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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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.



march 8, 2018

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION


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

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS


                                 1:00 P.M.
 COMMITTEE WORKING SESSION

SENATE FINANCE


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 841    Sen Conway        HEARING CANCELED
           (BCA)



End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 235    Sen Robinson,     Labor and Employment - Minimum Wage - Indexing
           et al
 SB 368    Sen McFadden,     Labor and Employment - State Minimum Wage Rate -
           et al             Increase
 SB 543    Sen Madaleno,     Labor and Employment - Payment of the Minimum Wage
           et al             Required (Fight for Fifteen)
 SB 654    Sen Mathias,      Collective Bargaining - Memorandum of
           et al             Understanding - Continuation
 SB 655    Sen Mathias       State Personnel - Collective Bargaining - State
                             Institutions of Higher Education
 SB 662    Sens Middleton    Business Regulation - Wireless Security Systems -
           and Benson        Local Government Licenses and Permits
 SB 758    Sen Reilly        Business Regulation - Micro Markets - Licensure
 SB 831    Sen Middleton,    Public Safety - Elevator Inspections - Testing
           et al
 SB 853    Sen               Labor and Employment - General Contractor
           Klausmeier, et    Liability for Unpaid Wages
           al
 SB 874    Sen Zirkin        Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission -
                             Secure Transportation Companies
 SB 1019   Sen Robinson      Labor and Employment - State Minimum Wage Rate -
                             Increase

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 484    Sen Conway        Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release - Fees
 SB 1066   Sens Conway       Juvenile Law - Lead Testing and Behavioral Health
           and Pinsky        Assessment
 SJ 10     Sen Kelley        Postconviction Review - Convictions Resulting From
                             Pleas

SENATE RULES COMMITTEE


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

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS


BILL HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

 HB 428    Del Grammer       Office of Legislative Audits - Baltimore County
                             Public School System - Special Audit
 HB 557    Del M.            Primary and Secondary Education - Education Trust
           Washington,       Fund - Use of Fund
           et al             (Jointly assigned to APP and W&M)
 HB 952    Del Grammer,      State Acquisition of the Fort Howard VA Campus
           et al             Property
 HB 1143   Southern          Southern Maryland - University System of Maryland
           Maryland          Partnership Act of 2018
           Delegation
 HB 1223   Del Lierman,      Tuition Stabilization Act of 2018
           et al
 HB 1404   Del Hettleman     Institutions of Postsecondary Ed - Prvsn of Info
                             Relating to the Cost of Hghr Ed
 HB 1457   Del A. Miller,    Higher Education - Students With a Chronic Health
           et al             Condition - Reporting Requirements
 HB 1495   Del A.            Public School Construction Assessment and
           Washington        Maintenance Reform Act
 HB 1606   Del Sydnor        Higher Education - Workforce Shortage Vocational
                             Certificate Grant Program - Established
 HB 1633   Del Hayes, et     Education - Public School Construction -
           al                Contingency Fund

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 1126   Dels Lisanti      PSC - Application for Certificate of Public
           and Impallaria    Convenience and Necessity - Criteria to Consider
 HB 1135   Del Adams, et     Renewable Energy - Offshore Wind Projects -
           al                Distance Requirements
 HB 1566   Del W. Miller     Public Utilities - Water and Sewage Disposal
                             Companies - Acquisition
 HB 1573   Del Arentz        Solar Electric Generating Facility - Notice of
                             Sale or Transfer
 HB 1631   Del S. Howard     Commercial Solar Facilities - Vicinity Tariff
 HB 1632   Del R. Lewis      PSC - Certificate of Public Convenience and
                             Necessity - Rapid Hlth Impact Assessment Rqrmnt
 HB 1653   Del Arentz        Solar Electric Generating Facility Decommissioning
                             and Restoration - Security - Fund
 HB 1670   Del Jalisi        Motor Vehicle Insurance - Use of Credit History in
                             Rating Policies

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 4      Del Jameson       State Hwys - Renaming Harry W. Nice Mem Bridge -
                             Harry W. Nice/Thomas "Mac" Middleton Bridge
 HB 9      Del Folden        Transportation - Dedication of Structures
 HB 54     Del Lam           State Highway Administration - Sale or Lease of
                             Naming Rights for Rest Areas and Welcome Centers
 HB 1199   Del Jacobs, et    Northern Bay Crossing
           al
 HB 1261   Del Rey           Vehicle Laws - Temporary Registration -
                             Out-of-State and Foreign Vehicles
 HB 1265   Del P. Young      Vehicle Registration - Special Plates for
                             Honorably Discharged Veterans
 HB 1334   Del Moon, et      Vehicle Laws - Canceled, Revoked, and Suspended
           al                Driver's Licenses - Penalties
 HB 1375   Del Parrott,      Driver Education Curriculum - Rights of Drivers
           et al             Involved in Traffic Stops
 HB 1384   Del Miele         Motor Vehicles - School Vehicles - Flashing
                             Advisory Signs
 HB 1403   Del               Motor Vehicles - Failure to Use Seat Belts - Court
           Fraser-Hidalgo,   Costs
           et al
 HB 1412   Dels Saab and     Vehicle Laws - High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes
           S. Howard         - Hours of Operation on U S. Route 50
 HB 1462   Del Ebersole,     Commercial Driver's Licenses - Recognition,
           et al             Prevention, and Reporting of Human Trafficking
 HB 1543   Del Lisanti,      Tow Trucks - Driver Safety Act
           et al
 HB 1626   Del Stein, et     Public Information Act - MVA - Warrant or Subpoena
           al                for Personal Information
 HB 1644   Del Corderman,    Vehicle Laws - Registration Fee Exemption - Active
           et al             Military and Veterans

                                 3:00 P.M.

 Motor Vehicle & Transportation Subcommittee Work Session

 Local Government & BiCounty Agencies Subcommittee Work Session



HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 736    Dels Bromwell     Pharmacy Benefits Mgrs - Phrmcs and Pharmacists -
           and Anderton      Info on and Sales of Prescription Drugs
 HB 1114   Calvert County    Calvert County - Procurement Contracts -
           Delegation        Reciprocal Preference for Resident Bidders
 HB 1183   Del Kipke         Health Insurance - Access to and Coverage of
                             Specialty Drugs - Definition
 HB 1290   Del Sample        Health Ins and Pharmacy Benefits Managers -
           Hughes, et al     Reimbursement for and Prvsn of Pharmacy Services
 HB 1349   Del Anderton,     Pharmacy Benefits Managers - Revisions
           et al
 HB 1376   Del Morgan, et    Pharmacy Benefits - Processing and Adjudication of
           al                Claims - Restrictions on Fees
 HB 1402   Dels Adams and    Pharmacy Benefits Managers - Pharmacy Choice
           Saab
 HB 1527   Del Carozza,      Health Insurance - Freedom of Choice of Pharmacy
           et al             Act
 HB 1546   Del Hill, et      Pharmacy Benefits Managers - Requirements for
           al                Prior Authorization
 HB 1580   Del Fisher        Calvert County - Competitive Bidding Process
 HB 1616   PG Co Deleg       WSSC - Minority Business Enterprises -
           and Mont Co       Subcontracting PG/MC 115-18
           Deleg
 HB 1639   Del Saab, et      Maryland Rx Program - Pharmacy Benefits Managers -
           al                Contracts With Pharmacies and Pharmacists

HOUSE JUDICIARY



                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 1293   Dels Metzgar      Family Law - Child Support Guidelines - Actual
           and Jalisi        Income and Attorney's Fees
 HB 1304   Dels              Family Law - Minors - Emancipation (Emancipation
           Atterbeary and    of Minors Act)
           Dumais
 HB 1368   Dels McMillan     Grounds for Divorce - 12-Month Separation - Oral
           and Dumais        Amendment to Application for Divorce
 HB 1425   Del Ciliberti,    Family Law - Guardianship and Adoption - Age of
           et al             Consent and Revocation of Consent
 HB 1508   Del Anderson      Baltimore City - Children - Records Access
           (BCA)
 HB 1554   Del J. Lewis,     Child Support - Payment Incentive Program
           et al             Expansion Act of 2018
 HB 1628   Del Hettleman     Privileged Communications - Mental Health Prvdrs -
                             Exception for Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 781    Del Mosby, et     Higher Education - Educational Excellence Award
           al                Eligibility - High School Diploma by Examination
 HB 860    Del Kramer, et    Income Tax Credit - Individuals Working in STEM
           al                Fields - Student Loan Payments
 HB 951    Del Tarlau, et    Higher Education Degree and Job Certification
           al                Without Debt Act of 2018
                             (Jointly assigned to W&M and APP)
 HB 976    Del Stein, et     Cmnty Clgs - Vctnl Certificates, Apprenticeship
           al                Trng Programs, & Assoc Dgrs - Ttn Asstnce
 HB 1002   Del Afzali        Education - Teacher Certification - Montessori
                             Schools
 HB 1180   Howard County     Howard County Student Loan Assistance Repayment
           Delegation        Program for Teachers Ho. Co. 14-18
 HB 1234   Del               Career Youth Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship in
           Clippinger, et    State Employment Opportunity Act
           al                (Jointly assigned to W&M and APP)
 HB 1235   Del McIntosh      Ed - Md Meals for Achievement In-Clsrm Breakfast
                             Program - Eligibility and Annual Appropriation
                             (Jointly assigned to W&M and APP)
 HB 1388   Del Jones, et     Community Colleges - Supplemental Services and
           al                Supports for Stdnts With Disabilities Grnt Program
                             (Jointly assigned to W&M and APP)
 HB 1476   Del Valentino     Education - Supplemental Prekindergarten Grant -
           Smith, et al      Eligibility
 HB 1532   Del S. Howard,    Higher Education - Maryland Loan Assistance
           et al             Repayment Program - Farmers
 HB 1536   Del Hixson, et    Higher Education - Tuition Rates - Exemptions
           al
 HB 1595   Del Valentino     Education - Per Pupil Adequacy Target Grant -
           Smith, et al      Established
                             (Jointly assigned to W&M and APP)
 HB 1599   Del Ebersole,     Career Education Policy Act
           et al             (Jointly assigned to W&M and ECM)
 HB 1609   Del Wilkins,      Higher Education - Prfsnl License or Certification
           et al             Exam Scholarship Program - Established
 HB 1630   Del Vallario,     Higher Education - James Proctor Scholarship
           et al             Program - Established
 HB 1636   Del Wilson, et    Education - Teacher Salary Enhancement Grant -
           al                Established
                             (Jointly assigned to W&M and APP)
 HB 1665   Del Mosby         Income Tax Credit - Endowments of Maryland
                             Historically Black Colleges and Universities

February 23, 2018 1:52 P.M.