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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 17, 2018

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION


                                 1:00 P.M.

 Briefing on the Department of Legislative Services' Report on Executive Branch
 Staffing Adequacy Study

                                 2:00 P.M.

 Briefing on the Maryland Longitudinal Data System

                                 2:45 P.M.

 Briefing by the Maryland Alliance for the Poor

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 7      Sen Mathias       Somerset County - Community College - Eligibility
                             of Students to Pay No Tuition or Fees
 SB 18     Sen Waugh         Higher Education - Senatorial Scholarships -
                             Private Career Schools
 SB 44     Sen Young         Vehicle Laws - School Buses - Inspection, Repair,
                             and Maintenance Requirements
 SB 69     Sen Klausmeier    Higher Education - Student Loan Notification
                             Letter - Modifications
 SB 85     Chr EHE (Dept)    Tuition Waivers - Foster Care Recipients -
                             Eligibility
 SB 103    Sens Benson       Task Force to Study the Impact of Student Cell
           and Smith         Phone Use in the Classroom

SENATE FINANCE


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 6      Chr FIN (Dept)    Financial Institutions - Nondepository Special
                             Fund - Expansion
   MOVED                     From JAN 11, 1:30 PM to JAN 17, 1:30 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 Status on the Amnesty Program
   by Christine Nizer, Administrator, MVA, MDOT

 Update from MDTA - MOVED TO JAN 24, 2017 2:00 PM

                                 1:30 P.M.

 SB 38     Chr FIN (Dept)    MVA and Local Health Departments - Birth and Death
                             Certificates - Issuance of Copies
 SB 90     Sen Middleton     Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems Retailer
                             License - Sales Through Mail or Electronic Network
 SB 111    Chr FIN (Dept)    Md Health Benefit Exchange - Crmnl History Records
                             Checks - Contractors With Access to Fed Tax Info

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 27     Sen Hough         Firearms - Handgun Permit - Preliminary Approval
 SB 91     Chr JPR (Dept)    Juvenile Law - Disclosure of Court Records
 SB 99     Sen Norman        Public Safety - Permit to Carry, Wear, or
                             Transport a Handgun - Qualifications
 SB 101    Sen Norman        Criminal Procedure - Expungement - Time for Filing
 SB 102    Sen Rosapepe      Airplane Passenger Public Safety Act of 2018
 SB 104    Sen Norman        Privileged Communications - Critical Incident
                             Stress Management Services
 SB 107    Chr JPR (Dept)    Pblc Sfty - Gov's Ofc of Crime Ctrl and Prvntn and
                             the Md Statistical Anlys Ctr - Reporting Rqrmnts

SENATE RULES COMMITTEE


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

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 FULL COMMITTEE BRIEFING (1) Maryland Alliance for the Poor
                         (2) Affordable Housing
                         (3) Department of Legislative Services - Report on
                             Executive Branch Staffing Adequacy Study


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


                                 1:00 P.M.

 Briefing:  State of the Bay



End of schedule changes


HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS


                                 1:00 P.M.

      Briefing: Maryland Insurance Administration on Short-Term
                Medical Insurance and Pharmaceutical Services

                *Room 240*


HOUSE RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE


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

HOUSE JUDICIARY


                                 1:00 P.M.

 Briefing on Juvenile Justice Reform.

 Please Note: The time of this meeting has been changed from 10:30 a.m. to
 1:00 p.m.

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 58     Del Brooks        HEARING CANCELED




End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 7      Del Mautz, et     Income Tax Credit - Venison Donation - Feed the
           al                Hungry Organizations
 HB 10     Del Walker        State Lottery - Unclaimed Prizes - Public
                             Prekindergarten Programs
 HB 12     Del Brooks        Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military
                             Retirement Income
 HB 35     Del Jackson       Prince George's County - Video Lottery Terminals -
                             Local Impact Grant Distribution
 HB 37     Dels Clark and    Income Tax - Subtraction Mdfctn - Volunteer Fire,
           Buckel            Rescue, or Emergency Medical Services Mbrshp
 HB 43     Del Jackson       Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Perpetual
                             Conservation Easements
 HB 68     Del Angel         Income Tax Credits - Employer Child Care Center
                             and Employer-Provided Child Care Services

LEGISLATIVE ETHICS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON


Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                 2:00 P.M.      Room 142
                                                House Office Building
                                                6 Bladen Street
                                                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 or matters that may be
             discussed.

End of schedule changes


GOVERNOR'S SALARY COMMISSION


                                 3:00 P.M.      Conference Room 111
                                    to          Dept. of Legislative Services
                                 5:00 P.M.      90 State Circle
                                                Annapolis, MD

   Subject:  Decision Meeting

January 16, 2018 3:37 P.M.