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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 8, 2017

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 1096   Sen Peters        Corporate Income Tax - Single Sales Factor
                             Apportionment
   MOVED                     From MAR 15, 1:00 PM to MAR 8, 1:00 PM

 SB 759    Sen Guzzone       HEARING CANCELED




End of schedule changes


BILL HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

 SB 665    Sen Kasemeyer,    Attorney General - Powers - Maryland Defense Act
           et al             of 2017
 SB 812    Sen Madaleno,     Housing and Community Development - Community
           et al             Development Program Act
 SB 823    Sen Eckardt       Task Force to Study Tax Sales in Maryland
 SB 833    Sen Pinsky, et    Corporate Income Tax - Throwback Rule
           al
 SB 839    Sen Serafini      State Budget - Appropriations - Funding Priorities
 SB 846    Sen Conway        Baltimore City - Hotel Room Tax - Convention
           (BCA)             Center Promotion
 SB 855    Sen Madaleno,     Main Street Fairness Act of 2017
           et al
 SB 873    Sen Madaleno      Economic Development - Job Creation Tax Credit -
           (Tax Credit       Alteration
           Eval. Comm.)
 SB 908    Sen Ferguson,     Maryland Education Development Collaborative -
           et al             Established
 SB 915    Sen Guzzone       Real Property Tax - Assessment Appeals Process
 SB 926    Sen Madaleno,     Income Tax Credit - Renewable Energy Property
           et al
 SB 927    Sen Madaleno,     Excise Tax and Sales Tax - Cannabis
           et al             (Jointly assigned to B&T and JPR)
 SB 930    Chr Anne          Anne Arundel Co - Property Tax - Payment in Lieu
           Arundel County    of Taxes Agreements - Econ Dvlp Projects
           Senators
 SB 940    Sen Smith         Criminal Law - Betting, Wagering, and Gambling -
                             Civil Offense
                             (Jointly assigned to B&T and JPR)
 SB 957    Sen Eckardt       Counties and Municipalities - Land Bank
                             Authorities
                             (Jointly assigned to B&T and EHE)
 SB 985    Sen Nathan        Baltimore County - Property Tax - Credit for
           Pulliam           Individuals at Least 65 Years Old
 SB 994    Sen Rosapepe      School Overcrowding Reduction Act of 2017
 SB 1034   Sen King, et      Md Public Broadcasting Commission - Recording and
           al                Dstrbtn During Legislative Session - Funding
 SB 1081   Sen Madaleno,     Health - Family Planning Services - Continuity of
           et al             Care

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 825    Sen Ramirez       HEARING CANCELED



 SB 704    The Pres          HEARING CANCELED
           (Admin), et al


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 618    Sen Serafini      Education - Achievement School District -
                             Establishment
 SB 651    Sen Smith, et     Public Schools - Suspensions and Expulsions
           al
 SB 657    Sen Young, et     Public Schools - Wellness Policy - School Meals
           al
 SB 667    Sen Jennings      Education - Prekindergarten Student Assessment -
                             Moratorium
 SB 710    Sen Conway        Ed - Children With Disabilities - Individualized
                             Ed Program Process - Parental Consent
 SB 760    Sen Guzzone,      Education - Grounds for Discipline
           et al
 SB 786    Sen Zucker, et    Education - Behavior Intervention Plans - Physical
           al                Restraint and Seclusion
 SB 806    Sen King, et      Education - Healthy Out of School Time Heroes
           al                Recognition Program
 SB 871    Sen Zucker        Ed - Accountability - Cnsldtd St Plan and Sprt and
                             Imprvmt Plans (Protect Our Schls Act of 2017)
 SB 1060   Sen Miller        Heroin and Opioid Education and Community Action
                             Act of 2017 (Start Talking Maryland Act)

SENATE FINANCE


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 745    Sen Zirkin        Disclosure of Medical Records - Compulsory Process
                             - Timeline
 SB 768    Sen Feldman,      Health Insurance - Prescription Drugs - Formulary
           et al             Changes
 SB 850    Sen Mathias       Chesapeake Bay Water Transportation Network
 SB 864    Sen               Education - Overdose on Public School Premises -
           Klausmeier, et    Substance Abuse Treatment Programs
           al                (Jointly assigned to FIN and JPR)
 SB 918    Sen Mathias       Health Insurance - Coverage of Fertility
                             Preservation Procedures for Iatrogenic Infertility
 SB 919    Sen Mathias       President Jimmy Carter Cancer Treatment Access Act
 SB 929    Sen Astle         Commercial Law - Consumer Protection -
                             Door-to-Door Sales
 SB 963    Sen Madaleno,     Transportation - Transit Service - State Grants
           et al
 SB 967    Sen Klausmeier    Heroin and Opioid Prevention Effort (HOPE) and
                             Treatment Act of 2017
                             (Jointly assigned to FIN and EHE)
 SB 968    Sen Klausmeier    Health Insurance - Coverage Requirements for
                             Behavioral Health Disorders - Modifications
 SB 984    Sen Nathan        Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Enhanced
           Pulliam, et al    Security Compassionate Release Program
                             (Jointly assigned to FIN and JPR)

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 23     Sen               Handgun Prmts - Alt Expiration Date - Prvt
           Klausmeier, et    Detectives, Scrty Guards, and Spcl Police Offcrs
           al
 SB 160    Sen Waugh         Handgun Permits - Multijurisdictional Recognition
 SB 224    Sen Lee, et al    Public Safety - Regulated Firearms - Definition of
                             Convicted of a Disqualifying Crime
 SB 245    Sen Salling,      Public Safety - Permit to Carry, Wear, or
           et al             Transport a Handgun - Qualifications
 SB 467    Sen Feldman       Public Safety - Firearms Disqualifications -
                             Antique Firearm
 SB 511    Sen Norman, et    Public Safety - Permit to Carry, Wear, or
           al                Transport a Handgun - Qualifications
 SB 727    Sen Smith, et     Criminal Procedure - Firearms - Transfer
           al
 SB 826    Sen Conway        Wearing, Carrying, or Transporting a Handgun -
                             Penalties - Subsequent Offenders
 SB 948    Sen Smith, et     Public Safety - Rifles and Shotguns - Secondary
           al                Transactions
 SB 1011   Sen Jennings      Criminal Law - Crimes Against Property - Right to
                             Defend Property

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




                              2:00 P.M.

 BUDGET HEARINGS - 2:00 P.M.

   SUBCOMMITTEE ON CAPITAL BUDGET - Room 120
             * Capital Budget Decisions-PAYGO
             * 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

  NOTE: Change in time


End of schedule changes


BUDGET HEARINGS - 4:30 P.M.

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON CAPITAL BUDGET
 Room 120, HOB
           * Capital Budget Decisions-PAYGO
           * 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


HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 1190   Del Adams         HEARING CANCELED



 HB 1249   Del Sydnor        HEARING CANCELED




End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 1180   Del Kramer        Maryland Commercial Receivership Act
 HB 1184   Del Malone        Corporations and Associations - Filing Fees -
                             Reductions
 HB 1260   Del McMillan      Annual Reports and Personal Property Reports -
                             Fees, Exemption, and Affidavit
 HB 1415   Del Anderson      Commercial Law - Maryland Antitrust Act - Indirect
                             Purchasers

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 1281   Del Jacobs, et    HEARING CANCELED
           al


 HB 1488   Del Mautz, et     HEARING CANCELED
           al



End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 187    St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Foxes and Hounds - Repeal of
           County            Provisions
           Delegation
 HB 677    Howard County     Howard County - Noise Control - Outdoor Concert
           Delegation        Venues Ho. Co. 18-17
 HB 894    Wicomico          Wicomico County - Deer Hunting - Sundays
           County
           Delegation
 HB 902    Del               Agriculture - Industrial Hemp - Legalization
           Fraser-Hidalgo,
           et al
 HB 1246   Del Clark, et     Forests and Parks - Public Recreation on Private
           al                and State-Owned Land - Hunting
 HB 1253   Del Long          State Boat Act - Removal of Abandoned or Sunken
                             Vessels
 HB 1284   Del Stein, et     Natural Resources - Aquaculture Leases - National
           al                Register of Historic Places
 HB 1314   Del Jacobs, et    Crabs - Holiday Harvest Times - Trotlines and Crab
           al                Pots
 HB 1339   Del Jacobs, et    Natural Resources - Gill Nets - Mesh Size
           al
 HB 1427   Del McMillan,     Natural Resources - Apprentice Hunting License -
           et al             Establishment
 HB 1461   Del Beitzel,      Environment - Natural Gas and Oil Interest
           et al             Restitution Fund
                             (Jointly assigned to ENV and ECM)

                                 3:00 P.M.

 Environment Subcommittee Work Session

 Housing & Real Property Subcommittee Work Session


HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 1083   Del               Health - Family Planning Services - Continuity of
           Pendergrass,      Care
   MOVED   et al             From MAR 14, 1:00 PM to MAR 8, 1:00 PM


                                 8:30 A.M.

                                                                              G
 Government Operations and Estates and Trusts
 Subcommittee Work Session:

      - HB 390
      - HB 426
      - HB 433
      - HB 1021

                  *Room 240*


                                 11:00 A.M.

 Health Occupations and Long Term Care
 Subcommittee Work Session:

      - HB 352
      - HB 725
      - HB 824

                  *Room 218*

 Public Health and Minority Disparities
 Subcommittee Work Session:

      - HB 522
      - HB 771
      - HB 775
      - HB 847
      - HB 961

                  *Room 240*


                                 8:30 A.M.

 Updated Agenda for Government Operations and
 Estates and Trusts Subcommittee Work Session:

      - HB 390
      - HB 426
      - HB 433
      - HB 1021
      - HB 1241 (Added)

                  *Room 240*


                                 11:00 A.M.

 Updated Agenda for Health Occupations and
 Long Term Care Subcommittee Work Session:

      - HB 352
      - HB 613 (Added)
      - HB 725

                  *Room 218*


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 482    Del Cullison      Maryland Nurse Practice Act - Revisions
 HB 912    Del Morales,      St Brd of Exmnrs of Psychologists - Crmnl History
           et al             Records Checks - Rnwls and Reinstatements
 HB 957    Dels Miele and    Physicians - Licensure - Liability Coverage
           Cluster           (Janet's Law)
 HB 1010   Del Kipke         Health - Certified Recovery Residences - Urine
                             Testing
 HB 1053   Del Pena          Integrated Community Oncology Reporting Program
           Melnyk, et al
 HB 1054   Del West, et      State Board of Physicians - Physician Licensure -
           al                Prohibition on Requiring Specialty Certification
 HB 1060   Del Jacobs, et    St Brd of Prof Cnslrs and Thrpsts - Mtgs and
           al                Timeliness of Certfn and Lcnsr Isnce
 HB 1113   Del Lam, et al    Health Occupations - Maryland Community Health
                             Worker Act
 HB 1124   Del Platt         Health Occupations - Physician Assistants -
                             Preparing and Dispensing Prescriptions
 HB 1175   Del Cullison,     Human Relations - Discrimination by a Place of
           et al             Public Accommodation - Enforcement and Remedies
 HB 1183   Del West          State Board of Social Work Examiners - Revisions
 HB 1458   Del Sample        State Board of Professional Counselors and
           Hughes, et al     Therapists - Maryland Music Therapists Act
 HB 1474   Del Krebs         Office of Health Occupations

HOUSE RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE


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

HOUSE JUDICIARY


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 1373   Del Wilkins,      HEARING CANCELED
           et al



End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 777    Del Dumais        Patient Early Intervention Programs
 HB 1344   Dels C. Wilson    Charles and Prince George's Counties - Recall of
           and McComas       Former Jdg for Tmprry Assignment - Eligibility
 HB 1353   Del               Lcl Govt Tort Clms Act and Md Tort Clms Act - Dmgs
           Waldstreicher     Sstnd on Artificial or Snthtc Turf Playing Flds
 HB 1354   Dels Shoemaker    Voter Registration Integrity Act of 2017
           and Rose          (Jointly assigned to JUD and W&M)
 HB 1435   Del Barron        Civil Actions - Discovery in Aid of Enforcement of
                             Money Judgment - Body Attachment
 HB 1436   Del Lisanti       Civil Actions - Duty to Render Assistance
 HB 1459   Del Anderson,     Civil Actions - Noneconomic Damages
           et al
 HB 1518   Del Adams, et     Interception of Communication - Financial
           al                Institutions

                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 1358    Del Mosby      Maryland Lead Poisoning Recovery Act

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 900    Del Haynes, et    Income Tax Credit - Payment of Tuition at a
           al                Community College
 HB 934    Del Szeliga,      Income Tax - Elimination of the Marriage Penalty
           et al
 HB 1020   Del Krebs, et     Taxpayer Protection Act - State Income Tax -
           al                Consumer Price Index Adjustments
 HB 1033   Del Flanagan,     Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Discharged
           et al             Student Loan Debt
 HB 1038   Del Buckel, et    Income Tax - Rates
           al
 HB 1041   Del Krebs, et     Income Tax - Standard Deduction - Inflation
           al                Adjustment
 HB 1042   Del Krebs, et     Income Tax - Personal Exemptions - Inflation
           al                Adjustment
 HB 1084   Del Buckel, et    Income Tax Credit - Volunteer Fire, Rescue, and
           al                Emergency Services Personnel
 HB 1155   Del Hixson, et    Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Mortgage
           al                Forgiveness Debt Relief
 HB 1174   Del Jackson,      Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Perpetual
           et al             Conservation Easements
 HB 1213   Del Hixson, et    Main Street Fairness Act of 2017
           al
 HB 1243   Del Glass, et     Income Tax Credit - Veterinary Services for
           al                Adopted Government Service Dogs
 HB 1244   Del Brooks, et    Incm Tax - Sbtrctn Mdfctn - Military Rtrmnt Incm -
           al                Indvdls Under the Age of 65 Yrs
 HB 1302   Del Glass, et     Income Tax Credit - Cat and Dog Adoption
           al
 HB 1389   Del C. Wilson,    Incm Tax - Sbtrctn Mdfctn - Military Rtrmnt Incm -
           et al             Indvdls at Least 65 Yrs Old
 HB 1422   Del C. Wilson,    Income Tax Checkoff - Maryland Veterans Trust Fund
           et al
 HB 1433   Del Valentino     Local Income Tax Overpayments - Local Reserve
           Smith, et al      Account Repayment - Forgiveness
 HB 1444   Del Fisher, et    Retire in Maryland Act of 2017
           al

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS


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


   Subject:  General Meeting

March 7, 2017 4:03 P.M.