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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 21, 2018

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 1236   Chr PSTE Subc,    Public-Private Partnerships - Transportation
           Budget and        Facility Projects - Environmental Impact Statement
   ADDED   Taxation Comm     MAR 21, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 403    Del Jones, et     Community Colleges - Facilities Renewal Grant
           al                Program - Established
   ADDED                     MAR 21, 2018 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 308    Del Tarlau, et    Maryland Estate Tax - Unified Credit
           al

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 87     Baltimore         Baltimore Co BoE - Nonstudent Mbr Comp and Student
           County            Mbr Scholarships
   ADDED   Delegation        MAR 21, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 150    Montgomery        Montgomery County Board of Education Compensation
           County            Commission MC 1-18
   ADDED   Delegation        MAR 21, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 270    Del Lisanti,      Alchlc Bevs - Brewing Company Off-Site Permits and
           et al             Winery Off-Site Permits - Harford Co Farm Fair
   ADDED                     MAR 21, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 281    Del A. Miller,    Ed - Computer Science - Crclm and Prfsnl Dvlp
           et al             (Securing the Future: Computer Science Ed for All)
   ADDED                     MAR 21, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 340    Howard County     Howard County - Board of Education - Salaries Ho
           Delegation        Co. 17-18
   ADDED                     MAR 21, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 442    Del Queen, et     Education - Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness
           al                Instruction in Public and Nonpublic High Schools
   ADDED                     MAR 21, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 527    Dels Rosenberg    Higher Education - Maryland Technology Internship
           and Jones         Program - Alterations
   ADDED                     MAR 21, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 568    Del Kaiser, et    Education - Student Data Governance
   ADDED   al                MAR 21, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 823    Dels Luedtke      Education - Public School Teachers - Preparation
   ADDED   and Patterson     MAR 21, 2018 1:00 PM

 SB 1204   Sen Robinson      Baltimore City - Education - Junior Reserve
                             Officer Training Corps Instructors
   ADDED                     MAR 21, 2018 1:00 PM

 SB 1229   Sen Robinson      Pblc Instns of Hghr Ed - Fmly Mbrs of Kld or Dsbld
                             Frst Responders - Ttn Exmptn (Sean Suiter Act)
   ADDED                     MAR 21, 2018 1:00 PM

 SB 1070   Sen Edwards       Wetlands and Waterways Program - State-Owned Lakes
                             - Structural Shoreline Stabilization
   ADDED                     MAR 21, 2018 1:00 PM

 SB 1204   Sen Robinson      HEARING CANCELED





End of schedule changes


SENATE FINANCE


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 1074   Sen Mathias       HEARING CANCELED



 SB 1075   Sen Mathias       HEARING CANCELED



 SB 1076   Sen Mathias       HEARING CANCELED



 SB 1077   Sen Mathias       HEARING CANCELED




End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 201    Sen Brochin       Public Health - Prescription Drug Manufacturers -
                             Sales to Wholesale Distributors
 SB 1071   Sen Waugh         Task Force to Study Access to Home Health Care for
                             Children and Adults With Medical Disabilities
 SB 1079   Sen Mathias       Pharmacy Benefits Managers - Revisions
 SB 1101   Sen Eckardt       Health Insurance - Provider Panels - Procedures
                             and Credentialing Practices
 SB 1115   Sen Middleton     Horse Racing - Interstate Compact on Anti-Doping
                             and Drug Testing Standards
 SB 1158   Sen Middleton     Horse Racing - Maryland International and
                             Preakness Stakes Incentives - Modifications
 SB 1185   Sen Simonaire     Md Medical Assistance Program - Wvr for Children
                             With Autism Spectrum Disorder - Waiting List
 SB 1208   Sens              Sr Prscptn Drg Asstnce Prgrm - Sunset Extnsn & Rpl
           Klausmeier and    of Subsidy for Medicare Prt D Cvrg Gap
           Mathias
 SJ 12     Sen Klausmeier    Accessibility and Affordability of Prescription
                             Drug Medications in the State

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 24     Del Jackson       Public Safety - Maryland Police Training and
                             Standards Commission Fund - Establishment
                             (Jointly assigned to JPR and B&T)
   ADDED                     MAR 21, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 1057   Dels Sanchez      Criminal Procedure - Expungement - Denial of
           and Vallario      Petition Without Hearing
   ADDED                     MAR 21, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 1121   Del Conaway       Sexual Assault Evidence Kits - Voluntary Payment
                             by Victim for Testing of Kit
   ADDED                     MAR 21, 2018 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 382    Del Dumais        Criminal Procedure - Expungement - Civil Offense
 HB 1506   Del Kramer        Office of the Attorney General - Securities
                             Commissioner - Asset Rcvry for Exploited Seniors

SENATE RULES COMMITTEE


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

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 FULL COMMITTEE - Capital Budget Subcommittee Reports to Full Committee


HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 9      Chr JPR (Dept)    Corporations and Associations - Fee for Processing
                             Return of an Original Document - Repeal
 SB 41     Chr JPR (Dept)    Nonstock Corporations - Consolidations, Mergers,
                             and Conversions
 SB 59     Chr FIN (Dept)    Insurance - Antifraud Plan Requirement -
                             Application
 SB 67     Chr FIN (Dept)    Department of Commerce - Md Econ Dvlp Assistance
                             Authority and Fund - Renaming and Revising
 SB 71     Chr FIN (Dept)    Ins - Certificates of Qlfctn for Surplus Lines
                             Brokers - Suspensions and Rvctns
 SB 78     Chr FIN (Dept)    Insurance - Risk Retention Groups - Revisions
 SB 82     Chr JPR (Dept)    Corporations and Associations - Resident Agent -
                             Quantity and Resignation
 SB 281    Sen Simonaire,    Maryland Cybersecurity Council - Membership -
           et al             Revisions

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 1560   Del M.            Baltimore City Department of Public Works - Water
           Washington,       and Sewer Bill Dispute Process and Report
   ADDED   et al             MAR 21, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 1754   Del Bromwell,     Baltimore County - Speed Monitoring System Fines -
           et al             After-Prom Parties
   ADDED                     MAR 21, 2018 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 89     Chr EHE (Dept)    Chspk Bay and Coastal Zone Advisory Commission and
                             Captive Wildlife Advisory Committee - Repeal
 SB 94     Chr EHE (Dept)    Natural Resources - Unprotected Birds - Pigeons
 SB 100    Chr EHE (Dept)    Reservoir, Dam, or Waterway Obstruction Plans -
                             Designation of Approval Authority
 SB 112    Chr EHE (Dept)    Natural Resources - Tidal Fish Licenses
 SB 113    Chr EHE (Dept)    Natural Resources - Recreational License Incentive
                             Discount Program
 SB 183    Sen Simonaire     Natural Resources - Electronic Licensing -
                             Recreational License Donation Fund - Donations
 SB 203    Sens Middleton    Agriculture - Nutrient Management - Fertilizer Use
           and Guzzone       on Turf

                                 3:00 P.M.

 Environment Subcommittee Work Session

 Housing & Real Property Subcommittee Work Session



HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 8      Chr EHE (Dept)    State Board of Nursing - Maryland Nurse Practice
                             Act - Revisions
 SB 29     Sen Kagan         State Government - Websites - Language Access
 SB 53     Sen Simonaire     Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program Fund -
                             Alteration of Program
 SB 62     Chr EHE (Dept)    Maryland Chiropractic Act - Revisions
 SB 80     Chr EHE (Dept)    State Board of Occupational Therapy Practice -
                             Licensure - Revisions
 SB 173    Sen Hershey       Kent County - Orphans' Court Judges - Compensation
 SB 175    Sen Middleton,    Emergency Medical Services - Emergency Medical
           et al             Services Board - Appointments
 SB 267    Sen Lee           Estates and Trusts - Maryland Trust Act -
                             Governing Law of Trust Provisions
 SB 280    Sens Norman       Task Force to Study Notary Laws and Remote and
           and Feldman       Electronic Notarization
 SB 285    Sen Kagan, et     Commission to Advance Next Generation 9-1-1 Across
           al                Maryland - Establishment
 SB 292    Sen Norman, et    Estates - Administration Exemption - Transfer of
           al                Motor Vehicle and Boat Titles
 SB 348    Sen Lee           Estates and Trusts - Contesting Validity of
                             Revocable Trust - Limitation
 SB 372    Sen Kasemeyer     Estates and Trusts - Transfer From Revocable Trust
                             - Exemption From Taxes and Fees
 SB 414    Sen Robinson,     Gov's Ofc of Small, Minority, and Wmn Business
           et al             Affairs - Small Business Rsrcs and Data Clctn
 SB 477    Sen Kagan, et     Public Info Act - Required Denials - Physical
           al                Addresses, E-Mail Addresses, and Telephone Numbers
 SB 550    Sen Zucker, et    Maryland Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE)
           al                Program - Modifications
 SB 553    Sen Simonaire     State Government - Security Training - Protection
                             of Security-Sensitive Data
 SB 608    The Pres          State House Trust - Duties - Maintenance of
                             Lawyer's Mall

      *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.

 SB 42     Sens Norman       Courts - Consumer Debt Collection Actions -
           and Cassilly      Statute of Limitations
 SB 96     Sen Norman        Family Law - Divorce on Grounds of Mutual Consent
                             - Court Appearance
 SB 101    Sen Norman        Criminal Procedure - Expungement - Time for Filing
 SB 226    Sen Norman, et    Real Property - Wrongful Detainer and Distress
           al                Actions - Trial by Jury
 SB 442    Sen Norman        Public Sfty - Md Electronic Telecommunications
                             Enfrcmt Resource Sstm - Body Attachments

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 32     Sen DeGrange      Video Lottery Terminal Prcds - Lcl Impact Grnts -
                             Dstrbtn to Communities Near Laurel Race Course
 SB 81     Chr B&T (Dept)    Sales and Use Tax - Hygienic Aids - Exemption
 SB 153    Sen Hershey,      Income Tax - Oyster Shell Recycling Credit -
           et al             Maximum Allowable Amount and Sunset Repeal
 SB 182    Sen Astle, et     Income Tax Credit - Venison Donation - Feed the
           al                Hungry Organizations
 SB 184    Sen Kasemeyer,    Income Tax - Personal Exemptions - Alteration
           et al
 SB 212    Sens Waugh and    Sales and Use Tax - Aircraft Parts and Equipment -
           Eckardt           Exemption
 SB 275    Carroll County    Carroll County - Gaming - Repeal of Sunday
           Senators          Prohibition
 SB 380    Sen King, et      Income Tax Credit - Employers - Eligible
           al                Internships
 SB 381    Sen King, et      Video Lottery Trmnl Rvns - Purse Dedication Accnt
           al                - Standardbred Racetrack Operating Loss Asstnce
 SB 383    Sen Benson, et    Video Lottery Terminals - Minority Business
           al                Participation Goals - Sunset Extension
 SB 420    Sen Robinson,     Cmsn to Stdy Compliance by St Gaming Fclty Lcnss
           et al             Wth the St Mnrty Bsns Entrprs Prgrm
 SB 428    Sen Bates, et     Tax Overpayment - Interest on Refunds
           al
 SB 480    Sen Ferguson      Balt Cty - South Balt Gateway Cmnty Impact Dist
                             Mgt Athrty - Dstrbtn of Lcl Impact Grnts
 SB 563    Sen Serafini      Incm Tax Crdt - Qualified Rsrch and Dvlp Expnss -
                             Application for and Prcdr to Clm Crdt
 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 647    Sen Madaleno,     Earned Income Tax Credit - Individuals Without
           et al             Qualifying Children - Rpl of Min Age Requirement
 SB 742    Sen Madaleno,     Income Tax - Wynne Case - Local Government
           et al             Repayments to the Local Reserve Account

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS


                                 10:00 A.M.     Governor's Reception Room
                                                Second Floor
                                                State House
                                                State Circle
                                                Annapolis, MD


   Subject:  General Meeting

March 20, 2018 3:32 P.M.