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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 22, 2018

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION

PENSIONS SUBCOMMITTEE

BILL HEARINGS - 8:30 A.M.

 SB 568    Sen McFadden,     St Empl and Retiree Hlth and Wlfr Benefits Prgrm -
           et al             Retiree Dep Participation in the Md Rx Prgrm
 SB 699    Sen Guzzone       Alternate Contributory Pension Selection - Former
           (Chr Jt Com on    Members - Member Contributions
           Pnsns)
 SB 784    Sen Guzzone       Pensions - Administrative and Operational Expenses
           (Chr Jt Com on    - Limitation and Calculation
           Pnsns)
 SB 895    Sen Guzzone       State Police Retirement System - Deferred
                             Retirement Option Program - Alterations
 SB 898    Sen Guzzone       Maryland Pension Climate Change Risk Act
 SB 899    Sen Guzzone       State Retirement and Pension System - Investment
           (Chr Jt Com on    Division
           Pnsns)
 SB 988    Sens Edwards      Correctional Officers' Retirement System -
           and Serafini      Membership

BUDGET HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION
 Amoss, Miller
           * Maryland Technology Development Corporation
           * Maryland Higher Education Commission
           * Baltimore City Community College

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
 3 West, Miller
           * Department of Disabilities
           * MDH Public Health Administration
           * Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, TRANSPORTATION, AND ENVIRONMENT
 Schweinhaut, Miller
           * Department of Juvenile Services
           * DPSCS Patuxent Institution
           * DPSCS Inmate Grievance Office
           * Department of the Environment


SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 553    Sen Simonaire     State Government - Security Training - Protection
                             of Security-Sensitive Data
 SB 588    Sen Robinson,     State Government - State Song - Revision
           et al
 SB 608    The Pres          State House Trust - Duties - Maintenance of
                             Lawyer's Mall
 SB 676    Sen Conway        Baltimore City - Community Benefits Districts
           (BCA)
 SB 788    Sen Kagan, et     Public Information Act - Revisions
           al
 SB 790    Sen Kagan, et     Maryland State Song - Repeal and Replace - State
           al                Selection Panel
 SB 823    Sen Lee, et al    Maryland Commission on Civil Rights - Civil
                             Penalties
 SB 843    Sen Conway        State Real Estate Commission - Real Estate
                             Guaranty Fund - Fund Transfer
 SB 846    Sen Conway, et    State Real Estate Commission - Brokers - Business
           al                Succession in the Event of Disability
 SB 1018   Sen Robinson      State Government - State Song - Revision
 SB 1054   Sen Kagan         Public Information Act - 9-1-1 Communications -
                             Denial of Part of a Public Record

SENATE FINANCE


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 202    Sen Lee, et al    Consumer Protection - Credit Report Security
                             Freezes - Notice and Fees
 SB 482    Sen Astle, et     Remote Access Information Program for Deaf-Blind
           al                Individuals - Establishment
 SB 566    Sen Serafini      Credit Regulation - Mortgage Brokers - Finder's
                             Fee
 SB 748    Sen Astle, et     Interception of Communication - Financial
           al                Institutions
 SB 755    Sen Peters        Credit Regulation - Escrow Accounts - Water and
                             Sewer Facilities Assessments
 SB 968    Sen Eckardt       Task Force on Rural Internet, Broadband, Wireless,
                             and Cellular Service - Study and Extension
 SB 1012   Sen Feldman,      Commissioner of Financial Rgltn - Student Ed Loans
           et al             - Ombudsman and Licensing of Servicers
 SB 1068   Sen Rosapepe,     Financial Consumer Protection Act of 2018
           et al

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 734    Sen Ready         Criminal Law - Life-Threatening Injury Involving a
                             Vehicle or Vessel - Criminal Negligence
 SB 741    Sen Madaleno,     Public Safety - Handgun Permit Review Board -
           et al             Repeal
 SB 781    Sen Muse, et      Criminal Procedure - Victims and Witnesses - Out
           al                of Court Statement of Child Victim
 SB 789    Sen Edwards,      Public Safety - Rifles and Shotguns - Purchases
           et al
 SB 814    Sen Salling,      Public Safety - Permit to Carry, Wear, or
           et al             Transport a Handgun - Qualifications
 SB 816    Sen Salling,      Criminal Law - Death Penalty - Law Enforcement
           et al             Officers and First Responders
 SB 838    Sen Smith         Criminal Procedure - Coram Nobis - Time for Filing
 SB 870    The Pres (Atty    Criminal Procedure - Office of the Attorney
           Gen Ofc)          General - Subpoena Power
 SB 1038   Sen Smith, et     Criminal Law - Animal Cruelty - Sentencing
           al                Conditions and Selling Ban
 SB 1062   Balt City Sens    Weapon Crimes - Detachable Magazines and Regulated
           (BCA)             Firearms - Possession

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 Stadium Authority
           * Maryland State Library Agency
           * Maryland 529

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES
 Room 150, HOB
           * MDH Health Regulatory Commissions
           * DHS Family Investment

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND ADMINISTRATION
 Room 145, HOB
           * Comptroller of Maryland
           * State Treasurer
           * State Board of Elections
           * Secretary of State


BILL HEARINGS - 3:00 P.M.

 HB 993    Del Korman, et    Maryland Pension Climate Change Risk Act
           al
 HB 1012   Del B. Barnes     State Retirement and Pension System - Investment
           (Chr Jt Com on    Division
           Pnsns)
 HB 1018   Del B. Barnes     Pensions - Administrative and Operational Expenses
           (Chr Jt Com on    - Limitation and Calculation
           Pnsns)
 HB 1019   Del B. Barnes     Alternate Contributory Pension Selection - Former
           (Chr Jt Com on    Members - Member Contributions
           Pnsns)
 HB 1020   Del B. Barnes     State Retirement and Pension System - Board of
           (Chr Jt Com on    Trustees - Oath
           Pnsns)
 HB 1042   Del B. Barnes     Law Enforcement Officers' Pension System - Benefit
                             Cap Increase
 HB 1049   Del B. Barnes     State Police Retirement System - Deferred
                             Retirement Option Program - Alterations
 HB 1165   Del P. Young,     Military Service Credit - Eligibility
           et al
 HB 1182   Del Beitzel       Correctional Officers' Retirement System -
                             Membership

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 912    Del Parrott       Task Force on Electric Power Grid Security
 HB 943    Del Saab, et      Telephone Companies - Unpublished Telephone Number
           al                - One-Time Charge
 HB 961    Del Mautz, et     Department of Info Technology - Rural Broadband
           al                Service - Inventory and Mapping of Assets
 HB 979    Dels Kramer       Property and Casualty Insurance - Travel Insurance
           and W. Miller     - Regulation
 HB 987    Del Brooks, et    Vehicle Laws - Security Lapses - Notice to
           al                Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund
 HB 1078   Del Frick         Commercial Insurance - Insurance Producers -
                             Commissions
 HB 1083   Del Davis         Ins - Contracts and Policies - Educational and
                             Promotional Materials and Articles of Merchandise
 HB 1491   Del A.            Utility Submetering - Multiple Occupancy Buildings
           Washington

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 535    Del Lierman,      Transportation - Complete Streets Program -
           et al             Establishment
 HB 630    Frederick         Frd Co - Ethics and Cmpgn Actvty - Governing Body,
           County            Co Brd and Cmsn Members, and Brd of Lcns Cmsnrs
           Delegation
 HB 632    Carroll County    Carroll County - Unlicensed Junk Vehicles and
           Delegation        Parts - Repeal
 HB 672    Dels Carr and     Vehicle Laws - Intersections - Prohibited Acts
           Korman
 HB 703    Del Conaway       Maryland Transit Administration - Free Ridership
                             for State Employees
 HB 714    Del McMillan,     Vehicle Laws - HOV Lanes - Plug-In Electric Drive
           et al             and Hybrid Vehicles
 HB 744    Del Lafferty      Transportation - Complete Streets Policy -
                             Adoption
 HB 749    Del R. Lewis,     Vehicle Laws - Bus Lane Monitoring Cameras -
           et al             Authorization
 HB 807    Del Beidle, et    Transportation - Highway User Revenues -
           al                Distribution
 HB 854    Del K. Young,     Transportation - Highway User Revenues - Phased
           et al             Restoration
 HB 881    Del C. Howard,    Motor Vehicles - Aggressive Driving
           et al
 HB 889    Del Parrott,      Motor Vehicles - Driver's License Examination -
           et al             Parallel Parking
 HB 959    Del Parrott       Vehicle Laws - Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons

                                 3:00 P.M.

 Motor Vehicle & Transportation Subcommittee Work Session

 Local Government & BiCounty Agencies Subcommittee Work Session



HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS


                                 11:00 A.M.

      Health Facilities and Pharmaceuticals Subcommittee:

           - HB 115
           - HB 407
           - HB 482

           *Room 240*


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 718    Del Kelly         Insurance Law - Application to Direct Primary Care
                             Agreements - Exclusion
 HB 726    Del R. Lewis,     Maryland Department of Health - Basic Health
           et al             Program - Implementation
 HB 780    Del Rosenberg,    Insurance - Contraceptive Coverage - Consumer
           et al             Information
 HB 847    Del Carr          Health Insurance - Coverage for Lymphedema
                             Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment
 HB 863    Del Cullison,     State Board of Nursing - Advanced Practice
           et al             Registered Nurses - Certification and Practice
 HB 908    Del Pena          Health Insurance - Coverage of Fertility
           Melnyk, et al     Preservation Procedures for Iatrogenic Infertility
 HB 1088   Dels Cullison     State Procurement - Information Technology -
           and Rosenberg     Nonvisual Access
 HB 1108   Del McMillan,     State Procurement - Use of Electronic Means to
           et al             Conduct Procurement
 HB 1167   Del Pena          Protect Maryland Health Care Act of 2018
           Melnyk, et al
 HB 1237   Del Hayes, et     Procurement - Disposition of Property - Public
           al                Universities
 HB 1312   Del Kelly, et     Health Insurance - Medicaid Buy-In Task Force
           al
 HB 1504   Del Lam, et al    Task Force to Study Reinsurance to Reduce Health
                             Insurance Premiums

HOUSE RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE


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

HOUSE JUDICIARY


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 1157   Dels Malone       HEARING CANCELED
           and McMillan


 HB 1211   Dels Malone       HEARING CANCELED
           and McMillan



End of schedule changes



                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 804    Del Rosenberg,    Child Support Admin - Suspension of Driver's
           et al             License or Privilege to Drive for Arrears - Exmptn
 HB 838    Del Valentino     Child Protection - Reporting - Threat of Harm
           Smith, et al
 HB 859    Del Clippinger    Juvenile Law - Transfer of Cases to Juvenile Court
 HB 1023   Del               Juvenile Law - Witnesses - Body Attachment
           Clippinger, et
           al
 HB 1032   Dels Dumais       Child Custody - Legal Decision Making and
           and McComas       Parenting Time
 HB 1034   Del Dumais        Grounds for Divorce - Mutual Consent - Military
                             Service Member
 HB 1152   Del Hill, et      Family Law - Age of Majority - Jurisdiction of
           al                Court
 HB 1244   Del Hettleman,    Workgroup on Establishing an Independent School
           et al             Board for the Juvenile Services Education System
                             (Jointly assigned to JUD and W&M)

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 723    Del Ebersole,     HEARING CANCELED
           et al



End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 203    Del               Hghr Ed - Senatorial and Delegate Schlrshps -
           Hornberger, et    Reimbursement of Certificate and License Programs
           al
 HB 329    Del Otto, et      Somerset County - Community College - Eligibility
           al                of Students to Pay No Tuition or Fees
 HB 420    Del Lierman,      Hghr Ed - Financial Aid - In-State Stdnts (The
           et al             Jill Wrigley Mem Schlrshp Expnsn Act)
 HB 493    Del Stein, et     Teachers and Teacher Preparation Programs -
           al                Research-Based Reading Instruction
 HB 568    Del Kaiser, et    Education - Student Data Governance
           al
 HB 605    Del Kaiser, et    State Student Loan Refinancing Program -
           al                Market-Specific Consultant Study
 HB 624    Del Ali, et al    Pblc Instns of Hghr Ed - Fmly Mbrs of Kld or Dsbld
                             Frst Responders - Ttn Exmptn (Sean Suiter Act)
 HB 625    Dels Rosenberg    Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program
           and Luedtke       - Local Police - Eligibility
 HB 679    Del Pena          Public Schools - School Year - Completion Date
           Melnyk, et al
 HB 682    Del D. Barnes,    State Department of Education - Nonprofit Youth
           et al             Development Program - Established
 HB 689    Del McIntosh,     Community Colleges - Veterans Advisors and
           et al             Veterans Resource Centers - Established
 HB 798    Del Kittleman,    Visual Impairments - Requirements for Student
           et al             Screening
 HB 806    Del Queen, et     Education - Summer Meals Expansion Grant Pilot
           al                Program
 HB 823    Del Luedtke       Education - Public School Teachers - Preparation
 HB 910    Dels Luedtke      Education - Students With Reading Difficulties -
           and Kaiser        Screenings and Interventions

LEGISLATIVE ETHICS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON



                                 8:30 A.M.      Room 204
                                                James Senate Office Building
                                                11 Bladen Street
                                                Annapolis, MD


   Subject:  Review of Disclosures and Disclaimers

             Work Session

             A portion of the meeting may be closed to comply with a statutory
             requirement that prevents public disclosure of matters that may be
             discussed.

February 27, 2018 3:29 P.M.