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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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.

december 11, 2017


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

   Subject:  Work session.
             (Full agenda will be posted online prior to the meeting.)


                                 5:00 P.M.      2 East
                                                Miller Senate Office Building
                                                Judicial Proceedings Committee
                                                Hearing Room
                                                11 Bladen Street
                                                Annapolis, MD

   Subject:  Final deliberations on judicial salary recommendations.


                                 5:00 P.M.      Room 100
                                    to          Judiciary Committee Room
                                 6:15 P.M.      House Office Building
                                                6 Bladen Street
                                                Annapolis, MD

   Subject:  During its September 2017 meeting, the Maryland State Commission
             on Criminal Sentencing Policy voted to amend the juvenile
             delinquency score by clarifying instructions in the Maryland
             Sentencing Guidelines Manual and COMAR, adopting a five-year
             lookback window, and adopting a new juvenile scoring system.  The
             Commission invites public comment on these changes as described at

             If you wish to bring any other criminal sentencing policy-related
             issues to the attention of the Commission, please contact David
             Soule, Executive Director of the MSCCSP.

             Those who wish to speak at the public hearing must register and
             submit written comments at least three days prior to the meeting
             by sending an email to dsoule@umd.edu.

                                 6:30 P.M.      Room 100
                                                Judiciary Committee Room
                                                House Office Building
                                                6 Bladen Street
                                                Annapolis, MD

   Subject:  The Commission will continue the review and evaluation of the
             State's sentencing guidelines and policies.

December 7, 2017 12:17 P.M.