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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 6, 2018

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION


BUDGET HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

 FULL COMMITTEE
 3 West, Miller
           * Maryland Department of Transportation Overview
           * State Retirement Agency
           * Payments to Civil Divisions of the State


BUDGET HEARINGS - 3:00 P.M.

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON CAPITAL BUDGET
 3 West, Miller
           * Capital Capital Fiscal Briefing


SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 355    Sen Mathias       Wicomico County - Motorcycles - Sunday Sales
   ADDED                     FEB 6, 2018 1:00 PM

 SB 358    Sen Ready, et     HEARING CANCELED
           al



End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 295    The Pres          Transparency Act of 2018
           (Admin), et al
 SB 341    Sen Eckardt,      Hunting - Required Outerwear - Daylight
           et al             Fluorescent Pink
 SB 352    Sen Mathias       Somerset County - Annual Financial Report and
                             Annual Audit Report - Filing Date
 SB 354    Sen Middleton     Local Government - Agricultural Land Preservation
                             Fee
 SB 356    Sen Mathias       Somerset County - Fire Companies - Appropriations
 SB 389    Sen Feldman       Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact - Repeal

SENATE FINANCE


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 688    Sen Hershey       Public Utilities - Renewable Energy Portfolio
                             Standard - Revisions
   ADDED                     FEB 6, 2018 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 282    Sen Middleton     Renewable Energy - Tier 2 Eligibility - Extension
 SB 285    Sens Kagan and    Commission to Advance Next Generation 9-1-1 Across
           Middleton         Maryland - Establishment
 SB 337    Sen Middleton     Public Utilities - Water or Sewage Disposal
                             Systems - Rates
 SB 391    Sen Feldman,      Electric Companies - Renewable Energy Portfolio
           et al             Standard Requirements - Standard Offer Service
 SB 397    Sen Astle         Public Utilities - Apartment Houses and Commercial
                             Buildings - Service Charges
 SB 433    Sen Hershey       Public Service Commission - Renewable Energy
                             Portfolio Standard - Reporting

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 215    Sen Eckardt       Motor Vehicle Registration - Exception for Golf
                             Carts - Town of Vienna
 SB 268    Sen Lee, et al    Vhcl Lws - Overtaking and Passing Bicycles, Farm
                             Eqpmnt, Farm Tractors, and Animal-Drawn Vhcls
 SB 296    The Pres          Vhcl Lws - Drunk and Drugged Drvg - Sbsqnt Offdrs
           (Admin), et al    - Felonies (Rpt Drunk Drvg Offdrs Act of 2018)
 SB 345    Sen Cassilly,     Vehicle Laws - Smoking Marijuana in Vehicles -
           et al             Prohibition
 SB 353    Sen Mathias       Motor Vehicles - Operation of Golf Carts on State
                             Highways - City of Crisfield
 SB 362    Sen Ready, et     Vehicle Laws - Registration Fee Exemptions -
           al                Disabled Veterans
 SB 424    Sen Zirkin        Driver's Licenses - Learner's Permits - Minimum
                             Duration
 SB 439    Sen Norman, et    Vehicle Laws - Protective Headgear Requirement for
           al                Motorcycle Riders - Exception
 SB 445    Sen Norman, et    Motor Vehicles - Operation When Approaching
           al                Vehicle With Visual Signals
 SB 465    Sen Lee, et al    Civil Actns - Mtr Vhcl Accdnts Involving Pdstrns
                             or Nonmotorized Vhcls - Comprtv Negligence
 SB 475    Sen Middleton,    Emergency Vehicles - Organ Delivery Vehicles
           et al

SENATE RULES COMMITTEE


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

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS


BILL HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

 HB 17     Del Hettleman     Higher Education - Student Loan Notification
                             Letter - Modifications
 HB 24     Del Jackson       Public Safety - Maryland Police Training and
                             Standards Commission Fund - Establishment
 HB 69     Del Carr          Maryland Transportation Authority - Video Toll
                             Civil Penalty - Distribution to the General Fund
 HB 163    Del B. Barnes     University of Maryland University College -
                             Collective Bargaining - Adjunct Faculty
 HB 199    Del Korman, et    Hghr Ed - Collective Bargaining - Graduate Assts
           al                (Graduate Asst Collective Bargaining Fairness Act)
 HB 221    Del Bromwell,     Local Government - School Construction - Permits
           et al
 HB 226    Del Ebersole,     Public Schools - Sprinkler Systems - Required
           et al
 HB 229    Dels Moon and     Interstate Compact on Washington Area Professional
           Kittleman         Football Team Franchise Facility Incentives
 HB 237    Del Luedtke       Community Colleges - Unfair Labor Practices -
                             Prohibition
 HB 306    Del Krimm, et     State Personnel - Rights and Protections for
           al                Nursing Mothers
 HB 335    Del Haynes, et    State Personnel - Grievance Procedures - Exclusive
           al                Representatives
 HB 368    Del Gibson, et    Institutions of Higher Education - Hazing -
           al                Required Reporting and Education
 HB 376    Del Davis         Morgan State University - Board of Regents - Terms
                             of Members
 HB 432    Del Lierman,      Public Safety - Maryland Violence Intervention and
           et al             Prevention Program Fund - Establishment
 HB 451    Del Jackson,      State Personnel - Collective Bargaining - State
           et al             Institutions of Higher Education
 HB 504    Del Reznik, et    State Personnel - Compensation - Shift
           al                Differential Pay
 HB 523    Del Hettleman,    State Personnel - Employees in the Same
           et al             Classification - Pay Rates

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 205    Del Clippinger    Workers' Compensation - Permanent Partial
                             Disability - State Correctional Officers
 HB 310    Del Wivell        Public Safety - Elevators - Periodic Inspections
 HB 459    Del Carr, et      Business Regulation - Trader's Licenses - License
           al                Fees
 HB 484    Del Morales,      Workers' Compensation - Average Weekly Wage -
           et al             Multiple Employers

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 254    Chr ENV (Dept)    HEARING CANCELED




End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 106    Del Busch         Emergency Vehicles - Organ Delivery Vehicles
 HB 179    Del Carr          Condominiums - Amendment of Declarations
 HB 234    Del Grammer       Land Use - Public Nuisance - Surety Bond
                             Requirement (Developer Accountability Act)
 HB 255    Chr ENV (Dept)    Secretary of State - Address Confidentiality
                             Programs - Shielding of Real Property Records
 HB 266    Del Rey, et al    Condominiums - Lien Priority - Unpaid Water and
                             Sewer Charges
 HB 279    Chr ENV (Dept)    Housing and Community Development - Homebuyer
                             Education Requirements
 HB 413    Del Cullison      Condominiums and Homeowners Associations -
                             Amendment of Governing Documents
 HB 426    Del Vogt, et      Manufactured Homes - Severance From Real Property
           al                - Emergency Evacuations
 HB 633    Del Healey        Secretary of State - Address Confidentiality
                             Programs - Shielding of Real Property Records

                                 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 455    Del Barron        HEARING CANCELED



                                 11:00 A.M.

      Government Operations and Estates and Trusts Subcommittee:

           - Procurement Reform Update
           - HB 242

           *Room 240*


                                 11:30 A.M.

      Insurance Subcommittee:

           - HB 134

           *Room 218*


End of schedule changes


                                 11:00 A.M.

      Government Operations and Estates and Trusts Subcommittee:

           - Procurement Reform Update

           *Room 240*


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 257    Del Krimm         Department of Aging - Contract Review
 HB 344    Del Jones, et     Continuing Care Agreements - Termination - Notice
           al                and Contractual Entrance Fee Refunds
 HB 375    Dels J. Lewis     Continuing Care Retirement Communities -
           and Platt         Continuing Care Agreements - Actuarial Studies
 HB 482    Del Angel, et     Public Health - Assisted Living Programs -
           al                Educational Material on Influenza Virus

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 100    The Spkr          Criminal Law - Violent Offenders - Penalties
           (Admin), et al    (Accountability for Violent Criminals Act of 2018)
 HB 101    The Spkr          Crimes - Firearms - Penalties
           (Admin), et al
 HB 102    The Spkr          Criminal Gang Offenses - Penalties, Procedure, and
           (Admin)           Elements
 HB 276    Del Rosenberg,    Criminal Law - Misconduct in Office - Public
           et al             Official
                             (Jointly assigned to JUD and ENV)
 HB 346    The Spkr          Criminal Law - Crime of Violence - Human
           (Admin), et al    Trafficking
 HB 358    The Spkr          Crimes - Controlled Dangerous Substances - Volume
           (Admin)           Dealers
 HB 385    Chr JUD (Dept)    Criminal Procedure - Incompetency and Criminal
                             Responsibility
 HB 388    Del A. Miller,    Criminal Procedure - Violation of Conditions of
           et al             Release
 HB 395    Del Dumais        Criminal Procedure - Postconviction - DNA Testing
                             and Petition for Writ of Actual Innocence
 HB 404    Del Chang         Criminal Law - Crime of Violence - Human
                             Trafficking

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 96     Del Busch         Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Living
                             Organ Donors
 HB 152    Del Luedtke,      Secure and Accessible Registration Act
           et al
 HB 165    Del Kittleman,    Property Tax Credit - Widow or Widower of Veteran
           et al
 HB 208    Prince            Prince George's County - Property Tax - Homeowners
           George's County   Property Tax Credit Supplement PG 407-18
           Delegation
 HB 227    Del Korman, et    State Legislature Local Public Campaign Financing
           al                Act
 HB 280    Del Tarlau, et    Ballot Access - Voter Registration - Affiliating
           al                With a Party
 HB 305    Del Tarlau, et    Homestead Property Tax Credit Program -
           al                Eligibility Awareness
 HB 307    Del Moon, et      General Assembly - Special Election to Fill a
           al                Vacancy in Office
 HB 332    Del Rey, et al    Election Law - Use of Campaign Material Purchased
                             Under the Authority of a Prior Treasurer
 HB 374    Del Fisher, et    Personal Property Tax - Exemption for Business
           al                Personal Property
 HB 380    Del Fisher, et    Personal Property Tax - Investments in Maryland
           al
 HB 383    Del Ebersole,     Campaign Finance Entities - Solicitation
           et al             Disclosures - Expenditures
 HB 457    Del Long          Baltimore County - Property Tax - Homestead Tax
                             Credit Percentage
 HB 464    Del Ali, et al    Baltimore City - Property Tax Credit - Low-Income
                             Employees
 HB 502    Dels Wilkins      Property Tax Credit - Surviving Spouse of Veteran
           and Ali

February 6, 2018 3:54 P.M.