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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 23, 2018

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION


                                 1:00 P.M.

 Briefing by the Maryland State Department of Education

                                 1:45 P.M.

 Briefing on Individual Market Health Insurance Rates by the Maryland
 Insurance Administration

                                 2:30 P.M.

 Briefing on Affordable Housing

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS


                                 1:00 P.M.
 Sunset Briefing on the State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists

SENATE FINANCE


                                 1:00 P.M.

 Insurer Solvency 101 by the Maryland Insurance Commissioner

                                 1:30 P.M.

 Fiscal Briefing

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 21     Sen Benson        Maryland Cooperative Housing Act - Dispute
                             Settlement and Eviction Procedures
   ADDED                     JAN 23, 2018 1:00 PM

 SB 65     Sen Benson        Real Property - Regulation of Common Ownership
                             Community Managers
   ADDED                     JAN 23, 2018 1:00 PM

 SB 95     Sen Benson        Condominiums and Homeowners Associations - Voting,
                             Records, and Conflicts of Interest
   ADDED                     JAN 23, 2018 1:00 PM

 SB 120    Sen Zirkin        Family Law - Divorce on Grounds of Mutual Consent
                             - Parties With Minor Children
   ADDED                     JAN 23, 2018 1:00 PM

 SB 121    Sen Zirkin        Family Law - Domestic Violence - Definition of
                             Abuse
   ADDED                     JAN 23, 2018 1:00 PM

 SB 131    Sens Zirkin       Child Abuse and Neglect - Training
   ADDED   and Lee           JAN 23, 2018 1:00 PM

 SB 132    Sens Zirkin       Crimes - Child Abuse and Neglect - Failure to
           and Lee           Report
   ADDED                     JAN 23, 2018 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


SENATE RULES COMMITTEE


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

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS


                                 11:00 A.M.

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES - Room 150

 BRIEFING (1) Overview of Out-of-State Placements
          (2) Activities and Recommendations of the Two-Generation Family
              Economic Security Commission


                                 2:00 P.M. Joint Hearing Room

 FULL COMMITTEE BRIEFING - State Center Update

 NOTE: Joint with Economic Matters Committee


HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS


Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                 2:00 P.M. Joint Hearing Room

 NOTE:    Joint Briefing with the Appropriations Committee
          - State Center Update

End of schedule changes


HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 5      Del J. Lewis      Real Property - Residential Leases - Voter
                             Registration
   ADDED                     JAN 23, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 77     Del Holmes        Condominiums - Claims Against Developers and
                             Vendors - Unenforceability of Certain Provisions
   ADDED                     JAN 23, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 78     Del Holmes        Foreclosed Property Registry - Updated Information
                             - Notice to Local Governments
   ADDED                     JAN 23, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 85     Del Grammer       Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation -
                             Foreclosed Property Registry - Access
   ADDED                     JAN 23, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 109    Del Lafferty      Community Development Program Act of 2018
   ADDED                     JAN 23, 2018 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 41     Del Angel         Hospitals - Community Benefit Report - Disclosure
                             of Tax Exemptions
   ADDED                     JAN 23, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 57     Del Angel         Large Family Child Care Homes and Child Care
                             Centers - Green Product Cleaning Supplies - Rgltns
   ADDED                     JAN 23, 2018 1:00 PM


                                 11:00 A.M.

      Insurance Subcommittee:     Briefing on Long-Term Insurance, Coverage
                                  for Lymphedema, and Provider Reimbursement
                                  Rate and Consumer Access Disparities
                                  Between Behavioral and Physical Health
                                  Treatment.

                                  *Room 218*


                                 1:30 P.M.

      Briefing:     Maryland Department of Health and Department of
                    Budget and Management on the Positions and
                    Compensation of Employees at Maryland Department
                    of Health Facilities Serving Forensic Patients

                    *Room 240*


End of schedule changes


HOUSE RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE


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

HOUSE JUDICIARY


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 110    St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Inmate Release Programs
   ADDED   County            JAN 23, 2018 1:00 PM
           Delegation

 HB 111    Dels Barron       Md Dept of Hlth - Defs Fnd Incompetent to Stand
           and Dumais        Trial or Not Criminally Responsible - Commitment
   ADDED                     JAN 23, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 122    Del Anderson      Criminal Procedure - Sentencing Guidelines -
                             Previously Adjudicated Delinquent
   ADDED                     JAN 23, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 125    Del Fisher        Criminal Law - Misuse of Laser Pointer
   ADDED                     JAN 23, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 139    Del Knotts        Public Safety - Emergency Medical Services -
                             Motorcycle Response Unit
   ADDED                     JAN 23, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 140    Del Knotts        Public Safety - Emergency Medical Services -
                             Bicycle Response Unit
   ADDED                     JAN 23, 2018 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 11:00 A.M.

 Fiscal Briefing by Department of Legislative Services.

                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 8      Del Conaway       Criminal Procedure - Sexual Assault Evidence
                             Collection Kit - Testing Requirement
 HB 21     Del Conaway       Criminal Procedure - Sexual Assault Evidence
                             Collection Kit - Reporting to CODIS

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


Changes made to schedule through addenda




                        4:00 P.M.       Room 131
                                        House Office Building
                                        6 Bladen Street
                                        Annapolis, MD

 Briefing for Education Subcommittee: On Primary and Secondary Education
                                      Funding



End of schedule changes


                                 11:00 A.M.     Room 131
                                                House Office Building
                                                6 Bladen Street
                                                Annapolis, MD
   Briefing: By Maryland State Department of Education and Maryland
   Association of Community Colleges


                                 2:00 P.M.      Room 131
                                                House Office Building
                                                6 Bladen Street
                                                Annapolis, MD

   Briefing: Briefing by The Maryland Association of Boards of Education Public
   (MABE), Maryland State Education Association (MSEA),Public School
   Superintendents' Association of Maryland (PSSAM)




January 16, 2018 3:37 P.M.