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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 15, 2017

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION


Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                 4:00 P.M.

 BUDGET HEARINGS
 SUBCOMMITTEE ON CAPITAL BUDGET
 3 West, Miller
           * Capital Prince George's Hospital System
           * Capital Departmen tof 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

 Or Immediately following bill hearings.

End of schedule changes


BILL HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

 SB 1021   Sen Zucker, et    Enterprise Zone and Regional Instn Strategic
           al                Enterprise Zone Programs - Small Business Entities
 SB 1024   Sens McFadden     Education - Grant for Declining Education Aid
           and Ready
 SB 1069   Sen Ferguson,     Maryland Historic Trust Grant Fund Improvement Act
           et al
 SB 1073   Sen Waugh         Sales and Use Tax - Exemption - Utilities for
                             Operation of Restaurants
 SB 1099   Sen Nathan        Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2016 -
           Pulliam           Baltimore County - Morning Star Family Life Center
 SB 1104   Sen Edwards       Income Tax Credit - Volunteer Fire, Rescue, and
                             Emergency Services Personnel
 SB 1125   Sen Klausmeier    Video Lottery Facilities - Donation of Coins From
                             Gaming Payouts - Expansion
 SB 1132   Sens Mathias      Sales and Use Tax - Exemption - Sales by Nonprofit
           and Simonaire     Organizations Raising Funds to Assist Veterans
 SB 1134   Sen Oaks          Income Tax - Research and Development Credit -
                             Start-Up Businesses
 SB 1142   Sen King, et      Income Tax - Corporate Headquarters Investment and
           al                Job Retention Tax Credit
 SB 1143   Sens Bates and    Sales and Use Tax - Tax-Free Weekend - Ellicott
           Nathan Pulliam    City and Ellicott's Mills Historic Districts
 SB 1152   Sen Oaks          Baltimore City - Table Games Proceeds -
                             Recreational Facilities
 SB 1155   Sen Oaks          Income Tax - Earned Income Tax Credit - Notice of
                             Availability

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 1057   Sen Lee           Public Information Act - Denials of Inspection -
                             Explanation Regarding Redaction
 SB 1085   Sen Conway        Morgan State Unvrsty - Designation as the State's
                             Preeminent Public Urban Research Institution
 SB 1089   Sen Hershey,      Primary and Secondary Education - Health and
           et al             Safety Guidelines and Procedures - Digital Devices
 SB 1106   Sen Zucker        Health Care Practitioners - Use of Teletherapy
 SB 1124   Sen Conway        Maryland Dentistry Act - Scope of Practice and
                             Penalties for Violations
 SB 1127   Sen Conway, et    Baltimore City Community College - Restructuring
           al
 SB 1131   Sen Mathias       Somerset County - Community College - Eligibility
                             of Students to Pay No Tuition or Fees
 SB 1138   Sen Zucker        Alcoholic Beverages - Family Beer and Wine
                             Facility Permit

SENATE FINANCE


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 647    Sen Kagan         Consumer Protection - Disclosure of Social
                             Security Number - Prohibition
 SB 666    Sen Hough, et     Disclosure of Medical Records - Guardian Ad Litem
           al                - Victims of Crime or Delinquent Acts
 SB 750    Sen Guzzone       Public Health - Health Record and Payment Clearing
                             House - Pilot Program
 SB 778    Sen Lee           Maryland Transportation Authority - Video Tolls -
                             Notice of Toll Due
 SB 841    Sen Ready, et     Unborn Child Protection From Dismemberment
           al                Abortion Act of 2017
 SB 858    Sen Smith         Commercial Law - Maryland Antitrust Act - Indirect
                             Purchasers
 SB 925    Sen Madaleno,     Vhcl Lws - Bicycles, Play Vehicles, and Unicycles
           et al             - Oprtn on Sidewalks and in Crosswalks
 SB 962    Sen Madaleno,     Labor and Employment - Payment of Minimum Wage
           et al             Required (Fight for Fifteen)
 SB 1042   Sen Feldman       Behavioral Health Administration - Outpatient
                             Civil Commitment Pilot Program
 SB 1075   Sen Middleton     Nonprofit Health Entity - Acquisition - Waiver of
                             Waiting Period
 SJ 7      Sen Conway, et    Protection of the Federal Affordable Care Act
           al

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 1094   Sen Smith         HEARING CANCELED



 SB 1119   Sen Muse          HEARING CANCELED




End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 1025   Sen Lee           Criminal Procedure - Victim Notification -
                             Dissemination and National Standards
 SB 1066   Sen Simonaire     Criminal Procedure - Modification of Sentences
 SB 1091   Sen Hough         Public Safety - Permit to Wear, Carry, or
                             Transport a Handgun - Expiration and Renewal
 SB 1105   Sen Edwards       Correctional Facilities - Unmanned Aircraft
                             Systems - Proximity
 SB 1107   Sen Muse          Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission -
                             Medical Cannabis Grower Licenses - Maximum
 SB 1114   Sen Ready         Criminal Law - Life-Threatening Injury Involving a
                             Vehicle or Vessel - Criminal Negligence
 SB 1154   Sen Oaks          Criminal Law - Assault by Strangulation or
                             Suffocation - Penalties

SENATE RULES COMMITTEE


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

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS


Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                 9:00 A.M.

 OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON PENSIONS - Room 120
 Work Session


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 FULL COMMITTEE - Capital Budget Subcommittee Reports to Full Committee


HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 1434   Del McMillan      HEARING CANCELED




End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 1073   Del Valentino     Maryland Technology Development Corporation
           Smith             (Jointly assigned to ECM and ENV)
 HB 1239   Del Frush         Environment - Nonwoven Disposable Products -
                             Advertising and Labeling
 HB 1442   Dels Parrott      Business Regulation - Parcel Delivery Services
           and McComas       (Safe Package Delivery Act of 2017)
 HB 1464   Dels              Make Office Vacancies Extinct Program
           Waldstreicher
           and Barkley
 HB 1517   Dels Glenn and    Maryland Nonprofit Development Center Program and
           M. Washington     Fund - Bridge Loans

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 1274   Prince            Prince George's County - Land Bank Authority PG
           George's County   423-17
           Delegation
 HB 1570   Prince            Prince George's County - Municipal Authority to
           George's County   Regulate Fences PG 418-17
           Delegation

                                 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 1460   Del Kelly, et     HEARING CANCELED
           al


 HB 576    Del Carozza,      General Provisions - Commemorative Months -
           et al             Maryland Sportsmanship Month
   ADDED                     MAR 15, 2017 1:00 PM


                                 11:00 A.M.

 Health Occupations and Long Term Care Subcommittee
 Work Session:

      - HB 613
      - HB 884
      - HB 957
      - HB 1031
      - HB 1054
      - HB 1159
      - HB 1273

                  *Room 218*

 Public Health and Minority Health Disparities
 Subcommittee Work Session:

      - HB 498
      - HB 522
      - HB 1093
      - HB 1383 (ADDED)

                  *Room 240*


                                 11:00 A.M.

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

      - HB 613
      - HB 824 (ADDED)
      - HB 957
      - HB 1031
      - HB 1054
      - HB 1159
      - HB 1273

                  *Room 218*


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                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 16     Del S. Howard     General Provisions - Commemorative Days -
                             Equestrian Day
 HB 20     Del S. Howard     General Provisions - Commemorative Days - Farmers'
                             Day
 HB 57     Del S. Howard     General Provisions - Commemorative Days -
                             Watermen's Day
 HB 61     Del Lisanti       State Designations - State Waterfowl - Canvasback
                             Duck
 HB 841    Del Folden, et    General Provisions - Commemorative Days -
           al                International Gang Awareness Day
 HB 960    Del Frick         State Designations - State Mineral - Chromite
 HB 1330   Del Angel, et     Large Family Child Care Homes and Child Care
           al                Centers - Green Product Cleaning Supplies - Rgltns
 HB 1462   Del Glenn         State Designations - Henrietta Lacks Day
 HB 1468   Del Valentino     Medical Records - Disclosure of Directory Info and
           Smith, et al      Medical Records - Mental Health Services
 HB 1489   Del Parrott,      Medical Laboratories - Advertising or Solicitation
           et al             of Business - Repeal of Prohibition
 HB 1516   Del Hill, et      Public Health - Health Record and Payment Clearing
           al                House - Pilot Program

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 1525   Del J. Lewis,     Criminal Procedure - Victim Notification -
           et al             Dissemination and National Standards
 HB 1526   Dels Angel and    Criminal Procedure - Postsentencing - Victim
           Vallario          Notification
 HB 1564   Del J. Lewis,     Task Force on Practices and Procedures on Solitary
           et al             Confinement
 HB 1574   Prince            Prince George's Co Pretrial Release, Work Release,
           George's County   and Diversion Programs Task Force PG 305-17
           Delegation

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 1537   Del Bromwell      Video Lottery Facilities - Donation of Coins From
                             Gaming Payouts - Expansion
   ADDED                     MAR 15, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 1604   Howard County     Ho Co - Trnsfr Tx Exmptn and Rt Rdctn - Lw Enfrcmt
           Delegation        Offcrs and Fr and Rsc Srvcs Mbrs Ho. Co. 17-17
   ADDED                     MAR 15, 2017 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


March 14, 2017 4:15 P.M.