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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 20, 2018

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 221    Del Bromwell,     RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 22, 1:00 PM
           et al
 HB 305    Del Tarlau, et    RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 22, 1:00 PM
           al
 SB 1098   Sens Robinson     Baltimore City - Tax Sales - Water Liens
   ADDED   and Young         MAR 20, 2018 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 43     Del Jackson,      Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Perpetual
           et al             Conservation Easements
 HB 117    Del Glenn, et     Baltimore City - Property Tax Credit - School
           al                Public Safety Officers
 HB 130    Del Beidle, et    Video Lottery Terminal Prcds - Lcl Impact Grnts -
           al                Dstrbtn to Communities Near Laurel Race Course
 HB 223    Howard County     Howard County - Transfer Tax Exemption and Rate
           Delegation        Reduction - Teachers Ho. Co. 13-18
 HB 365    Del Walker, et    Income Tax - Personal Exemptions - Alteration
           al
 HB 502    Del Wilkins,      Property Tax Credit - Surviving Spouse of Veteran
           et al
 HB 686    Del Luedtke,      Income Tax - Wynne Case - Local Government
           et al             Repayments to the Local Reserve Account
 HB 871    Del Jones, et     Higher Education - University System of Maryland -
           al                Quasi-Endowment Funds

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 119    Del Clark, et     Calvert County - Hunting - Deer Management Permits
   ADDED   al                MAR 20, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 400    Del Tarlau, et    Agriculture - Mosquito Control - Notification to
           al                Municipalities
   ADDED                     MAR 20, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 515    Del Ghrist, et    Agriculture - Palmer Amaranth - Study
   ADDED   al                MAR 20, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 620    Del Luedtke,      Co Agrl Land Prsrvtn Programs - Recertification
           et al             and Remittance of Unexpended Fnds - Extnsns
   ADDED                     MAR 20, 2018 1:00 PM

 SB 1253   Sen Peters        Program Open Space - Definition of Local Governing
                             Body - Alteration
   ADDED                     MAR 20, 2018 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


SENATE FINANCE


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 1188   Sen Middleton     HEARING CANCELED



End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 1      Sen Conway, et    Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission
           al                Reform Act
 SB 1063   Sen Conway, et    Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission -
           al                Certifying Providers - Referrals
 SB 1078   Sen Benson        Medical Cannabis - Advertising - Restrictions
 SB 1081   Sens Astle and    Business Regulation - Limited Residential Lodging
           Feldman
 SB 1083   Sen               Public Health - Prescription Drug Monitoring
           Klausmeier, et    Program - Revisions
           al
 SB 1085   Sen Conway        Baltimore City - Tourism Improvement District
           (BCA), et al
 SB 1104   Sen Klausmeier    Economic Development - More Jobs for Marylanders -
                             Tier I Eligibility
 SB 1207   Sen Klausmeier    Workers' Compensation - Temporary Partial
                             Disability - Concurrent Employment
 SB 1223   Sen Klausmeier    CDSs Registration - Authorized Prvdrs - Continuing
                             Medical Ed
 SB 1255   Sen Nathan        Public Health - Opioids - Dispensing Requirement
           Pulliam, et al
 HB 2      Del Glenn         Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission
                             Reform Act

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 1241   Sen Conway        HEARING CANCELED





End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 1238   Sen Klausmeier    Family Law - Grandparent Visitation
 SB 1244   Sen Klausmeier    Motor Vehicles - Video Toll Violation - Hearing
                             Venue
 HB 42     Del Turner        Vehicle Laws - Use of Handheld Telephone While
                             Driving - Penalty
 HB 239    Prince            Prince George's Co - Sales of Rsdntl Real Prprty -
           George's County   Cmnty Amenities - Advrtsng PG 412-18
           Delegation
 HB 575    Del Holmes        Condominiums - Suspension of Use of Common
                             Elements
 HB 1115   Howard County     Howard County - Orphans' Court Judges -
           Delegation        Compensation Ho. Co. 7-18

SENATE RULES COMMITTEE


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

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 1815   The Spkr          RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 20, 1:15 PM
           (Admin)
 SB 139    Sens Conway       RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 20, 1:15 PM
           and Miller
 SB 308    The Pres          RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 20, 1:15 PM
           (Admin), et al
 SB 350    Sen Nathan        RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 20, 1:15 PM
           Pulliam, et al
 SB 352    Sen Mathias       RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 20, 1:15 PM

 SB 360    Carroll County    RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 20, 1:15 PM
           Senators
 SB 373    Sen Currie, et    RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 20, 1:15 PM
           al
 SB 400    Sen Conway        RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 20, 1:15 PM
           (BCA), et al
 SB 486    Sen Edwards       RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 20, 1:15 PM

 SB 502    Sens Smith and    RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 20, 1:15 PM
           Miller
 SB 515    Sen Currie, et    RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 20, 1:15 PM
           al

 SB 517    Sen Rosapepe,     RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 20, 1:15 PM
           et al
 SB 612    Sen Ferguson,     RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 20, 1:15 PM
           et al
 SB 889    Washington        RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 20, 1:15 PM
           County Senators
 HB 1815   The Spkr          Commitment to Education Act of 2018
           (Admin)           (Jointly assigned to APP and W&M)
   MOVED                     From MAR 20, 1:00 PM to MAR 20, 1:15 PM

 SB 139    Sens Conway       Higher Education - Heroin and Opioid Addiction and
           and Miller        Prevention Policies - Exceptions and Revisions
   MOVED                     From MAR 20, 1:00 PM to MAR 20, 1:15 PM

 SB 308    The Pres          Foster Care Rcpnts and Unccmpnd Homeless Yth -
           (Admin), et al    Emplmt Program (Fostering Emplmt Act of 2018)
   MOVED                     From MAR 20, 1:00 PM to MAR 20, 1:15 PM

 SB 350    Sen Nathan        Morgan State University - Task Force on
           Pulliam, et al    Reconciliation and Equity
   MOVED                     From MAR 20, 1:00 PM to MAR 20, 1:15 PM

 SB 352    Sen Mathias       Somerset County - Annual Financial Report and
                             Annual Audit Report - Filing Date
   MOVED                     From MAR 20, 1:00 PM to MAR 20, 1:15 PM

 SB 360    Carroll County    Carroll County - Public Facilities Bonds
   MOVED   Senators          From MAR 20, 1:00 PM to MAR 20, 1:15 PM

 SB 373    Sen Currie, et    Education - Head Start Program - Annual
           al                Appropriation (The Ulysses Currie Act)
   MOVED                     From MAR 20, 1:00 PM to MAR 20, 1:15 PM

 SB 400    Sen Conway        Baltimore Convention Facility - Operating Deficits
           (BCA), et al      and Capital Improvement Reserve Fund
   MOVED                     From MAR 20, 1:00 PM to MAR 20, 1:15 PM

 SB 486    Sen Edwards       Allegany County - Orphans' Court Judges - Pension
                             Formula
   MOVED                     From MAR 20, 1:00 PM to MAR 20, 1:15 PM

 SB 502    Sens Smith and    Higher Education - University System of Maryland -
           Miller            Quasi-Endowment Funds
   MOVED                     From MAR 20, 1:00 PM to MAR 20, 1:15 PM

 SB 515    Sen Currie, et    Career and Technology Education and Workforce
           al                Investment Act
                             (Jointly assigned to APP and W&M)
   MOVED                     From MAR 20, 1:00 PM to MAR 20, 1:15 PM

 SB 517    Sen Rosapepe,     Career Apprenticeship Investment Act
           et al             (Jointly assigned to APP and ECM)
   MOVED                     From MAR 20, 1:00 PM to MAR 20, 1:15 PM

 SB 612    Sen Ferguson,     State Education Aid - Tax Increment Financing
           et al             Development Districts - Repeal of Sunset Provision
   MOVED                     From MAR 20, 1:00 PM to MAR 20, 1:15 PM

 SB 889    Washington        Washington County - Public Facilities Bonds
   MOVED   County Senators   From MAR 20, 1:00 PM to MAR 20, 1:15 PM


                                 12:30 P.M.

 CAPITAL BUDGET SUBCOMMITTEE - Room 120
          *Budget Decisions

 NOTE: Change in time


                                 3:30 P.M.

 School Construction Workgroup - Room 120
 Work Session


End of schedule changes


BILL HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.


 NOTE:  Crossfiled Senate Bills will be sponsor only.


                                 1:00 P.M.

 CAPITAL BUDGET SUBCOMMITTEE - Room 120
           *Budget Decisions


HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS


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

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION


                                 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


                                 1:00 P.M.

      *Rules Bills will be sponsor only*


                                 2:30 P.M.

      Meeting: Affordable Care Act Workgroup

               - Briefing from Wakely Consulting Group
                 on the report on Individual Market
                 Stabilization - Reinsurance Analysis

               *Room 240*


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 1685   Dels Jones and    Maryland Prenatal and Infant Care Coordination
           Gaines            Services Grant Program Fund (Thrive by Three Fund)
 HB 1696   Del Reznik        Task Force to Study Access to Home Health Care for
                             Children and Adults With Medical Disabilities
 HB 1716   Del Kipke         Prescription Drug Monitoring Program -
                             Prescription Monitoring Data - Insurance Carriers
 HB 1764   Dels Kipke and    Public Health - Overdose Response Program -
           Pena Melnyk       Dispensing of Naloxone by Paramedics
 HB 1766   Del Bromwell      Sr Prscptn Drg Asstnce Prgrm - Sunset Extnsn & Rpl
                             of Subsidy for Medicare Prt D Cvrg Gap
 SB 58     Chr EHE (Dept)    State Board for Certification of Residential Child
                             Care Program Professionals - Revisions
 SB 66     Sen Simonaire,    Health - Vital Statistics - Veteran and Armed
           et al             Services Member Suicide Reporting
 SB 87     Chr FIN (Dept)    Controlled Dangerous Substances - Registration,
                             Schedules, Penalties, and Orders of Impoundment
 SB 232    Sen Feldman,      Public Hlth - Gnrl Hospice Care Programs - Clctn
           et al             and Disposal of Unused Prescription Medication
 SB 266    Sen Nathan        Md Hlth Care Cmsn - Mortality Rates of African
           Pulliam, et al    American Infnts and Infnts in Rural Areas - Stdy
 SB 309    The Pres          Health - Reporting of Overdose Information
           (Admin), et al
 SB 444    Sen Nathan        Task Force on the Social Determinants of Health in
           Pulliam, et al    Baltimore City
 SB 574    Sen               Public Health - Sepsis Public Awareness Campaign
           Klausmeier, et    Workgroup
           al
 SB 704    Sen               Md Mdcl Asstnce Prgrm - Telemedicine - Assertive
           Klausmeier, et    Cmnty Trtmnt and Mobile Trtmnt Srvcs
           al

      *Crossfiled Senate Bills will be sponsor only*


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 1803   Del Glenn         Baltimore City - Independent Institutions of
                             Higher Education - Police Force
 SB 27     Sen Hough, et     Firearms - Handgun Permit - Preliminary Approval
           al
 SB 107    Chr JPR (Dept)    Pblc Sfty - Gov's Ofc of Crime Ctrl and Prvntn and
                             the Md Statistical Anlys Ctr - Reporting Rqrmnts
 SB 157    Sen Brochin,      Courts - Small Claims - Jurisdictional Limit
           et al
 SB 297    The Pres          Criminal Law - Crime of Violence - Human
           (Admin), et al    Trafficking

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 10     Sen Kasemeyer     Property Tax Assessments - Physical Inspection of
           (Dept)            Property
 SB 49     Sen Simonaire     Anne Arundel County Board of Elections - Salary
 SB 83     Chr B&T (Dept)    Public Service Company Franchise Tax - Return
                             Deadline
 SB 84     Chr B&T (Dept)    Real Property Tax - Exemption Applications -
                             Approval Authority
 SB 98     Chr B&T (Dept)    Property Tax - Public Utilities - Assessment
                             Apportionment
 SB 179    Sen Guzzone       Property Tax Credits - Real Property Used for
                             Robotics Programs
 SB 256    Sen Pinsky, et    Presidential Candidate Tax Transparency Act
           al
 SB 333    Sen Simonaire,    Election Law - Voting - Ballot Request and
           et al             Canvassing Procedures
 SB 427    Sen Bates, et     Property Tax Credit - Elderly Individuals and
           al                Veterans - Eligibility
 SB 429    Sen Bates, et     Property Tax Credit - Widow or Widower of Veteran
           al
 SB 887    Washington        Washington Co - Property Tax Credit for Disabled
           County Senators   Veterans - Min Percentage of Disability

March 20, 2018 3:32 P.M.