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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 21, 2017


Changes made to schedule through addenda

                                 2:00 P.M.

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON CAPITAL Budget - 3 West, Miller
          * Decisions

End of schedule changes


 SB 736    Sen Waugh         St. Mary's County - Public Facility Bonds
 HB 76     Del McCray, et    Baltimore City Public Schools - Capital Project
           al                Scoring System
 HB 93     Chr W&M (Dept)    Gaming - Video Lottery Operation License - Renewal
 HB 100    Del Hixson, et    Income Tax Subtraction Mdfctn - Retirement Income
           al                of Law Enfrcmt, F,R,& ES Prsnl
 HB 287    Del Hixson, et    Hunger-Free Schools Act of 2017
           al                (Jointly assigned to B&T and EHE)
 HB 363    Del A. Miller,    Recordation and Transfer Taxes - Exmptns -
           et al             Property Conveyed From Sole Proprietorship to LLC
 HB 395    Del Kelly, et     Child Care Subsidy Program - Alternative
           al                Methodology - Report
 HB 418    Del Kelly, et     Child Care Subsidy Program - Reimbursement Rate
           al                Adjustments
 HB 448    Del Bromwell,     Maryland Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE)
           et al             Program - Account Clarifications
 HB 572    Howard County     Howard County - Property Tax Credit for Commercial
           Delegation        Real Property - Flood Damage Ho. Co. 9-17
 HB 683    Del Sample        Incm Tax - Credit for Nurse Practitioner or Lcnsd
           Hughes            Physcn in Preceptorship Program - Alterations


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 1123   Sen Conway        State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency -
   ADDED                     MAR 21, 2017 1:00 PM

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 60     Del McConkey      Commission on the Disposition of the Crownsville
                             Hospital Center Property
 HB 66     Del Lam           Environment - Lead and Mercury Wheel Weights -
 HB 126    Chr ENV (Dept)    Natural Resources - Wildlife and Hunting
 HB 148    Chr HGO (Dept)    State Archives - Care of Fine Art or Decorative
                             Art - Procurement Exemption
 HB 306    Montgomery        Montgomery County - Alcoholic Beverages - Tasting
           County            at Dispensaries MC 19-17
 HB 309    Montgomery        Montgomery County - Beer, Wine, and Liquor
           County            Festival License MC 7-17
 HB 311    Montgomery        Montgomery County - Alcoholic Beverages - Class
           County            H-BW Licenses MC 9-17
 HB 397    Montgomery        Montgomery County - Alcoholic Beverages - Licenses
           County            MC 17-17
 HB 560    Montgomery        Montgomery County - Alcoholic Beverages Licenses -
           County            Hours of Sale MC 8-17
 HB 626    Del Gilchrist,    Agriculture - Animal Shelters - Standards of Care
           et al             and Protocol Implementation and Enforcement
 HB 712    Charles County    Charles County - Alcoholic Beverages - Selling to
           Delegation        Underage Individual - Penalties
 HB 780    Del Lisanti       Alcoholic Beverages - Brewing Company Off-Site
                             Permits - Harford County Farm Fair
 HB 797    Howard County     Howard County - Alcoholic Beverages - Thresholds
           Delegation        for Tasting Ho. Co. 19-17
 HB 929    Del Beitzel       Garrett County - Alcoholic Beverages - Licenses
                             and Sunday Sales
 HB 1327   Del Lisanti,      Task Force on Local Alcoholic Beverages Regulation
           et al


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 119    Chr ENV (Dept)    WMATA - Washington Metrorail Safety Commission -
                             Establishment and Compact
   ADDED                     MAR 21, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 1082   Sen Rosapepe      HEARING CANCELED

 SB 1101   Sen Ready         HEARING CANCELED

 SB 1098   Sen Reilly        HEARING CANCELED

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 1019   Sen Cassilly,     Department of Commerce - Employment in the State's
           et al             Defense Industry - Army Alliance Study
 SB 1020   Sen Middleton     Maryland Health Care Regulatory Reform Act of 2017
 SB 1027   Sen Manno         Crts - Actn for Vltn of Cllctv Bargnng Agrmnt or
                             Breach of Duty of Fair Rprsntn - Lims Period
 SB 1031   Sen Benson, et    Payroll Recovery Act
 SB 1043   Sen Feldman,      Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Requirements -
           et al             Standard Offer Service
 SB 1146   Sen Middleton     Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard - Study
 SB 1148   Sen Ferguson      Maryland Stadium Authority - Maryland Sports and
                             Affiliated Foundations - Establishment
 SB 1158   Sens Middleton    Power Plant Research Program - Solar Generation
           and Jennings      Facilities - Pollinator-Friendly Designation


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 1185   Sen Muse          HEARING CANCELED

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 11     Del Lam, et al    Vehicle Laws - Causing Diesel Emissions to
                             Discharge Onto Another - Prohibition
 HB 34     Del Holmes        Real Property - Homeowners Associations - Resale
                             of Lot - Inspection Fees
 HB 41     Del Holmes        Real Property - Common Ownership Communities -
                             Statewide Registration
 HB 44     Del McCray        Residential Property - Ground Lease Registration
                             Forms - Contact Information Option
 HB 51     Del Lam           Vehicle Laws - Electric Personal Assistive
                             Mobility Device - Definition
 HB 122    Chr ENV (Dept)    Motor Vehicles - Electronic Inspection
                             Certificates for Used Vehicles - Sunset Extension
 HB 242    Del Turner, et    Vehicle Laws - Use of Handheld Telephone While
           al                Driving - Penalty
 HB 327    Del Miele         Real Property - Residential Leases - Notice of
                             Routine Maintenance
 HB 651    Del Holmes        Real Property - Condominiums and Homeowners
                             Associations - Reserve Studies - Annual Budgets
 HB 756    Del Stein         Vehicle Laws - Annual Vehicle Shows
 HB 954    Del Holmes        Foreclosed Property Registry - Updated Information
                             - Notice to Local Governments
 HB 1017   Chr JUD (Dept)    Motor Vehicle Administration - Driving Records -


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


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 7      Sen Pinsky        Gov's P-20 Leadership Cncl - College and Career
                             Readiness and College Completion Reporting - Rvsns
                             (Jointly assigned to APP and W&M)
 SB 116    Sens Edwards      Program Open Space - Attainment of Acquisition
           and Middleton     Goals - Local Govt Apportionment and Use of Funds
 SB 255    Sen Guzzone       St Rtrmnt and Pension Sstm - Athrty to Arrange
           (Chr Jt Com on    Custody of Invstmnts and Procurement Exmptn
 SB 256    Sen Guzzone       Employees' and Teachers' Pnsn Sstms - Rfrmd
           (Chr Jt Com on    Contrbtry Pnsn Benefit - Srvc Crdt Prchs Clrfctn
 SB 257    Sen Kasemeyer,    POS - Athrzd Trnsfr to the Md Heritage Areas
           et al             Athrty Financing Fnd - Increase
 SB 278    Sen Middleton,    Maryland Farms and Families Act
           et al
 SB 291    Sen Rosapepe,     Maryland Environmental Service - Collective
           et al             Bargaining
 SB 293    Sen King, et      Child Care Subsidy Program - Alternative
           al                Methodology - Report
 SB 294    Sen King, et      Child Care Subsidy Program - Reimbursement Rate
           al                Adjustments
 SB 323    Carroll County    Carroll County - Public Facilities Bonds
 SB 347    Charles County    Charles Co - State's Attorney's Office and Child
           Senators          Support Enfrcmt Admin - Transfer of Prsnl
 SB 356    Sen Serafini,     Workgroup to Study the Optional Retirement Program
           et al
 SB 394    Sen Waugh         St. Mary's County - Auditing Requirements - Repeal
 SB 399    Sen Guzzone       Employees' Pension System - Purchase of Credit for
           (Chr Jt Com on    Eligibility Service - Legislative Employees
 SB 435    Sen King, et      Higher Education - St. Mary's College of Maryland
           al                - Governing Authority
 SB 448    Sen Guzzone       St Rtrmnt and Pension Sstm - Small Procurements -
           (Chr Jt Com on    Med Evaluations for Dsblty Rtrmnt Benefits
 SB 473    Calvert County    Calvert County - Bonding Authority
 SB 580    Sen Mathias,      State Personnel - Leap Year - Personal Leave
           et al
 SB 782    Sen Salling       Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2014 -
                             Baltimore County - Chesapeake High Stadium

 NOTE: Crossfiled Senate Bills will be sponsor only.


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 70     Sen Waugh         Unemployment Insurance - Exemption From Covered
                             Employment - Youth Sports Workers
 SB 231    Sen Manno, et     Labor and Employment - Hiring and Promotion
           al                Preferences - Veterans of Commissioned Corps


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 671    Del Anderson,     Baltimore City - Office of the Baltimore City
           et al             Sheriff - Positions
   ADDED                     MAR 21, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 838    Del McIntosh      Baltimore City - Residential Ground Leases -
           (BCA)             Abandoned Property
   ADDED                     MAR 21, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 1636   Prince            Prince George's Co - Schl Fclts and Pblc Sfty
           George's County   Surcharges - Md Transit Admin Station PG 430-17
   ADDED   Delegation        MAR 21, 2017 1:00 PM

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 2      Chr FIN (Dept)    Maryland Heritage Areas Authority - Revision of
                             Boundaries and Boundary Maps
 SB 49     Sens Cassilly     Landlord and Tenant - Military Personnel -
           and Jennings      Limitation on Liability for Rent
 SB 107    Carroll County    Carroll County - Huckster, Hawker, or Peddler
           Senators          License - Repeal
 SB 124    Sen Waugh         St. Mary's County - Vocational Training Facility -
 SB 162    Sen Waugh         St. Mary's County - Mobile Home Parks - Repeal
 SB 212    Sen Hershey       Baltimore Metropolitan Council - Queen Anne's
                             County - Membership
 SB 234    Sen Waugh         St. Mary's County - Land Records - Repeal
 SB 246    Sen Mathias       Somerset County - State's Attorney - Annual Salary

                                 3:00 P.M.

 Natural Resources, Agriculture & Open Space Subcommittee Work Session

 Land Use & Ethics Subcommittee Work Session


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 38     Chr FIN (Dept)    Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Updating
                             Advisory Boards and Councils
 SB 41     Chr EHE (Dept)    State Board of Nursing - Nurse Licensure Compact -
 SB 47     Chr FIN (Dept)    Reporting Abuse to the Long-Term Care Ombudsman
                             Program and the Office of Health Care Quality
 SB 110    Sen Conway        Public Health - Expedited Partner Therapy -
                             Pharmacist Dispensing
 SB 128    Sen Simonaire     Public Health - Required Temperatures for Sale of
                             Crab Meat - Repeal
 SB 185    Sen Feldman       Public Health - Repeal of AIDS Ed Program for
                             Persons Convicted of Drug- or Sex-Related Crimes
 SB 216    Sen Kelley, et    Maryland Caregivers Support Coordinating Council -
           al                Renaming and Altering Membership and Duties
 SB 233    Sen Madaleno      Maryland Council on Advancement of School-Based
                             Health Centers
 SB 262    Sen Bates, et     Public Health - Mobile Food Service Facilities -
           al                Licensing and Inspection by Co Health Departments
 SB 340    Sen Nathan        Unvrsty of Md School of Public Health, Center for
           Pulliam, et al    Health Equity - Wrkgrp on Health in All Policies
 SB 344    Sens Feldman      Maryland Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE)
           and Zucker        Program - Account Clarifications
 SB 366    Sen Madaleno      Public Health - Rabies Vaccination Information -
                             Submission to Local Agencies and Use for Licensing
 SB 584    Sen Rosapepe,     Medical Records - Disclosure of Directory
           et al             Information and Medical Records
 SB 600    Sen Feldman,      Public Health - Maternal Mental Health
           et al
 SB 696    Sen Feldman,      Task Force on Long-Term Care Education and
           et al             Planning

                                 1:00 P.M.

 *Oral testimony will be accepted by sponsor
 only for the following Senate bills:

      *128, 185, 216, 233, 262, 340, 344,
       366, 584, 600, 696


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


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 22     Chr JPR (Dept)    Criminal Procedure - Criminal Injuries
                             Compensation Board - Claimant Award Basis
 SB 24     Chr JPR (Dept)    Public Safety - Eyewitness Identification Policies
                             - Repeal of Submission Requirement
 SB 37     Chr JPR (Dept)    Funds - Obsolete Provisions - Repeal
 SB 166    Sen Conway        Baltimore City - Civilian Review Board
           (BCA), et al
 SB 207    Sen Feldman       Criminal Procedure - Charges Against Correctional
                             Officer - Review by State's Attorney
 SB 372    Carroll County    Carroll County - Detention Center - Polygraph
           Senators          Testing


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 625    Sen Benson, et    Public Schools and Shelters - Homeless Girls and
           al                Women - Feminine Hygiene Products
                             (Jointly assigned to W&M and APP)
   ADDED                     MAR 21, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 943    Sen Smith, et     Children With Disabilities and Child Care
           al                Providers - Dispute Resolution Process
   ADDED                     MAR 21, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 452    Sen Manno, et     Education - Accountability Program - Assessments
           al                (More Learning, Less Testing Act of 2017)
   ADDED                     MAR 21, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 667    Sen Jennings      Education - Prekindergarten Student Assessment -
   ADDED                     MAR 21, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 908    Sen Ferguson,     Maryland Education Development Collaborative -
           et al             Established
   ADDED                     MAR 21, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 1012   Sen Conway        Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners -
           (BCA)             Members - Appointment and Removal
   ADDED                     MAR 21, 2017 1:00 PM

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 1      Sen Conway, et    Education - Specialized Intervention Services -
           al                Reports
 SB 117    Sens Edwards      Community Colleges - Out-of-State Fee - Waiver for
           and Serafini      Border State Residents
 SB 145    Sens Pinsky       Education - Statewide Kindergarten Assessment -
           and Jennings      Completion
 SB 153    Sen King, et      Public Schools - Length of School Year Adjustment
           al                - State of Emergency
 SB 201    Sen King, et      Education - Fire Drill Requirements - State Fire
           al                Prevention Code
 SB 232    Sen Manno, et     Education - Pregnant and Parenting Students -
           al                Attendance Policy
 SB 319    The Pres          Pathways in Technology Early College High (P-TECH)
           (Admin), et al    School Act of 2017
                             (Jointly assigned to W&M and APP)
 SB 359    Sen Madaleno,     Ed - Md Mls for Achvmnt In-Clsrm Brkfst Prgrm -
           et al             Admin (Md Mls for Achvmnt for Teens Act of 2017)
 SB 360    Sen Madaleno,     State Department of Ed - Breakfast and Lunch
           et al             Programs - Funding (The Md Cares for Kids Act)
 SB 361    Sen Madaleno,     Hunger-Free Schools Act of 2017
           et al
 SB 485    Sen Serafini,     Education - Remote Classroom Technology Grant
           et al             Program - Establishment (Peyton's Bill)
 SB 581    Sens Ferguson     Workgroup to Study the Implementation of Universal
           and King          Access to Prekindergarten for 4-Year-Olds
 SB 595    Sen Nathan        Residential Boarding Education Programs for
           Pulliam, et al    At-Risk Youth - Eligibility
 SB 604    Sen Bates, et     Visual Impairments - Rqrmnts for Schl Prsnl Trng,
           al                Stdt Screening, and Md Med Assistance Prgrm Cvrg
                             (Jointly assigned to W&M and HGO)
 SB 701    Sen Zucker, et    Hghr Ed - Ttn Wvrs for Foster Care Recipients and
           al                Unaccompanied Homeless Youth - Alterations
 SB 730    Sens Jennings     Higher Education - Maryland Loan Assistance
           and Middleton     Repayment Program - Farmers
 SB 872    Sen Zucker, et    James W. Hubbard Inclusive Higher Education Grant
           al                Program


Changes made to schedule through addenda

                                 8:30 A.M.      Conference Room 111
                                                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

End of schedule changes


March 21, 2017 4:06 P.M.