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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 27, 2018

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 4      Del Jameson       RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 26, 1:00 PM

 HB 372    Del Korman, et    Maryland Metro/Transit Funding Act
   MOVED   al                From MAR 29, 1:00 PM to MAR 27, 1:00 PM

 HB 7      Del Mautz, et     HEARING CANCELED
           al


 HB 1622   Del Wilson, et    HEARING CANCELED
           al



End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 1192   Sen Klausmeier    Baltimore County - Development Impact Fees -
                             Authorization
 SB 1260   Sen Mathias       Waterway Improvement Fund - Ocean City Inlet
                             Dredging Study
 HB 89     Chr W&M (Dept)    Property Tax Credit - Public Safety Officers -
                             Administration
 HB 113    Del Branch, et    Pblc Sfty - Baltimore Cty Safe Streets Inttvs -
           al                Fndg (The Tyrone Ray Safe Streets Act)
 HB 143    Montgomery        Carroll County and Montgomery County - Gaming -
           County            Bingo Games MC 13-18
           Delegation
 HB 302    Del Hixson, et    Income Tax Credit - Wineries and Vineyards -
           al                Sunset Extension
 HB 331    St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Public Facility Bonds
           County
           Delegation
 HB 432    Del Lierman,      Public Safety - Grant Programs and Funding (Public
           et al             Safety and Violence Prevention Act of 2018)
 HB 476    Del Ali, et al    Income Tax Credit - Employment of Diversion
                             Program Participants (Second Chance Act)
 HB 570    Del Gilchrist,    Income Tax - Standard Deduction - Cost-of-Living
           et al             Adjustments
 HB 572    Del Rey, et al    Income Tax - Oyster Shell Recycling Credit -
                             Maximum Allowable Amount and Sunset Extension
 HB 593    Del Hettleman,    Income Tax - Student Loan Tax Credit
           et al
 HB 609    Carroll County    Carroll County - Public Facilities Bonds
           Delegation
 HB 616    Del M.            Income Tax - Film Production Activity Tax Credit -
           Washington,       Small or Independent Film Entities
           et al
 HB 782    Del               Maryland Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE)
           Waldstreicher,    Program - Modifications
           et al
 HB 856    Del Hixson, et    Earned Incm Tax Credit - Indvdls Without
           al                Qualifying Chldrn - Alteration of Min Age Rqrmnt
 HB 1014   Del Turner, et    Expansion of Commercial Gaming - Referendum -
           al                Sports Wagering
 HB 1102   Calvert County    Calvert County - Bonding Authority - Enterprise
           Delegation        Fund
 HB 1147   Del Wivell        Washington Co - Property Tax Credit for Disabled
                             Veterans - Min Percentage of Disability
 HB 1171   Dels Kaiser       Gaming - State Lottery and Gaming Ctrl Commission
           and Walker        - Rgltn of Reconciliation of Proceeds
 HB 1186   Howard County     Howard County - Property Tax Credit - Natural
           Delegation        Disaster Ho. Co. 09-18
 HB 1459   Calvert County    Calvert Co - Yth Recreational Opportunities Fnd
           Delegation        and Dstrbtn From Admissions and Amusement Tax Rvns
 HB 1465   Dels Walker       Tax Sales - Homeowner Protections
           and Long
 HB 1660   Del Reilly, et    Property Tax - Assessment Records of Real Property
           al                and Reassessment After Appeal

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 172    Montgomery        Montgomery County - Archery Hunting Safety Zone -
           County            Position of Archery Hunter MC 24-18
   ADDED   Delegation        MAR 27, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 252    Chr ENV (Dept)    Land Use - Agritourism
   ADDED   and Del Rey       MAR 27, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 1259   Del McCray, et    Baltimore City - Police Department - Reports on
           al                Funds
   ADDED                     MAR 27, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 1351   Del Krebs, et     Agriculture - Easements - Special Occasion Events
   ADDED   al                MAR 27, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 1381   Del Lafferty      Environmental Violations - Reporting Requirements
   ADDED                     MAR 27, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 1390   Dels Lafferty     Land Use - Development Rights and Responsibilities
           and Jalisi        Agreements - Enhanced Public Benefits
   ADDED                     MAR 27, 2018 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 220    Montgomery        Montgomery Co - Housing Opportunities Commission
           County            of Montgomery Co - Subsidiary Entities MC 18-18
           Delegation
 HB 619    Del Wivell        Surface Mining - Zone of Dewatering Influence -
                             Water Supply Replacement
 HB 1137   Del Jacobs, et    Natural Resources - Fisheries - Commercial Oyster
           al                Divers
 HB 1163   Del Adams, et     Waterfowl Hunting Guide License - Guide Services
           al                for Hunting Snow Geese - Reciprocity
 HB 1174   Del Jacobs, et    Natural Resources - Oysters - Tolerance for
           al                Seafood Dealers
 HB 1192   Dels Rosenberg    Department of Housing and Community Development -
           and McIntosh      Live Near Your Work Program - Report
 HB 1586   Del Anderton      Wicomico County - Motorcycles - Sunday Sales

SENATE FINANCE


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 33     Del Lam, et al    Guardianship of Disabled Persons - Voluntary
                             Admission to Mental Facility
 HB 64     Del Jackson       Business Occupations - Real Estate Appraisers -
                             Payment by Real Estate Appraisal Mgt Companies
 HB 67     Del J. Lewis      Md Plmbng Act - Non-Water-Conserving Fixtures and
                             Dvcs - Rpl of Crmnl Pnlts for Sale or Installation
 HB 115    Dels Morhaim      Maryland Health Care Commission - Electronic
           and Pena Melnyk   Prescription Records System - Assessment and Rpt
 HB 237    Del Luedtke       Community Colleges - Unfair Labor Practices -
                             Prohibition
 HB 284    Cecil County      Cecil County - Office of the Sheriff - Employees
           Delegation        and Collective Bargaining
 HB 306    Del Krimm, et     State Personnel - Rights and Protections for
           al                Nursing Mothers
 HB 431    The Spkr          Foster Care Rcpnts and Unccmpnd Homeless Yth -
           (Admin), et al    Emplmt Program (Fostering Emplmt Act of 2018)
 HB 459    Del Carr, et      Business Regulation - Trader's Licenses - License
           al                Fees
 HB 517    Del Hill, et      Pharmacy Drug Monitoring Program - Data Request
           al                Exemption - Surgical Procedures
 HB 655    Del K. Young,     Maryland Department of Health - Biosafety Level 3
           et al             Laboratories
 HB 691    Del Pena          Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Fund - Donor
           Melnyk, et al     Registry - Annual Funding
 HB 716    Del R. Lewis,     Md Hlth Care Cmsn - Mortality Rates of African
           et al             American Infnts and Infnts in Rural Areas - Stdy
 HB 736    Del Bromwell,     Pharmacy Benefits Mgrs - Phrmcs and Pharmacists -
           et al             Info on and Sales of Prescription Drugs
 HB 791    Dels Kramer       Interception of Communication - Financial
           and Adams         Institutions
 HB 847    Del Carr, et      Health Insurance - Coverage for Lymphedema
           al                Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment
 HB 979    Dels Kramer       Property and Casualty Insurance - Travel Insurance
           and W. Miller     - Regulation
 HB 1078   Del Frick         Commercial Insurance - Insurance Producers -
                             Commissions
 HB 1127   Del Jameson       Insurance - Commercial Lines - Exemptions From
                             Filings
 HB 1161   Del Brooks, et    Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund - Uninsured
           al                Division - Uninsured Motorists
 HB 1217   Del Lierman,      Local Government - Splash Pads - Regulations
           et al
 HB 1491   Del A.            PSC - Rpl of Master Metering Authorization and
           Washington        Stdy on Energy Allocation Sstms and Submetering
 HB 1544   The Spkr (Atty    Commercial Law - Maryland Antitrust Act - Civil
           Gen Ofc), et al   Penalty
 HB 1617   Del Morales,      Labor and Employment - Hiring and Promotion
           et al             Preferences - Veterans of Commissioned Corps

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 1597   Del Sydnor        HEARING CANCELED




End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 628    Del Wilkins,      Correctional Services - Inmates - Labor
           et al
 HB 1124   Del Hettleman     Crmnl Procedure - Stwd Sexual Assault Evidence
                             Clctn Kit Tracking Sstm - Recommendations
 HB 1125   Del Hettleman     Evidence - Chain of Custody - DNA Profile
 HB 1209   Del Proctor,      Public Safety - Missing Persons - Information
           et al             (Eula and Danny's Law)
 HB 1292   Del Lierman,      Criminal Law - Law Enforcement - Prohibition on
           et al             Sexual Activity
 HB 1695   Del Chang         Crimes - Hate Crimes - Defacement
 HB 1723   Charles County    Charles County - Work Release - Collection of
           Delegation        Inmate Earnings

SENATE RULES COMMITTEE


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

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS


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

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 1001   Sens Peters       RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 28, 1:00 PM
           and Rosapepe

End of schedule changes


HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 1626   Del Stein, et     RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 29, 1:00 PM
           al

End of schedule changes


                                 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

 SB 947    Sen Rosapepe      Mental Health Law - Involuntary Admissions -
                             Procedures
   ADDED                     MAR 27, 2018 1:00 PM

 SB 977    Sen Klausmeier    Behavioral Health Services and Voluntary Placement
                             Agreements - Children and Young Adults - Reports
   ADDED                     MAR 27, 2018 1:00 PM

 SB 1267   Sen Middleton,    Maryland Health Benefit Exchange - Establishment
           et al             of a Reinsurance Program
   ADDED                     MAR 27, 2018 1:00 PM


                                 11:00 A.M.

      Government Operations and Estates and Trusts Subcommittee:

           - SB 29
           - SB 40
           - SB 245
           - SB 292
           - SB 414
           - SB 553
           - HB 777

           *Room 240*


                                 11:30 A.M.

      Insurance Subcommitee:

           - SB 17
           - SB 52
           - SB 57
           - SB 111

           *Room 218*


                                 4:00 P.M.

      Health Facilities and Pharmaceuticals Subcommittee:

           - SB 87
           - HB 88
           - HB 1194
           - HB 1766

           *Room 240*


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 13     Sen Rosapepe,     Maryland Health Care Commission - Electronic
           et al             Prescription Records System - Assessment and Rpt
 SB 105    Chr FIN (Dept)    State Advisory Council on Hereditary and
                             Congenital Disorders - Membership and Appointments
 SB 108    Chr FIN (Dept)    Rgltn of Hlth Care Programs, Med Laboratories, Tss
                             Banks, and Hlth Care Facilities - Revisions
 SB 211    Sen Waugh, et     Behavioral Health Programs - Medical Directors -
           al                Telehealth
 SB 230    Sen Zirkin        Disclosure of Medical Records - Compulsory Process
                             - Timeline
 SB 386    Sen Mathias,      Maryland Nursing Home Resident Protection Act of
           et al             2018
 SB 530    Sen Middleton,    Hospitals - Patient's Bill of Rights
           et al
 SB 703    Sen               Behavioral Health Crisis Response Grant Program -
           Klausmeier, et    Establishment
           al                (Jointly assigned to HGO and APP)
 SB 714    Wash Co Sens      Possession of Medical Cannabis in Local
           and AA Co Sens    Correctional Facilities - Prohibition
                             (Jointly assigned to HGO and JUD)
 SB 765    Sen Mathias,      Md Dept of Hlth - Rmbrsmnt for Srvcs Provided by
           et al             Certd Peer Rcvry Specialists - Wrkgrp and Rpt
 SB 835    Sen Madaleno,     Maryland Medical Assistance Program -
           et al             Collaborative Care Pilot Program
 SB 911    Sen Waugh, et     Veteran Suicide Prevention - Comprehensive Action
           al                Plan
 SB 924    Sen Ferguson,     Local Government - Splash Pads - Regulations
           et al
 SB 982    The Pres (Atty    Controlled Dangerous Substances - Distributors -
           Gen Ofc), et al   Reporting Suspicious Orders
 SB 1056   Sen Hershey,      Rural Health Collaborative Pilot
           et al

      *Crossfiled Senate Bills are 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 120    Sen Zirkin        Family Law - Divorce on Grounds of Mutual Consent
                             - Parties With Minor Children
 SB 121    Sen Zirkin, et    Family Law - Domestic Violence - Definition of
           al                Abuse
 SB 122    Sen Zirkin        Criminal Law - Comprehensive Crime Bill of 2018
                             (Jointly assigned to JUD and APP)
 SB 128    Sen Zirkin        Criminal Law - Possession With Intent to
                             Distribute Marijuana - Presumption
 SB 132    Sen Zirkin, et    Crimes - Child Abuse and Neglect - Failure to
           al                Report
 SB 170    Sen Lee, et al    Criminal Procedure - Violation of Conditions of
                             Release
 SB 316    Sen Lee           Criminal Law - Continuing Course of Conduct With a
                             Child - Unit of Prosecution
 SB 528    Sen Astle, et     Criminal Law - Hate Crimes Group Victim
           al
 SB 598    Sen Lee, et al    Correctional Services - Inmates - Menstrual
                             Hygiene Products
 SB 725    Sen Zirkin, et    Bullying, Cyberbullying, Harassment, and
           al                Intimidation - Civil Relief and School Response
 SB 726    Sen Zirkin, et    Criminal Law - Electronic Harassment and Bullying
           al                (Grace's Law 2.0)
 SB 769    Sen Zirkin        Criminal Law - Sextortion and Revenge Porn

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 1048   Sen Smith, et     RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 23, 1:00 PM
           al

End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 394    Sen Conway        Baltimore City - Property Tax Credit - School
                             Public Safety Officers
 SB 599    Sen Nathan        Baltimore County - Property Tax - Credit for
           Pulliam, et al    Individuals at Least 70 Years Old
 SB 730    Sen Smith, et     Local Government - Municipal Elections - No-Excuse
           al                Absentee Voting
 SB 925    Sen Kasemeyer     Property Tax - Liability for Payment of Tax on
                             Leased Property
 SB 940    Sen Brochin       Election Law - Polling Places - Election Judges
 SB 951    Sens Eckardt      Tax Sales - Vacant and Abandoned Property
           and Ferguson
 SB 952    Sens Eckardt      Tax Sales - Homeowner Protections
           and Ferguson
 SB 954    Sens Eckardt      Property Tax - In Rem Foreclosure and Sale -
           and Ferguson      Vacant and Abandoned Property
 SB 1143   Sen Kasemeyer     Property Tax Credit - Baltimore County -
                             Leadership Through Athletics, Inc
 SB 1251   Caroline          Prprty Tax - Municipal Crprtns - Elc Generation
           County Senators   Facilities - Negotiated Payments in Lieu of Taxes

March 27, 2018 3:59 P.M.