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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 27, 2018

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION


BILL HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

 SB 538    Sen Pinsky        Corporate Income Tax - Throwback Rule
 SB 545    Sen Conway        Public Safety - Maryland Violence Intervention and
                             Prevention Program Fund - Establishment
 SB 561    Sen Manno, et     Maryland Estate Tax - Unified Credit
           al
 SB 564    Sen Serafini      Income Tax Credit - Security Clearance Costs -
                             Procedure to Claim Credit
 SB 565    Sen Serafini      Interest Rate on Tax Deficiencies and Refunds
 SB 599    Sen Nathan        Baltimore County - Property Tax - Credit for
           Pulliam           Individuals at Least 70 Years Old
 SB 605    Sen Edwards,      Transportation - Highway User Revenues - Phased
           et al             Restoration
 SB 606    Sens Edwards      Off-Highway Recreational Vehicles - Excise Titling
           and Serafini      Tax - Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle Trail Fund
 SB 646    Sen Madaleno,     Maryland Estate Tax - Unified Credit
           et al
 SB 647    Sen Madaleno,     Earned Income Tax Credit - Individuals Without
           et al             Qualifying Children - Expansion
 SB 663    Sen Bates         Sales and Use Tax - Tax-Free Periods - University
                             and College Textbooks
 SB 887    Washington        Washington Co - Property Tax Credit for Disabled
           County Senators   Veterans - Min Percentage of Disability
 SB 889    Washington        Washington County - Public Facilities Bonds
           County Senators
 SB 1090   Sens Peters       Corporate Income Tax - Single Sales Factor
           and Guzzone       Apportionment

BUDGET HEARINGS - 4:00 P.M.

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON CAPITAL BUDGET
 3 West, Miller
           * Capital Department of Natural Resources
           * Capital Department of Housing and Community Development
           * Capital Board of Public Works
           * Capital Historic St Mary's Commission
           * Capital Department of Aging
           * Capital Judiciary


SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 611    Sen Ferguson,     Education - Healthy School Facility Fund -
           et al             Established
 SB 651    Sen Kagan, et     Environment - Expanded Polystyrene Food Service
           al                Products - Prohibition
                             (Jointly assigned to EHE and FIN)
 SB 675    Sen Hough, et     Humane Adoption of Companion Animals Used in
           al                Research Act of 2018
 SB 777    Sen Hershey       Aquaculture Leases - Notice - Homeowners
                             Associations
 SB 778    Sens Hershey      Procurement - Payment Security - Construction
           and Ready         Contracts
 SB 782    Sen Muse, et      State Finance and Procurement - Public Buildings -
           al                Diaper-Changing Facilities in Restrooms
 SB 821    Sen Madaleno,     Community Development Program Act of 2018
           et al
 SB 822    Sen Madaleno      Community Development - Community Action Agencies
                             - Continuity of Funding
 SB 844    Sen Conway        Environment - Newsprint Recycling Board - Repeal
                             and Transfer of Authority
 SB 849    Sen Mathias       Beach Erosion Control District - Ocean City
                             Life-Saving Station Museum
 SB 926    Sen Hershey       Natural Resources - Oyster Planting - Substrate
                             Material
 SB 1020   Sen Conway        Procurement - Architectural Services and
                             Engineering Services - Reciprocal Preference

SENATE FINANCE


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 529    Sen Astle         Vehicle Manufacturers - Notice to Purchasers and
                             Lessees - Warranty Requirements
 SB 743    Sen Middleton     Motor Vehicle Insurance - Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing
 SB 792    Sen Feldman       Commercial Insurance - Insurance Producers -
                             Commissions
 SB 825    Sen Conway        Baltimore City - Sheriff's Office - Appointments,
                             Salaries, and Workers' Compensation
                             (Jointly assigned to FIN and JPR)
 SB 856    Sens Middleton    Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund - Uninsured
           and Reilly        Division - Uninsured Motorists
 SB 876    Sen Middleton     Insurance - Commercial Lines - Exemptions From
                             Filings
 SB 880    Sens Astle and    Commercial Insurance - Certificates of Insurance -
           Feldman           Fee
 SB 945    Sen Young         Motor Vehicle Ins - Dscrm in Underwriting and
                             Rating - Use of Occupation or Education Level
 SB 979    Sen Klausmeier    Workers' Compensation - Third-Party Actions -
                             Subsequent Injury Fund
 SB 1059   Sens Kagan and    Motor Vehicle Ins - Dscrm in Underwriting and
           Benson            Rating - Use of Marital Status or Gender

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 521    Sen               Vehicle Laws - Towing Companies - Disposal of
           Klausmeier, et    Abandoned Vehicles
           al
 SB 551    Sen Conway        Vehicle Laws - Bus Lane Monitoring Cameras -
                             Authorization
 SB 580    Sen Ramirez       Motor Vehicles - Duplicate Driver's Licenses -
                             Victims of Robbery or Burglary
 SB 626    Sen Smith, et     Vehicle Registration - Exemption From Registration
           al                Fees - Surviving Spouses of Veterans
 SB 635    Sen Hershey       Driver's Licenses and Identification Cards -
                             Notation for Life-Threatening Allergy
 SB 644    Sen Edwards       Allegany County - All-Terrain Vehicles and
                             Snowmobiles
 SB 701    Sen               Commercial Driver's Licenses - Recognition,
           Klausmeier, et    Prevention, and Reporting of Human Trafficking
           al
 SB 722    Sen Lee           Motor Vehicles - Alcohol- or Drug-Related Driving
                             Offenses - Testing Requirement
 SB 751    Sen Simonaire     Vehicle Laws - HOV Lanes - Plug-In Electric Drive
                             and Hybrid Vehicles
 SB 768    Sen Ready         Vehicle Laws - Title Service Agents
 SB 847    Washington        Washington Co - Hwy Parking - Prhbtn on Prolonged
           County Senators   Parking of Inoperable or Disabled Vehicle
 SB 868    Sen Lee           Vehicle Laws - Injury or Death of Vulnerable Road
                             User - Penalties
 SB 872    Sen Mathias       Vehicle Laws - Special Event Zones

SENATE RULES COMMITTEE


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

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS


BILL HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

 HB 606    Del Rosenberg,    Public Health - Tobacco Control Funding
           et al
 HB 941    Del Queen, et     Child Care Subsidy Program - Unemployment -
           al                Eligibility
 HB 954    Del A.            Heritage Structure Rehabilitation Tax Credit -
           Washington,       Reserve Fund - Mandated Appropriation
           et al             (Jointly assigned to APP and W&M)
 HB 955    Del Valentino     Department of Housing and Community Development -
           Smith, et al      Crisis Shelter Home Program for the Homeless
 HB 1203   Del Haynes, et    Maryland Education Opportunity Act of 2018
           al
 HB 1341   Del Jones, et     Maryland College Investment Plan - State Match
           al                Requirement - Revisions
 HB 1432   Dels Queen and    Food Stamp Program - Summer Supplement for
           Carr              Children - Pilot Program
 HB 1515   Del Jackson,      Public Safety - Length of Service Award Programs -
           et al             Statewide Service
 HB 1577   Del Lam, et al    Human Services - Family Navigation Services -
                             Provision and Funding
 HB 1582   Del Wilson        Hmn Srvcs - Chldrn in Out-of-Home Plcmnt -
                             Centralized Cmprhnsv Hlth Care Mntrg Program
                             (Jointly assigned to APP and HGO)
 HB 1615   Del Valentino     Human Services - Temporary Disability Assistance
           Smith, et al      Program
 HB 1620   Del Bromwell,     Local Health Services Funding - Modifications
           et al

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 664    Del Hettleman,    Labor and Employment - Payment of the Minimum Wage
           et al             Required (Fight for Fifteen)
 HB 974    Del Tarlau, et    Labor and Employment - Exmptns From Overtime Pay -
           al                Administrative, Executive, or Prof Capacity
 HB 1109   Del Morales,      State Government - Discrimination in Employment -
           et al             Pregnancy and Childbirth
 HB 1239   Del Wilson        Labor and Employment - Sexual Harassment -
                             Contractual Waivers
 HB 1243   Del Morales,      Prevailing Wage Rates - Public Work Contracts -
           et al             Suits by Employees
 HB 1596   Del Valderrama    Labor and Employment - Sexual Harassment -
                             Contractual Waivers and Reporting Requirements

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 417    PG Co Deleg       Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission - Funding
           and Mont Co       Accountability and Transparency Act PG/MC 111-18
           Deleg
 HB 418    PG Co Deleg       Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission - Indirect
           and Mont Co       Customer Assistance Program PG/MC 105-18
           Deleg
 HB 545    Del Ali, et al    Landlord-Tenant Action - Body Attachment -
                             Prohibition (Jared Kushner Act)
                             (Jointly assigned to ENV and JUD)
 HB 815    Calvert County    Calvert County - Procurement - Contracts and
           Delegation        Bidding
 HB 942    Dels Rosenberg    Real Property - Body Attachments - Debt Related to
           and Dumais        Residential Tenancy
                             (Jointly assigned to ENV and JUD)
 HB 997    Del Cullison      Condominiums - Transfer of Control - Common
                             Element Reserves
 HB 1066   Dels West and     Hmwnrs Assns - Rcrdd Cvnnts or Rstrctns - Dltn of
           Lafferty          Rstrctns Based on Race, Rlgs Belief, or Natl Orgn
 HB 1073   Del Holmes        Landlord and Tenant - Residential Leases - Water
                             and Sewer Bills
 HB 1086   Del Proctor,      Real Property - New Residential Construction -
           et al             Correction of Drainage Defect
 HB 1093   Del Platt         Maryland Uniform Real Property Electronic
                             Recording Act
 HB 1097   Del Healey, et    Real Property - Condominiums and Homeowners
           al                Associations - Dispute Settlement
 HB 1158   Del Holmes        Real Property - Regulation of Common Ownership
                             Community Managers
 HB 1192   Dels Rosenberg    Department of Housing and Community Development -
           and McIntosh      Live Near Your Work Program - Report
 HB 1219   Del Grammer       Department of Housing and Community Development -
                             Claims Regarding Neighborhood Blight

                                 3:00 P.M.

 Natural Resources, Agriculture & Open Space Subcommittee Work Session

 Land Use & Ethics Subcommittee Work Session



HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 1008   Del Cullison      RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 7, 1:00 PM


                                 11:00 A.M.

      Government Operations and Estates and Trusts Subcommittee:

           - HB 556
           - HB 769
           - HB 777

           *Room 240*

 HB 1197   Del Pena          HEARING CANCELED
           Melnyk, et al


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 445    Del Kipke         Health - Certified Recovery Residences - Urine
                             Testing
 HB 499    Del Kipke, et     Health - Standards for Involuntary Admissions and
           al                Petitions for Emergency Evaluation - Modification
 HB 601    Del Hayes, et     Public Health - Opioids - Dispensing Requirement
           al
 HB 639    Del A. Miller,    Health - Alleged Rape, Sexual Offense, or Child
           et al             Sexual Abuse - HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
 HB 771    Dels Cassilly     Public Health - Opioid Overdoses - Prohibition and
           and Szeliga       Rehabilitation Order
                             (Jointly assigned to HGO and JUD)
 HB 772    Del Hayes, et     Md Medical Assistance Program - Clinical Services
           al                Provided by Certified Peer Rcvry Specialists
 HB 922    Del Kipke, et     Maryland Department of Health - "Pill Mill" Tip
           al                Line
 HB 924    Del Folden, et    Emergency Medical Care - Administration of Opioid
           al                Antidotes - Immunity
                             (Jointly assigned to HGO and JUD)
 HB 1092   Del Rosenberg,    Behavioral Health Crisis Response Grant Program -
           et al             Establishment
                             (Jointly assigned to HGO and APP)
 HB 1207   Del Beitzel,      Public Health - Ibogaine Treatment Study Program
           et al
 HB 1652   Del Sample        Md Mdcl Asstnce Prgrm - Telemedicine - Assertive
           Hughes, et al     Cmnty Trtmnt and Mobile Trtmnt Srvcs

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 1082   Del Dumais        Justice Reinvestment Act - Modifications
                             (Jointly assigned to JUD and HGO)
 HB 1119   Dels Kramer       Hate Crimes - Civil Remedy
           and Glenn
 HB 1121   Del Conaway       Sexual Assault Evidence Kits - Voluntary Payment
                             by Victim for Testing of Kit
 HB 1123   Del Conaway       Sexual Assault Evidence Kits - Federal Best
                             Practices
 HB 1124   Del Hettleman     Crmnl Procedure - Stwd Sexual Assault Evidence
                             Clctn Kit Tracking Sstm - Requirements
 HB 1125   Del Hettleman     Evidence - Chain of Custody - DNA Profile
 HB 1129   Del Malone, et    Criminal Procedure - Forfeiture Proceedings -
           al                Notice
 HB 1134   Del               Crmnl Lw - Sxl Actvty With an Animal, Unnatural or
           Atterbeary, et    Perverted Sxl Practices, and Sodomy
           al
 HB 1142   Del Malone, et    Interception of Oral Communication - Law
           al                Enforcement Officer
 HB 1169   Del Anderson,     Baltimore City - Office of State's Attorney -
           et al             Authority to Appoint Criminal Investigators
 HB 1173   Del Haynes, et    Public Safety - Use of Force De-Escalation
           al                Training of Law Enforcement Officers - Reports
 HB 1175   Del Cluster       Public Safety - National Railroad Passenger
                             Corporation (AMTRAK) Police Force
 HB 1209   Del Proctor,      Public Safety - Silver Alert Program - Pedestrians
           et al             and Case Status (Eula's Law)
 HB 1267   Del Dumais, et    Criminal Procedure - Motion to Vacate Judgment -
           al                Human Trafficking
 HB 1292   Del Lierman,      Public Safety - Law Enforcement - Prohibition on
           et al             Sexual Activity During Investigations
 HB 1309   Del Parrott,      Criminal Law - Crimes Against Property - Right to
           et al             Defend Property
 HB 1313   Del Haynes, et    Local Correctional Facilities - Prerelease and
           al                Work Release Programs - Assessment of Fees
 HB 1418   Del McComas,      Criminal Law - Distribution of Fentanyl -
           et al             Penalties
 HB 1439   The Spkr (Atty    Criminal Procedure - Office of the Attorney
           Gen Ofc), et al   General - Subpoena Power
 HB 1520   Del Vallario,     Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release Services
           et al             Program - Victim Notification
 HB 1526   Del Sanchez,      Md Police Training and Standards Cmsn - Police
           et al             Offcr Certfn - Eligibility (Freedom to Serve Act)
 HB 1559   Del Vallario,     Court Records - Unserved Arrest Warrant and
           et al             Charging Document - Inspection by Attorney
 HB 1587   Del S. Howard,    Public Safety - Fire Investigation Science
           et al             Advisory Workgroup
 HB 1597   Del Sydnor        Occupational Licenses or Certificates -
                             Application Determinations - Use of Crmnl History

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 767    Del Rosenberg     Election Law - Securing Elections From Foreign
                             Interference
 HB 1178   Del Lafferty      Property Tax - Liability for Payment of Tax on
                             Leased Property
 HB 1227   Del Beidle        Tax Credit - Commuter Benefits - Alterations
 HB 1246   Del Holmes        Property Tax - In Rem Foreclosure and Sale -
                             Vacant and Abandoned Property
 HB 1278   Dels Kaiser       Election Law - Postelection Tabulation Audit
           and A.
           Washington
 HB 1331   Dels A.           Election Law - Cybersecurity
           Washington and
           Kaiser
 HB 1340   Del Moon, et      Property Tax - Country Clubs and Golf Courses -
           al                Rate of Assessment and Term of Agreements
 HB 1371   Del M.            Recordation Tax - Collection by State Department
           Washington,       of Assessments and Taxation - Distribution
           et al
 HB 1409   Del M.            Baltimore City - Tax Sales of Real Property -
           Washington,       Water Liens (Water Taxpayer Protection Act)
           et al
 HB 1427   Del Conaway       Election Law - Use of Ballot Marking Devices
 HB 1465   Del Walker        Tax Sales - Homeowner Protections
 HB 1658   Del A.            Election Law - Absentee Ballot Requests, Delivery,
           Washington,       and Marking
           et al
 HB 1660   Del Reilly, et    Property Tax - Reassessment After Appeal -
           al                Application

February 23, 2018 1:52 P.M.