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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 28, 2017

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 94     Chr W&M (Dept)    Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Program -
                             Requirements for Matching Funds
   ADDED                     MAR 28, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 153    The Spkr          Creation of a State Debt - Qualified Zone Academy
           (Admin)           Bonds
   ADDED                     MAR 28, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 251    Carroll County    Carroll County - Public Facilities Bonds
   ADDED   Delegation        MAR 28, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 338    Del Tarlau, et    Property Tax - Renters' Property Tax Relief
           al                Program - Assets
   ADDED                     MAR 28, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 342    Montgomery        Montgomery Co - Property Tax Credit for Qualified
           County            Enterprise Zone Property - Extension MC 3-17
   ADDED   Delegation        MAR 28, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 441    Del Anderson      Education - Debt Service for Transferred Schools -
           (BCA) and Del     County Reimbursement Grace Period
   ADDED   McIntosh          MAR 28, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 644    Del Luedtke,      Independent Living Tax Credit Act
   ADDED   et al             MAR 28, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 659    Del Angel, et     Task Force to Study Tax Sales in Maryland
   ADDED   al                MAR 28, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 1104   Del Hixson, et    Inheritance Tax - Exemption - Evidence of Domestic
           al                Partnership
   ADDED                     MAR 28, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 1439   Calvert County    Calvert County - Bonding Authority
   ADDED   Delegation        MAR 28, 2017 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 House Bill Hearings

 To be announced.

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 1196   Sen Middleton     Tri-Co Cncl for Southern Md - Financing Purchase
                             or Lease of Prprty - Exmptn From Procurement Law
   ADDED                     MAR 28, 2017 1:00 PM

 SJ 8      Sen Pinsky        Chesapeake Bay Restoration - Federal Budget
                             Blueprint Funding Reductions - Rescission Request
   ADDED                     MAR 28, 2017 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 68     Dels Carey and    Hunting and Fishing - Discounted Licenses - Purple
           Metzgar           Heart Recipients
 HB 177    Del McKay, et     Killing or Wounding Blk Bears - Penalties - Exmptn
           al                for Protection of Managed Honey Bee Colonies
 HB 307    Montgomery        Montgomery Co - Alchlc Bevs - Limited Distilleries
           County            - Class B and Class D Licenses MC 6-17
           Delegation
 HB 315    Montgomery        Montgomery Co - Alchlc Bevs - Contracts to Sell
           County            Liquor for Off-Premises Consumption MC 18-17
           Delegation
 HB 355    Mont Co Deleg     Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission -
           and PG Co Deleg   Discrimination - Prohibited MC/PG 102-17
 HB 526    St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Alcoholic Beverages - Art
           County            Establishment License
           Delegation
 HB 538    St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Alcoholic Beverages - Beauty
           County            Salon License
           Delegation
 HB 710    Charles County    Charles County - Alcoholic Beverages - Alcohol
           Delegation        Awareness Certification
 HB 795    Harford County    Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - Waiver From
           Delegation        School Distance Restrictions
 HB 846    Del Bromwell      Pricing and Selection Cmt for Blind Industries and
                             Srvcs of Md and the Emplmt Works Program - Staff
 HB 1021   Del Reznik, et    Reorganization of State Procurement
           al
 HB 1045   Del Cassilly      On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems - Membrane
                             Bioreactor (MBR) Technology - Regulations
 HB 1063   Del Stein, et     Agriculture - Maryland Healthy Soils Program
           al
 HB 1096   Allegany          Allegany County - Alcoholic Beverages - Sunday
           County            Sales and Privileges
           Delegation
 HB 1423   Calvert County    Calvert County - Board of License Commissioners -
           Delegation        Notice and Hearing on Proposed Legislation

SENATE FINANCE


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 1192   Sens Manno and    HEARING CANCELED
           Middleton



End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 128    Chr HGO (Dept)    State Disabilities Plan and Interagency
                             Disabilities Board - Revisions
 HB 136    Chr ECM (Dept)    Insurance - Public Adjusters
 HB 140    Chr ECM (Dept)    St Cmsn of Real Este Apprsrs, Apprsl Mgt Cmpns,
                             and Home Inspctrs - Sprvsn of Appraiser Trainees
 HB 190    Del Queen, et     Mammography Centers - Dense Breast Tissue -
           al                Notification of Breast Cancer Screening Options
 HB 198    Charles County    Junk Dealers and Scrap Metal Processors - Cell
           Delegation        Tower Batteries - Required Record
 HB 232    Del McKay, et     Correctional Services - Commissioner's Duties -
           al                Staffing Report
 HB 233    Del Barron, et    Disclosure of Medical Records - Guardian Ad Litem
           al                - Victims of Crime or Delinquent Acts
 HB 261    Del Jackson,      Public Utlts - Trmntn of Srvc to Mltfmly Dwelling
           et al             Unit - Ntfctn to Prprty Owner or Prprty Mgr
 HB 403    Del               Maryland Patient Referral Law - Comp Arrangements
           Pendergrass       Under Federally Approved Programs and Models
 HB 443    Del West, et      Assisted Living Programs - Licensure Fees
           al
 HB 601    Del Kramer, et    Senior Call-Check Service and Notification Program
           al                - Establishment
 HB 603    Del Parrott,      Vehicle Laws - Out-of-State Vehicles - Required
           et al             Security
 HB 769    Del West, et      Maryland Caregivers Support Coordinating Council -
           al                Renaming and Altering Membership and Duties
 HB 774    Dels Kipke and    Insurance - Short-Term Medical Insurance - Study
           Bromwell
 HB 775    Del Kelly, et     Public Health - Maternal Mental Health
           al
 HB 916    Del Sydnor, et    Motor Vehicle Insurance - Discrimination in
           al                Underwriting and Rating - Prohibitions
 HB 959    Del Kramer        Commercial Law - Consumer Protection -
                             Door-to-Door Sales
 HB 1093   Del K. Young,     Substance Use Treatment - Inpatient and Intensive
           et al             Outpatient Programs - Consent by Minor
 HB 1127   Del Kelly         Health Insurance - Coverage Requirements for
                             Behavioral Health Disorders - Modifications
 HB 1134   Del Frick, et     Maryland Financial Consumer Protection Commission
           al
 HB 1270   Del               Credit Regulation - Unsecured Open End Credit
           Waldstreicher,    Plans - Fees and Charges
           et al
 HB 1277   Del Davis         Insurance - Producer Licensing - Examinations
 HB 1315   Del               Workers' Compensation - Tiered Rating Plans and
           Valderrama, et    Merit Rating Plans
           al
 HB 1484   Dels Glenn and    Workers' Compensation - Medical Benefits - Payment
           W. Miller         of Medical Services and Treatment

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 295    Del Kramer        Criminal Procedure - Criminal Injuries
                             Compensation Board - Impaired Boating
 HB 483    Dels B. Wilson    Criminal Procedure - Victims and Witnesses - Out
           and Atterbeary    of Court Statement of Child Victim
 HB 836    Del Folden, et    Criminal Procedure - Expungement - Common Law
           al                Battery
 HB 899    Del Anderson,     Pblc Sfty - Md Police Trng and Standards Cmsn -
           et al             Psychological Assessments of Lw Enfrcmt Offcrs
 HB 1036   Del Rey, et al    Firearms - Handgun Permit - Preliminary Approval
 HB 1065   Del Sydnor        Task Force to Study Law Enforcement Surveillance
                             Technologies
 HB 1408   Dels Sanchez      Criminal Law - Controlled Dangerous Substances -
           and Vallario      Places of Use
 HB 1465   Del Hayes         Baltimore City - Police Community Policing
                             Steering Committee
 HB 1500   Harford County    Sheriff of Harford County - Salary
           Delegation
 HB 1503   Del Haynes, et    Public Safety - Use of Force De-Escalation
           al                Training of Law Enforcement Officers - Reports
 HB 1574   Prince            Prince George's Co Pretrial Release, Work Release,
           George's County   and Diversion Programs Task Force PG 305-17
           Delegation

SENATE RULES COMMITTEE


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

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 1001   Sen Guzzone,      RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 24, 10:00 AM
           et al
 SB 1198   Prince            Prince George's County Regional Medical Center Act
           George's County   of 2017
   ADDED   Senators          MAR 28, 2017 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 1619   Del Clippinger    Maryland Stadium Authority - Maryland Sports and
                             Affiliated Foundations - Establishment
 SB 202    Sen King, et      Higher Education - University System of Maryland -
           al                Quasi-Endowment Funds
 SB 327    Sen Young, et     Public Senior Higher Education Institutions -
           al                Financial Aid - Reduction Restrictions
 SB 429    Sen               Higher Education - Student Loan Notification
           Klausmeier, et    Letter
           al
 SB 460    Sen Conway        Education - Debt Service for Transferred Schools -
           (BCA)             County Reimbursement Grace Period
 SB 540    The Pres          Study of Retirement Plan Alternatives
           (Admin), et al
 SB 650    Sen Guzzone,      Correctional Officers' Retirement System -
           et al             Membership
 SB 664    Sen Edwards,      Correctional Officers' Retirement System -
           et al             Membership
 SB 671    Sen Kelley, et    Department of Human Resources - Public Assistance
           al                Eligibility - Financial Records
 SB 737    Sen Waugh         St. Mary's County - Bonds and Other Evidences of
                             Indebtedness - Limitations and Repayment
 SB 752    Sen Guzzone       Optional Retirement Program - Annuity Contract
                             Providers
 SB 754    Sen Guzzone       Law Enforcement Officers' Pension System -
                             Membership
 SB 909    Cha Co Sens       Charles County - Collective Bargaining for Public
           (By Request)      Safety Officials
 SB 913    Sen Guzzone       State Retirement and Pension System - Death
           (Chr Jt Com on    Benefits
           Pnsns)
 SB 1009   Sen Jennings,     Public Assistance - Family Investment Program -
           et al             Child Support Pass Through
 SB 1034   Sen King, et      Md Public Broadcasting Commission - Recording and
           al                Dstrbtn During Legislative Session - Funding
 SB 1085   Sen Conway        Morgan State Unvrsty - Designation as the State's
                             Preeminent Public Urban Research Institution

 NOTE: Crossfiled Senate Bills will be sponsor only.


HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 818    Sen Hershey       Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Act -
                             Voluntary Protection Program
   ADDED                     MAR 28, 2017 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 1102   Sen Mathias       Worcester County - Ocean City Convention Center -
                             Beer and Wine Tasting License

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 18     Chr EHE (Dept)    Public Ethics - Bicounty Commissions - Financial
                             Disclosure
 SB 247    Sens Ramirez      Real Property - Notices of Foreclosure Sale and
           and Muse          Postponement or Cancellation of Foreclosure Sale
 SB 324    Carroll County    Carroll County - Mechanical Musical Devices -
           Senators          Licensing Requirements - Repeal
 SB 376    Sen Norman        Real Property - Certification Requirement for
                             Recordation
 SB 456    Carroll County    Carroll County - State's Attorney - Salary
           Senators
 SB 457    Carroll County    Carroll County - Sheriff's Salary
           Senators
 SB 531    Sen Benson, et    Housing Navigator and Aftercare Program
           al                (Jointly assigned to ENV and APP)
 SB 573    Sen Feldman       Local Government - Regulation of Animals - Kennel
                             Licenses
 SB 639    Sen Edwards       Allegany County - Sheriff's Deputies - Salary and
                             Duties
 SB 809    Sen Muse, et      Condominiums and Homeowners Associations - Sales
           al                of Common Elements and Common Areas
 SB 813    Sen Madaleno,     DHCD - Rental Assistance Programs - Duration of
           et al             Assistance
 SB 827    Sens Hough and    Frederick County - State's Attorney - Annual
           Young             Salary
 SB 975    Sen Ready         Real Property - Agricultural Land Preservation
                             Easements - Separate Parcels

                                 3:00 P.M.

 Natural Resources, Agriculture & Open Space Subcommittee Work Session

 Land Use & Ethics Subcommittee Work Session


HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 385    Sen Nathan        RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 29, 1:00 PM
           Pulliam, et al

                                 11:00 A.M.

 Government Operations and Estates and Trusts
 Subcommittee Work Session:

      - HB 77
      - HB 1360
      - SB 4
      - SB 74
      - SB 441
      - SB 449
      - SB 636

                  *Room 240*

 Insurance Subcommittee Work Session:

      - SB 48

                  *Room 218*


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 427    Sen               Food Service Facilities - Automated External
           Klausmeier, et    Defibrillator Program (The Joe Sheya Act)
           al
 SB 433    Sen               Substance Use Treatment - Inpatient and Intensive
           Klausmeier, et    Outpatient Programs - Consent by Minor
           al
 SB 476    Sen Guzzone,      Behavioral Health Community Providers - Keep the
           et al             Door Open Act
 SB 562    Sens Kelley       Hlth Care Decisions Act - Advance Dirctvs and
           and Lee           Surrogate Decision Making - Disqualified Indvdls
 SB 666    Sen Hough, et     Disclosure of Medical Records - Guardian Ad Litem
           al                - Victims of Crime or Delinquent Acts
 SB 1042   Sen Feldman,      Behavioral Health Administration - Outpatient
           et al             Civil Commitment Pilot Program
                             (Jointly assigned to HGO and JUD)

                                 1:00 P.M.

 *Oral testimony by sponsor only for
 the following crossfiles:

      *385, 427, 433, 562, 666, 1042


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 16     Sens Hough and    Public Safety - Firearm Application
           Ready
 SB 23     Sen               Handgun Prmts - Alt Expiration Date - Prvt
           Klausmeier, et    Detectives, Scrty Guards, and Spcl Police Offcrs
           al
 SB 143    Sen Zirkin        Injury to or Death of Pet - Damages
 SB 144    Sen Zirkin        Civil Actions - Prelitigation Discovery of
                             Insurance Coverage
                             (Jointly assigned to JUD and ECM)
 SB 312    The Pres          Drunk and Drugged Drvg - Sbsqnt Offdrs and
           (Admin), et al    Punitive Dmgs (Rpt Drunk Drvg Offdrs Act of 2017)
 SB 349    Sen Zirkin, et    Crmnl Procedure - Sexual Assault Victims' Rights -
           al                Disposal of Rape Kit Evidence and Ntfctn
 SB 539    The Pres          Criminal Law - Distribution of Controlled
           (Admin), et al    Dangerous Substances - Fentanyl
 SB 654    Sen Hough, et     Task Force to Study Crime Classification and
           al                Penalties
 SB 714    Sen McFadden      Criminal Procedure - Indigent Individual - Bail
                             Review and Indigency Determination
 SB 811    Sen Zirkin, et    Civil Cases - Maryland Legal Services Corporation
           al                Fund - Surcharges - Repeal of Sunset

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 131    Sens Simonaire    Anne Arundel County - Board of Education -
           and Astle         Selection of Members
 SB 587    Sen King, et      Education - Libraries - Reorganization of
           al                Governance Structure

March 28, 2017 3:55 P.M.