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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 18, 2018

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION


                                 1:00 P.M.

 Briefing on the Developmental Disabilities Administration's Rate Setting
 Study and Waiver Programs

                                 2:00 P.M.

 Briefing on the State Lottery

BILL HEARINGS - 2:30 P.M.

 SB 10     Sen Kasemeyer     Property Tax Assessments - Physical Inspection of
           (Dept)            Property
 SB 81     Sen Kasemeyer     Sales and Use Tax - Hygienic Aids - Exemption
           (Dept)
 SB 83     Sen Kasemeyer     Public Service Company Franchise Tax - Return
           (Dept)            Deadline
 SB 84     Sen Kasemeyer     Real Property Tax - Exemption Applications -
           (Dept)            Approval Authority

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 8      Chr EHE (Dept)    State Board of Nursing - Maryland Nurse Practice
                             Act - Revisions
 SB 58     Chr EHE (Dept)    State Board for Certification of Residential Child
                             Care Program Professionals - Revisions
 SB 62     Chr EHE (Dept)    Maryland Chiropractic Act - Revisions
 SB 80     Chr EHE (Dept)    State Board of Occupational Therapy Practice -
                             Licensure - Revisions
 SB 110    Chr EHE (Dept)    State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners -
                             Licensure - Qualifications and Examinations

SENATE FINANCE


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 17     Chr FIN (Dept)    Health Information Exchanges - Definitions and
                             Regulations
 SB 67     Chr FIN (Dept)    Department of Commerce - Md Econ Dvlp Assistance
                             Authority and Fund - Renaming and Revising
 SB 78     Chr FIN (Dept)    Insurance - Risk Retention Groups - Revisions
 SB 87     Chr FIN (Dept)    Controlled Dangerous Substances - Registration,
                             Schedules, Penalties, and Orders of Impoundment
 SB 108    Chr FIN (Dept)    Rgltn of Hlth Care Programs, Med Laboratories, Tss
                             Banks, and Hlth Care Facilities - Revisions

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS


                                 1:00 P.M.
 Briefing on State Police Blood Testing.  Panelists include representatives
 from the Maryland State Police, Maryland State's Attorney's Association, and
 Maryland Office of the Public Defender.

                                 3:00 P.M.

 SB 12     Sen Klausmeier    Motor Vehicle Laws - Registration Plates - Single
                             Registration Plate Requirement
 SB 14     Sen Benson        Motor Vehicle Administration - Parking Placards -
                             Color Photograph
 SB 28     Sen Simonaire,    Driver's Licenses and Identification Cards -
           et al             Notation for Surviving Spouses of Veterans
 SB 39     Chr JPR (Dept)    Motor Vehicle Administration - Disability Parking
                             Placards
 SB 55     Sen Benson        Vehicle Laws - Speed Restrictions - Expressways
                             and Interstate Highways
 SB 61     Chr JPR (Dept)    Child Sprt - Noncustodial Parent Emplmt Assistance
                             Pilot Program - Documentation and Reporting
 SB 79     Chr JPR (Dept)    Chld Sprt - Emplmt Prgrm Prtcptn - Reinstatement
                             of Driver's Lcns and Expngmt of Sspnsn

SENATE RULES COMMITTEE


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

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND ADMINISTRATION - Room 240

 BRIEFING - Office of the Attorney General on action taken in accordance with
            House Bill 913 of 2017

 NOTE: Joint with Health and Government Operations Committee


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES - Room 150

 BRIEFING - Overview of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program in
            Maryland and Update of Temporary Disability Assistance Program
            Funding


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Room 120

 BRIEFING - Baltimore City Community College Tuition Proposal for Baltimore
            City Students


HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS


                                 10:30 A.M.

 Briefing:    Public Service Commission Update

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION


                                 11:00 A.M.


 Briefing:  Maryland Commission on Climate Change Update



HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 33     Del Lam           Guardianship of Disabled Persons - Voluntary
                             Admission to Mental Facility
 HB 62     Del Angel         Procurement Contracts - Gender Wage Gap Reporting

                                 1:00 P.M.

      Briefing: The Office of the Attorney General on Action Taken
                in Accordance with House Bill 913 of 2017

                *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 on Government Surveillance Technology, the 4th Amendment and the
 Maryland Declaration of Rights.



                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 1      Del Dumais, et    Fmly Lw - Child Conceived Wtht Consent - Trmntn of
           al                Parental Rghts (Rape Survivor Fmly Prtctn Act)
 HB 30     Del Angel         Domestic Violence - Education and Definition of
                             Abuse
 HB 40     Del Frush         Criminal Law and Procedure - Animal Abuse Registry
 HB 65     Del Angel         Crmnl Procedure - Domestic Violence - Active
                             Electronic Monitoring - Pretrial Release and Prbtn

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


                                11:00 A.M.       Room 130
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

   Briefing:  By The Maryland State Lottery & Gaming Control Agency

                                2:00 P.M.        Room 130
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

   Briefing: By State Department of Assessment and Taxation

                                 3:00 P.M.      Room 130
                                                House Office Building
                                                6 Bladen Street
                                                Annapolis, MD

   Briefing: Recommendations of the Task Force to Study Tax Sales

January 19, 2018 3:30 P.M.