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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 14, 2018

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION


BILL HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

 SB 277    Sen Feldman,      Maryland Metro Funding Act
           et al
 SB 332    Sen Rosapepe      Prince George's County - School Construction
                             Master Plan Workgroup
 SB 372    Sen Kasemeyer     Estates and Trusts - Transfer From Revocable Trust
                             - Exemption From Tax
 SB 379    Sen King, et      Education - Child Care Subsidies - Mandatory
           al                Funding Levels
 SB 380    Sen King, et      Income Tax Credit - Employers - Eligible
           al                Internships
 SB 383    Sen Benson, et    Video Lottery Terminals - Minority Business
           al                Participation Goals - Sunset Extension
 SB 388    Sen Middleton,    Income Tax - Subtraction Mdfctn - Volunteer Fire,
           et al             Rescue, or Emergency Medical Services Mbrshp
 SB 394    Sen Conway        Baltimore City - Property Tax Credit - School
                             Public Safety Officers
 SB 400    Sen Conway        Baltimore Convention Facility - Operating Deficits
           (BCA), et al      and Capital Improvement Reserve Fund
 SB 404    Sen Eckardt       Home Gaming - Bunco
 SB 420    Sen Robinson,     Cmsn to Stdy Compliance by St Gaming Fclty Lcnss
           et al             Wth the St Mnrty Bsns Entrprs Prgrm
 SB 422    Sen King, et      Income Tax - Credit for Child and Dependent Care
           al                Expenses - Income Eligibility
 SB 428    Sen Bates, et     Tax Overpayment - Interest on Refunds
           al
 SB 429    Sen Bates, et     Property Tax Credit - Widow or Widower of Veteran
           al
 SB 454    Sen Ready         Carroll County - Instant Ticket Lottery Machines -
                             Fraternal and Sororal Organizations
 SB 457    Sen Salling,      Sales and Use Tax - Rate Reduction
           et al
 SB 458    Sen Salling,      Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military
           et al             Retirement Income
 SB 467    Sen Eckardt,      Sales and Use Tax - Tax-Free Period for
           et al             Back-to-School Shopping - School Supplies
 SB 512    Sen Waugh, et     Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military
           al                Compensation

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 485    Sen Conway        HEARING CANCELED




End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.
 Teacher Prep Briefing

 Arts Education Briefing

                                 2:00 P.M.

 SB 396    Sen Conway        Open Meetings Act - Training - Application
 SB 402    Sen Zucker, et    Education - Family Life and Human Sexuality
           al                Curriculum - Boundaries and Consent
 SB 417    Sen Robinson,     Commission on African American Patriots in the
           et al             American Revolutionary War
 SB 438    Sen Ramirez       State Department of Education - Nonprofit Youth
                             Development Program - Established
 SB 470    Sen Salling,      Hghr Ed - Senatorial and Delegate Schlrshps -
           et al             Reimbursement of Certificate and License Programs
 SB 477    Sen Kagan, et     Public Info Act - Required Denials - Physical
           al                Addresses, E-Mail Addresses, and Telephone Numbers
 SB 479    Sen Rosapepe,     High School Credit for College Courses Act of 2018
           et al
 SB 508    Sens Waugh and    Interaction With Law Enfrcmt Officers - Dvlp and
           Conway            Implementation of Curriculum Content
 SB 509    Sen Waugh, et     Community Colleges - Veterans Advisors and
           al                Veterans Resource Centers - Established

SENATE FINANCE


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 407    Sen Guzzone,      RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 14, 1:00 PM
           et al

End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 211    Sen Waugh         Behavioral Health Programs - Medical Directors -
                             Telehealth
 SB 230    Sen Zirkin        Disclosure of Medical Records - Compulsory Process
                             - Timeline
 SB 385    Sen Mathias,      Health Insurance - Coverage for Diagnostic
           et al             Examinations for Breast Cancer
 SB 444    Sen Nathan        Task Force on the Social Determinants of Health in
           Pulliam, et al    Baltimore City
 SB 494    Sen Feldman       Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
                             Compact - Department of Planning - Name Correction
 SB 527    Sen Astle         Health - Standards for Involuntary Admissions and
                             Petitions for Emergency Evaluation - Modification
 SB 891    The Pres (Atty    Commercial Law - Maryland Antitrust Act - Civil
           Gen Ofc), et al   Penalty

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 413    Sen Robinson      HEARING CANCELED

 SB 484    Sen Conway        HEARING CANCELED

 SB 593    Sen Kelley        HEARING CANCELED


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 423    Sen Zirkin        Criminal Procedure - Postconviction - DNA Testing
                             and Petition for Writ of Actual Innocence
 SB 431    Sen Kelley, et    Criminal Procedure - Cell Site Simulator
           al                Technology
 SB 528    Sen Astle         Criminal Law - Hate Crimes Group Victim
 SB 533    Sen Ready, et     Criminal Law - Homicide - Unborn Child (Laura and
           al                Reid's Law)
 SB 579    Sens Lee and      Criminal Procedure - Incompetency and Criminal
           Feldman           Responsibility - Dismissal of Charges
 SB 581    Sen Ramirez,      Criminal Procedure - Immigration - U Nonimmigrant
           et al             Status and Enforcement
 SB 582    Sen Ramirez,      Public Sfty - Md Police Training and Standards
           et al             Commission - Sexual Assault Investigation Training
 SB 583    Sen Ramirez       Local Government - Sexual Assault Cases - Local
                             Audits
 SB 617    Sen Robinson      Criminal Procedure - Sentencing - Primary
                             Caretaker

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
           * Aid to Community Colleges
           * UMB Briefing
           * Morgan State University
           * UMCP Briefing

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES
 Room 150, HOB
           * MD Institute Emergency Medical Services Systems
           * Maryland Health Benefit Exchange
           * Department of Housing and Community Development

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & THE ENVIRONMENT
 Room 145, HOB
           * Department of Planning
           * Maryland Insurance Administration
           * MDOT Maryland Port Administration
           * Public Service Commission


BUDGET HEARINGS - 4:00 P.M.

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON CAPITAL BUDGET
 Room 120, HOB
           * Capital Department of Planning
           * Capital Maryland Department of Agriculture
           * Capital Maryland Energy Administration


HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 239    Prince            Prince George's Co - Sales of Rsdntl Real Prprty -
           George's County   Cmnty Amenities - Advrtsng PG 412-18
           Delegation
 HB 740    Del Clippinger    Commercial Law - Consumer Protection - Ticket
                             Website Domain Names
 HB 791    Dels Kramer       Interception of Communication - Financial
           and Adams         Institutions
 HB 973    Del               Directors of Corporations - Duties and Standard of
           Waldstreicher     Conduct

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 172    Montgomery        Montgomery County - Archery Hunting Safety Zone -
           County            Position of Archery Hunter MC 24-18
           Delegation
 HB 515    Del Ghrist, et    Agriculture - Noxious Weeds - Palmer Amaranth
           al
 HB 576    Del Fisher, et    Bay Restoration Fund - On-Site Sewage Disposal
           al                System Grants and Loans - Proof of Income
 HB 619    Del Wivell        Surface Mining - Zone of Dewatering Influence -
                             Water Supply Replacement
 HB 620    Del Luedtke,      Co Agrl Land Prsrvtn Programs - Recertification
           et al             and Remittance of Unexpended Fnds - Extnsns
 HB 698    Del               Agriculture - Industrial Hemp Pilot Program -
           Fraser-Hidalgo,   Establishment
           et al
 HB 712    Del Luedtke,      Natural Resources - Wildlife Trafficking
           et al             Prevention

                                 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 70
           - HB 438
           - HB 652

           *Room 218*


      Public Health and Minority Health Disparities Subcommittee:

           Briefing: The Wellmobile Program

           *Room 240*

 HB 567    Del Barron        HEARING CANCELED




End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 444    Dels West and     Estates and Trusts - Contesting Validity of
           Kelly             Revocable Trust - Limitation
 HB 474    Dels West and     Estates and Trusts - Breach of Trust Action -
           Kramer            Limitation Period
 HB 490    Del Lam, et al    Public Health - Community Health Workers -
                             Advisory Committee and Certification
 HB 491    Dels West and     Estates and Trusts - Maryland Trust Act -
           Hettleman         Governing Law of Trust Provisions
 HB 556    Del Sydnor        Estates and Trusts - Administration of Estates -
                             Waiver of Fees
 HB 569    Del Morales,      Vital Statistics and Records - Definition of Lcnsd
           et al             Hlth Care Practitioner - Physcn Asst
 HB 591    Del Platt         Health Occupations - Physician Assistants -
                             Dispensing of Drugs Under a Delegation Agreement
 HB 769    Del Dumais        Estes and Trusts - Md Uniform Transfers to Minors
                             Act - Award of Reasonable and Necessary Expenses
 HB 777    Del Dumais        Estates and Trusts - Elective Share of Surviving
                             Spouse
 HB 783    Del Malone        Estates and Trusts - Share of Intestate Estate
                             Inherited by Surviving Parent - Repeal

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 631    Del Otto          Somerset County - Fines and Forfeitures -
                             Distribution
 HB 673    Dels Barron       Debt Collection - Exemptions From Attachment
           and C. Howard     (Jointly assigned to JUD and ECM)
 HB 711    Del Ciliberti,    Driving While Impaired by Alcohol - Transporting a
           et al             Minor - Penalties
 HB 733    Del Anderson      Courts - Civil Court Records - Shielding
 HB 770    Del               Courts - Appointments to Vacant Offices by the
           Hornberger, et    Judiciary - Same Party as Predecessor
           al
 HB 862    Dels Kramer       Transportation - Ignition Interlock Devices -
           and Barkley       Definition
 HB 949    Del Morhaim       Attorney Grievance Commission - Membership
 HB 956    Del Stein, et     Civil Action - Offense Against Vulnerable or
           al                Elderly Adult
 HB 958    Del Parrott       Courts - Certificate of Merit - Provider of
                             Professional Services

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 449    Del Lafferty      Income Tax - Corporate Returns - Disclosure of
                             Settlement Payments to Governmental Units
 HB 463    Del Morales,      Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - First-Time
           et al             Homebuyer Savings Accounts
 HB 476    Del Ali, et al    Income Tax Credit - Employment of Diversion
                             Program Participants (Second Chance Act)
 HB 489    Del McDonough,    Study Group on Building a Supertrack and
           et al             Performance Center in Baltimore County
 HB 519    Del Kelly, et     Income Tax - Credit for Child and Dependent Care
           al                Expenses - Income Eligibility
 HB 521    Del Tarlau, et    Income Tax - Research and Development Credit -
           al                Small Business Set-Aside
 HB 526    Del Lierman,      Income Tax - Angel Investor Tax Credit Program
           et al
 HB 566    Del Healey, et    Business Relief and Tax Fairness Act of 2018
           al
 HB 570    Del Gilchrist,    Income Tax - Standard Deduction
           et al
 HB 572    Del Rey, et al    Income Tax - Oyster Shell Recycling Credit -
                             Maximum Allowable Amount and Sunset Repeal
 HB 573    Del Platt, et     Income Tax - Earned Income Tax Credit -
           al                Eligibility Awareness Campaign
 HB 581    Del Carozza,      Home Gaming - Bunco
           et al
 HB 585    Del Krebs, et     Income Tax Subtraction Modification - Retirement
           al                Income (Fairness in Taxation for Retirees Act)
 HB 588    Del Krebs, et     Income Tax - Rate Brackets, Personal Exmptns, and
           al                Standard Deduction - Cost-of-Living Adjustments
 HB 593    Del Hettleman,    Income Tax - Student Loan Tax Credit
           et al
 HB 610    Carroll County    Carroll County - Gaming - Repeal of Sunday
           Delegation        Prohibition
 HB 611    Del Shoemaker     Carroll County - Instant Ticket Lottery Machines -
                             Fraternal and Sororal Organizations
 HB 616    Del M.            Income Tax - Film Production Activity Tax Credit -
           Washington,       Small or Independent Film Entities
           et al

SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION, INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE ON


                                 9:00 A.M.      8th Floor
                                    to          Conference Room #1
                                12:00 P.M.      Nancy S. Grasmick Education
                                                Building
                                                200 West Baltimore Street
                                                Baltimore, MD


   Subject:  Public meeting to discuss recommendations for the FY 2019 Capital
             Improvements Program and other normal business.  To join by
             teleconference, dial 1-855-797-9480 and enter the access code 311
             573 218.  Additional meeting information will be available at
             www.pscp.state.md.us

February 13, 2018 3:46 P.M.