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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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


                                 3:30 P.M.*

 *Or immediately following budget hearings.

 Briefing on BWI NextGen Program


SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 46     Sen Reilly        Natural Resources - State Boat Act - Carbon
                             Monoxide Safety
 SB 203    Sens Middleton    Agriculture - Nutrient Management - Fertilizer Use
           and Guzzone       on Turf
 SB 229    Sen Zirkin        Baltimore Co - Program Open Space - Local Funds -
                             Acquisition and Dvlp of Land for Educ Purposes
 SB 245    Sens Robinson     Procurement - Security Requirements - Forms
           and Smith
 SB 251    Sen Conway        Minority Business Enterprises - Required
                             Regulations - Liquidated Damages Prohibition
 SB 276    Sen Ready         Carroll County - Unlicensed Junk Vehicles and
                             Parts - Repeal
 SB 286    Sen Conway, et    State Procurement - Information Technology -
           al                Nonvisual Access
 SB 290    Sen Pinsky, et    Rgnl Grnhs Gs Inttv - Withdrawal - Leg Aprvl Rqrd
           al                (Rgnl Grnhs Gs Inttv Extnsn Act)

SENATE FINANCE


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 4      Sen Nathan        Department of Aging - Study of Nursing Home
           Pulliam           Quality of Care
 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


                                 1:00 P.M.      2 East
                                                Miller Senate Building
                                                Annapolis, MD

   Briefing:  Fiscal Briefing by the Department of Legislative Services.

                                 2:00 P.M.


 Please note.  Bill hearings will begin immediately following the Fiscal
 Briefing.
 SB 209    Sen Brochin,      Baltimore County - Uniformed Off-Duty Law
           et al             Enforcement Officer - Body Camera
 SB 225    Sen Hough         Correctional Services - Eligibility for Parole -
                             Life Imprisonment
 SB 248    Sen Kelley, et    Criminal Procedure - Charging Procedures and
           al                Documents - Citation
 SB 249    Sen Kelley, et    Inmates - Life Imprisonment - Parole Reform
           al
 SB 257    Sen Kelley, et    Juvenile Law - Records - Juveniles Charged as
           al                Adults
 SB 265    Chr AA Co Sens    Anne Arundel County - Personal Property -
           (County           Possession and Release
           Executive)
 SB 344    Sen Kagan, et     Md Police Training and Standards Cmsn - Police
           al                Offcr Certfn - Eligibility (Freedom to Serve Act)

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


BUDGET HEARINGS - 2:15 P.M.

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


HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 189    Del M.            Insurance - Slavery Era Insurance Policy Reporting
           Washington        - Repeal
 HB 230    Del Korman        Rgnl Grnhs Gs Inttv - Withdrawal - Leg Aprvl Rqrd
                             (Rgnl Grnhs Gs Inttv Extnsn Act)
 HB 243    Del Krimm, et     Task Force on Rural Internet, Broadband, Wireless,
           al                and Cellular Service - Study and Extension
 HB 423    Del Tarlau        Electric Companies - Vegetation Management -
                             Notice to Municipal Corporations
 HB 473    Del Ali, et al    Baltimore City - Private Passenger Motor Vehicle
                             Liability Ins - Notice and Use of Consumer Rpt
 HB 528    Dels Jameson      Public Utilities - Water or Sewage Disposal
           and Mautz         Systems - Rates
 HB 529    Del Jameson,      Renewable Energy - Tier 2 Eligibility - Extension
           et al

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


                                 11:00 A.M.

      Government Operations and Estates and Trusts Subcommittee:

           - HB 2
           - HB 33

           *Room 240*


                                 1:00 P.M.

 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
 HB 242    Del Simonaire     Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program Fund -
                             Alteration of Program
 HB 288    Del Morhaim       Health Occupations - Power of Secretary of Health
                             - Boards and Commissions

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 191    Del               Family Law - Marriage - Age Requirements
           Atterbeary, et
           al
 HB 212    Del Moon, et      Criminal Law - Animal Cruelty - Sentencing
           al                Conditions and Selling Ban
 HB 319    Del Sydnor, et    Juvenile Law - Truancy - Affirmative Defense
           al
 HB 328    Del Dumais, et    Family Law - Domestic Violence - Definition of
           al                Abuse

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


                                 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)


                                 2:00 P.M.

 HB 23     Del Long          Baltimore County - Public Schools - Active
                             Assailant Event Training and Drills
 HB 74     Del Grammer       Education - Career Exploration and Development
                             Activities - Coffee (Java Act)
 HB 76     Del Grammer       Baltimore County Board of Education - Education
                             Transparency Act
 HB 87     Del Ebersole      Baltimore County Board of Education - Nonstudent
                             Members - Compensation
 HB 136    St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Board of Library Trustees
           County
           Delegation
 HB 150    Montgomery        Montgomery County Board of Education Compensation
           County            Commission MC 1-18
           Delegation
 HB 154    Del Ebersole,     State Board of Education - Membership - Teachers
           et al             and Parent
 HB 156    Dels Mautz and    Talbot County Board of Education - Start Date of
           Adams             Term for Members

February 6, 2018 3:54 P.M.