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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 16, 2017

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION

PENSIONS SUBCOMMITTEE

BILL HEARINGS - 8:30 A.M.

 SB 1135   Sen Oaks          Employees' Pension System - Incorrect Enrollments
 SB 1137   Sen Oaks          Public School Employees - Required Training on
                             Retirement Benefits
 HB 62     Del McConkey      State Retirement and Pension System - Disability
                             Retirement - Reemployment Earnings Limitation
 HB 201    Del B. Barnes     Employees' and Teachers' Pnsn Sstms - Rfrmd
           (Chr Jt Com on    Contrbtry Pnsn Benefit - Srvc Crdt Prchs Clrfctn
           Pnsns)
 HB 202    Del B. Barnes     St Rtrmnt and Pension Sstm - Athrty to Arrange
           (Chr Jt Com on    Custody of Invstmnts and Procurement Exmptn
           Pnsns)

                                 1:00 P.M.

 Subcommittees Report Decisions to Full Committee and Full Committee Decisions

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 1144   Sen Robinson      Procurement Preferences - Blind Industries and
                             Services of Maryland - Janitorial Products
 SB 1161   Sen Oaks          Education - Summer Meals Expansion Grant Program -
                             Established
 SB 1166   Sens Oaks and     State Designations - The Preakness Stakes as the
           Klausmeier        State Cultural Event
 SB 1171   Harford County    Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - Waiver From
           Senators          School Distance Restrictions
 SB 1172   Sen Bates         Alcoholic Beverages - Class 5 Breweries -
                             Barrelage and Hours of Sale
 SB 1173   Sen Pinsky, et    Higher Education Degree and Job Certification
           al                Without Debt Act of 2017
                             (Jointly assigned to EHE and B&T)
 SB 1177   Sens Jennings     Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - Interest in
           and Norman        More Than One License

SENATE FINANCE


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 876    Sen Kelley        HEARING CANCELED




End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 726    Sen Smith, et     Md Wage Pymnt and Collection Lw - Awards of
           al                Certain Fees and Costs and Prhbtn Agst Retaliation
 SB 818    Sen Hershey       Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Act -
                             Voluntary Protection Program
 SB 868    Sen               Overdose Response Program - Prescribing and
           Klausmeier, et    Dispensing of Naloxone - Noncertificate Holders
           al
 SB 870    Sen Mathias,      Prevailing Wage - Tax Increment Financing
           et al             Developments - Application
 SB 909    Cha Co Sens       Charles County - Collective Bargaining for Public
           (By Request)      Safety Officials
 SB 935    Sen Smith         Public Health - Delegation of Health Care
                             Decisions - Temporary Health Care Agent for Minors
 SB 942    Sen Manno         Labor and Employment - Clean Energy Workforce
                             Account - Establishment
 SB 1009   Sen Jennings,     Public Assistance - Family Investment Program -
           et al             Child Support Pass Through
 SB 1016   Sen Lee           Labor and Employment - Regulation of Farm Labor
                             Contractors and Foreign Labor Contractors

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 1115   Sen Benson        HEARING CANCELED



 SB 1184   Sen Muse          HEARING CANCELED




End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 1033   Sen Eckardt       Residential Property - Vacant and Abandoned
                             Property - Expedited Foreclosure
 SB 1077   Sen Ramirez       Statute of Limitations - Residential Leases Signed
                             Under Seal
 SB 1121   Sen Conway        Election Law - Candidate for Circuit Court Judge
                             Defeated in Primary Election

SENATE RULES COMMITTEE


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

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS


                                 9:00 A.M.

 OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON PERSONNEL - Room 120
 Work Session


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 1595   Dels Jones and    Baltimore City Community College - Restructuring
           McIntosh

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 1385   Del Valderrama    Vehicle Laws - Rental Vehicles - Security
 HB 1406   Del Glass, et     Gas and Electricity - Smart Meters - Customer
           al                Rights and Required Reports
 HB 1419   Del Glass, et     Gas and Electricity - Analog Meters - Purchase and
           al                Installation

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 321    Mont Co Deleg     WSSC and M-NCPPC - Office of the Inspector General
           and PG Co Deleg   MC/PG 110-17
   ADDED                     MAR 16, 2017 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 335    Mont Co Deleg     Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission - System
           and PG Co Deleg   Development Charge - Exemptions MC/PG 104-17

                                 3:00 P.M.

 Natural Resourses, Agriculture & Open Space Subcommittee Work Session

 Land Use & Ethics Subcommittee Work Session



HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 1652   Dels Pena         Health Occupations - Certified Supervised
           Melnyk and West   Counselors-Alcohol and Drug - Qualifications
   ADDED                     MAR 16, 2017 1:00 PM


                                 8:00 A.M.

 Updated Agenda for Insurance Subcommittee
 Work Session:

      - HB 123
      - HB 736
      - HB 909
      - HB 910
      - HB 983
      - HB 1127
      - HB 1147
      - HB 1212

                  *Room 218*


                                 11:00 A.M.

 Updated Agenda for Health Facilities and Pharmaceuticals
 Subcommittee Work Session:

      - HB 666
      - HB 921
      - HB 932
      - HB 1172

                  *Room 240*

                                 2:00 P.M.

 Health Occupations and Long Term Care
 Subcommittee Work Session:

       - HB 482
       - HB 824
       - HB 912
       - HB 957
       - HB 988
       - HB 1022
       - HB 1044
       - HB 1183
       - HB 1214
       - HB 1262
       - HB 1292

                   *Room 318, third floor*


                                 2:00 P.M.

 Public Health and Minority Health Disparities
 Subcommittee Work Session

      - HB 498
      - HB 552

                  *Room 240*


                                 3:00 P.M.

 Government Operations and Estates and Trusts
 Subcommittee Work Session:

      - HB 919
      - HB 1165
      - HB 1175
      - HB 1275

                  *Room 240*


                                 2:00 P.M.

 Updated Agenda for Public Health and Minority
 Health Disparities Subcommittee Work Session:

      - HB 498
      - HB 552
      - HB 953  (ADDED)
      - HB 1225 (ADDED)

                  *Room 240*


                                 2:00 P.M.

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

      - HB 482
      - HB 824
      - HB 912
      - HB 957
      - HB 988
      - HB 1022
      - HB 1044
      - HB 1113 (Added)
      - HB 1183
      - HB 1214
      - HB 1262
      - HB 1292

                  *Room 318, third floor*


                                 3:00 P.M.

 Insurance Subcommittee Work Session:

      - HB 123
      - HB 736
      - HB 909

                  *Room 318, third floor*


End of schedule changes


                                 8:00 A.M.

 Insurance Subcommittee Work Session:

      - HB 123
      - HB 736
      - HB 909
      - HB 910

                  *Room 218*


                                 11:00 A.M.

 Health Facilities and Pharmaceuticals Subcommittee
 Work Session:

      - HB 666
      - HB 921
      - HB 932

                  *Room 240 and time subject to change*


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 1549   Chr HGO (Dept)    Public Health - Drug Overdose Prevention Programs
                             - Revisions
 HB 1553   Del Cullison      Nonprofit Health Entity - Acquisition - Waiver of
                             Waiting Period
 HB 1557   Del Kipke         Health Insurance - Coverage for Male Sterilization
                             - High-Deductible Health Plans
 HB 1610   Del West          Public Health - Generic Drugs and Medical Supplies
                             Purchasing Cooperative Workgroup
 HB 1632   Dels Kipke and    Public Health - Certificates of Birth - Births
           Kelly             Outside an Institution

                                 1:00 P.M.

 *Only oral testimony by the bill sponsor
 for legislation on the 3/16, 1:00 p.m.
 hearing schedule will be accepted.*


                                 1:00 P.M.

 *Time TBD depending on floor session schedule*

 Health Occupations and Long Term Care Subcommittee
 Work Session:

      - HB 482
      - HB 912
      - HB 988
      - HB 1044
      - HB 1183
      - HB 1262

                  *Room 318, third floor*


HOUSE RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE


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

HOUSE JUDICIARY

VOTING SESSION.

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


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

March 21, 2017 4:06 P.M.