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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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.



april 3, 2018

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION


Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                 1:00 P.M.

 Pensions Subcommittee

 Work Session

End of schedule changes


SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 815    Calvert County    Calvert County - Procurement - Contracts and
           Delegation        Bidding
   ADDED                     APR 3, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 1245   Del McKay, et     Task Force on the Canal Place Preservation and
           al                Development Authority
   ADDED                     APR 3, 2018 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 1091   Del Folden, et    Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle Fund -
           al                Establishment
 HB 1141   Del Jacobs, et    Building Performance Standards - Agricultural
           al                Buildings Used for Agritourism - Exemption
 HB 1284   Del Cassilly,     Tidal Fish Licenses - Authorization to Catch Crabs
           et al             - Application Requirements
 HB 1420   Del Flanagan,     Environment - Stormwater Management - Nontidal
           et al             Floodwater
 HB 1428   Del Flanagan,     Environment - Stormwater Management Infrastructure
           et al             - Historic Districts
 HB 1485   Del Fisher        Natural Resources - Shellfish - Harvesting by
                             Wharf Owners
 HB 1651   Del Wilkins       Sustainable Communities - Designation
 HB 1765   Del Lafferty      On-Site Swg Dspsl Sstms - Wtrshd Implmtn Plan and
                             Bay Rstrtn Fnd Disbursements and Fincl Assistance

SENATE FINANCE


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 HB 180    Del Stein         Railroad Company - Movement of Freight - Required
                             Crew
   MOVED                     From APR 5, 1:00 PM to APR 3, 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 54     Del Lam           State Highway Administration - Sale or Lease of
                             Naming Rights for Rest Areas and Welcome Centers
 HB 335    Del Haynes, et    State Personnel - Grievance Procedures
           al
 HB 370    Del Korman, et    Metro Board Member Act
           al
 HB 408    PG Co Deleg       WSSC - Connection Pipe Emergency Replacement Loan
           and Mont Co       Program PG/MC 103-18
           Deleg
 HB 417    PG Co Deleg       Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission - Funding
           and Mont Co       Accountability and Transparency Act PG/MC 111-18
           Deleg
 HB 418    PG Co Deleg       Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission - Indirect
           and Mont Co       Customer Assistance Program PG/MC 105-18
           Deleg
 HB 434    Del Davis         Vehicle Manufacturers - Notice to Purchasers and
                             Lessees - Warranty Requirements
 HB 523    Del Hettleman,    State Personnel - Employees in the Same
           et al             Classification - Report
 HB 535    Del Lierman,      Transportation - Complete Streets Program -
           et al             Establishment
 HB 643    Del Jones, et     State Department of Education - Employment
           al                Categories and Practices
 HB 744    Del Lafferty      Transportation - Complete Streets Policy -
                             Adoption
 HB 784    Dels              Elctrc Facilities - Construction of Overhead
           Impallaria and    Transmission Lines - Addtnl Notice Rqrmnts
           Reilly
 HB 869    Del Szeliga,      Construction of Transmission Lines - Landowners -
           et al             Notification
 HB 1024   Del Hettleman,    St Empl and Rtr Hlth and Wlfr Bnfts Prgrm -
           et al             Contraceptive Drgs and Dvcs and Male Sterilization
 HB 1089   Del Barron, et    Metro Oversight Enhancement Act
           al
 HB 1090   Del Afzali        Consumer Protection - Caller ID Spoofing Ban of
                             2018
 HB 1106   Del Krebs, et     Public Health - Cottage Food Products - Definition
           al
 HB 1126   Dels Lisanti      PSC - Application for Certificate of Public
           and Impallaria    Convenience and Necessity - Criteria to Consider
 HB 1132   Del K. Young,     Health Insurance - Access to Local Health
           et al             Departments
 HB 1385   Del Anderson      Baltimore City - Tourism Improvement District
           (BCA)
 HB 1473   Del Pena          Public Health - Emergency Use Auto-Injectable
           Melnyk, et al     Epinephrine Program at Institutions of Hghr Ed
 HB 1518   Del Wilkins,      Public Health - Maternal Mortality Review Program
           et al             - Report and Stakeholder Meetings
 HB 1542   Del Lisanti,      Department of Commerce - Employment in the State's
           et al             Defense Industry - Study
 HB 1588   Del S. Howard,    Zoning Amendments - Energy Generating Systems
           et al
 HB 1642   Del Frick, et     Commissioner of Financial Regulation - Student
           al                Education Loans - Ombudsman

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS


                                 1:00 P.M.

 HB 175    Prince            PG Co - Speed Mntrg Sstms - Intersection of Old
           George's County   Fort Rd & Md Route 210 (Indian Head Hwy) PG 302-18
           Delegation
 HB 312    Del Davis, et     Crmnl Lw - Schl Bus Driver & Pblc Trnsprtn Worker
           al                - Obstructing, Hindering, or Interfering Wth
 HB 672    Del Carr, et      Vehicle Laws - Intersections - Prohibited Acts
           al
 HB 1076   Anne Arundel      Maryland Transit Administration - Station Safety
           County            Pilot Program
           Delegation
 HB 1247   Anne Arundel      Anne Arundel County - Orphans' Court Judges -
           County            Compensation
           Delegation
 HB 1357   Calvert County    Calvert County - County Officials - Salaries
           Delegation
 HB 1403   Del               Motor Vehicles - Failure to Use Seat Belts -
           Fraser-Hidalgo,   Penalties
           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 1447   Del Vallario,     Ignition Interlock System Program - Administrative
           et al             Offenses - Out-of-State Licensed Drivers
 HB 1448   Del Vallario      Clerks of the Courts - Traffic Fines - Installment
                             Payments
 HB 1543   Del Lisanti,      Tow Trucks - Driver Safety Act
           et al
 HB 1603   Del Sanchez,      Justice Reinvestment Oversight Board - Data
           et al             Collection on Race and Ethnicity
 HB 1714   Del Mosby         Vehicle Laws - Police Vehicles - Use of Cruise or
           (BCPD)            Directional Marker Lights

SENATE RULES COMMITTEE


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

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 859    Sen Ferguson,     RESCHEDULED - to MAR 29, 1:00 PM
           et al
 HB 1819   Del Jackson,      Coppin State Unvrsty and Morgan State Unvrsty -
           et al             Cyber Warrior Diversity Program - Established
   ADDED                     APR 3, 2018 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 615    Sen Robinson,     Higher Education - Cyber Warrior Diversity Program
           et al             - Established
 SB 632    Sen Rosapepe      Maryland Smart Growth Investment Fund
 SB 675    Sen Hough, et     Humane Adoption of Companion Animals Used in
           al                Research Act of 2018
 SB 933    Sen Kasemeyer,    College Affordability - Maryland 529 Plans and
           et al             Student Loan Debt Relief Tax Credit - Revisions
 SB 1064   Chr B&T (Dept)    Academic Facilities Bonding Authority

 NOTE: Crossfiled Senate Bills will be sponsor only.


HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS


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

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 468    Sen Eckardt,      Landlord and Tenant - Residential Leases - Water
           et al             and Sewer Bills
   ADDED                     APR 3, 2018 1:00 PM

 SB 621    Sen Conway, et    Real Prprty - Dltn of Ownership Restrictions Based
           al                on Race, Religious Belief, or Natl Origin
   ADDED                     APR 3, 2018 1:00 PM

 SB 1176   Chr Anne          Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County - Terms
   ADDED   Arundel County    APR 3, 2018 1:00 PM
           Senators

 SB 826    Sen Conway        Baltimore City - Landlord and Tenant - False
           (BCA)             Representations and Unlawful Evictions
   ADDED                     APR 3, 2018 1:00 PM


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 555    Sens Hough and    Safe Neighborhoods Act
           Cassilly
 SB 728    Sen King, et      Public Safety - Battery Operated Smoke Alarms
           al
 SB 960    Sen Edwards       Md Hist Trst - Prprty Subject to Historic Prsrvtn
                             Esmnt - Application for Change or Alteration
 SB 1123   Sen Edwards       Garrett County - Regulation of Animals -
                             Enforcement
 SB 1140   Sen Middleton     Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation
                             - Definition of Child

                                 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 1063   Sen Conway, et    Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission -
           al                Certifying Providers - Referrals
   ADDED                     APR 3, 2018 1:00 PM

 SB 1079   Sen Mathias,      Pharmacy Benefits Managers - Revisions
   ADDED   et al             APR 3, 2018 1:00 PM

 SB 1223   Sen Klausmeier    Controlled Dangerous Substances Registration -
                             Authorized Providers - Continuing Education
   ADDED                     APR 3, 2018 1:00 PM


                                 11:00 A.M.

      Government Operations and Estates and Trusts Subcommittee:

           - HB 766
           - SB 292
           - SB 245
           - SB 396
           - SB 492
           - SB 1045

           *Room 240*


      Insurance Subcommittee:

           - SB 54

           *Room 218*

 SB 944    Sen Young         Public Health - Subcutaneous Implanting of
                             Identification Device - Prohibition
                             (Jointly assigned to HGO and JUD)
   ADDED                     APR 3, 2018 1:00 PM


                                 11:00 A.M.

      Government Operations and Estates and Trusts Subcommittee:

      (Update as of 10:00am on 4/3/2018)

           - HB 766 (CANCELED - assigned to ENV)
           - HB 776 (ADDED)
           - SB 292
           - SB 245
           - SB 396
           - SB 492
           - SB 1045

           *Room 240*


End of schedule changes


                                 1:00 P.M.

 SB 4      Sen Nathan        Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing
           Pulliam           Homes and Assisted Living Facilities - Revisions
 SB 284    Sen Middleton,    Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Dental
           et al             Coverage for Adults - Pilot Program
 SB 522    Sen               Health Care Providers - Opioid Prescriptions -
           Klausmeier, et    Advice Regarding Benefits and Risks
           al
 SB 874    Sen Zirkin        Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission -
                             Immunity
 SB 912    Sen Ferguson,     Maryland Prenatal and Infant Care Coordination
           et al             Services Grant Program Fund (Thrive by Three Fund)

      *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 127    Sen Zirkin        Criminal Law and Vehicle Laws - Marijuana -
                             Criminal Threshold and Smoking in Vehicles
 SB 291    Sen Madaleno,     Family Law - Protecting the Resources of Children
           et al             in State Custody
 SB 670    Sen Zirkin        Family Law - Marriage - Age Requirements
 SB 671    Sen Zirkin        Hate Crimes - Threats and Penalties
 SB 707    Sen Ramirez,      Criminal Law - Firearm Crimes - Rapid Fire Trigger
           et al             Activator
 SB 861    Sen Ferguson      Juvenile Law - Witnesses - Body Attachment
 SB 964    Sen Lee           Social Services - Youth Victims of Human
                             Trafficking - Workgroup Revisions and Reports
 SB 1036   Sen Smith, et     Criminal Procedure - Firearms - Transfer
           al
 SB 1037   Sen Smith         Montgomery County - Fire and Explosive
                             Investigator - Definition
 SB 1038   Sen Smith, et     Criminal Law - Animal Cruelty - Sentencing
           al                Conditions

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS


Changes made to schedule through addenda

 SB 739    Sen Madaleno,     State Board of Education - Membership - Teachers
           et al             and Parent
   ADDED                     APR 3, 2018 1:00 PM

 SB 928    Sen Benson, et    Prince George's County - Property Tax Credit -
           al                Grocery Stores
   ADDED                     APR 3, 2018 1:00 PM

 SB 961    Calvert County    Calvert Co - Yth Recreational Opportunities Fnd
           Senators          and Dstrbtn From Admissions and Amusement Tax Rvns
   ADDED                     APR 3, 2018 1:00 PM

 SB 999    Sens Peters       Recordation Tax - Exemptions
   ADDED   and DeGrange      APR 3, 2018 1:00 PM

 SB 1105   Sen Brochin,      Baltimore County - Superintendent of Schools -
           et al             Prohibition on Other Employment
   ADDED                     APR 3, 2018 1:00 PM

 SB 1115   Sen Middleton,    Horse Racing - Interstate Compact on Anti-Doping
           et al             and Drug Testing Standards
   ADDED                     APR 3, 2018 1:00 PM

 SB 1158   Sen Middleton,    Horse Racing - Maryland International and
           et al             Preakness Stakes Incentives - Modifications
   ADDED                     APR 3, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 1786   Del Jackson,      Higher Education - Richard W. Collins III
           et al             Leadership With Honor Scholarship - Establishment
   ADDED                     APR 3, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 1806   Del Sanchez       Criminal Law - Crimes Related to Licensed Gaming -
                             Penalties
                             (Jointly assigned to W&M and JUD)
   ADDED                     APR 3, 2018 1:00 PM

 HB 1831   Dels Morhaim      HEARING CANCELED
           and Szeliga



End of schedule changes


April 3, 2018 5:29 P.M.