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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 30, 2018

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 188    Sen Madaleno,     HEARING CANCELED
           et al



End of schedule changes


BUDGET HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

 FULL COMMITTEE
 3 West, Miller
           * Maryland Supplemental Retirement Plans


BILL HEARINGS - 1:30 P.M.


 *Or immediately following the 1:00 pm budget hearing

 SB 177    Sen Manno         Elctrc Vhcl Recharging Eqpmnt Rebate Prgrm and
                             Elctrc Vhcl Excise Tax Crdt - Fisc Yr 2017 Aplcnts
 SB 179    Sen Guzzone       Property Tax Credits - Real Property Used for
                             Robotics Programs
 SB 182    Sen Astle, et     Income Tax Credit - Venison Donation - Feed the
           al                Hungry Organizations
 SB 184    Sen Kasemeyer,    Income Tax - Personal Exemptions - Alteration
           et al
 SB 189    Sen Ferguson,     Baltimore City - Property Tax Credit - Low-Income
           et al             Employees
 SB 213    Sen Waugh, et     State Budget - Mandated Appropriations -
           al                Reductions
 SB 227    Sen Young, et     Small Business Fairness Act of 2018
           al
 SB 238    Sen Robinson      Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Qualified
                             Pet Expenses
 SB 252    Sen Conway, et    Historically Black Institutions - State Funding -
           al                Blount-Rawlings-Britt HBI Comparability Program

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 Fiscal Briefing


                                 2:00 P.M.

 SB 49     Sen Simonaire     Anne Arundel County Board of Elections - Salary
 SB 129    Sen Zirkin        Baltimore County - Polling Places on Campuses
 SB 190    Sens Kagan and    Election Law - International Election Observers
           Rosapepe
 SB 221    Sen Simonaire     Election Law - State Administrator of Elections -
                             Term
 SB 244    Sens Robinson     Campaign Material - Social Media - Consent for Use
           and Salling       of Image
 SB 256    Sen Pinsky, et    Presidential Candidate Tax Transparency Act
           al
 SB 289    Sens Hough and    Frd Co - Ethics and Cmpgn Actvty - Governing Body,
           Young             Co Brd and Cmsn Members, and Brd of Lcns Cmsnrs

SENATE FINANCE


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 282    Sen Middleton     RESCHEDULED -  to FEB 6, 1:00 PM

End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 237    Sen Robinson,     Adlt Crctnl Institutions - Financial Literacy and
           et al             Entrepreneurship Crclm - Dvlp and Implementation

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 125    Sen Zirkin        Courts and Judicial Proceedings - Interception of
                             Communications - Firearms Crimes
 SB 126    Sen Zirkin        Criminal Procedure - Right of Appeal - Unlawful
                             Possession of Firearm
 SB 170    Sen Lee, et al    Criminal Procedure - Violation of Conditions of
                             Release
 SB 180    Sen Lee, et al    Criminal Procedure - Victim Notification -
                             Dissemination and National Standards
 SB 196    Sen Hough, et     Public Safety - Handgun Qualification License -
           al                Issuance With Permit to Carry, Wear, or Transport
 SB 197    The Pres          Crimes - Firearms - Penalties
           (Admin), et al
 SB 198    The Pres          Criminal Gang Offenses - Penalties, Procedure, and
           (Admin), et al    Elements
 SB 199    The Pres          Criminal Law - Violent Offenders - Penalties
           (Admin), et al    (Accountability for Violent Criminals Act of 2018)

SENATE RULES COMMITTEE


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

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS


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

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 75     Del Angel         State Board of Cosmetologists - Domestic Violence
                             and Sexual Assault Awareness Training Requirements
 HB 188    Chr ECM (Dept)    State Board of Architects and State Board for
                             Professional Land Surveyors - Membership
 HB 194    Chr ECM (Dept)    State Board of Individual Tax Preparers -
                             Requirement to Register - Exemptions
 HB 200    Chr ECM (Dept)    St Cmsn of Real Este Appraisers, Appraisal Mgt
                             Cmpns, and Home Inspectors - Mbrshp
 HB 201    Chr ECM (Dept)    State Board for Professional Engineers -
                             Examination Requirements - Engineer-in-Training

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION


                                 1:00 P.M.


 Briefing:  Maryland Department of the Environment: Update on Environmental
            Issues



                                 3:00 P.M.

 Natural Resources, Agriculture & Open Space Subcommittee Work Session

 Land Use & Ethics Subcommittee Work Session



HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 80     Del Grammer       HEARING CANCELED




                                 11:00 A.M.

      Government Operations and Estates and Trusts Subcommittee:

           - HB 2
           - HB 33
           - CANCELED: Procurement Reform Update

           *Room 240*


                                 11:00 A.M.

      Government Operations and Estates and Trusts Subcommittee:

           - HB 33
           - CANCELED: HB 2
           - CANCELED: Procurement Reform Update

           *Room 240*


                                 11:00 A.M.

      CANCELED: Government Operations and Estates and Trusts Subcommittee

           *Rescheduled to February 1 at 11:00 A.M. in Room 240*


End of schedule changes


                                 11:00 A.M.

      Government Operations and Estates and Trusts Subcommittee:

           - Procurement Reform Update
           - HB 33

           *Room 240*


                                 11:30 A.M.

      Insurance Subcommittee: Briefing on Consumer Access Disparities
                              Between Behavioral and Physical Health Treatment

                              *Room 218*


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 39     Del Angel         Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission -
                             Diversity
 HB 88     Del Barron, et    Public Health - Prescription Drug Monitoring
           al                Program - Revisions
 HB 115    Dels Morhaim      Electronic Prescription Records Cost Saving Act of
           and Pena Melnyk   2018
 HB 268    Del Morhaim       Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission -
                             Provider Applications - Opioid Use Disorder

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 190    Chr JUD (Dept)    Public Sfty - Md Police Training and Standards
                             Cmsn - Psychological Consultation and Evaluation
 HB 192    Dels              Criminal Procedure - Victims and Witnesses - Out
           Atterbeary and    of Court Statement of Child Victim
           Wilson
 HB 202    Del Morhaim,      Criminal Procedure - Incompetency and Criminal
           et al             Responsibility - Court-Ordered Medication
 HB 240    Del Moon, et      Law Enforcement - Federal Surplus Program -
           al                Equipment Acquisition
 HB 246    Del Rosenberg,    Hate Crimes - Threats and Penalties
           et al
 HB 247    Chr JUD (Dept)    Criminal Procedure - Victim Services Unit -
                             Victims' Compensation
 HB 265    Del Grammer       Public Sfty - Md Police Training and Standards
                             Commission - Medical Cannabis Program Training
 HB 267    Del Dumais        Crimes - Adultery - Repeal
 HB 269    Del J. Lewis,     Criminal Procedure - Victim Notification -
           et al             Dissemination and National Standards
 HB 291    Del Queen, et     Correctional Services - Inmate Case Record -
           al                Educational, Vocational, and Job History
 HB 295    Del Queen, et     Correctional Services - Diminution Credits -
           al                Education
 HB 301    Del               Crts - Evdnc of Sxlly Asltv Behavior - Admsblty
           Atterbeary, et    (Repeat Sxl Prdtr Prvntn Act of 2018)
           al
 HB 312    Del Davis, et     Criminal Law - Assault of Public Transportation
           al                Operator - Penalties
 HB 314    Del Sydnor, et    Criminal Procedure - Cell Site Simulator
           al                Technology
 HB 323    Del Dumais        Criminal Procedure - Charging Procedures and
                             Documents - Citation
 HB 325    Del Morhaim,      Criminal Law - Use or Possession of a Controlled
           et al             Dangerous Substance - De Minimis Quantity
 HB 353    The Spkr          Courts - Evidence of Sexually Asltv Behavior -
           (Admin), et al    Admissibility (Repeat Sexual Prdtr Prvntn Act)

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 89     Chr W&M (Dept)    Property Tax Credit - Public Safety Officers -
                             Administration
 HB 90     Chr W&M (Dept)    Personal Property Tax - Exemption for Low
                             Assessments
 HB 117    Del Glenn, et     Baltimore City - Property Tax Credit - School
           al                Public Safety Officers
 HB 158    Del Simonaire     Anne Arundel County Board of Elections - Salary
 HB 173    Montgomery        Montgomery County - Ranked Choice Voting MC 19-18
           County
           Delegation
 HB 174    Del Moon, et      Election Law - Local Public Campaign Financing -
           al                Expansion
 HB 176    Montgomery        Mont Co - Uniformity of Prprty Tx Assmnts -
           County            Country Clubs and Golf Courses MC 11-18
           Delegation
 HB 210    Prince            Prince George's County - Abandoned Property -
           George's County   Special Property Tax Rate PG 400-18
           Delegation
 HB 223    Dels Turner       Howard County - Transfer Tax Exemption and Rate
           and Ebersole      Reduction - Teachers Ho. Co. 13-18
 HB 231    Prince            Prince George's County - Property Tax Credit for
           George's County   Security Camera Systems PG 405-18
           Delegation
 HB 260    Del Carr, et      Campaign Finance - Disclosure of Contributions and
           al                Expenditures - Preelection Period

January 30, 2018 2:44 P.M.