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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 30, 2017

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 304    Del B. Barnes     Optional Retirement Program - Annuity Contracts -
           (Chr Jt Com on    Employee Rights
   ADDED   Pnsns)            MAR 30, 2017 8:30 AM

 HB 328    Del B. Barnes     Optional Retirement Program - Annuity Contract
                             Providers
   ADDED                     MAR 30, 2017 8:30 AM

 HB 815    Del B. Barnes     State Retirement and Pension System - Membership
           (Chr Jt Com on    Elections
   ADDED   Pnsns)            MAR 30, 2017 8:30 AM

 HB 1110   Del B. Barnes     Law Enforcement Officers' Pension System -
                             Membership
   ADDED                     MAR 30, 2017 8:30 AM

 HB 1122   Del B. Barnes     State Retirement and Pension System - Death
           (Chr Jt Com on    Benefits
   ADDED   Pnsns)            MAR 30, 2017 8:30 AM

 HB 1178   Del Ghrist, et    Employees' Pension System - Membership - Study
   ADDED   al                MAR 30, 2017 8:30 AM

 HB 346    Montgomery        Montgomery County - Property Tax Credit - Public
           County            Safety Officers MC 1-17
   ADDED   Delegation        MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 453    Del M.            Tax Sales - Water Liens - Moratorium
   ADDED   Washington,       MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM
           et al

 HB 695    Anne Arundel      Anne Arundel Co - Property Tax - Payment in Lieu
           County            of Taxes Agreements - Econ Dvlp Projects
   ADDED   Delegation        MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 892    St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Public Facility Bonds
   ADDED   County            MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM
           Delegation

 HB 1030   Del Anderson      Baltimore City - Hotel Room Tax - Convention
                             Center Promotion and Operations
   ADDED                     MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 1055   St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Bonds and Other Evidences of
           County            Indebtedness - Limitations and Repayment
   ADDED   Delegation        MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 1094   Del Hixson, et    Education - Libraries - Reorganization of
           al                Governance Structure
                             (Jointly assigned to B&T and EHE)
   ADDED                     MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 1138   Del Ali, et al    Baltimore City - Table Games Proceeds -
                             Distribution and Recreational Facilities
   ADDED                     MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 1168   Dels Holmes       Counties and Municipalities - Land Bank
           and Angel         Authorities
                             (Jointly assigned to B&T and EHE)
   ADDED                     MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 1227   Del Mosby, et     The Problem Gambling Funding and Treatment Act of
           al                2017
   ADDED                     MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 1286   Del Lisanti,      Harford County - Admissions and Amusement Tax -
           et al             Limitations in Municipal Corporations
   ADDED                     MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 1513   Del Jones, et     Maryland Historic Trust Grant Fund Improvement Act
   ADDED   al                MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 1537   Del Bromwell,     Video Lottery Facilities - Donation of Coins From
           et al             Gaming Payouts - Expansion
   ADDED                     MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 1573   Prince            Prince George's Co - Tax Sales - Limited Auction
           George's County   and Foreclosure for Abandoned Property PG 411-17
   ADDED   Delegation        MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 1579   Baltimore         Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2016 -
           County            Baltimore County - Morning Star Family Life Center
   ADDED   Delegation        MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 351    Del Carr          Property Tax - Homestead Property Tax Credit
                             Percentage and Constant Yield Tax Rate - Deadlines
   MOVED                     From MAR 29, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:00 PM

 HB 469    Del Sydnor        Recordation and Transfer Tax - Principal Residence
                             Surrendered in Bankruptcy - Exemption
   MOVED                     From APR 4, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:00 PM


 HB 566    Howard County     Howard Co - Prprty Tax - Exmptn for Prsnl Prprty
           Delegation        of Business Located in Historic Dist Ho. Co. 10-17
   MOVED                     From APR 4, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:00 PM


 HB 649    Charles County    Charles County - Property Tax Credit - Priority
           Delegation        Funding Areas
   MOVED                     From APR 4, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:00 PM


 HB 750    Baltimore         Balt Co - Prprty Tx Crdt - Flln or Dsbld Lw
           County            Enfrcmt Offcrs and Rsc Wrkrs - Acqstn of Dwlng
   MOVED   Delegation        From APR 4, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:00 PM


 HB 979    Del Luedtke,      Property Tax Credit - Public Safety Officers
   MOVED   et al             From APR 4, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:00 PM


 HB 842    Del Folden, et    Admissions and Amusement Tax - Exemption for
           al                School Field Trips
   MOVED                     From MAR 29, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:00 PM



End of schedule changes

PENSIONS SUBCOMMITTEE

                                 8:30 A.M.

 HB 28     Del Krimm         Unappropriated Gnrl Fnd Surplus - Aprprtn to Pnsn
                             Fnd and Postretirement Hlth Benefits Trst Fnd
 HB 817    Del B. Barnes     Employees' Pension System - Purchase of Credit for
           (Chr Jt Com on    Eligibility Service - Legislative Employees
           Pnsns)
 HB 823    Del B. Barnes     St Rtrmnt and Pension Sstm - Small Procurements -
           (Chr Jt Com on    Med Evaluations for Dsblty Rtrmnt Benefits
           Pnsns)

                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 300    Del Fennell,      Video Lottery Terminals - Disposition of Unclaimed
           et al             Winnings
 HB 627    Del C. Howard,    Motor Fuel Tax Refund - Demand Response Trips
           et al

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 1053   Del Pena          Integrated Community Oncology Reporting Program
           Melnyk, et al     (Jointly assigned to EHE and FIN)
   MOVED                     From APR 5, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 22     Del Conaway       Baltimore City Fire Department - Motorized Fire
                             Equipment - Report
 HB 319    Mont Co Deleg     WSSC - Ofc of Supplier Dvrsty and Inclsn and
           and PG Co Deleg   Minority Business Enterprise Program MC/PG 106-17
 HB 321    Mont Co Deleg     M-NCPPC - Audit Committee and Office of the
           and PG Co Deleg   Inspector General MC/PG 110-17
 HB 335    Mont Co Deleg     Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission - System
           and PG Co Deleg   Development Charge - Exemptions MC/PG 104-17
 HB 353    Dels Rosenberg    Election Law - Change in Administrative Policy
           and Luedtke       Affecting Voting Rights - Notice
 HB 364    Del Conaway       Baltimore City - Public Art - Report on
                             Identification, Protection, and Maintenance
 HB 677    Howard County     Howard County - Noise Control - Outdoor Concert
           Delegation        Venues Ho. Co. 18-17
 HB 898    Del Ebersole,     Election Law - Campaign Finance - Coordinated
           et al             Expenditures
 HB 1107   Del Rosenberg     Procurement - Intergovernmental Cooperative
                             Purchasing Agreements
 HB 1300   Charles County    Charles County - Garbage Disposal Services -
           Delegation        Provider Displacement
 HB 1343   Howard County     Howard County - Fire and Explosive Investigator -
           Delegation        Authority Ho. Co. 24-17
 HB 1386   Del Lisanti,      Md Public Ethics Law - Mbrs and Employees of Brds
           et al             of License Commissioners and Lqr Ctrl Brds
 HB 1440   Calvert County    Calvert County - Solid Waste Disposal Contracts
           Delegation
 HB 1478   Calvert County    Calvert County - Competitive Bidding Process
           Delegation
 HB 1498   Dels A.           Campaign Finance - Political Organizations -
           Washington and    Compliance and Disclosure
           Tarlau
 HB 1626   Del Ali, et al    Elec Lw - Early Voting - Registered Voter Updating
                             the Voter's Address on an Existing Rgstrtn

SENATE FINANCE


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 398    Del K. Young,     HEARING CANCELED
           et al



End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 103    Chr APP (Dept)    Department of Human Resources and Child Support
                             Enforcement Administration - Renaming
 HB 127    Chr HGO (Dept)    Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Board of
                             Review - Repeal
 HB 134    Chr APP and       Homelessness and Supportive Services - Transfer to
           Chr ENV (Dept)    Department of Housing and Community Development
                             (Jointly assigned to FIN and EHE)
 HB 145    Chr HGO (Dept)    Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators
                             - Nonlicensed Persons - Provisional Licensure
 HB 245    Chr ECM (Dept)    Dept of Commerce - Md Advsry Cmsn on Mfg
                             Competitiveness - Renaming and Restructuring
 HB 290    Del Grammer,      Maryland Transportation Authority - Third
           et al             Generation-Electronic Toll Collection System
 HB 679    St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Metropolitan Commission -
           County            Personnel
           Delegation
 HB 730    Del Hill (By      Health Ins - Coverage for Diabetes Test Strips -
           Request), et al   Prhbtn on Deductible, Copayment, and Coinsurance
 HB 740    Del Angel, et     President Jimmy Carter Cancer Treatment Access Act
           al
 HB 746    Del M.            Public School Labor Relations Board -
           Washington        Administration and Enforcement - Revisions
 HB 747    Chr HGO (Dept)    Public Health - Cigarette Restitution Fund
                             Programs - Modifications
 HB 752    Del Kelly         Department of Human Resources - Public Assistance
                             Eligibility - Financial Records
 HB 781    Del Kramer        Retail Pet Stores - Animal Seller, Dog Cage Signs,
                             and Records - Requirement Revisions
 HB 852    Del Barkley,      Crts - Actn for Vltn of Clctv Bargnng Agrmnt or
           et al             Breach of Duty of Fair Rprsntn - Lims Period
 HB 857    Del Angel, et     Maryland Mental Health Law - Small Private Group
           al                Home - Definition
 HB 951    Del Lisanti,      State Highway Administration - Alfred B. Hilton
           et al             Memorial Bridge - Dedication
 HB 991    Dels Lierman      St Empl and Retiree Hlth and Wlfr Benefits Program
           and Brooks        - Participation by Satellite Orgnztns
 HB 997    Dels              Vhcl Lws - Bicycles, Play Vehicles, and Unicycles
           Fraser-Hidalgo    - Oprtn on Sidewalks and in Crosswalks
           and Kramer
 HB 1067   Del A. Miller,    Shelter Services for Homeless Women - Feminine
           et al             Hygiene Products
 HB 1383   Del Barron, et    Behavioral Health Administration - Outpatient
           al                Civil Commitment Pilot Program
 HB 1414   Del Jameson       Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard - Study
 HB 1466   Del P. Young,     State Personnel - Disabled Veterans -
           et al             Noncompetitive Appointment
 HB 1469   Del P. Young,     Public Assistance - Family Investment Program -
           et al             Child Support Pass Through
 HB 1492   Del Hayes, et     Housing and Community Development - Food Deserts -
           al                Small Loans
                             (Jointly assigned to FIN and EHE)
 HB 1506   Del Glenn, et     St Govt - Ofc of Minority Affairs and Intrdprtmntl
           al                Advsry Cmt on Minority Affairs - Renaming

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 1320   Charles County    Southern Maryland Code Counties - Towing Companies
           Delegation        - Authority to Regulate
   ADDED                     MAR 30, 2017 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 205    Del Dumais        Drivers' Licenses - Learners' Permits - Minimum
                             Duration
 HB 263    Del Carr, et      School Bus Monitoring Cameras - Exclsn of Vehicle
           al                Rental Companies - Rpl and Ntfctn Requirement
 HB 332    Montgomery        Montgomery County - Maximum Speed Limits Outside
           County            Urban Districts MC 23-17
           Delegation
 HB 492    Del Carr, et      Vehicle Laws - Certificate of Title -
           al                Transfer-on-Death Beneficiary Designation
 HB 1043   Del Valentino     Vehicle Laws - Smoking Marijuana in Vehicles -
           Smith, et al      Prohibition
 HB 1071   Del Valentino     Vehicle Laws - Victim's Representative
           Smith, et al      Notification - License Suspension Hearing
 HB 1079   Del McMillan      Roadways - Crossing by Pedestrians of Roadways -
                             Authority of Local Jurisdictions
 HB 1418   Del Dumais        Justice Reinvestment Act - Modifications
 HB 1447   Del McMillan,     Motor Vehicle Administration - Registration Plates
           et al             - Return
 HB 1451   Del Folden, et    Vehicle Laws - Left Lane - Use for Passing
           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


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

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 386    Sen Nathan        Pollinator Habitat Plans - Plan Contents -
           Pulliam, et al    Requirements and Prohibition
   MOVED                     From MAR 29, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 142    Sens Manno and    Task Force to Study Bicycle Safety on Maryland
           Zirkin            Highways
 SB 328    Sen Nathan        State Highways - Dedication - Henrietta Lacks Way
           Pulliam, et al
 SB 535    Sen Salling,      Highway Dedication - Senator Norman R. Stone, Jr
           et al             Highway
 SB 558    Sen Norman, et    Motor Vehicles - Seasonal Exceptional Milk Hauling
           al                Permit
 SB 668    Sen Norman, et    Vehicle Laws - Operation of Motorcycles -
           al                Handlebar Height
 SB 707    Sens Norman       Vhcl Lw - Wst and Rcclng Clctn Vhcls - Use of Yllw
           and Cassilly      and Ambr Lghts (The Sen Bob Hooper Sntn Sfty Act)
 SB 917    Sen Mathias,      Motor Vehicles - Gross Weight and Axle Load and
           et al             Exceptional Hauling Permit - Poultry
 SB 925    Sen Madaleno,     Vhcl Lws - Bicycles, Play Vehicles, and Unicycles
           et al             - Oprtn on Sidewalks and in Crosswalks
 SB 979    Sen Edwards       Vehicle Laws - All-Terrain Vehicles and
                             Snowmobiles

                                 3:00 P.M.

 Motor Vehicle & Transportation Subcommittee Work Session

 Local Government & BiCounty Agencies Subcommittee


HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 571    Sen Middleton,    RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 23, 1:00 PM
           et al

                                 11:00 A.M.

 Health Facilities and Pharmaceuticals
 Subcommittee Work Session:

      - SB 240

                  *Room 240*


                                 11:00 A.M.

 CANCELLED: Health Facilities and Pharmaceuticals
 Subcommittee Work Session


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 13     Chr EHE (Dept)    Public Safety - State Militia
 SB 549    Chr EHE           St Brd of Physcns and Allied Hlth Advsry Cmts -
                             Sunset Ext and Program Evaluation
 SB 772    Sen Madaleno,     DHMH - Employees - Job Titles, Position
           et al             Descriptions, and Comp Levels
 SB 1075   Sen Middleton     Nonprofit Health Entity - Acquisition - Waiver of
                             Waiting Period

HOUSE RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 1023   Sen Zucker, et    Indpndnt Congressional Redistricting Cmsn -
           al                Mid-Atlantic Sts Regional Districting Prcs
   ADDED                     MAR 30, 2017 2:30 PM

 SJ 2      Sen Madaleno,     Constitutional Convention - Amendments - Repeal
   ADDED   et al             MAR 30, 2017 2:30 PM

 SJ 7      Sen Conway, et    Protection of the Federal Affordable Care Act
   ADDED   al                MAR 30, 2017 2:30 PM


End of schedule changes


HOUSE JUDICIARY



                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 85     Sen Conway, et    Family Law - Treatment Foster Care Homes -
           al                Siblings
 SB 220    Sen Lee, et al    Police Training Commission - Training Requirements
                             - Human Trafficking
 SB 224    Sen Lee, et al    Public Safety - Regulated Firearms - Definition of
                             Convicted of a Disqualifying Crime
 SB 274    Sen Ramirez       Family Law - Divorce - Domestic Violence Order
 SB 387    Sen Lee           Crimes - Solicitation to Commit Murder or Arson -
                             Statute of Limitations
 SB 574    Sen Feldman,      Fmly Lw - Child Conceived Wtht Consent - Trmntn of
           et al             Parental Rghts (Rape Survivor Fmly Prtctn Act)
 SB 680    Sen Lee, et al    Adult Protective Services Investigations -
                             Completion Time
 SB 746    Chr JPR (Md       District Court Commissioners - Residency in
           Jud Conf)         Contiguous County
 SB 781    Sen Lee, et al    Criminal Procedure - Testing - HIV and Hepatitis C
 SB 799    Sen Muse, et      Driver Imprvmt Prgrm and Failure to Pay Chld Sprt
           al                - Driver's Lcns Sspnsns - Pnlts and Assmnt of Pts
 SB 912    Chr JPR (Md       Children in Need of Assistance - Sex Trafficking
           Jud Conf)
 SB 982    Sen Muse, et      Department of Juvenile Services - Implementation
           al                of Task Force Recommendations - Report

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 156    Sens Brochin      Baltimore County - Elections for Judges of the
           and Klausmeier    Orphans' Court - Procedures
 SB 251    Sen Simonaire,    Anne Arundel County - Property Tax - Credit for
           et al             Seniors of Limited Income
 SB 282    Sen Ready, et     Property Tax Credit - Disabled or Fallen Law
           al                Enfrcmt Officers and Rescue Workers - Alterations
 SB 406    Sen Peters, et    Election Law - Voting System - Digital Scanners
           al
 SB 846    Sen Conway        Baltimore City - Hotel Room Tax - Convention
           (BCA)             Center Promotion and Operations
 SB 930    Chr Anne          Anne Arundel Co - Property Tax - Payment in Lieu
           Arundel County    of Taxes Agreements - Econ Dvlp Projects
           Senators

PUBLIC SERVICES COMMISSION


                                 5:30 P.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                    to          Department of Legislative
                                 9:00 P.M.      Services
                                                90 State Circle
                                                Annapolis, MD



   Subject:  Case No. 9431 - Public Comment Hearing
             (In the matter of the applications of U.S. Wind, Inc. and Skipjack
             Offshore Energy, LLC for a proposed offshore wind project(s).)

March 28, 2017 3:55 P.M.