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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 10, 2017

Leadership Committees
legislative policy committee
House Standing Committees
appropriations economic matters
environment and transportation health and government operations
judiciary ways and means
ways and means - election law subcommittee
Senate Standing Committees
budget and taxation education, health, and environmental affairs
finance judicial proceedings
Statutory Committees
children, youth, and families, joint committee on legislative ethics, joint committee on
Task Forces & Special Joint Study Groups
family & medical leave insurance, task force to stdy innovation and excellence in education, comm on
21st century school facilities commission
Other Meetings of Interest
behavioral and subs abuse prog and services workgrp board of public works
commemoration 100th ann. pass. 19th amend., comm. on criminal sentencing policy, state commission on
justice reinvestment oversight board local government justice reinvestment commission
maryland health care commission maryland insurance administration
maryland medicaid advisory committee md underground facilities damage prev authority
restraint and seclusion, task force to study
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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 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


 

tuesday august 29, 2017


                                  ALL DAY




    Subject:  Baltimore City Site Visit

              Contact Charity Scott, Dept. of Legislative Services for more
              information.  410-841-3469 or 301-858-3469


 

wednesday september 6, 2017


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

  NOTE:  Joint with Senate Education, Health, and Environmental
  Affairs Committee

    Subject:  Election Cybersecurity


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Stanford D. Ward, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3469
                         301-858-3469

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HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - ELECTION LAW SUBCOMMITTEE
Alonzo T. Washington, Chair


 

wednesday september 6, 2017


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 130
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Potential Legislation Concerning Election Cybersecurity


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Stanford D. Ward, 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


 

wednesday september 6, 2017


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

  NOTE:  Joint with the House Committee on Ways and Means

    Subject:  Election Cybersecurity

                                  2:00 P.M.      2 West
                                                 Miller Senate Building
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Briefing by the State Board of Education regarding the
              Consolidated State Plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act
              (ESSA); Update regarding the current status of former ITT Tech
              students and the creation of a for-profit guaranty fund.

              Contact Sara C. Fidler, Dept. of Legislative Services for more
              information.  410-946-5350 or 301-970-5350


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Ted King or Stacy Goodman, 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 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


 

tuesday september 12, 2017


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

    Subject:  Public Safety in Baltimore City.

              Oral and written testimony will be permitted. Witness sign up will
              be available beginning at 8:30 a.m. the day of the hearing.

              *Joint with the Baltimore City Senate Delegation.


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


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CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Nancy J. King, Senate Chair
Ariana B. Kelly, House Chair


 

tuesday september 12, 2017


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

    Subject:  Overview of 2017 Session Legislation and Fiscal 2018 Budget
              Updates to DLS Child Care Subsidy Report


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Caroline L. B. Boice or Hannah E. Dier,
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

addendum issued: august 11, 2017


 

tuesday september 12, 2017


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

  NOTE:  Time Change

    Subject:  Overview of 2017 Session Legislation and Fiscal 2018 Budget
              Updates to DLS Child Care Subsidy Report


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Caroline L. B. Boice or Hannah E. Dier,
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

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


 

tuesday august 29, 2017


                                  10:00 A.M.

  Subject: To be announced.



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

addendum issued: august 11, 2017


 

tuesday august 29, 2017


                                  10:00 A.M.     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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FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE INSURANCE, TASK FORCE TO STUDY
Brian J. Feldman, Senate Chair
Ariana B. Kelly, House Chair


 

thursday september 14, 2017


                                  10:00 A.M.     Room 231
                                                 Economic Matters Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD



    Subject:  Public Testimony and Discussion of the Task Force Final Report
              Process

              NOTE: Interested stakeholders are welcome to testify at this
              meeting.  A witness sign-up sheet (paper copy) will be in the
              committee room beginning at 9 a.m. on the day of the meeting.
              Witnesses should plan to sign up on the sheet before the start of
              the meeting and provide 25 copies of any written materials.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Laura Atas, David Smulski, or Heather Ruby,
      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 august 30, 2017


                                  9:30 A.M.      Room 120
                                     to          House Appropriations Committee
                                  5:00 P.M.      Room
                                                 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 than 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:  Governance and Accountability.
              (Full agenda will be posted online prior to the meeting.)


 

thursday september 14, 2017


                                  9:30 A.M.      Room 120
                                     to          House Appropriations Committee
                                  5:00 P.M.      Room
                                                 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 than 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:  Work session.
              (Full agenda will be posted online prior to the meeting.)


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Erika Schissler or Rachel Hise, 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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BEHAVIORAL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES WORKGROUP
Walter Sallee, Chair


 

thursday august 10, 2017


                                  1:00 P.M.      8th Floor,
                                     to          Conference Room #2
                                  3:30 P.M.      Maryland State Department of
                                                 Education
                                                 200 W. Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Review of behaviorial and substance abuse disorder services in
              Maryland Public Schools.


 

friday august 25, 2017


                                  9:00 A.M.      8th Floor,
                                     to          Conference Room #6
                                 11:30 A.M.      Maryland State Department of
                                                 Education
                                                 200 W. Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Review of behaviorial and substance abuse disorder services in
              Maryland Public Schools


 

thursday september 7, 2017


                                  9:00 A.M.      8th Floor,
                                     to          Conference Room #4
                                 11:30 A.M.      Maryland State Department of
                                                 Education
                                                 200 W. Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Review of behaviorial and substance abuse disorder services in
              Maryland Public Schools


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Lynne Muller, Maryland State Department of
      Education
              Telephone: 410-767-0769


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BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
Sheila McDonald, Executive Secretary


 

wednesday august 16, 2017


                                  10:00 A.M.     Assembly Room
                                                 Treasury Building
                                                 80 Calvert Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD



    Subject:  General Meeting


 

wednesday september 6, 2017


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


    Subject:  General Meeting


 

wednesday september 20, 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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COMMEMORATION OF THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PASSAGE OF THE 19TH AMENDMENT
TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, COMMISSION ON THE
Linda L. Singh, Chair


 

tuesday august 15, 2017


                                  10:00 A.M.     B-20
                                                 Fifth Regiment Armory
                                                 219 29th Division Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Regular Meeting of the Commission


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Maj. Gen. Linda L. Singh, Maryland Military
      Dept.
              Telephone: 410-576-6163

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


 

tuesday september 19, 2017


                                  5:30 P.M.      Training Rooms LL 11 &
                                                 LL 12
                                                 Judicial College Education and
                                                 Conference Center
                                                 2009D Commerce Park Drive
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  The Commission will continue the review and evaulation 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 august 28, 2017


                                  1:00 P.M.      Conference Rooms A & B
                                                 Governor's Coordinating Offices
                                                 100 Community Place
                                                 Crownsville, MD


    Subject:  Quarterly Meeting


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


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LOCAL GOVERNMENT JUSTICE REINVESTMENT COMMISSION
Robert L. Green, Chair


 

wednesday august 30, 2017


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


    Subject:  Organizational Meeting


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


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MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION
Robert E. Moffit, Chair


 

tuesday september 19, 2017


                                  1:00 P.M.      Conference 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


 

tuesday august 15, 2017


                                  10:00 A.M.     3 East Miller Senate
                                      to         Office Building
                                   1:00 P.M.     Senate Finance Committee
                                                 Hearing Room
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Public meeting to assess the need in the State for short-term
              medical insurance to be sold by non-admitted carriers.


 

monday august 28, 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 for long term
              care insurance being made by the Maryland Life and Health
              Insurance Guaranty Corporation on behalf of Penn Treaty Network
              America Insurance Company, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company,
              MedAmerica Insurance Company, CMFG Life Insurance Company, and
              Continental Casualty Company. The purpose of the hearing is for
              insurance company officials to explain their reasons for rate
              increases.

              If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Nancy Muehlberger by
              August 21, 2017, either by email to longtermcare.mia@maryland.gov
              or by mail to 200 St. Paul Place, Suite 2700, Baltimore, MD 21202
              or by fax to 410-468-2038. Indicate if you plan on testifying or
              submitting written comments. For more information see the
              following link:
              http://insurance.maryland.gov/Consumer/Pages/Long-Term-Care-
              Hearing-August-28-2017.aspx


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Joe Sviatko, Maryland Insurance
      Administration
              Telephone: 410-468-2458

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MARYLAND MEDICAID ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Kevin Lindamood, Chair


 

thursday september 28, 2017


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

    Subject:  To Be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Carrol Barnes, Maryland Department of
      Health
              Telephone: 410-767-5213

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


 

wednesday september 6, 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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RESTRAINT AND SECLUSION, TASK FORCE TO STUDY
Mary Gable, Chair


 

wednesday august 16, 2017


                                  1:00 P.M.      Conference Room 6,
                                     to          8th Floor
                                  4:00 P.M.      Maryland State Department of
                                                 Education
                                                 200 W. Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  TBD


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Deborah Nelson, Maryland State Dept. of
      Education
              Telephone: 410-767-0294

August 11, 2017 3:26 P.M.