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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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.



april 5, 2017

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 350    Montgomery        Montgomery County - Gaming - Bingo Games MC 16-17
   ADDED   County            APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM
           Delegation

 HB 545    Carroll County    Carroll County - Gaming - Home Games - Bingo
   ADDED   Delegation        APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 645    Frederick         Frederick County - Gaming Events - Sunday Hours of
           County            Operation
   ADDED   Delegation        APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 990    Harford County    Harford County - Bingo
   ADDED   Delegation        APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 1394   Del McMillan,     Property Tax - Reassessment After Appeal
   ADDED   et al             APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 1402   Del McMillan,     Property Tax Appeals - Payment of Refunds -
           et al             Deadline
   ADDED                     APR 5, 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

 HB 1053   Del Pena          RESCHEDULED - to MAR 30, 1:00 PM
           Melnyk, et al
 HB 246    Chr ECM (Dept)    DLLR - State Occupational Mechanical Licensing
                             Brds - Fund and Fees
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 248    Chr ECM (Dept)    Maryland Home Improvement Commission - Special
                             Fund and Fees
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 250    Chr ECM (Dept)    State Board of Barbers and State Board of
                             Cosmetologists - Special Fund and Fees
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 987    Del W. Miller,    Alcoholic Beverages - Direct Wine Shipper's Permit
           et al             - Application and Renewal Requirements
   MOVED                     From MAR 29, 1:00 PM to APR 5, 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 183    Baltimore         Education - Career Exploration and Development
           County            Activities - Coffee (Java Act)
           Delegation
 HB 270    Del Lafferty,     Environment - Testing for Lead in Drinking Water -
           et al             Public and Nonpublic Schools
 HB 621    Cecil County      Cecil County Board of Education - Members - Salary
           Delegation
 HB 912    Del Morales,      St Brd of Exmnrs of Psychologists - Crmnl History
           et al             Records Checks - Rnwls and Reinstatements
 HB 1240   Del Kaiser, et    Individualized Education Programs - Burden of
           al                Proof in Due Process Hearings and Studies
 HB 1299   Howard County     Howard County Board of Education - Elected School
           Delegation        Board Ho. Co. 11-17
 HB 1560   Dels Kelly and    Education - Family Life and Human Sexuality
           Morales           Curriculum - Consent
 HB 1565   Prince            Prince George's Co Brd of Ed - Election of Vice
           George's County   Chr, Voting Procedures, and Final Rpt PG 402-17
           Delegation
 HB 1568   Prince            Workgroup on Trnsprtn for Middle and High School
           George's County   Students in Prince George's Co PG 415-17
           Delegation
 HB 1576   Prince            Prince George's County - Student Loan Refinancing
           George's County   Authority PG 419-17
           Delegation
 HB 1652   Dels Pena         Health Occupations - Certified Supervised
           Melnyk and West   Counselors-Alcohol and Drug - Qualifications

SENATE FINANCE


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 493    Del Kramer, et    Long-Term Care Insurance - Premium Rates
   ADDED   al                APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 1632   Del Kipke, et     HEARING CANCELED
           al


 HB 810    Chr ECM (Dept)    Apprenticeships - Apprenticeship and Training
                             Council - Revisions
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 953    Del Morales,      Task Force on Long-Term Care Education and
           et al             Planning
 HB 1143   Del Lierman,      Maryland Pay Stub Transparency Act of 2017
           et al
 HB 1145   Del Tarlau, et    Public School Employee Whistleblower Protection
           al                Act
 HB 1147   Del Morales,      Health Insurance - Prescription Drugs - Dispensing
           et al             Synchronization
 HB 1212   Del Frick, et     Health Insurance - Prior Authorization for Opioid
           al                Antagonists - Authorization
 HB 1306   Del Fisher, et    Cable Service - Broadband Connection Requirement -
           al                Enforcement
 HB 1415   Del Anderson      Commercial Law - Maryland Antitrust Act - Indirect
                             Purchasers
 HB 1431   Harford County    Harford County Sheriff - Deputy Sheriffs and
           Delegation        Correctional Officers - Collective Bargaining
 HB 1553   Del Cullison,     Nonprofit Health Entity - Acquisition - Waiver of
           et al             Waiting Period
 HJ 9      Del Moon, et      The Protection of the Federal Affordable Care Act
           al

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS


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

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 487    Sen McFadden      Baltimore City - Residential Ground Leases -
           (BCA), et al      Abandoned Property
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 541    Sen Conway        Baltimore City - Board of Municipal and Zoning
           (BCA)             Appeals - Appeals Authority
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 591    Sen Edwards       Garrett County - Payment to Rescue Squads
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 102    Sen Waugh         St. Mary's County - Farm Fences - Repeal
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 298    Sen Waugh         St. Mary's County - Sheriff, County Treasurer, and
                             State's Attorney - Salaries
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 395    Sen Waugh         St. Mary's County - Metropolitan Commission -
                             Personnel
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 735    Sen Waugh         St. Mary's County - Metropolitan Commission -
                             Authority to Borrow Money
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS


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

HOUSE RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE


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

HOUSE JUDICIARY

NOTE:  TO BE ANNOUNCED.

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


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

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS


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


   Subject:  General Meeting

MD UNDERGROUND FACILITIES DAMAGE PREV AUTHORITY


                                 9:00 A.M.      Suite 103
                                                Lower Level Conference Room
                                                One Call Center
                                                7223 Parkway Drive
                                                Hanover, MD


   Subject:  Meeting of Full Authority + Hearings

March 28, 2017 3:55 P.M.