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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 22, 2017

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION


Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                 2:00 P.M.

 Subcommittee on Capital Budget reports its decision to the Full Committee

End of schedule changes


BILL HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

 HB 3      Dels Lisanti      Incm Tx - Sbtrctn Mdfctn - Olympic, Paralympic, Sp
           and Carey         cl Olympic, and Deaflympic Games Medals and Prizes
 HB 32     Del Luedtke       Amusement Devices - Free-Play Pinball Machines -
                             Use by Minors
 HB 55     Del Jameson,      Motor Fuel Tax - Aviation Gasoline - Definition
           et al
 HB 85     Anne Arundel      Anne Arundel County - Charitable Gaming
           County
           Delegation
 HB 472    Dels Jameson      Income Tax Credit - Qualified Farms - Food
           and Patterson     Donation Pilot Program
 HB 796    Del Malone, et    Sales and Use Tax - Exemptions - Girl Scouts and
           al                Boy Scouts

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 1150   Sen Young         Hearing- or Speech-Impaired Children - Sign
                             Language Instruction for Parents and Guardians
   ADDED                     MAR 22, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 1165   Sen Waugh         Maryland Longitudinal Data System - Student and
                             Workforce Data Linkage - Extension of Time Limit
   ADDED                     MAR 22, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 1168   Sen Eckardt       Pharmacists - Administration of the Influenza
                             Vaccination - Age Requirement
   ADDED                     MAR 22, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 1191   Sen Manno         Schls and Chld Care Ctrs - St Grnt Prgrm - Scrty
                             Upgrades for Fclts at Rsk of Hate Crms or Attacks
   ADDED                     MAR 22, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 1150   Sen Young         HEARING CANCELED




 SB 1168   Sen Eckardt       HEARING CANCELED





End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 42     Del Barkley       Alcoholic Beverages - Class 1 Distillery Licenses
 HB 88     Baltimore         Education - Selection of Members to the Baltimore
           County            County School Board
           Delegation
 HB 102    Anne Arundel      Anne Arundel County Board of Education - Human
           County            Trafficking Awareness Pilot Program
           Delegation
 HB 184    Del Morales,      Public Health - Treatment of ADHD - Identification
           et al             and Posting of Information
 HB 224    Del Lierman       Higher Education - AmeriCorps Program Participants
                             - In-State Tuition
 HB 252    Del Barkley       Alcoholic Beverages - Liquor and Wine
 HB 253    Del Angel, et     St Brd of Nrsg - Rgstrd Nurses and Lcnsd Practical
           al                Nurses - Renewal of Lcnss - Cntng Ed Units
 HB 275    Del Queen, et     Department of Health and Mental Hygiene -
           al                Recommended Courses in Military Culture
 HB 459    Del Queen, et     Higher Education - Adult Correctional Institutions
           al                - Job Training and Education
                             (Jointly assigned to EHE and FIN)
 HB 464    Del Branch, et    Alcoholic Beverages - Beer, Wine, and Liquor
           al                Exhibition Permit
 HB 518    Del Morhaim,      Public Health - Prenatal HIV Testing
           et al
 HB 708    Del Walker, et    State Department of Ed - Lacrosse Opportunities
           al                Program - Youth Lacrosse Nonprofit Organizations

SENATE FINANCE


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 1054   Sens Mathias      HEARING CANCELED
           and Klausmeier


 SB 1055   Sens Mathias      HEARING CANCELED
           and Klausmeier


 SB 1156   Sen Reilly        Health Insurance - Coverage for Male Sterilization
                             - High-Deductible Health Plans
   ADDED                     MAR 22, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 1164   Sen Salling,      Maryland Transportation Authority - Membership
   ADDED   et al             MAR 22, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 1130   Sen Mathias       HEARING CANCELED




End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 1065   Sen Manno, et     Trnsprtn - I-270/US 15 Multi-Modal Corridor Study
           al                and West Side Mobility Study - Review and Update
 SB 1090   Sens Hershey      Maryland Transportation Authority - John F
           and Norman        Kennedy Memorial Highway - Toll Plazas
 SB 1126   Sens Brochin      Public Health - Generic Drugs and Medical Supplies
           and Pinsky        Purchasing Cooperative Workgroup
 SB 1129   Sen Mathias       Substance Use Disorder Treatment - Licensing of
                             Outpatient Programs and Provision of Naloxone Kits
 SB 1149   Sen Oaks, et      Maryland Transit Administration - Free Ridership
           al                for State Employees
 SB 1157   Sen Cassilly,     State Highway Administration - Alfred B. Hilton
           et al             Memorial Bridge - Dedication

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 757    Del Dumais        Evidence - Violation of Ignition Interlock System
                             Requirement
   ADDED                     MAR 22, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 1015   Del               Crmnl Law - Allowing Underage Drinker at Residence
           Fraser-Hidalgo,   to Possess or Consume Alcohol - Penalties
   ADDED   et al             MAR 22, 2017 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 52     Del Conaway       Baltimore City School Police Force - Vehicles and
                             Firearms - Report
 HB 181    Del Anderson,     Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission
           et al             - Guidelines for Use of Electronic Control Devices
 HB 213    Del Queen, et     Public Sfty - Md Police Training and Standards
           al                Commission - Sexual Assault Investigation Training
 HB 226    Del Anderson      Baltimore Police Department - Reporting on
                             Community Policing
 HB 374    Del Sanchez,      Criminal Procedure - Expungement - Denial of
           et al             Petition Without Hearing
 HB 521    Del B. Wilson,    Criminal Procedure - Sex Offender Registrant -
           et al             Notice of International Travel
 HB 738    Del B. Wilson     Criminal Law - Sex Offenses - Out-of-State
                             Convictions
 HB 906    Del Malone, et    Criminal Law - Crime of Violence - Home Invasion
           al
 HB 908    Del Pena          Police Offcr Certfn Work Grp - Eligibility of
           Melnyk, et al     Indvdls with Permanent Rsdncy Status
 HB 1342   Del A.            Public Safety - Deaths Involving a Correctional
           Washington,       Officer - Reports
           et al

SENATE RULES COMMITTEE


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

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS


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

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 8      Chr FIN (Dept)    RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 23, 1:00 PM

 SB 19     Chr FIN (Dept)    RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 23, 1:00 PM

 SB 40     Chr FIN (Dept)    RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 23, 1:00 PM

 SB 289    Sen Middleton,    RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 23, 1:00 PM
           et al

End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 392    Sen Hershey,      Credit Regulation - Closed End Credit Loans -
           et al             Elimination of Duplicative Disclosures
 SB 681    Sen Ramirez,      Consumer Protection - Recovering of Bedding -
           et al             Limitation

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 1551   Prince            Prince George's County Local Management Board -
           George's County   Strategic Plan and Report PG 426-17
   ADDED   Delegation        MAR 22, 2017 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 29     Sen Pinsky        Ntrl Rsrcs - Frst Cnsrvtn Act - Frst Cnsrvtn Thres
                             holds and Afforestation and Reforestation Rqrmnts
 SB 46     Sen Simonaire,    Hntg and Fishing Lcnss - Active Mltry, Frmr POWs,
           et al             Rcpnts of the Purple Hrt Awd, and Dsbld Vets
 SB 59     Sen Waugh         Crabs - Harvest Times - Holidays
 SB 66     Sens Simonaire    Hunter Safety Courses - Application of Requirement
           and Norman        and Establishment of Incentives Program
 SB 81     Sen Simonaire     Interstate Boating Violator Compact
 SB 99     Sen Middleton     Dept of the Env - Yrd Wst, Food Rsdls, and Othr
                             Orgnc Mtrls Diversion and Infrastructure - Stdy
 SB 158    Sen Conway        Md Oil Disaster Containment, Clean-Up and Cntngncy
                             Fnd and Oil Contaminated Site Envmtl Cleanup Fnd
 SB 268    Sen Young, et     Cownose Ray Fishery Management Plan and Moratorium
           al                on Tournaments
 SB 314    The Pres          Clean Water Commerce Act of 2017
           (Admin), et al
 SB 343    Sen Eckardt,      Bay Restoration Fund - Eligible Costs - Expansion
           et al
 SB 396    Sen Edwards       Natural Resources - Protection and Restoration of
                             State-Owned Lakes
 SB 440    Sens Conway       Environment - Water Management - Sediment Control
           and Salling       at Large Redevelopment Sites
 SB 519    Sens Young and    Frederick County - Hunting - Nongame Birds and
           Hough             Mammals

                                 3:00 P.M.

 Environment Subcommittee Work Session

 Housing & Real Property Subcommittee Work Session


HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 4      Chr EHE (Dept)    Minority Business Enterprises - Program
                             Participation - Requirements and Reauthorization
 SB 50     Sen Astle, et     Cemeteries - Authority to Maintain and Repair
           al                Memorials and Monuments
 SB 73     Sen Reilly        Estates and Trusts - Share of Intestate Estate
                             Inherited by Surviving Spouse
 SB 74     Sen Kagan         Maryland Code - Standardization of Terminology -
                             Nonprofits
 SB 82     Sen Middleton,    Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Renaming
           et al
 SB 109    Sen Conway        Procurement - Prohibitions on Participation
 SB 137    Sen Lee, et al    State Government - Maryland Uniform Electronic
                             Legal Materials Act
 SB 195    Sen Klausmeier    State Brd of Physicians - Medical Prof Liability
                             Ins Coverage -Publication (Janet's Law)
 SB 211    Cecil County      Cecil County - Orphans' Court Judges - Travel
           Senators          Expense Allowance
 SB 439    Sen Conway, et    State Procurement - Information Technology -
           al                Nonvisual Access
 SB 449    Sen Kasemeyer     Estates and Trusts - Vehicle Transfers - Excise
                             Tax and Fee Exemption
 SB 503    Sen Nathan        Health Occupations Boards - Racial and Ethnic
           Pulliam           Health Disparities
 SB 516    Sen Zucker, et    State Government - Maryland Manual - Revisions
           al                (Maryland Manual Modernization Act)
 SB 548    Chr EHE           State Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors -
                             Sunset Extension and Program Evaluation
 SB 636    Sens              Cmsn on the Commemoration of the 100th Anvrsry of
           Klausmeier and    the Passage of the 19th Amdmnt to the US Const
           King

                                 1:00 P.M.

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

      *73, 82, 109, 137, 195, 211, 439, 449,
       516, 548


HOUSE RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE


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

HOUSE JUDICIARY



                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 106    Sen Ready         Carroll County - Local Government Tort Claims Act
 SB 165    The Pres (DLS     Code Revision - Maryland Vehicle Law - Penalties
           - Code Rev)
 SB 182    Sen Middleton,    Balt Cty and Cha, PG, and Har Counties - Recall of
           et al             Frmr Jdg for Tmprry Assignment - Elgblty
 SB 229    Sen Cassilly,     Crmnl Law - Homicide by Motor Vehicle or Vessel
           et al             While Impaired by CDS - Penalties

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 495    Chr B&T (Dept)    Gaming - Video Lottery Terminals - Transfer of
                             Ownership and Local Impact Grants
   ADDED                     MAR 22, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 498    Chr B&T (Dept)    Video Lottery Terminals - Small, Minority, and
                             Women-Owned Businesses Account - Trnsfr of Athrty
   ADDED                     MAR 22, 2017 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 36     Sen Mathias       Tax Credits - Electronic Filing Requirements -
                             Waiver
 SB 101    Sen Waugh         St. Mary's County - Licensing and Operation of
                             Amusement Devices - Repeal
 SB 138    Sens Manno and    Income Tax Credit - Security Clearances - Employer
           Miller            Costs - Extension
 SB 159    Sen Waugh, et     Sales and Use Tax - Aircraft Parts and Equipment -
           al                Exemption
 SB 180    Sen Peters, et    Independent Living Tax Credit Act
           al
 SB 200    Sen King, et      Income Tax Credit - Qualified Research and
           al                Development Expenses - Credit Amounts
 SB 226    Sen Manno, et     Biotechnology Investment Tax Credit - Qualified
           al                Maryland Biotechnology Company - Definition
 SB 228    Sen Salling,      Video Lottery Terminals - Disposition of Unclaimed
           et al             Winnings
 SB 254    Sen Peters, et    Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Perpetual
           al                Conservation Easements
 SB 276    Sen Madaleno      Inheritance Tax - Exemption - Evidence of Domestic
                             Partnership
 SB 367    Sen Zucker, et    Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Mortgage
           al                Forgiveness Debt Relief
 SB 397    Sen Edwards,      Local Income Tax Overpayments - Local Reserve
           et al             Account Repayment - Forgiveness
 SB 416    Sen Middleton,    Income Tax Credit - Qualified Farms - Food
           et al             Donation Pilot Program
 SB 436    Sen Eckardt       Incm Tax - Credit for Nurse Practitioner or Lcnsd
                             Physcn in Preceptorship Program - Alterations
 SB 438    Sen Conway        State Lottery Tickets - Internet Sales -
                             Prohibition
 SB 496    Chr B&T (Dept)    Gaming - Reconciliation of Proceeds - Licensee
                             Payments
 SB 497    Chr B&T (Dept)    Gaming - Video Lottery Facilities - Operation
                             License Renewal Term and Local Dvlp Council Mbrshp
 SB 518    Sens Young and    Frederick County - Gaming Events - Sunday Hours of
           Hough             Operation

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS


                                 10:00 A.M.     Governor's Reception Room
                                                Second Floor
                                                State House
                                                State Circle
                                                Annapolis, MD


   Subject:  General Meeting

March 21, 2017 4:06 P.M.