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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 21, 2018

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 394    Sen Conway        Baltimore City - Property Tax Credit - School
                             Public Safety Officers
   ADDED                     FEB 21, 2018 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


BILL HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

 SB 134    The Pres          Small Business Relief Tax Credit
           (Admin)
 SB 166    Sen Serafini,     Corporate Income Tax - Federal Repatriation
           et al             Holiday
 SB 191    Sen Serafini,     Income Tax - Itemized Deductions
           et al
 SB 194    Sen Serafini,     Calculation of Taxable Income - Itemized
           et al             Deductions - Property Taxes
 SB 293    The Pres          Commonsense Spending Act of 2018
           (Admin), et al
 SB 299    The Pres          Income Tax Subtraction Modification - Correctional
           (Admin), et al    Officers (Hometown Heroes Act of 2018)
 SB 305    The Pres          More Jobs for Marylanders Act 2 0
           (Admin), et al
 SB 310    The Pres          CyberMaryland Act of 2018
           (Admin), et al
 SB 312    The Pres          Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military
           (Admin), et al    Retirement Income
 SB 318    Sen Serafini,     Income Tax - Standard Deduction - Alteration
           et al
 SB 469    Sen Salling,      Public Health - School Buildings - Minimum Health
           et al             Standards (Healthy Schools Program)
 SB 473    Sen Rosapepe,     Prince George's County - School Overcrowding
           et al             Reduction Act of 2018
 SB 480    Sen Ferguson      Balt Cty - South Balt Gateway Cmnty Impact Dist
                             Mgt Athrty - Dstrbtn of Lcl Impact Grnts
 SB 481    Sen Ferguson,     Heritage Structure Rehabilitation Tax Credit -
           et al             Reserve Fund - Mandated Appropriation
 SB 498    Sen Feldman,      Income Tax - Subtraction Modification -
           et al             Employee-Owned Businesses
 SB 502    Sens Smith and    Higher Education - University System of Maryland -
           Miller            Quasi-Endowment Funds
 SB 515    Sen Currie, et    Career and Technology Education and Workforce
           al                Investment Act
 SB 523    Sen Lee           Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Foreign
                             Government Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans
 SB 550    Sen Zucker, et    Maryland Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE)
           al                Program - Death of a Designated Beneficiary
 SB 567    Sen Serafini      Income Tax Rates - Reductions
 SB 587    Sen Robinson      Department of Human Services - Baltimore City
                             Department of Social Services - Audit
 SB 742    Sen Madaleno,     Income Tax - Wynne Case - Local Government
           et al             Repayments to the Local Reserve Account

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 611    Sen Ferguson,     RESCHEDULED -  to FEB 27, 1:00 PM
           et al
 SB 586    Sen Robinson,     HEARING CANCELED
           et al



End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 525    Sen Ready, et     Public Institutions of Higher Education -
           al                Discriminatory Harassment
 SB 532    Sen Pinsky, et    Higher Ed - Financial Aid - In-State Students (The
           al                Jill Wrigley Memorial Scholarship Expansion Act)
 SB 546    Sen Conway        Higher Education - Tuition Rates - Exemptions
 SB 548    Sen Conway        Education - Students With Reading Difficulties -
                             Screenings and Interventions
 SB 562    Sen Zucker        Education - Assessments - Administration by Public
                             School Employees
 SB 570    Sen Bates, et     Vision Disorders - Requirements for Student
           al                Screening - Revisions
 SB 597    Sen King, et      Community Colleges - Supplemental Services and
           al                Supports for Stdnts With Disabilities Grnt Program
 SB 607    Sen Conway, et    Higher Education - Sexual Assault Policy -
           al                Disciplinary Proceedings Policy
 SB 613    Sen Robinson      Baltimore Co BoE - Voluntary Nonsectarian Prayer
                             at School-Sponsored Student Events - Referendum
 SB 615    Sen Robinson      Coppin State Unvrsty and Morgan State Unvrsty -
                             Cyber Warrior Diversity Program - Established
 SB 666    Sen Robinson      Task Force to Study Grading Policies in Maryland
                             Schools
 SB 667    Sen Robinson,     Education - No-Zero Grading Policy - Prohibition
           et al
 SB 735    Carroll County    Carroll County - Board of Education - Compensation
           Senators

SENATE FINANCE


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 387    Sen Middleton     Health Ins - Health Care Access Program - Est (Md
                             Health Care Access Act of 2018)
 SB 690    Sen Benson, et    Maryland Department of Health - Basic Health
           al                Program - Implementation
 SB 693    Sen Feldman       Commercial Law - Consumer Protection - Ticket
                             Website Domain Names
 SB 704    Sen               Md Mdcl Asstnce Prgrm - Telemedicine - Assertive
           Klausmeier, et    Cmnty Trtmnt and Mobile Trtmnt Srvcs
           al
 SB 731    Sen Feldman,      Health - Alleged Rape, Sexual Offense, or Child
           et al             Sexual Abuse - HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
 SB 744    Sen Kelley, et    Insurance - Contraceptive Coverage - Consumer
           al                Information
 SB 878    Sen Feldman       Health Insurance - Medicaid Buy-In Task Force
 SB 894    Sen Feldman       Metro Oversight Enhancement Act
 SB 922    Sen Hershey       Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program Facilities - ASAM
                             Criteria Assessments
 SB 977    Sen Klausmeier    Behavioral Health Services and Voluntary Placement
                             Agreements - Children and Young Adults - Reports
 SB 1011   Sen Feldman,      Protect Maryland Health Care Act of 2018
           et al             (Jointly assigned to FIN and B&T)

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 962    Sen Hough, et     HEARING CANCELED
           al



End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 668    Sen Zirkin        Circuit Court Clerks - Salary Increase
 SB 670    Sen Zirkin        Family Law - Marriage - Age Requirements
 SB 684    Sen Lee           Child Custody - Legal Decision Making and
                             Parenting Time
 SB 787    Sen Simonaire,    Children in Out-of-Home Placement - Rights
           et al
 SB 837    Sen Smith, et     Courts and Judicial Proceedings - Consumer
           al                Contracts
 SB 862    Sen Kelley, et    Maryland No-Fault Birth Injury Fund
           al                (Jointly assigned to JPR and FIN)
 SB 965    Sen Lee           Family Law - Age of Majority - Jurisdiction of
                             Court
 SB 1042   Sen Smith, et     Access to Maryland Courts Act
           al
 SB 1050   Sen Smith, et     Civil Actions - Body Attachment - Procedures
           al
 SB 1060   Sen Kagan, et     Nonpublic Elementary and Secondary Schools -
           al                Discrimination - Prohibition

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
           * Maryland Technology Development Corporation
           * Maryland Higher Education Commission
           * Baltimore City Community College

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES
 Room 150, HOB
           * Department of Disabilities
           * MDH Public Health Administration

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND ADMINISTRATION
 Room 145, HOB
           * Department of Juvenile Services
           * DPSCS Patuxent Institution
           * DPSCS Inmate Grievance Office


BUDGET HEARINGS - 4:30 P.M.

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON CAPITAL BUDGET
 Room 120, HOB
           * Capital Maryland Department of the Environment
           * Capital Military Department


HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 803    Dels Malone       Business Regulation - Boat Winterization - Shrink
           and McComas       Wrapping (Matthew's Law)
 HB 873    Del Kramer        Corporations - Transfer of Assets and Exchange of
                             Shares of Stock
 HB 1080   Dels Kramer       Consumer Protection - Cleaning Product
           and               Right-to-Know Act
           Fraser-Hidalgo
 HB 1090   Del Afzali        Consumer Protection - Caller ID Spoofing Ban of
                             2018
 HB 1095   Dels Kramer       Corporations - Maryland General Corporation Law -
           and West          Miscellaneous Provisions
 HB 1100   Del Kramer        Corporations and Associations - Corporate Records
                             and Electronic Transmissions
 HB 1241   Del Lisanti       Crprtns and Assns - Recordation and Filing - Proof
                             of Ocptnl or Prfsnl License or Admission to Bar
 HB 1510   Del Mautz         Corporations and Associations - Filing Fee -
                             Annual Report

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 538    Del Lierman,      Environment - Expanded Polystyrene Food Service
           et al             Products - Prohibition
                             (Jointly assigned to ENV and ECM)
 HB 696    Carroll County    Carroll County - Scenic River Advisory Board -
           Delegation        Composition
 HB 766    Del Healey, et    Natural Resources - Forest Conservation Act -
           al                Standards and Requirements
 HB 795    Dels Malone       Natural Resources - State Boat Act - Carbon
           and McComas       Monoxide Safety
 HB 801    Del Beitzel,      State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund -
           et al             Purpose, Use, and Funding - Alterations
 HB 850    Del Hill, et      Solid Waste Management and Recycling - Mattresses
           al                and Box Springs
                             (Jointly assigned to ENV and ECM)
 HB 917    Frederick         Frederick County - Scenic River Advisory Board -
           County            Composition
           Delegation
 HB 923    Del Walker        Environment - Water and Sewer Service
 HB 947    Del Beitzel       Ntrl Rsrcs - Chspk and Atlantic Cstl Bays 2010
                             Trst Fnd - Purpose and Athrzd Use of Fnds
 HB 980    Del A. Miller,    Task Force to Study the Feasibility of
           et al             Establishing a Shelter Animal Refuge
 HB 1077   Del Beitzel       Wetlands and Waterways Program - State-Owned Lakes
                             - Structural Shoreline Stabilization

                                 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 490
           - HB 569
           - HB 591

           *Room 218*


                                 11:00 P.M.

      Health Occupations and Long Term Care Subcommittee:

           - HB 70  (CANCELED)
           - HB 438 (CANCELED)
           - HB 490
           - HB 569
           - HB 591
           - HB 652 (ADDED)

           *Room 218*


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 597    Del Patterson,    Commission on African American Patriots in the
           et al             American Revolutionary War
 HB 634    Del Jackson,      Commission to Advance Next Generation 9-1-1 Across
           et al             Maryland - Establishment
 HB 640    Del Dumais        Register of Wills - Salary
 HB 653    Del K. Young,     Health Care Providers - Opioid Prescriptions -
           et al             Discussion of Information and Risks
 HB 658    The Spkr          State House Trust - Duties - Landscaping and
                             Construction of Lawyer's Mall
 HB 677    Del Pena          Public Info Act - Required Denials - Physical
           Melnyk, et al     Addresses, E-Mail Addresses, and Telephone Numbers
 HB 695    Del Frick         Open Meetings Act - Closed Meetings -
                             Cybersecurity
 HB 782    Dels              Maryland Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE)
           Waldstreicher     Program - Death of a Designated Beneficiary
           and Bromwell
 HB 800    Del Pena          St Brd of Dntl Exmnrs - Lcnsr - Faculty Mbrs at
           Melnyk            the Unvrsty of Md Schl of Dentistry
 HB 879    Del Cullison      Health Occupations - Advanced Practice Dental
                             Hygiene

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 513    Del Hill, et      Circuit Court Judges - Election, Qualifications,
           al                and Term of Office
                             (Jointly assigned to JUD and W&M)
 HB 545    Del Ali, et al    Landlord-Tenant Action - Body Attachment -
                             Prohibition (Jared Kushner Act)
                             (Jointly assigned to ENV and JUD)
 HB 607    Del West, et      Circuit Court Judges - Selection and Tenure
           al                (Jointly assigned to JUD and W&M)
 HB 942    Dels Rosenberg    Real Property - Body Attachments - Debt Related to
           and Dumais        Residential Tenancy
                             (Jointly assigned to ENV and JUD)
 HB 1071   Del West, et      Courts - Business and Technology Court
           al
 HB 1081   Del Barron, et    Civil Actions - Body Attachment - Procedures
           al
 HB 1260   Del Metzgar,      District Court - Nonincarcerable Criminal Cases -
           et al             Saturdays
 HB 1270   Del Dumais, et    Access to Maryland Courts Act
           al

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 99     The Spkr          Small Business Relief Tax Credit
           (Admin)
 HB 354    The Spkr          Income Tax Subtraction Modification - Correctional
           (Admin), et al    Officers (Hometown Heroes Act of 2018)
 HB 362    The Spkr          Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military
           (Admin), et al    Retirement Income
 HB 364    The Spkr          CyberMaryland Act of 2018
           (Admin), et al
 HB 587    Del Krebs, et     Calculation of Taxable Income - Itemized
           al                Deductions - Property Taxes
 HB 589    Del Krebs, et     Income Tax - Itemized Deductions
           al
 HB 641    Carroll County    Carroll County - Coin Operated Games - Repeal of
           Delegation        Licensing Requirements
 HB 644    Del Lam, et al    State Income Tax - Subtraction Modification -
                             Elementary and Secondary Education Expenses
 HB 671    Del Patterson,    Sales and Use Tax - Tax-Free Period for
           et al             Back-to-School Shopping - School Supplies
 HB 686    Del Luedtke,      Income Tax - Wynne Case - Local Government
           et al             Repayments to the Local Reserve Account
 HB 697    Del Afzali        Individual Income Tax - Itemized Deductions on
                             State Income Tax Return
 HB 750    Del Tarlau, et    Economic Development Income Tax Credits - Multiple
           al                Claims - Prohibition
 HB 754    Del Wivell        Sales and Use Tax Exemption - Target Redevelopment
                             Area - Washington County
 HB 802    Del Fisher, et    Retire in Maryland Act of 2018
           al
 HB 820    Del Mautz, et     Sales and Use Tax - Replacement Boat Motors -
           al                Exemption
 HB 883    Del Queen, et     Income Tax Credits - Employer Child Care Center
           al                and Employer-Provided Child Care Services
 HB 1056   Del Wilson, et    Income Tax Checkoff - Maryland Veterans Trust Fund
           al

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS


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


   Subject:  General Meeting

February 20, 2018 3:47 P.M.