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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 25, 2018

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 31     Sen Bates         State Retirement and Pension System - State
                             Employees and Teachers - Benefits
   ADDED                     JAN 25, 2018 9:30 AM

 SB 63     Chr B&T (Dept)    Correctional Officers' Retirement System -
                             Membership
   ADDED                     JAN 25, 2018 9:30 AM


End of schedule changes


BUDGET HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
 3 West, Miller
           * MDH Overview
           * MDH Administration
           * OLA MDH OTS Audit
           * Secretary of State

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, TRANSPORTATION, AND ENVIRONMENT
 Schweinhaut, Miller
           * Chesapeake Bay Overview


                                 3:00 P.M.

 Briefing by the Board of Revenue Estimates

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS


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

SENATE FINANCE


Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                 2:30 P.M.

 Briefing on behavioral health crisis services in the State

End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 Briefing on CRISP and the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

                                 2:00 P.M.

 Maryland Hospital Association Briefing on the Behavioral Health Care System

                                 3:00 P.M.

 Update on the Use of Electronic Health Records in Maryland

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 130    Sen Zirkin        Election of Circuit Court Judges - Nonpartisan
                             Elections
   ADDED                     JAN 25, 2018 1:00 PM

 SB 157    Sen Brochin,      Courts - Small Claims - Jurisdictional Limit
   ADDED   et al             JAN 25, 2018 1:00 PM

 SB 167    Sen Feldman       Public Information Act - Suits Filed by Custodians
                             - Prohibition
   ADDED                     JAN 25, 2018 1:00 PM

 SB 173    Sen Hershey       Kent County - Orphans' Court Judges - Compensation
   ADDED                     JAN 25, 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


BUDGET HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

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

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND ADMINISTRATION
 Room 145, HOB
           * DPSCS Overview
           * DPSCS Administration


HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS


Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                 10:30 A.M.

 Fiscal Briefing by Department of Legislative Services
 HB 137    Del McConkey      Transportation - Aviation - Nonairport Taxicab
                             Operators at BWI
   ADDED                     JAN 25, 2018 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 19     Del Brooks        Solar Energy Grant Program - Minimum Grant Amounts

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION


Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                 11:00 A.M.

 Briefing:  Maryland Department of Agriculture: Update on Agricultural Issues

 Briefing:  State of Agriculture


 HB 13     Del Robinson      Vehicle Laws - Lcnss, ID Cards, and Moped
                             Operator's Prmts - Indctn of Applicant's Sex
   ADDED                     JAN 25, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 14     Del Chang         Vehicle Laws - Work Zone Speed Control System -
                             Increased Penalty for Multiple Offenses
   ADDED                     JAN 25, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 42     Del Turner        Vehicle Laws - Use of Handheld Telephone While
                             Driving - Penalty
   ADDED                     JAN 25, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 46     Del Folden        Motor Vehicles - Farm Equipment - Wide- or
                             Oversize-Load Signals
   ADDED                     JAN 25, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 48     Del Cluster       Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics -
                             Confidentiality of Activities - Repeal
   ADDED                     JAN 25, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 60     Del Lam           Vehicle Laws - Electric Personal Assistive
                             Mobility Device - Definition
   ADDED                     JAN 25, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 73     Del Carr          Vehicle Laws - Multiyear Registration
   ADDED                     JAN 25, 2018 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS


Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                 1:00 P.M.

     Fiscal Briefing:     Department of Legislative Services

                          *Room 240*


End of schedule changes


HOUSE JUDICIARY


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 81     Del Angel         Family Law - Child Abuse and Neglect - Mental
                             Injury
   ADDED                     JAN 25, 2018 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes

NOTE:            TO BE ANNOUNCED.

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 16     Del Turner        Community Colleges - Maryland Community College
                             Promise Scholarships
 HB 20     Del Carr          Homeowners' Property Tax Credit - Calculation of
                             Maximum Assessment
 HB 23     Del Long          Baltimore County - Public Schools - Active
                             Assailant Event Training and Drills
 HB 38     Del Carr          Property Tax - Homeowners' Property Tax Credit -
                             Definition of Total Real Property Tax
 HB 50     Del Carr          Property Tax - Homeowners' Property Tax Credit -
                             Definition of Total Real Property Tax
 HB 53     Del Cluster       Election Law - Private Loan to Campaign Finance
                             Entity of Candidate - Prohibited
 HB 63     Del Carr          Elections - Ballots - Random Ordering of Names
 HB 66     Del Cluster       Sales and Use Tax - Alcoholic Beverages - Rate
                             Reduction

January 16, 2018 3:37 P.M.