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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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.



march 7, 2017

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION


BILL HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

 SB 586    Sen King, et      Local Infrastructure Fast Track for Maryland Act
           al
 SB 712    Sen Conway, et    Historically Black Institutions - State Funding -
           al                Blount-Rawlings-Britt HBI Comparability Program
 SB 723    Sen Young, et     Income Tax - Film Production Activity Tax Credit -
           al                Small or Independent Film Entities
 SB 734    Sen Kasemeyer,    Sexual Assault Victims Resources Act of 2017
           et al             (Jointly assigned to B&T and JPR)
 SB 748    Sen DeGrange,     Sales and Use Tax - Exemptions - Girl Scouts and
           et al             Boy Scouts
 SB 769    Sen Manno         Property Tax - Renters' Property Tax Relief
                             Program - Assets
 SB 784    Sen Madaleno,     Department of Juvenile Services - Youth Services
           et al             Bureau - Budget Appropriation
 SB 796    Sen Edwards,      Econ Dvlp - Co Econ Dvlp Tax Incentives Program
           et al             and One Maryland Tax Credit
 SB 807    Sens Smith and    Income Tax Credit - Wages Paid to Qualified
           Astle             Veteran Employees (Hire Our Veterans Act of 2017)

BUDGET HEARINGS - 3:00 P.M.

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON CAPITAL BUDGET
 3 West, Miller
           * Capital Maryland Environmental Service
           * Capital Board of Public Works
           * Capital St Mary's College of Maryland
           * Capital Community College Facilities Grant Program
           * Capital MD Independent College and University Assoc
           * Capital Public School Construction Program
           * Capital Maryland State Department of Education


 Or immediately following bill hearings.

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 421    Sen Peters, et    RESCHEDULED - to MAR 14, 1:00 PM
           al

End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 88     Sen Simonaire     General Provisions - State Designations - Great
                             Seal
 SB 92     Sen Salling       General Provisions - Commemorative Days - Brain
                             Cancer Awareness Day
 SB 603    Sen Bates, et     General Provisions - Commemorative Months -
           al                Maryland Sportsmanship Month
 SB 954    Sen Eckardt       Talbot County - Deer Management Permit - Use of
                             Rifles
 SB 964    Sens              Aquaculture - Leases - Submerged Aquatic
           Klausmeier and    Vegetation
           Eckardt
 SB 980    Sen Edwards       Environment - Natural Gas and Oil Interest
                             Restitution Fund
 SB 1002   Sen Zucker        State Designations - State Mineral - Chromite
 SB 1040   Sen Ready, et     Environment - Water and Sewer Plan Approval
           al
 SB 1052   Sen Mathias       State Designations - State Waterfowl - Canvasback
                             Duck
 SJ 1      Sen Edwards       National Day of the Cowboy

SENATE FINANCE


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 851    Sen Ready         RESCHEDULED - to MAR 14, 1:00 PM

 SB 658    Sen Benson, et    HEARING CANCELED
           al


 SB 766    Sen Ferguson      HEARING CANCELED




End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 649    Sen Middleton     Public Utilities - Telephone Lifeline Service -
                             Revisions
 SB 700    Sen Robinson,     St Govt - Ofc of Minority Affairs and Intrdprtmntl
           et al             Advsry Cmt on Minority Affairs - Renaming
 SB 715    Sen Rosapepe,     Clean Energy - Energy Storage Technology Study
           et al
 SB 717    Sen Eckardt       Task Force on Internet, Wireless, and Cellular
                             Service on the Eastern Shore
 SB 966    Sens              Electric Universal Service Program - Unexpended
           Klausmeier and    Funds
           Middleton
 SB 969    Sen Feldman       Electricity - Construction of Overhead
                             Transmission Lines - Condemnation Authority
 SB 1056   Sens Mathias      Vehicle Laws - Personal Motor Vehicle Rentals
           and Smith

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 354    Sen Guzzone,      HEARING CANCELED
           et al


 SB 744    Sen Zirkin        HEARING CANCELED




End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 544    Baltimore City    Baltimore City - Office of the Baltimore City
           Senators          Sheriff - Positions
 SB 691    Sens Ready and    Criminal Procedure - Incompetency and Criminal
           Hough             Responsibility - Court-Ordered Medication
 SB 746    Chr JPR (Md       District Court Commissioners - Residency in
           Jud Conf)         Contiguous County
 SB 747    Sen Zirkin, et    State Government - Acknowledgments, Oaths, and
           al                Affirmations - Recordations and Notarizations
 SB 794    Sen Smith         Legal Advice to Corporations - Clarification
 SB 811    Sen Zirkin, et    Civil Cases - Maryland Legal Services Corporation
           al                Fund - Surcharges - Repeal of Sunset
 SB 856    Sen Guzzone,      Maryland Legal Services Corporation Funding -
           et al             Abandoned Property Funds
 SB 912    Chr JPR (Md       Children in Need of Assistance - Sex Trafficking
           Jud Conf)

SENATE RULES COMMITTEE


 No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS


Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                 8:15 A.M.

 OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON PERSONNEL - Room 120
 Work Session

 HB 1438   Del Stein, et     HEARING CANCELED
           al



End of schedule changes


BILL HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

 HB 1095   Del Rosenberg     Teachers' Rtrmnt and Pension Sstms - Credit for
                             Unused Sick Leave - Time Period for Eligibility
 HB 1109   Del B. Barnes     Teachers' Retirement and Pension Systems - County
                             Boards of Education Payments
 HB 1135   Del McDonough     Public Institutions of Higher Education -
                             Instructors - Expressions of Opinion
 HB 1142   Del Hornberger    Public Senior Hghr Ed Institutions - Disciplinary
                             Proceedings - Stdnts and Student Orgnztns
 HB 1154   Del Hayes, et     Program Open Space - Baltimore City Grants - Use
           al                of Grant Funds
 HB 1178   Del Ghrist, et    Employees' Pension System - Incorrect Enrollments
           al
 HB 1187   Del Gaines, et    Department of Juvenile Services - Youth Services
           al                Bureau - Budget Appropriation
 HB 1188   Del Rosenberg     Advisory Council on Couples Qualifying for Family
                             Investment Administration Benefits
 HB 1223   Dels Glass and    Public Health - State Funding for Abortions -
           Hornberger        Prohibition and Exceptions
 HB 1291   Del B. Barnes,    Maryland Legal Services Corporation Funding -
           et al             Abandoned Property Funds
 HB 1370   Del P. Young,     Labor and Employment - Employment Rights for Local
           et al             Government Employees - Establishment
 HB 1431   Dels Lisanti      Harford County Sheriff - Deputy Sheriffs and
           and Impallaria    Correctional Officers - Collective Bargaining
 HB 1439   Calvert County    Calvert County - Bonding Authority
           Delegation
 HB 1519   Del Lewis         Morgan State University - Task Force on
                             Reconciliation and Equity
 HB 1579   Dels Sydnor       Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2016 -
           and P. Young      Baltimore County - Morning Star Family Life Center

BUDGET HEARINGS - 4:30 P.M.

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON CAPITAL BUDGET
 Room 120, HOB
           * Capital Prince George's Hospital System
           * Capital Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
           * Capital University of Maryland Medical System
           * Capital Maryland Hospital Association
           * Capital Department of Juvenile Services
           * Capital Department of State Police
           * Capital Local Jails and Detention Centers
           * Capital Dept of Public Safety & Correctional Services


HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 1143   Del Lierman       Maryland Pay Stub Transparency Act of 2017
 HB 1146   Del McCray, et    Labor and Employment - General Contractor
           al                Liability for Nonpayment of Wages
 HB 1305   Del Fennell       Labor and Employment - Payment of Wages - Minimum
                             Wage
 HB 1307   Del Valderrama    Labor and Employment - Regulation of Farm Labor
                             Contractors and Foreign Labor Contractors
 HB 1381   Del               Adult High School Pilot Program
           Clippinger, et    (Jointly assigned to ECM and W&M)
           al
 HB 1416   Del               Labor and Employment - Payment of Minimum Wage
           Waldstreicher,    Required (Fight for Fifteen)
           et al
 HB 1470   Del McCray        Apprenticeship and Training Council - Apprentice
                             Ratios - Electrical Craft or Trade
 HB 1471   Del Krebs         Business Occupations and Professions and Health
                             Occupations - Regulation of Occupational Boards
                             (Jointly assigned to ECM and HGO)

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 1346   Del Lafferty      HEARING CANCELED



End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 108    St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Regulation of Animals - Dogs
           County
           Delegation
 HB 109    St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Farm Fences - Repeal
           County
           Delegation
 HB 163    St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Mobile Home Parks - Repeal
           County
           Delegation
 HB 209    St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Vocational Training Facility -
           County            Repeal
           Delegation
 HB 404    St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Land Records - Repeal
           County
           Delegation
 HB 679    St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Metropolitan Commission -
           County            Personnel
           Delegation
 HB 682    St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Sheriff, County Treasurer, and
           County            State's Attorney - Salaries
           Delegation
 HB 758    Del Beitzel       Garrett County - Payment to Rescue Squads - Repeal
 HB 1320   Charles County    Counties - Towing Companies - Authority to
           Delegation        Regulate
 HB 1369   Del Proctor,      Condominiums and Homeowners Associations - Sales
           et al             of Common Elements and Common Areas
 HB 1413   Del Proctor,      Real Property - New Residential Construction -
           et al             Correction of Drainage Defect
 HB 1437   Del Proctor,      Frclsd and Vacant Rsdntl Prprty - Common Ownrshp
           et al             Cmnts - Pymnt of Regular Assmnts
 HB 1487   Del Rosenberg     Landlord and Tenant - Repossession for Failure to
                             Pay Rent - Procedures
 HB 1514   Del Hixson, et    Housing and Community Development - Community
           al                Development Program Act
                             (Jointly assigned to ENV and W&M)
 HB 1515   Del Lafferty      Residential Property - Foreclosure Timelines and
                             Procedures

                                 3:00 P.M.

 Natural Resources, Agriculture & Open Space Subcommittee Work Session

 Land Use & Ethics Subcommittee Work Session


HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS


Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                 11:00 A.M.

 Insurance Subcommittee Work Session:

      - HB 493
      - HB 740
      - HB 876
      - HB 887

                  *Room 218*

 Government Operations and Estates and Trusts
 Subcommittee Work Session:

      - HB 319
      - HB 355
      - HB 629
      - HB 764
      - HB 846
      - HB 1446
      - HB 1478
      - HB 1506

                  *Room 240*

 HB 1211   Del Frick         HEARING CANCELED




End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 1082   Del Bromwell      Heroin and Opioid Education and Community Action
                             Act of 2017 (Start Talking Maryland Act)
 HB 1093   Del K. Young,     Substance Use Treatment - Inpatient and Intensive
           et al             Outpatient Programs - Consent by Minor
 HB 1216   Del Cullison,     Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Medication
           et al             Adherence Technology Pilot Program
 HB 1233   Del Sydnor        Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Enhanced
                             Security Compassionate Release Program
 HB 1276   Del Barron, et    Health - Patient-Centered Opioid Addiction
           al                Treatment Act
 HB 1278   Del Pena          Public Hlth - Hlth Care Facilities and Hlth Care
           Melnyk, et al     Sstms - Availability of Buprenorphine Prescribers
 HB 1329   Dels Bromwell     Heroin and Opioid Prevention Effort (HOPE) and
           and Hayes         Treatment Act of 2017
 HB 1372   Del Beitzel       Public Health - Ibogaine Treatment Pilot Program
 HB 1432   Chr HGO (Dept)    Hlth Care Prvdrs - Prescription Opioids - Limits
                             on Prescribing (The Prescriber Limits Act of 2017)

HOUSE RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE


 No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

HOUSE JUDICIARY


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 598    Del W. Miller,    Counties and Municipal Corporations - "Sanctuary
           et al             Laws" for Illegal Aliens - Prohibition
                             (Jointly assigned to JUD and APP)
 HB 839    Del Vallario      Office of the Public Defender - Representation at
                             Bail Hearing - Provisional
 HB 1023   Del Anderson      Baltimore City - Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of
           (BCA)             Rights - Hearing Board
 HB 1037   Del Anderson      Baltimore City - Civilian Review Board
           (BCA), et al
 HB 1157   Del Dumais, et    Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release - Pilot
           al                Program and Conditions
 HB 1185   Del Anderson,     Criminal Law - Cannabis - Legalization
           et al
 HB 1215   Del Anderson,     Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release
           et al
 HB 1218   Del Moon, et      Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release - Financial
           al                Conditions
 HB 1231   Del Barron        Indigent Defendants - Caseloads - Panel Attorney
                             Program
 HB 1236   Del Moon, et      Constitutional Amendment - Cannabis - Right to
           al                Use, Possess, and Cultivate
 HB 1280   Del Anderson,     Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release - Criteria
           et al
 HB 1318   Del Anderson,     Baltimore City - Nonviolent Offenders - Release
           et al             Without Bail
 HB 1375   Del Proctor,      Criminal Procedure - Testing - HIV and Hepatitis C
           et al
 HB 1390   Del Barron, et    Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release - Reform
           al
 HB 1393   Del Dumais, et    Criminal Procedure - Petition for Writ of Actual
           al                Innocence - Nontrial Convictions
 HB 1403   Balt City         Baltimore City - Office of State's Attorney -
           Deleg, et al      Authority to Appoint Criminal Investigators
 HB 1411   Del Dumais, et    DNA Testing - Postconviction Review
           al
 HB 1428   Chr JUD (Dept)    Criminal Procedure - Victim Services Unit -
                             Victims' Compensation

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 1195   Del Adams, et     HEARING CANCELED
           al


 HB 1365   Del Lisanti       HEARING CANCELED



End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 715    Chr W&M (Dept)    Institutions of Higher Education - Teacher
                             Preparation Programs - Accreditation and Approval
 HB 746    Del M.            Public School Labor Relations Board -
           Washington        Administration and Enforcement - Revisions
 HB 848    Del Stein, et     Cmnty Cllgs - Vctnl Certificates, Apprenticeship
           al                Trng Programs, and Associate's Dgrs - Ttn Asstnce
 HB 868    Del Jones, et     Higher Education - Community Colleges - Workforce
           al                Development Sequence Grants and Scholarships
 HB 971    Del Ebersole,     James W. Hubbard Inclusive Higher Education Grant
           et al             Program
 HB 1069   Del Jones, et     Higher Education - Community Colleges - Funding
           al
 HB 1094   Del Hixson, et    Education - Libraries - Reorganization of
           al                Governance Structure
 HB 1145   Del Tarlau, et    Public School Employee Whistleblower Protection
           al                Act
 HB 1171   Del Vogt, et      Public School Employees - Required Training on
           al                Retirement Benefits
 HB 1289   Del A.            Higher Education - Student Financial Assistance -
           Washington        Notification
 HB 1310   Del Ebersole,     Education - Ethical Special Education Advocate
           et al             Certificate Program
 HB 1381   Del               Adult High School Pilot Program
           Clippinger, et    (Jointly assigned to ECM and W&M)
           al
 HB 1384   Del Rosenberg     TF to Stdy Implementing the German Academic-Appren
                             ticeship Model for Adlts Wtht a High Schl Ed
 HB 1486   Del Stein         Teachers and Teacher Preparation Programs -
                             Research-Based Reading Instruction
 HB 1502   Del Gutierrez,    Task Force to Expand Dual Language Programs in
           et al             Maryland
 HB 1508   Del Hixson, et    Higher Education - Tuition Rates - Exemptions
           al

March 7, 2017 4:03 P.M.