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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 8, 2018

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION

PENSIONS SUBCOMMITTEE

BILL HEARINGS - 9:30 A.M.

 SB 378    Sen DeGrange,     Military Service Credit - Eligibility
           et al
 SB 510    Sen Guzzone,      Correctional Officers' Retirement System -
           et al             Membership

BUDGET HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION
 Amoss, Miller
           * MSDE Early Childhood Development
           * DLLR Business Regulation
           * Maryland 529

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
 3 West, Miller
           * DHS Social Services
           * OLA SSA Audit
           * DHS Child Support Administration
           * Department of Veterans Affairs

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, TRANSPORTATION, AND ENVIRONMENT
 Schweinhaut, Miller
           * DPSCS Maryland Parole Commission
           * DPSCS Division of Parole and Probation
           * DPSCS MD Commission on Correctional Standards
           * MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration
           * OLA MVA Audit


SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 333    Sen Simonaire,    Election Law - Voting - Ballot Request and
           et al             Canvassing Procedures
 SB 357    Sen Ready, et     Voter Registration Integrity Act of 2018
           al
 SB 374    Sen Pinsky, et    Public Funding and Small Donor Act for General
           al                Assembly Elections
 SB 375    Sen Pinsky, et    Election Law - Local Public Campaign Financing -
           al                Expansion
 SB 426    Sen Bates, et     Election Laws - Loans to a Campaign Finance Entity
           al
 SB 474    Sen Benson, et    Ethics - Local Public Ethics Commissions and
           al                Entities - Meeting and Reporting Requirements
 SJ 7      Sen Pinsky, et    United States Constitution - Amendments Convention
           al                - Democracy Amendment
 SJ 8      Sen Bates, et     United States Constitution - Amendments Convention
           al                - Limitations on Federal Power

SENATE FINANCE


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 232    Sen Feldman       Public Hlth - Gnrl Hospice Care Programs - Clctn
                             and Disposal of Unused Prescription Medication
 SB 266    Sen Nathan        Md Hlth Care Cmsn - Mortality Rates of African
           Pulliam, et al    American Infnts and Infnts in Rural Areas - Stdy
 SB 309    The Pres          Health - Reporting of Overdose Information
           (Admin)
 SB 325    Sen Serafini      Nursing Homes - Provision of Beds With Bed Rails
 SB 386    Sen Mathias,      Maryland Nursing Home Resident Protection Act of
           et al             2018
 SB 390    Sen Feldman,      Hospitals - Changes in Status - Hospital Employee
           et al             Retraining and Placement
 SB 392    Sen Young         Maryland Department of Health - Biosafety Level 3
                             Laboratories
 SB 425    Sen Bates, et     Continuing Care Agreements - Termination - Notice
           al                and Contractual Entrance Fee Refunds

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 267    Sen Lee           Estates and Trusts - Maryland Trust Act -
                             Governing Law of Trust Provisions
 SB 291    Sen Madaleno,     Family Law - Protecting the Resources of Children
           et al             in State Custody
 SB 292    Sen Norman, et    Estates - Administration Exemption - Transfer of
           al                Motor Vehicle and Boat Titles
 SB 348    Sen Lee           Estates and Trusts - Contesting Validity of
                             Revocable Trust - Limitation
 SB 436    Caroline          Caroline County - Sheriff Salary
           County Senators
 SB 466    Sen Eckardt,      Estates and Trusts - Administration of Estates -
           et al             Waiver of Fees
 SB 486    Sen Edwards       Allegany County - Orphans' Court Judges - Pension
                             Formula
 SB 490    Sen Kelley, et    Child Abuse and Neglect - Disclosure of
           al                Identifying Information and Investigations
 SB 491    Sen Kelley, et    Family Law - Domestic Violence - Permanent
           al                Protective Orders
 SB 584    Sen Ramirez       Child Protection - Reporting - Threat of Harm
 SJ 3      Sen Young, et     Women on Corporate Boards
           al
 SJ 4      Sen               Increasing Maryland's Competitiveness Through
           Klausmeier, et    Gender Diversity in Boardrooms
           al

SENATE RULES COMMITTEE


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

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS


BUDGET HEARINGS - 12:30 P.M.

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND ADMINISTRATION
 Room 145, HOB
           * Office of the Public Defender
           * Office of Administrative Hearings
           * Military Department
           * Subsequent Injury Fund


BILL HEARINGS - 2:00 P.M.

 HB 36     Del Jackson       Correctional Officers' Retirement System -
                             Membership
 HB 164    Del B. Barnes     Judges' Retirement System - Mandatory Retirement
           (Chr Jt Com on    Age - Clarification of Eligibility for Allowance
           Pnsns)
 HB 414    Del Vogt          Correctional Officers' Retirement System -
                             Membership
 HB 450    Del Mosby, et     Historically Black Institutions - State Funding -
           al                Blount-Rawlings-Britt HBI Comparability Program
 HB 505    Del A. Miller,    Use of Public Funds - Playground and Athletic
           et al             Field Surfaces - Preferences and Prohibitions
 HB 511    Del Angel, et     Public Institutions of Higher Education -
           al                Hate-Bias Incident Prevention
 HB 520    Del Queen, et     Local Government - Sexual Assault Cases - Local
           al                Audits
 HB 527    Dels Rosenberg    Higher Education - Maryland Technology Internship
           and Jones         Program - Alterations
 HB 547    Del Barron        Education - Head Start Program - Annual
                             Appropriation

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 656    Del Sydnor        Motor Vehicle Ins - Dscrm in Underwriting and
                             Rating - Use of Occupation or Education Level
 HB 657    Del Sydnor        Motor Vehicle Ins - Dscrm in Underwriting and
                             Rating - Use of Marital Status or Gender

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 13     Del Robinson      Vehicle Laws - Lcnss, ID Cards, and Moped
                             Operator's Prmts - Indctn of Applicant's Sex
 HB 132    Del Fennell,      Motor Vehicles - Duplicate Driver's Licenses -
           et al             Victims of Robbery or Burglary
 HB 157    Del Grammer       State Highways - Electronic Map of Public Trash
                             Receptacles
 HB 180    Del Stein         Railroad Company - Movement of Freight - Required
                             Crew
 HB 204    Del Korman        Traffic Control Signal Monitoring Systems -
                             Duration of Yellow Signal (4-Second Act)
 HB 222    Del Cassilly      Vhcl Lws - Overtaking and Passing Bicycles, Farm
                             Eqpmnt, Farm Tractors, and Animal-Drawn Vhcls
 HB 253    Chr ENV (Dept)    Motor Vehicles - Automobile Transporters
 HB 285    Del Luedtke,      Department of Transportation - Pedestrian and
           et al             Bicycle Access to Public Schools - Study
 HB 293    Del Wivell        Vehicle Laws - Mopeds and Motor Scooters -
                             Protective Headgear
 HB 294    Del Wivell        Vehicle Laws - Registration Fees - Refunds on
                             Surrender of Registration Card and Plates
 HB 316    Del Wivell        Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program - Exemptions
                             - Vehicles With Low Annual Mileage
 HB 330    Del Mautz, et     Motor Vehicle Registration - Exception for Golf
           al                Carts - Town of Vienna

                                 3:00 P.M.

 Motor Vehicle & Transportation Subcommittee Work Session

 Local Government & BiCounty Agencies Subcommittee Work Session



HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS


Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                 11:00 A.M.

      Health Facilities and Pharmaceuticals Subcommittee:

           - HB 115

           *Room 240*


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 70     Del Angel         Maryland Dentistry Act - Scope of Practice and
                             Penalties for Violations
 HB 135    Dels Hill and     Health Insurance - Coverage for Male Sterilization
           Kipke             - High-Deductible Health Plans
 HB 225    Del Jacobs, et    Kent County - Orphans' Court Judges - Compensation
           al
 HB 309    Del Beidle, et    Anne Arundel County - Practice of Massage -
           al                Regulation
 HB 371    Del Bromwell      Emergency Medical Services - Emergency Medical
                             Services Board - Appointments
 HB 438    Del West          State Board of Dental Examiners - Ownership,
                             Management, or Operation of a Dental Practice
 HB 550    Charles County    Charles County - Orphans' Court Judges - Salary
           Delegation
 HB 652    Del West, et      Health Occupations - Vltns of the Md Dentistry Act
           al                - Penalties and Cease and Desist Orders

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 386    Chr JUD (Dept)    Child Support - Potential Income - Definition
 HB 454    Del Moon, et      Child Abuse and Neglect - Disclosure of
           al                Identifying Information and Investigations
 HB 479    Del Mosby, et     Juvenile Law - Lead Testing and Behavioral Health
           al                Assessment
 HB 500    Dels Sanchez      Crimes - Child Abuse and Neglect - Failure to
           and Barron        Report
 HB 524    Del Moon, et      Family Law - Protecting the Resources of Children
           al                in State Custody
 HB 555    Del Sydnor        Juvenile Law - Records - Juveniles Charged as
                             Adults
 HB 565    Del Moon, et      Criminal Law - Cruelty to Animals - Seizure and
           al                Removal
 HB 599    Del McComas,      Peace Orders and Protective Orders - Coercive
           et al             Control
 HB 600    Del McComas,      Child Abuse and Neglect - Training
           et al
 HB 618    Del A. Miller,    Criminal Law - Cruelty to Animals - Traveling
           et al             Elephant Acts

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 184    Prince            Prince George's County Public Schools - Office of
           George's County   Inspector General - Establishment PG 508-18
           Delegation
 HB 185    Prince            Prince George's Co BoE - Stdnts With a Dsblty in
           George's County   Prince George's Co Public Schools - Rpt PG 506-18
           Delegation
 HB 197    Dels Luedtke      Education - State Reimbursement for County Board
           and McCray        Payments for Exams for Eligible Students
 HB 211    Prince            PG Co Brd of Ed - Tchrs and Admnstrtrs - Chld
           George's County   Prtctv Srvcs Invstgn Findings PG 510-18
           Delegation
 HB 215    Prince            Prince George's County - Elementary School - Limit
           George's County   on Class Size PG 501-18
           Delegation
 HB 216    Prince            Prince George's Co Brd of Ed - Stdt Hearing and
           George's County   Vision Screenings - Reporting Rqrmnts PG 504-18
           Delegation
 HB 228    Del Rey           Child Care Centers - Definition of Child Care
 HB 241    Prince            PG Co - Tlcmnctns Transmission Fclty on Pblc Schl
           George's County   Grnds - Pblc Hrg and Ntfctn PG 513-18
           Delegation
 HB 281    Del A. Miller,    Ed - Computer Science - Crclm and Prfsnl Dvlp
           et al             (Securing the Future: Computer Science Ed for All)
 HB 313    Del Mautz, et     Education - Commemoration - Terrorist Attacks of
           al                September 11, 2001
 HB 315    Del Hixson, et    State DOE - Breakfast and Lunch Programs - Funding
           al                (Maryland Cares for Kids Act)
 HB 340    Howard County     Howard County - Board of Education - Salaries Ho
           Delegation        Co. 17-18
 HB 366    Del Vogt, et      Education - PARCC Testing - Children With
           al                Disabilities (Ben's Rule)
 HB 378    Del Vogt, et      State Department of Education - Social Security
           al                Numbers of Students
 HB 393    Del Walker        Elementary School Students - Daily Physical
                             Activity (Student Health and Fitness Act)
 HB 427    Del K. Young,     Public Schools - Student Sunscreen Use - Policy
           et al

February 13, 2018 3:46 P.M.