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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 350    Montgomery        Montgomery County - Gaming - Bingo Games MC 16-17
           County
           Delegation
 HB 545    Carroll County    Carroll County - Gaming - Home Games - Bingo
           Delegation
 HB 645    Frederick         Frederick County - Gaming Events - Sunday Hours of
           County            Operation
           Delegation
 HB 990    Harford County    Harford County - Bingo
           Delegation
 HB 1394   Del McMillan,     Property Tax - Reassessment After Appeal
           et al
 HB 1402   Del McMillan,     Property Tax Appeals - Payment of Refunds -
           et al             Deadline

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS


Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                 1:45 P.M.

 NOTE: Bill hearings have been rescheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.


 HB 183    Baltimore         Education - Career Exploration and Development
           County            Activities - Coffee (Java Act)
   ADDED   Delegation        APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 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 270    Del Lafferty,     Environment - Testing for Lead in Drinking Water -
           et al             Public and Nonpublic Schools
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 621    Cecil County      Cecil County Board of Education - Members - Salary
   ADDED   Delegation        APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 912    Del Morales,      St Brd of Exmnrs of Psychologists - Crmnl History
           et al             Records Checks - Rnwls and Reinstatements
   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
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 1240   Del Kaiser, et    Individualized Education Programs - Burden of
           al                Proof in Due Process Hearings and Studies
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 1299   Howard County     Howard County Board of Education - Elected School
           Delegation        Board Ho. Co. 11-17
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 1560   Dels Kelly and    Education - Family Life and Human Sexuality
           Morales           Curriculum - Consent
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 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
   ADDED   Delegation        APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 1568   Prince            Workgroup on Trnsprtn for Middle and High School
           George's County   Students in Prince George's Co PG 415-17
   ADDED   Delegation        APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 1576   Prince            Prince George's County - Student Loan Refinancing
           George's County   Authority PG 419-17
   ADDED   Delegation        APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 1652   Dels Pena         Health Occupations - Certified Supervised
           Melnyk and West   Counselors-Alcohol and Drug - Qualifications
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 HB 621    Cecil County      HEARING CANCELED
           Delegation



End of schedule changes


SENATE FINANCE


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 493    Del Kramer, et    Long-Term Care Insurance - Premium Rates
           al
 HB 810    Chr ECM (Dept)    Apprenticeships - Apprenticeship and Training
                             Council - Revisions
 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


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 371    Sen Manno, et     State Budget - Appropriations - Income Tax Revenue
           al                Estimate Cap and Revenue Stabilization Account
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 521    Sen Ready, et     Community Colleges - Small Community Colleges -
           al                Funding
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 543    Sen Conway        Higher Ed - Admissions Process - Crmnl History
                             (Maryland Fair Access to Ed Act of 2017)
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 734    Sen Kasemeyer,    Sexual Assault Victims Resources Act of 2017
           et al             (Jointly assigned to APP and JUD)
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 736    Sen Waugh         St. Mary's County - Public Facility Bonds
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 853    Sen Madaleno,     Transitional Supports for Ex-Offenders - Rpl of
           et al             Restrictions (Md Equal Access to Food Act of 2017)
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 856    Sen Guzzone,      Maryland Legal Services Corporation Funding -
           et al             Abandoned Property Funds
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 946    Sen Smith, et     Gun-Free Higher Education Zones
   ADDED   al                APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 1024   Sens McFadden     Education - State Grants for Education Aid
   ADDED   and Ready         APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 1099   Sen Nathan        Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2016 -
           Pulliam           Baltimore County - Morning Star Family Life Center
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 1127   Sen Conway, et    Baltimore City Community College - Realignment
   ADDED   al                APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 1148   Sen Ferguson,     Maryland Stadium Authority - Maryland Sports and
           et al             Affiliated Foundations - Establishment
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 1149   Sen Oaks, et      Baltimore City - Maryland Transit Administration -
           al                Transit Services for Public School Students
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


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 104    Sen Waugh         St. Mary's County - Regulation of Animals - Dogs
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 102    Sen Waugh         St. Mary's County - Farm Fences - Repeal
 SB 298    Sen Waugh         St. Mary's County - Sheriff, County Treasurer, and
                             State's Attorney - Salaries
 SB 395    Sen Waugh         St. Mary's County - Metropolitan Commission -
                             Personnel
 SB 487    Sen McFadden      Baltimore City - Residential Ground Leases -
           (BCA), et al      Abandoned Property
 SB 541    Sen Conway        Baltimore City - Board of Municipal and Zoning
           (BCA)             Appeals - Appeals Authority
 SB 591    Sen Edwards       Garrett County - Payment to Rescue Squads
 SB 735    Sen Waugh         St. Mary's County - Metropolitan Commission -
                             Authority to Borrow Money

                                 3:00 P.M.

 Environment Subcommittee Work Session

 Housing & Real Property Subcommittee Work Session


HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS


Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                 11:00 A.M.

 Health Occupations and Long Term Care
 Subcommittee Work Session:

      - SB 549

                  *Room 218*


                                 11:00 A.M.

 Updated Agenda for Health Occupations and
 Long Term Care Subcommittee Work Session:

      - HB 1214 (Added)
      - SB 549

                  *Room 240*


                                 11:00 A.M.

 Updated Agenda for Health Occupations and
 Long Term Care Subcommittee Work Session:

      - HB 1214 (Added)
      - SB 363  (Added)
      - SB 549
      - SB 986  (Added)
      - SB 988  (Added)
      - SB 1106 (Added)

                  *Room 240*


End of schedule changes


HOUSE RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE


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

HOUSE JUDICIARY


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 674    Sen Kelley, et    Juvenile Services - Services and Programs for
           al                Females
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 861    Sen Smith, et     Family Law - Marriage - Age Requirements
   ADDED   al                APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 983    Sen Muse          Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 996    Sens Lee and      Family Law - Child Abuse and Neglect - Definitions
   ADDED   Muse              APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 1017   Sen Lee           Workgroup to Study Safe Harbor Policy for Youth
                             Victims of Human Trafficking - Sunset Extension
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 1121   Sen Conway        Election Law - Candidate for Circuit Court Judge
                             Defeated in Primary Election
                             (Jointly assigned to JUD and W&M)
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 135    Sen Lee, et al    Crimes - Child Abuse and Neglect - Failure to
                             Report
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 459    Sen Feldman,      Bail Bond - Installment Contract - Form and
           et al             Confessed Judgment Prohibition
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 906    Sen Muse          Child Support -Noncompliance With Court Order -
                             License Suspension
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes

NOTE:  TO BE ANNOUNCED.

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 1661   Del Pena          Schls and Chld Care Ctrs - St Grnt Prgrm - Scrty
           Melnyk, et al     Upgrades for Fclts at Rsk of Hate Crms or Attacks
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 260    Sen Bates, et     Tax Overpayment - Interest on Refunds
   ADDED   al                APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 317    The Pres          More Jobs for Marylanders Act of 2017
   ADDED   (Admin), et al    APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 364    Sen Ferguson,     One Md Econ Dvlp Tx Crdts - Bsns Incbtrs, Entrprs
           et al             Zns, and Rgnl Instn Strtgc Entrprs Zns
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 622    Sen Eckardt,      Sales and Use Tx - Tax-Fr Period for Back-to-Schl
           et al             Shopping - Sale of Backpacks and Bookbags
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 651    Sen Smith, et     Public Schools - Suspensions and Expulsions
   ADDED   al                APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 710    Sen Conway        Ed - Children With Disabilities - Individualized
                             Ed Program Process - Parental Consent
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 786    Sen Zucker, et    Education - Restraint and Seclusion -
           al                Consideration and Reporting
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 823    Sens Eckardt      Task Force to Study Tax Sales in Maryland
   ADDED   and Ferguson      APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 873    Sen Madaleno      Economic Development - Job Creation Tax Credit -
           (Tax Crdt Eval    Alteration
   ADDED   Comm), et al      APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 1021   Sen Zucker, et    Job Reinvestment Act of 2017
   ADDED   al                APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 1121   Sen Conway        Election Law - Candidate for Circuit Court Judge
                             Defeated in Primary Election
                             (Jointly assigned to JUD and W&M)
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 1143   Sen Bates, et     Sales and Use Tax - Tax-Free Weekend - Ellicott
           al                City and Ellicott's Mills Historic Districts
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 1165   Sen Waugh         Maryland Longitudinal Data System - Student and
                             Workforce Data Linkage - Extension of Time Limit
                             (Jointly assigned to W&M and APP)
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM

 SB 1191   Sens Manno and    Schls and Chld Care Ctrs - St Grnt Prgrm - Scrty
           Nathan Pulliam    Upgrades for Fclts at Rsk of Hate Crms or Attacks
   ADDED                     APR 5, 2017 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


LEGISLATIVE ETHICS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON


Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                 9:30 A.M.      Conference Room 206
                                                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
             discussed

End of schedule changes

NOTE:  TO BE ANNOUNCED.

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

April 4, 2017 4:47 P.M.