946-5217
                         301-970-5217


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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 or Matthew Jackson, 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


 

friday december 16, 2016


                                  11:00 A.M.     Victor Cullen Center
                                      to
                                  12:30 P.M.

    Subject:  Site visit to the Victor Cullen Center


  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 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
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  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, Charity Scott, or
      Kelsey-Anne Fung, 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
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced

  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


 

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: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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


 

monday january 9, 2017


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 120
                                     to          Appropriations Committee Room
                                  5:00 P.M.      House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  High Quality Teaching
              (Full agenda will be posted online prior


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

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PUNITIVE DAMAGES, HOUSE WORKGROUP ON
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, Chair


 

tuesday december 20, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 101
                                                 Judiciary Committee Hearing
                                                 Room
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Decision Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Douglas R. Nestor or Robert K. Smith, Dept.
      of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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


 

friday january 13, 2017


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

    Subject:  Work Session/Discussion of Interim Recommendations


  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 21, 2016


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


    Subject:  General Meeting


 

wednesday january 4, 2017


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


    Subject:  General Meetings


 

wednesday january 25, 2017


                                  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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MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION
Al Redmer, Jr., Commissioner


 

wednesday december 21, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.      22nd Floor
                                     to          Francis Scott Key Room
                                  4:00 P.M.      St. Paul Plaza
                                                 200 St. Paul Pl.
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  The Maryland Insurance Administration is providing a one hour
              continuing education seminar for Bail Bond Producers followed by a
              public meeting conducted by Commissioner Redmer to discuss recent
              changes to insurance laws and regulations regarding the bond
              industry.

              Interested parties are invited to attend the meeting.  Those
              interested in attending should RSVP to Mr. John Selway either by
              email to john.selway@maryland.gov or by telephone to 410-468-2183.


 

monday january 9, 2017


                                  1:00 P.M.      24th Floor Hearing Room
                                     to          Maryland Insurance
                                  4:00 P.M.      Administration
                                                 200 St. Paul Place
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Public hearing on specific rate increase requests made by long
              term care insurance carriers including Bankers Life and Casualty
              Company, John Alden Life Insurance Company, Senior Health
              Insurance Company of Pennsylvania, Physicians Mutual Insurance
              Company, and Northwestern Long-Term Care Insurance Company.  The
              purpose of the hearing is for insurance company officials to
              explain their reasons for the rate increases.  For more
              information on the hearing please see the following link:
              http://insurance.maryland.gov/Consumer/Pages/Long-Term-Care-
              Hearing-January-9-2017.aspx

              If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Nancy Muehlberger and
              indicate if you plan on testifying.  Interested parties may also
              submit written comments.  Written comments and RSVPs should be
              sent to Nancy Muehlberger by January 6, 2017, either by email 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.




  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 january 4, 2017


                                  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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P-20 Leadership Council
Kelly M. Schulz, Chair


 

friday december 16, 2016


                                  9:00 A.M.      Stevenson University
                                     to          Greenspring Valley Campus -
                                 11:00 A.M.      St. Paul Companies Pavilion
                                                 1525 Greenspring Valley Road
                                                 Stevenson, MD

    Subject:  Reviewing the annual P-20 Council report and the College and
              Career Readiness Report.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Michael Harrison, Dept. of Labor,
      Licensing, & Regulation
              Telephone: 410-230-6008

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RURAL HEALTH CARE DELIVERY WORKGROUP
Joseph Ciotola, Co-Chair
Deborah Mizeur, Co-Chair


 

monday january 9, 2017


                                  11:00 A.M.     Hynson Lounge
                                      to         Hodson Hall
                                   3:00 P.M.     300 Washington Avenue
                                                 Chestertown, MD


    Subject:  Rural Healthcare Delivery Workgroup


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Erin Dorrien, Maryland Health Care
      Commission
              Telephone: 410-764-3284


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SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION, INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE ON
Joan Schaefer, Chair


 

monday december 19, 2016


                                  1:00 P.M.      PSCP Conference Room
                                     to          2nd Floor
                                  3:00 P.M.      Nancy S. Grasmick Education
                                                 Building
                                                 200 West Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Webex meeting to finalize the approval of the IAC recommendations
              for the FY 2018 Capital Improvement Program

              To join meeting, call 1-415-655-0045
              (Access Code):  649-544-118


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

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SMALL BUSINESS RETIREMENT SAVINGS BOARD
TBD


 

monday december 19, 2016


                                  10:00 A.M.     3rd Floor Conference Room
                                      to         Dept. of Labor, Licensing, and
                                  11:30 A.M.     Regulations
                                                 500 N. Calvert Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Establishing the Maryland Small Business Retirement Savings Board.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Michael Harrison, Dept. of Labor,
      Licensing, and Regulation
              Telephone: 410-230-6008

December 15, 2016 10:38 A.M.