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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 28, 2018


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 697    Sen Guzzone       HEARING CANCELED

End of schedule changes


 SB 187 will be heard first.

 SB 187    The Pres          Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2018
 SB 563    Sen Serafini      Incm Tax Crdt - Qualified Rsrch and Dvlp Expnss -
                             Application for and Prcdr to Clm Crdt
 SB 589    Sens Robinson     Baltimore Cty Brd of Schl Commissioners - Ed Trst
           and Oaks          Fnd - Aloctn to Establish Cmnty Schl Programs
 SB 590    Sens Robinson     Baltimore City Brd of School Commissioners - Ed
           and Oaks          Trust Fund - Allocation to Establish Judy Centers
 SB 595    Sen King, et      Community Colleges - Facilities Renewal Grant
           al                Program - Established
 SB 596    Sen King, et      Higher Education - Community Colleges - Funding
 SB 612    Sen Ferguson,     State Education Aid - Tax Increment Financing
           et al             Development Districts - Repeal of Sunset Provision
 SB 624    Sen Smith, et     State Income and Property Tax Credits - Purple
           al                Line Construction Zone
 SB 650    Sen King, et      Incm Tax Sbtrctn Mdfctn - College Svgs Plan Accnts
           al                - Contrbtns (College Svgs Tax Enhancement Act)
 SB 733    The Pres          Protecting Maryland Taxpayers Act of 2018
           (Admin), et al
 SB 803    Sen Oaks, et      Baltimore City - Table Games Proceeds -
           al                Recreational Facilities
 SB 877    The Pres          Promoting ext-Raordinary Innovation in Maryland's
           (Admin), et al    Economy (PRIME Act)
                             (Jointly assigned to B&T and FIN)


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 618    Sen               Career Youth and Public Sector Apprenticeship Act
           Klausmeier, et    (Jointly assigned to EHE and FIN)
 SB 631    Sen Rosapepe      Higher Education Outreach and College Access
                             Program - Alterations and Repeal of Sunset
 SB 638    Sen Conway, et    Teachers and Teacher Preparation Programs -
           al                Research-Based Reading Instruction
 SB 639    Sen Guzzone,      Education - Public School Personnel - Disciplinary
           et al             Hearing Procedures
 SB 657    Sen Kelley, et    Workgroup on Establishing an Independent School
           al                Board for the Juvenile Services Education System
 SB 664    Sen Bates         Education - Foreign Language Requirement -
                             Computer Programming Language Courses
 SB 665    Sen Bates, et     Education - Robotics Grant Program - Nonprofit
           al                Robotics Clubs
 SB 729    Sen King, et      County Boards of Education - Length of School Year
           al                - Adjustments
 SB 739    Sen Madaleno,     State Board of Education - Membership - Teachers
           et al             and Parent
 SB 776    Sen Benson, et    HBCU Internship in Maryland Government Scholarship
           al                Program
 SB 795    Sen Pinsky, et    Hghr Ed - Private Career Schools and For-Profit
           al                Institutions of Hghr Ed - Rgltn
 SB 827    Sen Conway, et    Hstrcly Blk Clgs & Unvrsts - Appt of a Spcl Advsr
           al                - Dvlp of a Rmdl Pln (HBCU Eqty Act of 2018)
                             (Jointly assigned to EHE and B&T)
 SB 840    Sen Smith         Youth Sports Programs - Concussion Risk and
                             Management Training - Requirements
                             (Jointly assigned to EHE and FIN)
 SB 842    Sen Conway        Higher Education - Educational Excellence Award
                             Eligibility - High School Diploma by Examination
 SB 949    Sen Rosapepe,     Career Education Policy Act
           et al             (Jointly assigned to EHE and FIN)
 SB 978    Sen               Career Preparation Expansion Act
           Klausmeier, et    (Jointly assigned to EHE and FIN)


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 706    Sen               HEARING CANCELED
           Klausmeier, et

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 576    Sen Klausmeier    Pharmacy Benefits Mgrs - Phrmcs and Pharmacists -
                             Info on and Sales of Prescription Drugs
 SB 686    Sen Astle         Health Insurance - Coverage for Over-the-Counter
                             Contraceptive Drugs and Devices
 SB 702    Sen               Hlth Ins - Bhvrl Hlth Assessments, Services, and
           Klausmeier, et    Treatment for Patients Provided Opioids - Coverage
 SB 703    Sen Klausmeier    Behavioral Health Crisis Response Grant Program -
 SB 774    Sen Benson        Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Family
                             Planning Services
 SB 793    Sen Feldman,      Health Ins - Lyme Disease and Related Tick-Borne
           et al             Illnesses - Long-Term Antibiotic Treatment
 SB 858    Sen Rosapepe      Health Insurance - Access to Local Health
 SB 866    Sen Feldman       Commercial Law - Maryland Uniform Electronic
                             Transactions Act - Revisions
 SB 1023   Sen Conway, et    Health - Drug Cost Review Commission
 SB 1026   Sen Madaleno      Maryland Department of Health - Employed
                             Beneficiaries of Assistance Programs


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 707    Sen Ramirez,      Criminal Law - Firearm Crimes - Rapid Fire Trigger
           et al             Activator

 Please note:  SB 707/HB 888 Criminal Law - Firearm Crimes - Rapid Fire
 Trigger Activator will be jointly heard with the House Judiciary Committee in
 the Joint Hearing Room (Department of Legislative Services Building, 90 State
 Circle, Annapolis).  On the day of the hearing, witness sign up will be
 available until 12:30 p.m.  in the House Judiciary Committee (House of
 Delegates Building Room 101).  Written testimony can be submitted between
 10:00a.m.  and 12:30 p.m.  to the Joint Hearing Room on the day of the

                                 3:00 P.M.

 SB 210    Sen Waugh, et     Correctional Services - Murder - Diminution
           al                Credits
 SB 593    Sen Kelley        Justice Reinvestment Act - Modifications
 SB 723    Sen Lee           Board of Public Works - Erroneously Convicted
                             Individual - Restitution
 SB 736    Sen Ready, et     Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release - Assault on
           al                a Law Enforcement Officer (Police Protection Act)
 SB 766    Sen Lee           Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release Services
                             Program - Victim Notification
 SB 767    Sen Ready         Criminal Injuries Compensation - Acts Involving
                             Operation of Vessel or Motor Vehicle
 SB 860    Sen Ferguson,     Public Safety - Regulated Firearms - Transfer
           et al
 SB 963    Sen Hough, et     Criminal Procedure - Victim Services Unit -
           al                Victims' Compensation
 SB 987    Sen Kelley, et    State Finance and Procurement - Grnt to Individual
           al                Erroneously Convicted, Sentenced, and Confined
                             (Jointly assigned to JPR and B&T)
 SB 1036   Sen Smith         Criminal Procedure - Firearms - Transfer

 Please note bill hearings scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m.  will begin
 immediately following the 1:00 p.m.  Joint Hearing and will take place in the
 Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee - 2 E Miller Senate Building.


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



 Room 120, HOB
           * MHEC - Student Financial Assistance
           * MSDE Aid to Education

 Room 150, HOB
           * MDH Developmental Disabilities Administration

 Room 145, HOB
           * Maryland Emergency Medical System Operations Fund
           * State Department of Assessments and Taxation
           * Executive Department - Governor
           * Property Tax Assessment Appeals Board
           * Department of Information Technology
           * Department of Veterans Affairs


 Room 120, HOB
           * 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


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 953    Del Morales,      Tobacco Products - Minimum Age and Civil Fines
           et al             (Jointly assigned to ECM and HGO)
 HB 1094   Dels Rosenberg    Distribution of Electronic Cigarettes to Minors -
           and               Prohibition and Penalties
 HB 1285   Del Kramer        Consumer Protection - Consumer Reporting Agencies
                             - Security Freezes - Call Center
 HB 1323   Del Parrott       Consumer Protection - Cellular Telephones -
 HB 1372   Del               Consumer Protection - Consumer Contracts Renewal -
           Waldstreicher     Restrictions
 HB 1506   Del Kramer        Office of the Attorney General - Securities
                             Commissioner - Asset Rcvry for Exploited Seniors
 HB 1544   The Spkr (Atty    Commercial Law - Maryland Antitrust Act - Civil
           Gen Ofc)          Penalty


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 1120   Dels Rey and      Land Use - Zoning - Agritourism Activities
 HB 1137   Del Jacobs, et    Natural Resources - Fisheries - Commercial Oyster
           al                Divers
 HB 1141   Del Jacobs, et    Building Performance Standards - Agricultural
           al                Buildings Used for Agritourism - Exemption
 HB 1155   Del Fisher, et    Environment - Soil Percolation Tests - Validity
 HB 1163   Del Adams, et     Waterfowl Hunting Guide License - Guide Services
           al                for Hunting Snow Geese - Reciprocity
 HB 1172   Del Jacobs, et    Oyster Poaching - Administrative Penalties
 HB 1174   Del Jacobs, et    Natural Resources - Oysters - Tolerance for
           al                Seafood Dealers
 HB 1345   Del Rose, et      Sewerage Systems - Residential Major Subdivisions
           al                in Tier III and Tier IV Areas
 HB 1360   Del Rose, et      Environment - Sewage Sludge - Land Application
 HB 1381   Del Lafferty      Environmental Violations - Reporting Requirements
 HB 1408   Del Flanagan,     Lcl Jurisdictions - Historic Prsrvtn Stndrds -
           et al             Prvntn of Lethal & Life-Thrtng Nontidal Flooding
 HB 1420   Del Flanagan,     Environment - Stormwater Management - Nontidal
           et al             Floodwater
 HB 1428   Del Flanagan,     Environment - Stormwater Management Infrastructure
           et al             - Historic Districts

                                 3:00 P.M.

 Environment Subcommittee Work Session

 Housing & Real Property Subcommittee Work Session


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 1193   Dels West and     RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 7, 1:00 PM

                                 11:00 A.M.

      Public Health and Minority Health Disparities Subcommittee:

           - HB 661
           - HB 691
           - HB 716
           - HB 839

           *Room 240*

      Health Occupations and Long Term Care Subcommittee:

           - HB 490
           - HB 742
           - HB 800
           - HB 863

           *Room 218*

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 857    Del West, et      Health Occupations - Physicians - Specialty
           al                Certifications
 HB 877    Del Knotts        Burial Sites - Access, Disinterment, Criminal
                             Penalties, and Tax Credit
                             (Jointly assigned to HGO and W&M)
 HB 880    Del K. Young,     Health Ins - Lyme Disease and Related Tick-Borne
           et al             Illnesses - Long-Term Antibiotic Treatment
 HB 935    Dels Cullison     Maryland Commission on Civil Rights - Civil
           and Patterson     Penalties
 HB 948    Del Morgan, et    Estates and Trusts - Transfer From Revocable Trust
           al                - Exemption From Tax
 HB 985    Del Platt         Task Force to Study Notary Laws and Remote and
                             Electronic Notarization
 HB 1063   Del Platt         Physicians - Dispensing Permit Exemption -
                             Prepackaged Topical
 HB 1115   Howard County     Howard County - Orphans' Court Judges -
           Delegation        Compensation Ho. Co. 7-18
 HB 1206   Del               Department of Information Technology - Remote
           Clippinger, et    Access Information Program - Establishment
 HB 1247   Del McConkey      Anne Arundel County - Orphans' Court Judges -
 HB 1437   Del Cullison      Maryland Licensure of Direct-Entry Midwives Act -
 HB 1483   Del Saab, et      Duties of a Guardian of the Person - Petition for
           al                Visitation


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


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 888    Del Moon, et      Criminal Law - Firearm Crimes - Rapid Fire Trigger
           al                Activator

 To be held jointly with JPR on SB 707. Sign up to testify in Judiciary,
 Room 101, and all written testimony delivered to Joint Hearing Room,
 Legislative Services Building.


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 327    Dels Lisanti      Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military
           and P. Young      Retirement Income
 HB 363    The Spkr          More Jobs for Marylanders Act 2 0
           (Admin), et al
 HB 818    Del West, et      Corporate Income Tax - Rate Reduction
 HB 842    Del Brooks, et    Small Business Fairness Act of 2018
           al                (Jointly assigned to W&M and ECM)
 HB 845    Del Queen, et     Income Tax - Subtraction Mdfctn - Expenses of
           al                Medical Cannabis Grower, Processor, or Dispensary
                             (Jointly assigned to W&M and HGO)
 HB 856    Del Hixson, et    Earned Income Tax Credit - Individuals Without
           al                Qualifying Children - Expansion
 HB 876    Del Luedtke,      Income Tax - Subtraction Modification -
           et al             Employee-Owned Businesses
 HB 989    The Spkr          Promoting ext-Raordinary Innovation in Maryland's
           (Admin), et al    Economy (PRIME Act)
 HB 1014   Del Turner, et    Expansion of Commercial Gaming - Referendum -
           al                Sports Wagering
 HB 1021   Del Tarlau, et    Heritage Strctr Rehab Tax Credit - Single-Family,
           al                Owner-Occupied Residence - Income Limitation
 HB 1043   Dels McConkey     Income Tax - Subtraction Modification -
           and Wilson        Out-of-State Military Income
 HB 1048   Del P. Young,     Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military
           et al             Retirement Income
 HB 1051   Del P. Young,     Corporate Income Tax - Throwback Rule
           et al
 HB 1171   Dels Kaiser       Gaming - State Lottery and Gaming Ctrl Commission
           and Walker        - Rgltn of Reconciliation of Proceeds
 HB 1177   Dels Kaiser       Horse Racing - Interstate Compact on Anti-Doping
           and Turner        and Drug Testing Standards
 HB 1190   Del Buckel, et    Income Tax - Standard Deduction - Alteration
 HB 1232   Del Krimm, et     Purse Dedication Account - Maryland Horse Industry
           al                Fund - Retired Racehorses
 HB 1233   Del Buckel, et    Small, Minority, and Women-Owned Businesses
           al                Account - Funding

February 27, 2018 3:29 P.M.