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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 26, 2017

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND OPIOID USE DISORDERS, JOINT


                                 10:00 A.M.     Room 240, Health &
                                                Government Operations Committee
                                                House Office Building
                                                6 Bladen Street
                                                Annapolis, MD


   Subject:  Topics include: An update from the Governor's office on opioid
             initiatives; safe consumption facilities; Screening, Brief
             Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) initiatives in the
             State; and hospital discharge protocols as required by the HOPE
             Act of 2017.

ENDING HOMELESSNESS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON


                                 11:00 A.M.     My Sister's Place
                                                17 West Franklin Street
                                                Baltimore, MD


   Subject:  Site visit to My Sister's Place

BICYCLE SAFETY ON MD HIGHWAYS, TASK FORCE TO STUDY


                                 1:00 P.M.      Suite 300
                                                Baltimore Metropolitan Council
                                                McHenry Row
                                                1500 Whetstone Way
                                                Baltimore, MD

   Subject:  Bicycle Safety on Maryland Highways:  Legislation, Policy, and
             Infrastructure Overview

SMALL BUSINESS RETIREMENT SAVINGS BOARD


                                 2:00 P.M.      Room 3114
                                                UMUC Conference Center
                                                3501 University Blvd East
                                                Adelphi, MD


   Subject:  By-laws and organizational issues

SAFE HARBOR POLICY FOR YOUTH VIC OF HUM TRAF, WKGRP


                                 1:00 P.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                                Legislative Services Building
                                                90 State Circle
                                                Annapolis, MD


   Subject:  Safe Harbor Workgroup established to Study Safe Harbor Policy for
             Youth Victims of Human Trafficking.

September 15, 2017 4:36 P.M.