About Schedules

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

Meetings are generally held in late morning or early afternoon.

During the legislative session standing committee meetings include:

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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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

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

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



Weekly Schedule - Published July 6, 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
Statutory Committees
behavioral health and opioid use disorders, joint legislative ethics, joint committee on
management of public funds, joint committee on the
Task Forces & Special Joint Study Groups
innovation and excellence in education, comm on md health insurance coverage protection commission
21st century school facilities commission
Other Meetings of Interest
board of public works criminal sentencing policy, state commission on
maryland insurance administration md underground facilities damage prev authority
rural health care delivery workgroup safe harbor policy for youth vic of hum traf, wkgrp
small business retirement savings board 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, 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:  Trish Gagnon, Environment and
      Transportation Committee
              Telephone: 410-841-3990
                         301-858-3990

addendum issued: july 10, 2017


 

wednesday july 26, 2017


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 250
                                                 Environment and Transportation
                                                 Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Interim Study on Septic Systems


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Cristen Flynn, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3990
                         301-858-3990

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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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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND OPIOID USE DISORDERS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Katherine Klausmeier, Senate Chair
Eric M. Bromwell, House Chair


 

tuesday july 18, 2017


                                  10:00 A.M.     3 East Miller Senate
                                                 Office Building
                                                 Finance Committee Hearing Room
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Alternative methods for treating opioid addiction; real-time
              surveillance of the opioid addiction crisis; and Medicaid parity


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

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LEGISLATIVE ETHICS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
James E. DeGrange, Sr., Senate Chair
Adrienne A. Jones, House Chair


 

wednesday july 12, 2017


                                  10:00 A.M.     Conference Room 206
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Review of Disclosures and Disclaimers

              Work Session

              A portion of the meeting may be closed to comply with a statutory
              requirement that prevents public disclosure of matters that may be
              discussed.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Deadra W. Daly or Stacy M. Goodman,
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5200/5350
                         301-970-5200/5350

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MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC FUNDS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE
Cheryl C. Kagan, Senate Chair
Ana Sol Gutierrez, House Chair


 

tuesday july 18, 2017


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

    Subject:  9-1-1 Modernization


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


 

wednesday july 26, 2017


                                  9:30 A.M.      Room 120
                                     to          House Appropriations Committee
                                  5:00 P.M.      House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

  NOTE:  The Commission has allotted 30 minutes for public testimony
  at the end of each meeting. Members of the public who wish to testify must
  email PreK-12InnovationandExcellenceCommission@mlis.state.md.us or call Mindy
  McConville at 410-946-5510 to sign up no later that 48 hours before the
  meeting date. Individuals may speak for no more than 3 minutes each and will
  be called to testify in the order in which they sign up. 75 copies of written
  testimony must be delivered to Room 120 House Office Building by noon of the
  day prior to the meeting.

    Subject:  Resource Equity


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

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MARYLAND HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE PROTECTION COMMISSION
Brian J. Feldman, Senate Chair
Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, House Chair


 

tuesday august 1, 2017


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 240
                                     to          Health and Government
                                  3:00 P.M.      Operations Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  1. Organizational meeting
              2. Overview of federal actions to modify health care reform


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Patrick Carlson or Linda Stahr, 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


 

monday july 17, 2017


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 120
                                     to          Appropriations Committee
                                  4:00 P.M.      Hearing Room
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Presentation by the New IAC Executive Director; Overview of School
              Construction Funding; Updates on Educational Specifications and
              Alternative Building Studies.

              Members of the public who wish to testify must email
              KnottCommission@mlis.state.md.us or call (410) 946-5510 to sign up
              no later than July 14, 2017, at 5:00 p.m.  There will be limited
              time for public testimony (3 minutes each), and individuals will
              be called to testify in the order in which they sign up.
              Testimony must relate to the agenda topics noted above.  75 copies
              of written testimony must be delivered to Room 120 House Office
              Building by July 17, 2017, at 11:00 a.m.


  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 july 26, 2017


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


    Subject:  General Meeting


 

wednesday august 16, 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 july 11, 2017


                                  5:30 P.M.      Training Rooms 1 & 2
                                                 Judicial College Education and
                                                 Conference Center
                                                 2009D 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 INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION
Al Redmer, Jr., Commissioner


 

monday july 17, 2017


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


    Subject:  Second public hearing to receive public input on revised filings
              made by Kaiser Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic Inc. and Evergreen
              Health, Inc.

              On June 1st, Kaiser Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic Inc. refiled
              its 2018 proposed rates for the individual market and requested a
              23  rate increase for HMO plans.  Kaiser previously requested an
              18  rate increase.  On June 20th, Evergreen Health Inc. refiled
              its 2018 proposed rates for the individual market and requested a
              66  rate increase for HMO plans.  Evergreen previously requested a
              28  rate increase.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Todd Switzer, Maryland Insurance
      Administration
              Telephone: 410-468-2041

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


 

wednesday july 12, 2017


                                  9:00 A.M.      Suite 103
                                                 Lower Level Conference Room
                                                 One Call Center
                                                 7223 Parkway Drive
                                                 Hanover, MD

  NOTE:  Date Change

    Subject:  Meeting of Full Authority + Hearings


 

wednesday august 2, 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 Executive Director
              Telephone: 410-782-2102

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


 

tuesday july 25, 2017


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room HEC 110
                                     to          Chesapeake College
                                  5:00 P.M.      100 College Circle
                                                 Wye Mills, MD


    Subject: To Be Determined


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


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SAFE HARBOR POLICY FOR YOUTH VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING, WORKGROUP ON
John C. Wobensmith, Chair


 

monday july 31, 2017


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


    Subject:  Safe Harbor Workgroup established to Study Safe Harbor Policy for
              Youth Victims of Human Trafficking.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Thomas Stack, Governor's Office of Crime
      Control and Prevention
              Telephone:  410-697-9336

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SMALL BUSINESS RETIREMENT SAVINGS BOARD
Joshua Gotbaum, Chair


 

tuesday july 11, 2017


                                  2:00 P.M.      Room 212
                                                 Louis L. Goldstein Treasury
                                                 Building
                                                 80 Calvert Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Review proposed budget and discuss organizational issues


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

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


 

thursday july 13, 2017


                                  10:00 A.M.     Room 261
                                                 Loyola University Graduate
                                                 Center
                                                 8890 McGaw Rd
                                                 Columbia, MD


    Subject:  Vehicle Theft Prevention Council Public Awareness Committee
              Meeting
              Discussion of Programs and Budget for FY 2018


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

July 10, 2017 4:00 P.M.