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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 24, 2018

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION


                                 1:00 P.M.

 Briefing on Baltimore City Schools

                                 1:45 P.M.

 Briefing by the Maryland Association of Counties and the Maryland Municipal
 League on their 2018 Session Priorities

BILL HEARINGS - 2:15 P.M.

 SB 20     Sen Young, et     Income Tax - Film Production Activity Tax Credit -
           al                Small or Independent Film Entities
 SB 32     Sen DeGrange      Video Lottery Terminal Prcds - Lcl Impact Grnts -
                             Dstrbtn to Communities Near Laurel Race Course
 SB 37     Sen Young         Income Tax - Subtraction Mdfctn - Expenses of
                             Medical Cannabis Grower, Processor, or Dispensary
 SB 75     Sen Klausmeier    Income Tax - Credit for Long-Term Care Premiums
 SB 98     Sen Kasemeyer     Property Tax - Public Utilities - Assessment
           (Dept)            Apportionment
 SB 192    Sen Serafini,     Workgroup on Categories for Funding Priorities in
           et al             the Annual State Budget
 SB 195    Sen Pinsky, et    Business Relief and Tax Fairness Act of 2018
           al

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 29     Sen Kagan         State Government - Websites - Language Access
 SB 133    Sen Madaleno,     Community Healthy Air Act
           et al
 SB 139    Sens Conway       Higher Education - Heroin and Opioid Addiction and
           and Miller        Prevention Policies - Exceptions and Revisions
 SB 151    Sens Bates and    Health Occupations - Athletic Trainers Act -
           Smith             Revisions
 SB 161    Sen Nathan        Public and Nonpublic Schools - Student Sickle Cell
           Pulliam, et al    Disease Management Programs
 SB 164    Sen Nathan        Education - Student Use of Backpacks - Assessment
           Pulliam, et al    and Reduction of Health Effects
 SB 171    Sen Eckardt       Talbot County Board of Education - Start Date of
                             Term for Members

SENATE FINANCE


                                 1:00 P.M.

 Briefing on ED Visits for Adults with Dental Conditions

                                 1:30 P.M.

 Briefing on the status of offshore wind

                                 2:00 P.M.

 Update from MDTA  (MOVED FROM JAN 17, 1:00 PM)

                                 2:30 P.M.

 SB 24     Sen Klausmeier    State Highway Administration - Sale or Lease of
                             Naming Rights for Rest Areas and Welcome Centers
 SB 34     Sen Reilly        Chesapeake Bay Bridge Crossing - Eastern Shore
                             Local Government Consent - Repeal

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 122    Sen Zirkin        Criminal Law - Obstructing Justice - Penalties
 SB 127    Sen Zirkin        Criminal Law - Possession of Marijuana - Criminal
                             Threshold
 SB 128    Sen Zirkin        Criminal Law - Possession With Intent to
                             Distribute Marijuana - Rebuttable Presumption
 SB 156    Sens Norman       Public Safety - Handgun Permit - Church or
           and Salling       Religious Organization Property
 SB 160    Sen Nathan        Juvenile Law - Truancy - Affirmative Defense
           Pulliam, et al
 SJ 1      Sen Serafini,     Exposure of Minors to Pornography - Degradation of
           et al             Public Health

SENATE RULES COMMITTEE


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

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS


BUDGET HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES
 Room 150, HOB
           * MDH Overview
           * MDH Administration
           * OLA MDH OTS Audit

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & THE ENVIRONMENT
 Room 145, HOB
           * Chesapeake Bay Overview


                                 2:00 P.M.

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT - Room 145

 BRIEFING - Maryland Transit Administration - Baltimore Link Update


                                 2:00 P.M.

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Room 120

 BRIEFING - Baltimore City School Finances


HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 187    Chr ECM (Dept)    Financial Institutions - Nondepository Special
                             Fund - Expansion
   ADDED                     JAN 24, 2018 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 10:30 A.M. or immediately after sesson

 Briefing:     Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation

                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 18     Del Clark, et     Crprtns and Assns - Fee for Processing Articles of
           al                Dissolution and Certificates of Cancltn - Rpl
 HB 47     Del Jameson       Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems Retailer
                             License - Sales Through Mail or Electronic Network

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION


                                 1:00 P.M.

 Briefing:  Fiscal Briefing by the Department of Legislative Services



                                 1:30 P.M.

 HB 3      Dels Stein and    Environment - U S. Climate Alliance - Membership
           Barve
 HB 91     Dels Grammer      Natural Resources - Hunting - Outerwear Exception
           and Adams
 HB 104    Del Robinson      Natural Resources - Electronic Licensing -
                             Voluntary Donations

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS


Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                 11:00 A.M.

      Public Health and Minority Health Disparities Subcommittee:

           Briefing: Maryland Department of Health on Medicaid
                     Disenrollments

           *Room 240*


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

      Briefing:     Implications of Federal Health Insurance Policy
                    for Maryland; Medicaid Coverage for Adult
                    Dental Care

                    *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.

 HB 97     The Spkr (DLS)    State Board of Law Examiners - Sunset Extension

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


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

  Briefing: Fiscal Briefing by the Department of Legislative Services

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

 Briefing: Briefing by the Maryland State Department of Commerce

HOWARD COUNTY DELEGATION


                                 8:30 A.M.      Room 218
                                                Howard County Delegation Room
                                                House Office Building
                                                6 Bladen Street
                                                Annapolis, MD

   Subject:  The Delegation will discuss and possibly vote on proposed local
             bills, and discuss other Delegation matters, as determined by the
             Chairmen and Delegation.
             (See: www.howardcountymd.gov/About-HoCo/State-Delegation)

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS


                                 10:00 A.M.     Governor's Reception Room
                                                Second Floor
                                                State House
                                                State Circle
                                                Annapolis, MD


   Subject:  General Meeting

January 19, 2018 3:30 P.M.