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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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.



january 16, 2018

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION


                                 1:00 P.M.

 Economic Briefing by Dan White, Moody's Analytics

                                 2:00 P.M.

 Economic Briefing by Brad McMillan, Commonwealth Financial Network

                                 3:00 P.M.

 Joint Briefing with the Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
 Committee by Dr. William "Brit" Kirwan on the Progress of the Commission on
 Innovation and Excellence in Education - 3 West Miller Senate Building

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 89     Chr EHE (Dept)    Chspk Bay and Coastal Zone Advisory Commission and
                             Captive Wildlife Advisory Committee - Repeal
 SB 94     Chr EHE (Dept)    Natural Resources - Unprotected Birds - Pigeons
 SB 100    Chr EHE (Dept)    Reservoir, Dam, or Waterway Obstruction Plans -
                             Designation of Approval Authority
 SB 112    Chr EHE (Dept)    Natural Resources - Tidal Fish Licenses
 SB 113    Chr EHE (Dept)    Natural Resources - Recreational License Incentive
                             Discount Program

                                 3:00 P.M.
 Joint Briefing with the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee by
 Dr. William "Brit" Kirwan on the Progress of the Commission on
 Innovation and Excellence in Education
 3 West, Miller Senate Building

SENATE FINANCE


                                 1:00 P.M.

 Report of the Workgroup on Rural Health Delivery

                                 1:30 P.M.

 SB 43     Chr FIN and       High School Diploma by Examination - Eligibility
           Chr EHE (Dept)    Requirements - Exemption
                             (Jointly assigned to FIN and EHE)
 SB 52     Chr FIN (Dept)    Insurance - Medicare Supplement Policy Plans -
                             Conformity to Federal Law
 SB 59     Chr FIN (Dept)    Insurance - Antifraud Plan Requirement -
                             Application
 SB 71     Chr FIN (Dept)    Ins - Certificates of Qlfctn for Surplus Lines
                             Brokers - Suspensions and Rvctns
 SB 97     Chr FIN (Dept)    Public Utilities - Transportation Network Services
                             - Disclosure of Records

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 5      Sen Norman        Civil Actions - Punitive Damage Awards
 SB 9      Chr JPR (Dept)    Corporations and Associations - Fee for Processing
                             Return of an Original Document - Repeal
 SB 30     Sen Ramirez       Hlth Care Malpractice Qualified Expert - Lim on
                             Testimony in Personal Injr Claims - Rpl
 SB 35     Sen Norman        Labor and Employment - Lien for Unpaid Wages -
                             District Court Jurisdiction
 SB 36     Sen Smith         Civil Actions - Noneconomic Damages
 SB 41     Chr JPR (Dept)    Domestic and Foreign Nonstock Corporations -
                             Consolidations, Mergers, and Conversions
 SB 42     Sens Norman       Courts - Consumer Debt Collection Actions -
           and Cassilly      Statute of Limitations
 SB 56     Sen Norman        Civil Actions and Procedures - Garnishments -
                             Spousal Property
 SB 70     Sen Norman        Corporations - Limited Liability Companies -
                             Member-Trustees - Establishment
 SB 82     Chr JPR (Dept)    Corporations and Associations - Resident Agent -
                             Quantity and Resignation
 SB 86     Chr JPR (Dept)    Charitable Organizations - Registration Late Fees
                             - Distribution and Use

SENATE RULES COMMITTEE


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

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS


                                 1:00 P.M. Joint Hearing Room

 FULL COMMITTEE BRIEFING - Dr William "Brit" Kirwan on the Progress of the
                           Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education

 NOTE: Joint with Ways and Means Committee


HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 55     Del J. Lewis      Business Occupations - Obligations of Real Estate
                             Brokers - Voter Registration
 HB 64     Del Jackson       Business Occupations - Real Estate Appraisers -
                             Payment by Real Estate Appraisal Mgt Companies
 HB 67     Del J. Lewis      Md Plmbng Act - Non-Water-Conserving Fixtures and
                             Dvcs - Rpl of Crmnl Pnlts for Sale or Installation

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION


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

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS


                                 1:00 P.M.

      Briefing: Opioid related issues

                *Room 240*


HOUSE RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE


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

HOUSE JUDICIARY


                                 10:30 A.M.

 Briefing by the Judiciary on Status of Implementation of New Pretrial Release
 Rules.

                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 6      Del Chang         Criminal Law - Human Trafficking - Felony
 HB 28     Del Angel         Criminal Law - Assault - Public Transportation
                             Operator and Penalties
 HB 31     Del J. Lewis      Criminal Procedure - Charges Disposed of by Nolle
                             Prosequi, Dismissal, or Acquittal - Case Search
 HB 56     Del Carr          Criminal Procedure - Search Warrants - Utility
                             Meters

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


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

   Briefing:  Dr.  William "Brit" Kirwan on the Progress of the Commission on
   Innovation and Excellence in Education - Joint with Appropriations
   Committee

GENERAL ASSEMBLY COMPENSATION COMMISSION


                                 9:30 A.M.      Conference Room 111
                                    to          Department of Legislative
                                 5:00 P.M.      Services
                                                90 State Circle
                                                Annapolis, MD


   Subject:  Decision meeting. Public testimony will be accepted at the
             beginning of the meeting.

COMMEMORATION 100TH ANN. PASS. 19TH AMEND., COMM. ON


                                 8:30 A.M.      Conference Room
                                                Maryland State Archives
                                                350 Rowe Boulevard
                                                Annapolis, MD


   Subject:  Regular meeting of the Commission.

January 16, 2018 3:37 P.M.