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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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

PENSIONS SUBCOMMITTEE

BILL HEARINGS - 9:30 A.M.

 SB 31     Sen Bates         State Retirement and Pension System - State
                             Employees and Teachers - Benefits
 SB 63     Chr B&T (Dept)    Correctional Officers' Retirement System -
                             Membership
 SB 176    Sen Guzzone       Judges' Retirement System - Mandatory Retirement
           (Chr Jt Com on    Age - Clarification of Eligibility for Allowance
           Pnsns)
 SB 178    Sen Guzzone       State Retirement and Pension System - Board of
           (Chr Jt Com on    Trustees - Oath
           Pnsns)

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


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 115    Sen Edwards       Deep Creek Lake Policy and Review Board -
                             Membership and Duties
 SB 119    Sen Zirkin        Program Open Space - Local Funds - Acquisition and
                             Development of Land for Education Purposes
 SB 138    Sen Conway, et    Environment - U S. Climate Alliance - Membership
           al
 SB 141    Anne Arundel      Anne Arundel Co - Controlled Wtr Ski Areas in
           County Senators   Maynadier Creek - Oprtn of Vsl - Hrs of Oprtn
 SB 149    Sen Astle         Natural Resources - Electronic Licensing -
                             Voluntary Donations
 SB 183    Sen Simonaire     Natural Resources - Electronic Licensing -
                             Recreational License Donation Fund - Donations

SENATE FINANCE


                                 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

                                 2:30 P.M.

 Briefing on behavioral health crisis services in the State

                                 3:00 P.M.

 Update on the Use of Electronic Health Records in Maryland

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 122    Sen Zirkin        Criminal Law - Obstructing Justice - Penalties
 SB 124    Sen Zirkin        Courts - Direct Action Against Insurer
 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 130    Sen Zirkin        Election of Circuit Court Judges - Nonpartisan
                             Elections
 SB 157    Sen Brochin,      Courts - Small Claims - Jurisdictional Limit
           et al
 SB 167    Sen Feldman       Public Information Act - Suits Filed by Custodians
                             - Prohibition
 SB 173    Sen Hershey       Kent County - Orphans' Court Judges - Compensation

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


HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS


                                 10:30 A.M.

 Fiscal Briefing by Department of Legislative Services

                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 137    Del McConkey      Transportation - Aviation - Nonairport Taxicab
                             Operators at BWI
 HB 218    Prince            Prince George's County - Utility Services - Master
           George's County   Meters PG 429-18
           Delegation

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION


                                 11:00 A.M.

 Briefing:  Maryland Department of Agriculture: Update on Agricultural Issues

 Briefing:  State of Agriculture



                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 14     Del Chang         Vehicle Laws - Work Zone Speed Control System -
                             Increased Penalty for Multiple Offenses
 HB 42     Del Turner        Vehicle Laws - Use of Handheld Telephone While
                             Driving - Penalty
 HB 46     Del Folden        Motor Vehicles - Farm Equipment - Wide- or
                             Oversize-Load Signals
 HB 48     Del Cluster       Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics -
                             Confidentiality of Activities - Repeal
 HB 60     Del Lam           Vehicle Laws - Electric Personal Assistive
                             Mobility Device - Definition
 HB 73     Del Carr          Vehicle Laws - Multiyear Registration

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 112    Del Grammer       HEARING CANCELED




End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.


                                 1:00 P.M.

     Fiscal Briefing:     Department of Legislative 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.

 HB 81     Del Angel         Family Law - Child Abuse and Neglect - Mental
                             Injury

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 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 30, 2018 2:44 P.M.