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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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.

september 14, 2017


                                 10:00 A.M.     Room 231
                                                Economic Matters Committee
                                                House Office Building
                                                6 Bladen Street
                                                Annapolis, MD

   Subject:  Public Testimony and Discussion of the Task Force Final Report

             NOTE: Interested stakeholders are welcome to testify at this
             meeting.  A witness sign-up sheet (paper copy) will be in the
             committee room beginning at 9 a.m. on the day of the meeting.
             Witnesses should plan to sign up on the sheet before the start of
             the meeting and provide 25 copies of any written materials.


                                 9:30 A.M.      Room 120
                                    to          House Appropriations Committee
                                 5:00 P.M.      Room
                                                House Office Building
                                                6 Bladen Street
                                                Annapolis, MD

   Subject:  Work session

                                 6:30 P.M.
                                    to          Stevensville Middle School
                                 8:30 P.M.      610 Main Street
                                                Stevensville, MD

   Subject:  Public hearing for parents, students, teachers, and any other
             interested individuals to share their views on improving the
             public education system in Maryland

             Individuals who wish to testify must sign up by either emailing
             PreK-12InnovationandExcellenceCommission@mlis.state.md.us or
             calling Mindy McConville or Kim Landry at (410) 946-5510 or
             (301) 970-5510 by NOON on the day of the hearing.  Please provide
             the following information:  (1) name and contact information; (2)
             location/date of the meeting for which you are signing up; and
             (3) if you are speaking on behalf of a group, please include the
             name of the group.  If you were not able to sign up in advance,
             signup sheets will be available at the hearing location beginning
             at 6:00 p.m.  Individuals will be called in the order in which
             they signed up.

             Testimony will be limited to approximately 3-5 minutes per person
             at the Chair's discretion, so that each person will have an equal
             opportunity to speak.  While it is not necessary to bring a
             written statement, if you do, please bring 40 copies with you to
             the hearing.  Staff will collect and distribute to the commission
             members.  Please note that the hearing will be recorded and posted
             to the Commission's web page.  If you are unable to attend but
             wish to submit written testimony, you may email your testimony to
             the email address listed above.


                                 12:30 P.M.     Bentley Conference Room
                                                MDOT Headquarters
                                                7201 Corporate Center Drive
                                                Hanover, MD

   Subject:  Review of Guidelines for State Agencies on Estimating the Economic
             Impact of Regulations on Small Businesses

September 11, 2017 3:53 P.M.