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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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.



february 1, 2018

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION


BUDGET HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION
 Amoss, Miller
           * Maryland Economic Development Corporation
           * Board of Public Works

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
 3 West, Miller
           * MDH Chronic Hospitals
           * DHS Office of Home Energy Programs
           * Executive Dept - Boards, Commissions and Offices

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, TRANSPORTATION, AND ENVIRONMENT
 Schweinhaut, Miller
           * Judiciary
           * Uninsured Employers' Fund
           * OLA UEF Audit


SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 229    Sen Zirkin        Baltimore Co - Program Open Space - Local Funds -
                             Acquisition and Dvlp of Land for Educ Purposes
   ADDED                     FEB 1, 2018 1:00 PM

 SB 245    Sens Robinson     Procurement - Security Requirements - Forms
   ADDED   and Smith         FEB 1, 2018 1:00 PM

 SB 251    Sen Conway        Minority Business Enterprises - Required
                             Regulations - Liquidated Damages Prohibition
   ADDED                     FEB 1, 2018 1:00 PM

 SB 203    Sens Middleton    Agriculture - Nutrient Management - Fertilizer Use
           and Guzzone       on Turf
   MOVED                     From JAN 30, 2:00 PM to FEB 1, 1:00 PM



End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 46     Sen Reilly        Natural Resources - State Boat Act - Carbon
                             Monoxide Safety

SENATE FINANCE


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 4      Sen Nathan        Department of Aging - Study of Nursing Home
           Pulliam           Quality of Care
 SB 16     Sen Muse          Health Care Facilities - Nursing Homes - Limit on
                             Residents per Multiple Occupancy Bedroom
 SB 19     Sen Reilly        Business Regulation - Boat Winterization - Shrink
                             Wrapping (Matthew's Law)
 SB 66     Sen Simonaire,    Health - Vital Statistics - Veteran Suicide
           et al             Reporting
 SB 68     Sen Norman        Business Regulation - Collection Agencies -
                             Exemptions From Licensure
 SB 73     Sen Norman        Harford County Sheriff - Deputy Sheriffs and
                             Correctional Officers - Collective Bargaining
 SB 152    Sens Manno and    Labor and Employment - Hiring and Promotion
           Astle             Preferences - Veterans of Commissioned Corps
 SB 163    Sen Nathan        Public Health - Community Health Workers -
           Pulliam, et al    Advisory Committee and Certification
 SB 175    Sen Middleton     Emergency Medical Services - Emergency Medical
                             Services Board - Appointments

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 209    Sen Brochin,      Baltimore County - Uniformed Off-Duty Law
           et al             Enforcement Officer - Body Camera
   ADDED                     FEB 1, 2018 2:00 PM

 SB 210    Sen Waugh, et     Correctional Services - Murder - Diminution
           al                Credits
   ADDED                     FEB 1, 2018 2:00 PM


                                 2:00 P.M.

 Please note, bill hearings will begin immediately following the Fiscal
 Briefing.
 SB 225    Sen Hough         Correctional Services - Eligibility for Parole -
                             Life Imprisonment
   ADDED                     FEB 1, 2018 2:00 PM

 SB 248    Sen Kelley, et    Criminal Procedure - Charging Procedures and
           al                Documents - Citation
   ADDED                     FEB 1, 2018 2:00 PM

 SB 249    Sen Kelley, et    Inmates - Life Imprisonment - Parole Reform
   ADDED   al                FEB 1, 2018 2:00 PM

 SB 257    Sen Kelley, et    Juvenile Law - Records - Juveniles Charged as
           al                Adults
   ADDED                     FEB 1, 2018 2:00 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 Fiscal Briefing by the Department of Legislative Services.


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 EDUCATION & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
 Room 120, HOB
           * Interagency Committee on School Construction
           * DLLR Workforce Development

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & THE ENVIRONMENT
 Room 145, HOB
           * State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency
           * Department of Agriculture
           * MDOT Maryland Aviation Administration


HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 189    Del M.            Insurance - Slavery Era Insurance Policy Reporting
           Washington        - Repeal
   ADDED                     FEB 1, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 243    Del Krimm, et     Task Force on Rural Internet, Broadband, Wireless,
           al                and Cellular Service - Study and Extension
   ADDED                     FEB 1, 2018 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION


                                 1:00 P.M.

 Briefing:  Maryland Department of Transportation
            2018 Departmental Legislation

            MAGLEV and Hyperloop Projects

            Highway Expansion/Baltimore and Washington D.C. Regions

            Report: Task Force on Bicycle Safety on Maryland Highways

            Autonomous and Connected Vehicles Workgroup


                                 3:00 P.M.

 Motor Vehicle & Transportation Subcommittee Work Session

 Local Government & Bi-County Agencies Subcommittee Work Session



HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 166    Chr HGO (Dept)    Health Occupations - State Board of Massage
                             Therapy Examiners - Revisions
 HB 167    Chr HGO (Dept)    State Government - Notices and Communications -
                             Use of Electronic Means
 HB 168    Chr HGO (Dept)    St Brd of Exmnrs for Audlgsts, Hrg Aid Dspnsrs,
                             and Speech-Lang Pthlgsts - Inactv Status of Lcnss

HOUSE JUDICIARY


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 212    Del Moon, et      Criminal Law - Animal Cruelty - Sentencing
           al                Conditions and Selling Ban
   ADDED                     FEB 1, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 319    Del Sydnor        Juvenile Law - Truancy - Affirmative Defense
   ADDED                     FEB 1, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 328    Del Dumais        Family Law - Domestic Violence - Definition of
                             Abuse
   ADDED                     FEB 1, 2018 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes



                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 191                      Family Law - Marriage - Age Requirements

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 23     Del Long          Baltimore County - Public Schools - Active
                             Assailant Event Training and Drills
   ADDED                     FEB 1, 2018 2:00 PM

 HB 74     Del Grammer       Education - Career Exploration and Development
                             Activities - Coffee (Java Act)
   ADDED                     FEB 1, 2018 2:00 PM

 HB 76     Del Grammer       Baltimore County Board of Education - Education
                             Transparency Act
   ADDED                     FEB 1, 2018 2:00 PM

 HB 87     Del Ebersole      Baltimore County Board of Education - Nonstudent
                             Members - Compensation
   ADDED                     FEB 1, 2018 2:00 PM

 HB 103    Del               Education - County Boards of Education - Removal
           Atterbeary, et    of County Superintendents
   ADDED   al                FEB 1, 2018 2:00 PM

 HB 136    St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Board of Library Trustees
   ADDED   County            FEB 1, 2018 2:00 PM
           Delegation

 HB 150    Montgomery        Montgomery County Board of Education Compensation
           County            Commission MC 1-18
   ADDED   Delegation        FEB 1, 2018 2:00 PM

 HB 154    Del Ebersole,     State Board of Education - Membership - Teachers
           et al             and Parent
   ADDED                     FEB 1, 2018 2:00 PM

 HB 156    Dels Mautz and    Talbot County Board of Education - Start Date of
           Adams             Term for Members
   ADDED                     FEB 1, 2018 2:00 PM


End of schedule changes


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

   Briefing: On Local Aid by Department of Legislative Services (DLS),
   Maryland Association of Counties (MACO) and Maryland Municipal League (MML)


January 19, 2018 3:30 P.M.