About Schedules

The weekly schedule is issued anew each Thursday and includes the dates, times, locations, and topics for meetings being held by committees of the General Assembly and other state government groups. Addenda to the weekly schedule are published as necessary.

Meetings are generally held in late morning or early afternoon.

During the legislative session standing committee meetings include:

  • Public hearings on all assigned legislation. Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.
  • Briefings on subject matters as determined by the chair from agencies and selected organizations.
  • Receiving testimony from sponsors and other parties supporting or opposing legislation
  • Reviewing the Governor’s nominees to cabinet positions, certain Judgeships, and various boards and commissions (Senate Executive Nominations Committee only)
  • Hearing agency representatives discuss the budgets of specific units of State government (Budget Committees only)
  • Receiving proposed amendments
  • Voting to approve or reject legislation

Between sessions, scheduled meetings continue the work of General Assembly committees and its task forces, commissions, and special issue workgroups.

Certain committees webcast their meetings live and recordings can be listened to or viewed on demand after the meeting has concluded. Prior schedules and addenda are available online and in printed format.



Weekly Schedule - Published April 13, 2017

Leadership Committees
legislative policy committee
House Standing Committees
appropriations economic matters
environment and transportation health and government operations
judiciary ways and means
Senate Standing Committees
budget and taxation education, health, and environmental affairs
finance judicial proceedings
Task Forces & Special Joint Study Groups
innovation and excellence in education, comm on 21st century school facilities commission
Other Meetings of Interest
board of public works criminal sentencing policy, state commission on
justice reinvestment oversight board maryland e-nnovation initiative fund authority
maryland health care commission maryland insurance administration
maryland medicaid advisory committee md underground facilities damage prev authority
school construction, interagency committee on small business retirement savings board
state debt, commission on student truancy, task force to combat habitual
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
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Ryan Bishop or Carol Swan, 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, Matthew Jackson, or Hannah
      Dier, 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 Shane E. Pendergrass, Chair
Delegate Eric M. Bromwell, 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 Anne R. Kaiser, 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: 410-946-5530
                         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 Delores G. Kelley, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


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

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


 

wednesday april 26, 2017


                                  10:00 A.M.     Room 120
                                      to         House Appropriations Committee
                                   5:00 P.M.     House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  High Quality Teaching and School Leadership Development
              (Full agenda will be posted online prior to the meeting)


 

thursday june 1, 2017


                                  10:00 A.M.     Room 120
                                      to         House Appropriations
                                   5:00 P.M.     Committee Room
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Early Childhood Education and Career and Technical Training
              (Full agenda will be posted online prior to the meeting)


 

wednesday june 28, 2017


                                  10:00 A.M.     Room 120
                                      to         House Appropriations
                                   5:00 P.M.     Committee Room
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  World Class Learning Systems with No Dead Ends
              (Full agenda will be posted online prior to the meeting)


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Rachel Hise or Erika Schissler, 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
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  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 april 26, 2017


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


    Subject:  General Meeting


 

wednesday may 10, 2017


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


    Subject:  General Meeting


 

wednesday may 24, 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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CRIMINAL SENTENCING POLICY, STATE COMMISSION ON
Glenn T. Harrell, Jr., Chair


 

tuesday may 9, 2017


                                  5:30 P.M.      Conference Rooms UL1
                                                 Judiciary Education and
                                                 Conference Center
                                                 2011 AB 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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JUSTICE REINVESTMENT OVERSIGHT BOARD
Daniel M. Long, Chair


 

monday april 24, 2017


                                  2:30 P.M.      To Be Announced


                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Quarterly Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Donald J. Hogan, Governor's Office of Crime
      Control and Prevention
              Telephone: 410-693-7668


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


 

tuesday april 18, 2017


                                  10:00 A.M.     17th Floor
                                                 Maryland Department of Commerce
                                                 World Trade Center
                                                 401 E. Pratt Street,
                                                 Baltimore, 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 april 20, 2017


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

    Subject:  Monthly Commission Meeting


 

thursday may 18, 2017


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

    Subject:  Monthly Commission Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Valerie M. Wooding, Maryland Health Care
      Commission
              Telephone: 410-764-3570

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MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION
Al Redmer, Jr., Commissioner


 

monday may 8, 2017


                                  10:00 A.M.     24th Floor, Hearing Room
                                      to         Maryland Insurance
                                  12:00 P.M.     Administration
                                                 200 St. Paul Place
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Meeting to review what the Maryland Insurance Administration has
              done and will continue to do in preparation for the 2017 hurricane
              season.  How property and casualty insurers can help the Maryland
              Insurance Administration promptly and efficiently assist Maryland
              consumers will be discussed.

              If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Joy Hatchette.  If you
              have any questions please contact Joy Hatchette, either by email
              to joy.hatchette@maryland.gov or by phone number 410-468-2029.


 

monday may 15, 2017


                                  10:00 A.M.     24th Floor, Hearing Room
                                      to         Maryland Insurance
                                  12:00 P.M.     Administration
                                                 200 St. Paul Place
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Public hearing on rate increase requests by long-term care
              insurance carriers operating in Maryland: Kanawha Insurance
              Company, Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, MedAmerica
              Insurance Company, John Hancock Life Insurance Company, The
              Prudential Insurance Company of America, and Unum Life Insurance
              Company of America.  The purpose of the hearing is for insurance
              company officals to explain their reasons for rate increases.

              If you plan on attending/testifying, please RSVP and/or have
              written comments sent to Nancy Muehlberger, either by e-mail to
              longtermcare.mia@maryland.gov, mailing address 200 St. Paul Place,
              Suite 2700, Baltimore, MD 21202, or fax to 410-468-2038 by May 8,
              2017.  For more information, please see:
              http://insurance.maryland.gov/Consumer/Pages/Long-Term-Care-
              Hearing-May-15-2017.aspx


  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 april 27, 2017


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

    Subject:  To Be Announced


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

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


 

wednesday may 3, 2017


                                  9:00 A.M.      Suite 103
                                                 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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SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION, INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE ON
Karen Salmon, Chair


 

thursday april 20, 2017


                                  9:00 A.M.      8th Floor
                                     to          Conference Room #1
                                 12:00 P.M.      Nancy S. Grasmick Education
                                                 Building
                                                 200 West Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Regular IAC Meeting


  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
Joshua Gotbaum, Chair


 

tuesday april 25, 2017


                                  10:30 A.M.     Treasurer's Office
                                                 Main Conference Room #436
                                                 Louis L. Goldstein Building
                                                 80 Calvert Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Organizational Issues


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Susanne Brogan, State Treasurer's Office,
              Telephone: 410-260-6008
                         1-800-974-0468

addendum issued: april 14, 2017


 

tuesday april 25, 2017


                                  10:30 A.M.     Treasurer's Office
                                                 Main Conference Room #436
                                                 Louis L. Goldstein Building
                                                 80 Calvert Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

  NOTE:  Phone Number Change

    Subject:  Organizational Issues


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Susanne Brogan, State Treasurer's Office,
              Telephone: 410-260-7533
                         1-800-974-0468

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STATE DEBT, COMMISSION ON
Nancy K. Kopp, Chair


 

monday april 24, 2017


                                  2:00 P.M.      Assembly Room, #114-116
                                                 Louis L. Goldstein Treasury
                                                 Bldg.
                                                 80 Calvert Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Annual meeting to recommend property tax rate on real and personal
              property for fiscal year 2017


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Christian Lund, State Treasurer's Office
              Telephone: 410-260-7920
                         1-800-974-0468

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STUDENT TRUANCY, TASK FORCE TO COMBAT HABITUAL
Patricia L. Welch, Chair


 

monday april 24, 2017


                                  2:00 P.M.      Joint Committee
                                     to          Hearing Room
                                  5:00 P.M.      Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Monthly meeting to discuss ways to combat habitual student truancy
              in the State of Maryland, and to prepare final report and
              recommendation for submission to the Governor and the Maryland
              General Assembly by no later than June 30, 2017


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Lesley A. Thompson, School of Education &
      Urban Studies, Morgan State University
              Telephone: 443-885-3385


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


 

wednesday may 31, 2017


                                  10:00 A.M.     Room 259
                                                 Loyola College Graduate Center
                                                 8890 McGaw Rd
                                                 Columbia, MD


    Subject:  Vehicle Theft Prevention Council Meeting:
              Discussion and Vote on Grant Applications for FY 2018


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

April 14, 2017 2:32 P.M.