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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 7, 2018

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 166    Sen Serafini,     RESCHEDULED - to FEB 21, 1:00 PM
           et al
 SJ 5      Chr JPR (Jud      HEARING CANCELED
           Comp Comm)


End of schedule changes


BILL HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

 SB 260    Sen Young, et     St Lottery - Instant Ticket Lottery Machines -
           al                Fraternal Orgnztns ("Slots" for Homeless Vets Act)
 SB 274    Sen Ready         Carroll County - Coin Operated Games - Repeal of
                             Licensing Requirements
 SB 275    Carroll County    Carroll County - Gaming - Repeal of Sunday
           Senators          Prohibition
 SB 320    Sen Brochin,      BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport - Security Screening
           et al             Checkpoint - Charitable Donations
 SB 360    Carroll County    Carroll County - Public Facilities Bonds
           Senators
 SB 363    Sen Ready, et     Vehicle-Miles-Traveled Tax and Associated Mandated
           al                Devices - Prohibition
 SB 373    Sen Currie, et    Education - Head Start Program - Annual
           al                Appropriation
 SB 381    Sen King, et      Video Lottery Trmnl Rvns - Purse Dedication Accnt
           al                - Standardbred Racetrack Operating Loss Asstnce
 SB 427    Sen Bates, et     Property Tax Credit - Elderly Individuals and
           al                Veterans - Eligibility
 SB 459    Sen Salling,      Property Tax - Exemption for Disabled Veterans -
           et al             Percentage of Disability

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 326    Sen Ferguson      HEARING CANCELED




End of schedule changes


                                 12:45 P.M.

 SB 261    Sen Young, et     Cmnty Clgs - Vctnl Certificates, Apprenticeship
           al                Trng Programs, and Assoc Dgrs - Ttn Asstnce
                             (Jointly assigned to EHE and B&T)
 SB 300    The Pres          Achieving Computer Science Collaborations for
           (Admin), et al    Employing Students Statewide (ACCESS) Act of 2018
 SB 301    The Pres          Protect Our Students Act of 2018
           (Admin), et al
 SB 302    The Pres          Accountability in Education Act of 2018
           (Admin), et al
 SB 303    Sen Guzzone,      Higher Education - Community College Tuition and
           et al             Residency Waivers - Funding
                             (Jointly assigned to EHE and B&T)
 SB 317    Sen Pinsky, et    Higher Education Degree and Job Certification
           al                Without Debt Act of 2018
                             (Jointly assigned to EHE and B&T)
 SB 342    Sen Conway, et    Morgan State University - Board of Regents - Terms
           al                of Members
 SB 350    Sen Nathan        Morgan State University - Task Force on
           Pulliam, et al    Reconciliation and Equity
 SB 359    Carroll County    Carroll County - Board of Education - Student
           Senators          Representative
 SB 369    Sen Young         Pblc and Nonpblc Schls - Classwork and Assmnt
                             Involving Live and Dead Anmls - Stdt Choice Plcy

SENATE FINANCE


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 22     Sen Smith         Debt Collection - Exemptions From Attachment
                             (Jointly assigned to FIN and JPR)
 SB 168    Sen Feldman       Life Insurance - Life of a Minor - Underwriting
                             Standards and Procedures
 SB 169    Sens Feldman      Public Health - Prescription Drug and Medical
           and Brochin       Supply Access and Affordability Workgroup
 SB 206    Sen Manno         Long-Term Care Insurance - Premium Rates and
                             Benefits
 SB 207    Sen Middleton     Health Insurance - Medical Stop-Loss Insurance -
                             Repeal of Sunset
 SB 259    Sen Middleton     Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Medication
                             Adherence Technology Pilot Program
 SB 271    Sen Mathias,      Health Insurance - Coverage of Fertility
           et al             Preservation Procedures for Iatrogenic Infertility
 SB 279    Sen Feldman       Metro Board Member Act
 SB 284    Sens Middleton    Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Dental
           and Guzzone       Coverage for Adults
 SB 288    Sen Feldman,      Public Health - Overdose and Infectious Disease
           et al             Prvntn Supervised Drug Cnsmptn Facility Program

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 446    Sen Astle         HEARING CANCELED




End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 233    Sen Middleton     Md Dept of Hlth - Defs Fnd Incompetent to Stand
                             Trial or Not Criminally Responsible - Commitment
 SB 270    Sen Brochin,      Crts - Evdnc of Sxlly Asltv Behavior - Admsblty
           et al             (Repeat Sxl Prdtr Prvntn Act of 2018)
 SB 297    The Pres          Criminal Law - Crime of Violence - Human
           (Admin), et al    Trafficking
 SB 298    The Pres          Courts - Evidence of Sexually Asltv Behavior -
           (Admin), et al    Admissibility (Repeat Sexual Prdtr Prvntn Act)
 SB 313    The Pres          Crimes - Controlled Dangerous Substances - Volume
           (Admin)           Dealers
 SB 316    Sen Lee           Criminal Law - Continuing Course of Conduct With a
                             Child - Unit of Prosecution
 SB 343    Sen Conway, et    Baltimore City - Office of State's Attorney -
           al                Authority to Appoint Criminal Investigators
 SB 346    Sen Cassilly,     Criminal Law - Death Penalty - Reinstatement
           et al
 SB 361    Sen Ready, et     Criminal Procedure - Incompetency and Criminal
           al                Responsibility - Court-Ordered Medication
 SB 376    Sen Lee, et al    Criminal Law - Crimes Involving Computers - Cyber
                             Intrusion and Ransomware

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
           * University System of Maryland Overview

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES
 Room 150, HOB
           * DHS Child Support Administration
           * MDH Office of Health Care Quality
           * DHS Social Services
           * OLA SSA Audit

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND ADMINISTRATION
 Room 145, HOB
           * Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention
           * DPSCS Maryland Parole Commission
           * DPSCS Division of Parole and Probation
           * DPSCS MD Commission on Correctional Standards


HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 434    Del Davis         Vehicle Manufacturers - Notice to Purchasers and
                             Lessees - Warranty Requirements
 HB 635    Del Sydnor        Courts and Judicial Proceedings - Consumer
                             Contracts
 HB 648    Del A. Miller     Maryland Consumers' Rights

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 26     Dels R. Lewis     Community Healthy Air Act
           and Robinson      (Jointly assigned to ENV and HGO)
 HB 116    Del Stein, et     Pesticides - Use of Chlorpyrifos - Prohibition
           al
 HB 119    Del Clark, et     Calvert County - Hunting - Deer Management Permits
           al
 HB 219    Del Beitzel       Deep Creek Lake Policy and Review Board -
                             Membership and Duties
 HB 252    Chr ENV (Dept)    Department of Agriculture - Agritourism
 HB 396    Del Luedtke       Local Government - Agricultural Land Preservation
                             Fee
 HB 400    Del Tarlau, et    Agriculture - Mosquito Control - Notification to
           al                Municipalities
 HB 452    Del Carr (Chr     Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact - Repeal
           Jt Com on Fed
           Rels)

                                 3:00 P.M.

 Environment Subcommittee Work Session

 Housing & Real Property Subcommittee Work Session



HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS


Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                 11:00 A.M.

      Health Occupations and Long Term Care Subcommittee:

           - HB 168

           *Room 218*


      Public Health and Minority Disparities Subcommittee:

           Briefing: Behavioral Needs in Incarcerated Individuals

           *Room 240*


                                 11:00 A.M.

      Public Health and Minority Disparities Subcommittee:

           Briefings: Behavioral Needs in Incarcerated Individuals;
                      Calvert County Health Officer on Substance
                      Use Treatment in Pregnancy and Postpartum

           *Room 240*


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 249    Del Kipke         Health Insurance - Coverage for Fertility
                             Awareness-Based Methods
 HB 282    Del A. Miller,    Health Insurance - Coverage for Diagnostic
           et al             Examinations for Breast Cancer
 HB 412    Del Cullison      Health Insurance - Medical Stop-Loss Insurance -
                             Repeal of Sunset
 HB 497    Del Wilson        Health Occupations - Athletic Trainers Act -
                             Revisions

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 349    The Spkr          Vhcl Lws - Drunk and Drugged Drvg - Sbsqnt Offdrs
           (Admin), et al    - Felonies (Rpt Drunk Drvg Offdrs Act of 2018)
 HB 406    Del Carozza,      Criminal Law - Life-Threatening Injury Involving a
           et al             Vehicle or Vessel - Criminal Negligence
 HB 487    Del Ali, et al    Law Enforcement Misconduct - Erroneous Conviction
                             Compensation and Expungement
 HB 595    Del Dumais        Evidence - Violation of Ignition Interlock System
                             Requirement

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 327    Dels Lisanti      HEARING CANCELED
           and P. Young


 HB 421    Dels Turner       HEARING CANCELED
           and Hill



End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 58     Del Brooks        Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Retirement
                             Income
 HB 129    Dels Knotts       Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Retirement
           and Jackson       Income of Correctional Officers
 HB 296    Del Hixson, et    Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Retirement
           al                Income of Correctional Officers
 HB 302    Del Hixson, et    Income Tax Credit - Wineries and Vineyards -
           al                Sunset Extension
 HB 303    Del Hixson, et    Housing and Cmnty Dvlp - Neighborhood and Cmnty
           al                Assistance Program Tax Credit - Max Contrbtns
 HB 308    Del Tarlau, et    Maryland Estate Tax - Unified Credit
           al
 HB 317    Del Clark, et     St Lottery - Instant Ticket Lottery Machines -
           al                Fraternal Orgnztns ("Slots" for Homeless Vets Act)
 HB 318    Del Saab, et      Sales and Use Tax - Aircraft Parts and Equipment -
           al                Exemption
 HB 345    Del               Sales and Use Tax - Diapers - Exemption
           Waldstreicher,
           et al
 HB 365    Del Walker, et    Income Tax - Personal Exemptions - Alteration
           al
 HB 389    Del Mosby         Gaming - Instant Ticket Lottery Machines -
                             Fraternal Organizations
 HB 392    Del Turner, et    Video Lottery Trmnl Rvns - Purse Dedication Accnt
           al                - Standardbred Racetrack Operating Loss Asstnce
 HB 405    Del Chang         Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Retirement
                             Income

HOWARD COUNTY DELEGATION


                                 8:30 A.M.      Room 218
                                                Howard County Delegation Room
                                                House Office Building
                                                6 Bladen Street
                                                Annapolis, MD

   Subject:  The Delegation will discuss and possibly vote on proposed local
             bills, and discuss other Delegation matters, as determined by the
             Chairmen and Delegation.

             (See: www.howardcountymd.gov/About-HoCo/State-Delegation)

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS


                                 10:00 A.M.     Governor's Reception Room
                                                Second Floor
                                                State House
                                                State Circle
                                                Annapolis, MD


   Subject:  General Meeting

MD UNDERGROUND FACILITIES DAMAGE PREV AUTHORITY


                                 9:00 A.M.      Suite 104
                                                Lower Level Conference Room
                                                One Call Center
                                                7223 Parkway Drive
                                                Hanover, MD


   Subject:  Meeting of Full Authority + Hearings

February 6, 2018 3:54 P.M.