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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 22, 2018



                                 9:00 A.M.

 HB 164    Del B. Barnes     Judges' Retirement System - Mandatory Retirement
           (Chr Jt Com on    Age - Clarification of Eligibility for Allowance
 HB 822    Del Krimm         Personnel and Pensions - Phased Retirement Plan -
                             Development and Implementation
 HB 993    Del Korman, et    Maryland Pension Climate Change Risk Act
 HB 1012   Del B. Barnes     State Retirement and Pension System - Investment
           (Chr Jt Com on    Division
 HB 1018   Del B. Barnes     Pensions - Administrative and Operational Expenses
           (Chr Jt Com on    - Limitation and Calculation
 HB 1019   Del B. Barnes     Alternate Contributory Pension Selection - Former
           (Chr Jt Com on    Members - Member Contributions
 HB 1042   Del B. Barnes     Law Enforcement Officers' Pension System - Benefit
                             Cap Increase
 HB 1049   Del B. Barnes     State Police Retirement System - Deferred
                             Retirement Option Program - Alterations

                                 1:00 P.M.


 SB 1227   Sen Ready         State Education Aid - Mandated Educational
                             Requirements - County Board Opt-Out
 SB 1265   Sen               Ed - Schl Sfty Prtctn Standards and Grnt Prgrm -
           Klausmeier, et    Established (Schl Sfty Act of 2018: Prtctn)
 HB 96     Del Busch, et     Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Living
           al                Organ Donors
 HB 221    Del Bromwell,     Local Government - School Construction - Permits
           et al
 HB 305    Del Tarlau, et    Homestead Property Tax Credit Program -
           al                Eligibility Awareness
 HB 392    Del Turner, et    Video Lottery Trmnl Rvns - Purse Dedication Accnt
           al                - Standardbred Racetrack Operating Loss Asstnce
 HB 693    Del McIntosh,     State Education Aid - Tax Increment Financing
           et al             Development Districts - Repeal of Sunset Provision


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 1173   Sen Mathias       HEARING CANCELED

End of schedule changes

                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 1121   Sens Madaleno     Procurement - Small Businesses and Minority
           and Benson        Businesses - Qualification and Certification
 SB 1126   Sen Kasemeyer     Election Law - Absentee Ballot Requests, Delivery,
                             and Marking
 SB 1127   Sens Hershey      Procurement Contracts - Disclosures to Secretary
           and Ready         of State - Beneficial Ownership
 SB 1152   Carroll County    Public Safety - Agritourism - Permit Exemption
 SB 1171   Sen Mathias       General Provisions - Commemorative Months -
                             Maryland Sportsmen and Sportswomen Month
 HB 168    Chr HGO (Dept)    St Brd of Exmnrs for Audlgsts, Hrg Aid Dspnsrs,
                             and Speech-Lang Pthlgsts - Inactv Status of Lcnss
 HB 194    Chr ECM (Dept)    State Board of Individual Tax Preparers -
                             Requirement to Register - Exemptions
 HB 224    Del J. Lewis,     Procurement - Small Businesses and Minority
           et al             Businesses - Qualification and Certification
 HB 279    Chr ENV (Dept)    Housing and Community Development - Homebuyer
                             Education Requirements
 HB 309    Anne Arundel      Anne Arundel County - Practice of Massage -
           County            Regulation
 HB 569    Del Morales,      Vtl Stat & Rcrds - Dfntn of Lcnsd Hlth Care Prctnr
           et al             - Certd Nrs Mdwf, Lcnsd Clncl Prfsnl Cnslr, & PA
 HB 615    Del Lisanti       Municipalities - Charter Amendments - Procedures
 HB 695    Del Frick, et     Open Meetings Act - Closed Meetings -
           al                Cybersecurity
 HB 755    Del Mosby, et     Campaign Finance - Contributions in Name of
           al                Another - Fair Campaign Financing Fund
 HB 955    Del Valentino     Department of Housing and Community Development -
           Smith, et al      Crisis Shelter Home Program for the Homeless
 HB 1237   Del Hayes, et     Procurement - Disposition of Property - Public
           al                Universities


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 1231   Sen Madaleno,     Human Services - Temporary Disability Assistance
           et al             Program
 SB 1242   Sen Conway        Burial Sites - Access, Disinterment, Criminal
                             Penalties, and Tax Credit
                             (Jointly assigned to FIN and B&T)
 HB 27     Del Barron, et    Life Insurance - Life of a Minor - Underwriting
           al                Standards and Procedures
 HB 47     Del Jameson       Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems Licenses -
 HB 135    Del Hill, et      Health Insurance - Coverage for Male Sterilization
           al                - High-Deductible Health Plans
 HB 137    Del McConkey      Transportation - Aviation - Nonairport Taxicab
                             Operators at BWI
 HB 187    Chr ECM (Dept)    Financial Institutions - Nondepository Special
                             Fund - Expansion
 HB 189    Del M.            Insurance - Slavery Era Insurance Policy Reporting
           Washington        - Repeal
 HB 200    Chr ECM (Dept)    St Cmsn of Real Este Appraisers, Appraisal Mgt
                             Cmpns, and Home Inspectors - Mbrshp
 HB 218    Prince            Prince George's County - Utility Services - Master
           George's County   Meters and Task Force PG 429-18
 HB 243    Del Krimm, et     Task Force on Rural Internet, Broadband, Wireless,
           al                and Cellular Service - Study and Extension
 HB 249    Del Kipke, et     Health Insurance - Coverage for Fertility
           al                Awareness-Based Methods
 HB 371    Del Bromwell,     Emergency Medical Services - Emergency Medical
           et al             Services Board - Appointments
 HB 407    Del Cullison,     Public Hlth - Gnrl Hospice Care Programs - Clctn
           et al             and Disposal of Unused Prescription Medication
 HB 412    Del Cullison      Health Insurance - Medical Stop-Loss Insurance -
                             Repeal of Sunset
 HB 528    Dels Jameson      Public Utilities - Water or Sewage Disposal
           and Mautz         Systems - Rates
 HB 533    Del Carr (Chr     Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
           Jt Com on Fed     Compact - Department of Planning - Name Correction
 HB 605    Del Kaiser, et    State Student Loan Refinancing Program -
           al                Market-Specific Consultant Study
 HB 710    Dels Carey and    Consumer Protection - Credit Report Security
           Lisanti           Freezes - Notice and Fees
 HB 740    Del Clippinger    Commercial Law - Consumer Protection - Ticket
                             Website Domain Names
 HB 1083   Del Davis         Ins - Contracts and Policies - Educational and
                             Promotional Materials and Articles of Merchandise
 HB 1467   Del Sample        Public Health - Sepsis Public Awareness Campaign
           Hughes, et al     Workgroup


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 238    Prince            Prince George's County - Vehicle Laws - Authority
           George's County   to Tow Abandoned Vehicles PG 418-18
 HB 498    Calvert County    Calvert County - Salary of Assistant Sheriff
 HB 809    Howard County     Howard County - Sheriff's Salary Ho. Co. 8-18
 HB 881    Del C. Howard,    Motor Vehicles - Aggressive Driving
           et al
 HB 1334   Del Moon, et      Vehicle Laws - Canceled, Revoked, and Suspended
           al                Driver's Licenses - Penalties
 HB 1614   Del Valentino     Public Safety - Military Service Members - Civil
           Smith, et al      Relief


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


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


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


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 1560   Del M.            Baltimore City Department of Public Works - Water
           Washington,       and Sewer Bill Dispute Process and Report
           et al
 HB 1754   Del Bromwell,     Baltimore County - Speed Monitoring System Fines -
           et al             After-Prom Parties
 SB 28     Sen Simonaire,    Driver's Licenses and Identification Cards -
           et al             Notation for Surviving Spouses of Veterans
 SB 38     Chr FIN (Dept)    Motor Vehicle Administration - Birth Certificates
                             - Issuance of Copies
 SB 39     Chr JPR (Dept)    Motor Vehicle Administration - Disability Parking
 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
 SB 353    Sen Mathias       Motor Vehicles - Operation of Golf Carts on State
                             Highways - City of Crisfield
 SB 362    Sen Ready, et     Vehicle Laws - Registration Fee Exemptions -
           al                Disabled Veterans
 SB 474    Sen Benson, et    Ethics - Local Public Ethics Commissions and
           al                Entities - Meeting and Reporting Requirements

                                 3:00 P.M.

 Motor Vehicle & Transportation Subcommittee Work Session

 Local Government & BiCounty Agencies Subcommittee Work Session


                                 11:00 A.M.

      Health Facilities and Pharmaceuticals Subcommittee:

           - HB 88
           - HB 1194
           - HB 1207

           *Room 240*

                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 17     Chr FIN (Dept)    Health Information Exchanges - Definitions and
 SB 33     Sen Reilly, et    Health Insurance - Coverage for Fertility
           al                Awareness-Based Methods
 SB 40     Chr EHE (Dept)    Maryland Stadium Authority - Exemption From
                             Department of Information Technology Oversight
 SB 52     Chr FIN (Dept)    Insurance - Medicare Supplement Policy Plans -
                             Conformity to Federal Law
 SB 57     Chr FIN (Dept)    Insurance - Medical Professional Liability
                             Insurance Policies - Technical Correction
 SB 110    Chr EHE (Dept)    State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners -
                             Licensure - Qualifications and Examinations
 SB 111    Chr FIN (Dept)    Md Health Benefit Exchange - Crmnl History Records
                             Checks - Contractors With Access to Fed Tax Info
 SB 137    Sen Reilly, et    Health Insurance - Coverage for Male Sterilization
           al                - High-Deductible Health Plans
 SB 168    Sen Feldman,      Life Insurance - Life of a Minor - Underwriting
           et al             Standards and Procedures
 SB 207    Sen Middleton     Health Insurance - Medical Stop-Loss Insurance -
                             Repeal of Sunset
 SB 245    Sens Robinson     Procurement - Security Requirements - Forms
           and Smith
 SB 251    Sen Conway        Minority Business Enterprises - Required
                             Regulations - Liquidated Damages Prohibition
 SB 271    Sen Mathias,      Health Insurance - Coverage of Fertility
           et al             Preservation Procedures for Iatrogenic Infertility
 SB 286    Sen Conway, et    State Procurement - Information Technology -
           al                Nonvisual Access
 SB 690    Sen Benson, et    Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection
           al                Commission - Basic Health Program - Study
 SB 878    Sen Feldman       Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection
                             Commission - Medicaid Buy-In Study

      *Crossfiled Senate Bills are sponsor only*

                                 2:30 P.M.

      Insurance Subcommittee:

           - HB 946
           - HB 1070
           - HB 1310
           - HB 1546

           *Room 240*


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


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 30     Sen Ramirez       Hlth Care Malpractice Qualified Expert - Lim on
                             Testimony in Personal Injr Claims - Rpl
 SB 61     Chr JPR (Dept)    Child Sprt - Noncustodial Parent Emplmt Assistance
                             Pilot Program - Documentation and Reporting
 SB 79     Chr JPR (Dept)    Chld Sprt - Emplmt Prgrm Prtcptn - Reinstatement
                             of Driver's Lcns and Expngmt of Sspnsn
 SB 91     Chr JPR (Dept)    Juvenile Law - Disclosure of Court Records
 SB 160    Sen Nathan        Juvenile Law - Truancy - Applicable Age Range and
           Pulliam, et al    Affirmative Defense


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 1816   The Spkr          Safe Schools Act of 2018
           (Admin)           (Jointly assigned to W&M and APP)
 SB 85     Chr EHE (Dept)    Tuition Waivers - Foster Care Recipients -
 SB 161    Sen Nathan        Public Schools - Students With Sickle Cell Disease
           Pulliam, et al    - Guidelines
 SB 171    Sen Eckardt       Talbot County Board of Education - Start Date of
                             Term for Members
 SB 217    Sen Young, et     Public Schools - Student Sunscreen Use - Policy
 SB 317    Sen Pinsky, et    Higher Education Degree and Job Certification
           al                Without Debt Act of 2018
                             (Jointly assigned to W&M and APP)
 SB 359    Carroll County    Carroll County - Board of Education - Student
           Senators          Representative
 SB 383    Sen Benson, et    Video Lottery Terminals - Minority Business
           al                Participation Goals - Sunset Extension
 SB 402    Sen Zucker, et    Education - Family Life and Human Sexuality
           al                Curriculum - Boundaries and Consent
 SB 470    Sen Salling,      Hghr Ed - Sntrl and Del Schlrshps - Rmbrsmnt of
           et al             Expenses for Cmnty College Certfn and Lcnsr
 SB 509    Sen Waugh, et     Community Colleges - Veterans Advisors and
           al                Veterans Resource Centers - Established
 SB 562    Sen Zucker        Education - Assessments - Administration by Public
                             School Employees
 SB 631    Sen Rosapepe      Higher Education Outreach and College Access Pilot
                             Program - Alterations and Extension of Sunset
 SB 735    Carroll County    Carroll County - Board of Education - Compensation
 SB 842    Sen Conway        Higher Education - Educational Excellence Award
                             Eligibility - High School Diploma by Examination

March 27, 2018 3:59 P.M.