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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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.



Weekly Schedule - Published September 13, 2018

Leadership Committees
legislative policy committee
House Standing Committees
appropriations economic matters
environment and transportation health and government operations
judiciary ways and means
Senate Standing Committees
budget and taxation education, health, and environmental affairs
finance judicial proceedings
Statutory Committees
children, youth, and families, joint committee on ending homelessness, joint committee on
joint committee on federal relations legislative info tech and open gov, joint comm on
management of public funds, joint committee on the
Task Forces & Special Joint Study Groups
innovation and excellence in education, comm on IEE work group 1: early childhood education
IEE work group 2: high quality teachers and leaders IEE work group 3: collge & career readiness pathways
IEE work group 4: more resources for at-risk student md health insurance coverage protection commission
workplace harassment commission
Other Meetings of Interest
board of public works capital debt affordability committee
cardiovascular invasive specialists workgroup criminal sentencing policy, state commission on
maryland insurance administration maryland medicaid advisory committee
maryland small business retirement savings board md underground facilities damage prev authority
natalie m lapra md med cann comm full comm quality care in nursing homes, oversight committee
school construction, interagency committee on
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LEGISLATIVE POLICY COMMITTEE
President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., Senate Chair
Speaker Michael E. Busch, House Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Ryane Necessary and Dana Tagalicod, Dept of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350


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APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
Delegate Maggie McIntosh, Chair
Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, Vice-Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Matthew Jackson, Hannah Dier, Jody Sprinkle,
      or Dana Tagalicod, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

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ECONOMIC MATTERS COMMITTEE
Delegate Dereck E. Davis, Chair
Delegate Sally Jameson, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Robert K. Smith, Sally M. Guy, or Laura H.
      Atas, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3519
                         301-858-3519

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ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
Delegate Kumar P. Barve, Chair
Delegate Dana Stein, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Laura P. Lodge, Cristen C. Flynn, or T.
      Patrick Tracy, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3990
                         301-858-3990

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HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
Delegate Shane E. Pendergrass, Chair
Delegate Eric M. Bromwell, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Erin Hopwood, Lisa J. Simpson, or Lindsay
  Rowe, Dept. of Legislative Services
      Telephone: 410-946-5350
                 301-970-5350

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JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
Delegate Joseph F. Vallario, Jr., Chair
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Douglas R. Nestor, Lauren C. Nestor, or
      Claire Rossmark, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510/5530
                         301-970-5510/5530

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WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, Chair
Delegate Frank S. Turner, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Stanford D. Ward, Charity Scott, or
      Kelsey-Anne Fung, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3469
                         301-858-3469

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BUDGET AND TAXATION COMMITTEE
Senator Edward J. Kasemeyer, Chair
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Erika S. Schissler, Phillip S. Anthony, and
      Matthew J. Bennett, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Senator Joan Carter-Conway, Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to Be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Justin Kozinn or Sara Fidler
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-5385
                         301-858-5385

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FINANCE COMMITTEE
Senator Thomas M. Middleton, Chair
Senator John C. Astle, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Tami Burt or David A. Smulski, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS COMMITTEE
Senator Bobby A. Zirkin, Chair
Senator Delores G. Kelley, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  April Morton or Jamie Lancaster, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3623
                         301-858-3623

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CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Nancy J. King, Senate Chair
Ariana B. Kelly, House Chair


 

wednesday october 17, 2018


                                  10:00 A.M.     Room 120
                                                 House Appropriation
                                                 Committee Room
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  - Parental leave for State employees

              - Subsidized and nonsubsidized childcare


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Hannah E. Dier or Jennifer K. Botts,
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

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ENDING HOMELESSNESS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., Senate Chair
Mary L. Washington, House Chair


 

wednesday september 26, 2018


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 120
                                                 House Appropriations
                                                 Committee Room
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  A review of 2018 session legislation related to affordable housing
              and homeless services and a presentation on the reorganization of
              homeless solutions programs.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Jason A. Kramer or Anne P. Wagner,
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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FEDERAL RELATIONS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Brian J. Feldman, Senate Chair
Alfred C. Carr, Jr., House Chair


 

thursday september 20, 2018


                                  10:00 A.M.     Room 251
                                      to         Environment and Transportation
                                  12:00 P.M.     Committee Room
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Briefing on the effectiveness and efficiency of interstate
              enforcement of driving/vehicle laws.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Scott D. Kennedy or Matthew Mickler, Dept.
      of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

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LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND OPEN GOVERNMENT, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Douglas J.J. Peters, Senate Chair
Luke Clippinger, House Chair


 

wednesday october 3, 2018


                                  1:00 P.M.      3 West
                                                 Budget and Taxation
                                                 Committee Room
                                                 Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Briefing from the Open Meetings Compliance Board
              Briefing from the Public Information Act Compliance Board
              Briefing from the Open Access Ombudsman
              Presentation from the Maryland Delaware DC Press Association
              Update on the Office of Information Systems' Projects


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Lindsey Rowe or Justin S. Kozinn, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC FUNDS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE
Cheryl C. Kagan, Senate Chair
Ana Sol Gutierrez, House Chair


 

tuesday october 2, 2018


                                  1:00 P.M.      3 West
                                                 Budget & Taxation Committee
                                                 Hearing Room
                                                 Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Update from economic development authorities


 

wednesday october 17, 2018


                                  1:00 P.M.      3 West
                                                 Budget & Taxation Committee
                                                 Hearing Room
                                                 Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject: -Update from the Comptroller and Treasurer

             -Review of local government audits by the Office of Legislative
              Audits


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Ben Wilhelm or Heather Ruby, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION, COMMISSION ON
William E. Kirwan, Chair



 

friday september 21, 2018


                                  9:30 A.M.      Room 120
                                     to          House Appropriations
                                 12:30 P.M.      Committee Room
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Meeting topics and information are regularly updated on the
              Commission webpage


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Rachel Hise, Erika Schissler, or
      Kelsey-Anne Fung, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

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INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION, COMMISSION ON
WORKING GROUP 1: EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Craig Rice, Moderator


 

wednesday september 19, 2018


                                  10:00 A.M.     Conference Call
                                      to
                                  12:00 P.M.



    Subject:  Work Session

              To join the audio conference call:
              (1)  Call the dial-in number (605-472-5746)
              (2)  When prompted, enter the access code (608885), followed by
                   pound or hash (#)

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Kelsey-Anne Fung, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

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INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION, COMMISSION ON
WORKING GROUP 2: HIGH QUALITY TEACHERS AND LEADERS
Senator Paul G. Pinsky, Moderator



 

friday september 14, 2018


                                  1:00 P.M.      Conference Call
                                     to
                                  2:30 P.M.



    Subject:  Work Session

              To join the audio conference call:
              (1) Call the dial-in number (605-472-5746)
              (2) When prompted, enter the access code (608885), followed by
                  pound or hash (#)


 

monday september 17, 2018


                                  3:00 P.M.      Conference Call
                                     to
                                  5:00 P.M.



    Subject:  Work Session, if necessary

              To join the audio conference call:
              (1) Call the dial-in number (605-472-5746)
              (2) When prompted, enter the access code (608885), followed by
                  pound or hash (#)

              To verify status of September 17 meeting, check the Commission's
              webpage.



  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Rachel Hise, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510
                         301-970-5510

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INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION, COMMISSION ON
WORKING GROUP 3: COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS PATHWAYS
Chester E. Finn, Moderator


 

friday september 21, 2018


                                  12:30 P.M.     Room 120
                                      to         Appropriations Committee
                                   4:00 P.M.     Hearing Room
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Workgroups 3 and 4 will be meeting following the full commission
              to review proposed substantive changes to the policy
              recommendations of the workgroups.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Erika Schissler, Dept. of Legislative
      Service
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION, COMMISSION ON
WORKING GROUP 4: MORE RESOURCES FOR AT-RISK STUDENTS
Joy Schaefer, Moderator



 

friday september 21, 2018


                                  12:30 P.M.     Room 120
                                      to         Appropriations Committee
                                   4:00 P.M.     Hearing Room
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Workgroups 3 and 4 will be meeting following the full commission
              to review proposed substantive changes to the policy
              recommendations of the workgroups.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Erika Schissler, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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MARYLAND HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE PROTECTION COMMISSION
Brian J. Feldman, Senate Chair
Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, House Chair


 

tuesday september 18, 2018


                                  2:00 P.M.      Room 240
                                                 Health and Government
                                                 Operations Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Updates on the 1332 Waiver Application, 2019 Insurance Rates, and
              Federal Action

              Discussion on Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection
              Commission interim activites


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Lisa Simpson and Jennifer Chasse, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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WORKPLACE HARASSMENT COMMISSION
Jeanne Hitchcock, Chair


 

thursday september 20, 2018


                                  1:00 P.M.      3 West
                                                 Budget and Taxation
                                                 Committee Room
                                                 Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  TBD


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Ryane Necessary, Dept. of Legislative
      Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
Sheila McDonald, Executive Secretary


 

wednesday september 26, 2018


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


    Subject:  General Meeting


 

wednesday october 3, 2018


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


    Subject:  General Meeting


 

wednesday october 17, 2018


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


    Subject:  General Meeting


 

wednesday october 31, 2018


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


    Subject:  General Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Missy Hodges, Board of Public Works
              Telephone: 410-260-7335
                         877-591-7320

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CAPITAL DEBT AFFORDABILITY COMMITTEE
Nancy K. Kopp, Chair


 

wednesday september 26, 2018


                                  1:00 P.M.      Assembly Room 114-116
                                                 Louis L. Goldstein Treasury
                                                 Building
                                                 80 Calvert Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Recommendation of general obligation bond authorizations


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Christian Lund, State Treasurer's Office
              Telephone: 410-260-7920
                         1-800-974-0468

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CARDIOVASCULAR INVASIVE SPECIALISTS WORKGROUP
Yemisi Koya, Facilitator


 

thursday september 27, 2018


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 100
                                                 Maryland Department of Health
                                                 4201 Patterson Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Evaluation of Cardiovascular Invasive Specialists for potential
              licensure in Maryland


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Sandi Van Horn or Yemisi Koya, Maryland
      Board of Physicians
              Telephone: 410-764-4777
                         800-492-6836

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CRIMINAL SENTENCING POLICY, STATE COMMISSION ON
Glenn T. Harrell, Jr., Chair


 

monday september 17, 2018


                                  5:30 P.M.      Conference Rooms
                                                 UL11 & 12
                                                 Judiciary Education and
                                                 Conference Center
                                                 2009D Commerce Park Drive
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  The Commission will continue the review and evaluation of the
              State's sentencing guidelines and policies.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  David Soule, State Commission on Criminal
      Sentencing Policy
              Telephone: 301-403-4165

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MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION
Al Redmer, Jr., Commissioner


 

monday september 17, 2018


                                  10:00 A.M.     24th Floor
                                      to         Maryland Insurance
                                  12:00 P.M.     Administration
                                                 200 St. Paul Place
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Second public hearing on proposed Affordable Care Act health
              insurance premium rates for 2019.

              If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Nancy Muehlberger at
              nancy.muehlberger@maryland.gov. Please indicate if you plan on
              testifying. Interested parties may also submit written comments.
              Written comments and RSVPs should be sent by September 14, 2018,
              either by email to healthinsuranceratereview.mia@maryland.gov or
              by mail to 200 St. Paul Place, Suite 2700, Baltimore, MD 21202 or
              by fax to 410-468-2038.  For more information on the hearing
              please see the following link:
              https://insurance.maryland.gov/Pages/newscenter/
              NewsDetails.aspx?NR=2018197


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Joseph Sviatko, Maryland Insurance
      Administration
              Telephone: 410-468-2458

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MARYLAND MEDICAID ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Vicki Walters, Chair


 

thursday september 27, 2018


                                  1:00 P.M.      Room L-3
                                     to          Lower Level Conference Room
                                  3:00 P.M.      Maryland Department of Health
                                                 201 W. Preston Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  To Be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Carrol Barnes, Maryland Department of
      Health
              Telephone: 410-767-5213

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MARYLAND SMALL BUSINESS RETIREMENT SAVINGS BOARD
Joshua Gotbaum, Chair



 

thursday september 27, 2018


                                  2:00 P.M.      Room 3114
                                                 UMUC Conference Center
                                                 3501 University Blvd East
                                                 Adelphi, MD


    Subject:  Reports by Executive Director, Program Design Committee, & Audit
              and Finance Committee


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  David Belnick, Maryland Small Business
      Retirement Savings Program
              Telephone: 410-790-5440

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MARYLAND UNDERGROUND FACILITIES DAMAGE PREVENTION AUTHORITY
Vincent C. Healy, Chair


 

wednesday october 3, 2018


                                  9:00 A.M.      Suite 104
                                                 Lower Level Conference Room
                                                 One Call Center
                                                 7223 Parkway Drive
                                                 Hanover, MD


    Subject:  Meeting of Full Authority + Hearings


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  James A. Barron, Damage Prevention
      Authority Executive Director
              Telephone: 410-782-2102

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NATALIE M. LAPRADE MARYLAND MEDICAL CANNABIS COMMISSION
FULL COMMISSION MEETING
Brian Lopez, Chair


 

thursday october 25, 2018


                                  2:00 P.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Department of Legislative
                                                 Services
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject: Update on Commission programs and regulations, Executive Director's
             Report, Committee Reports


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Mary-Jo Mather, Maryland Medical Cannabis
      Commission
              Telephone: 410-487-8052

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QUALITY OF CARE IN NURSING HOMES AND ASSISTED
LIVING FACILITIES, OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON
Rona E. Kramer, Chair


 

thursday september 20, 2018


                                  1:00 P.M.      Training Room, See Guard
                                     to          Office of Health Care Quality
                                  3:00 P.M.      (MDH)
                                                 Spring Grove Hospital,
                                                 (Catonsville Campus)
                                                 Bland Building, Floor One,
                                                 55 Wade Avenue
                                                 Catonsville, MD

    Subject:  Regularly Scheduled Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Rosanne B. Hanratty, Maryland Dept. of
      Aging
              Telephone: 410-767-0708

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SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION, INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE ON
Karen Salmon, Chair


 

tuesday october 9, 2018


                                  9:00 A.M.      7th Floor
                                     to          State Board of Education
                                 12:00 P.M.      Board Room
                                                 Nancy S. Grasmick Education
                                                 Building
                                                 200 West Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Public Meeting to discuss contract approvals and other regular IAC
              business. To view live townhall stream, visit
              http://www.pscp.state.md.us


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Shauntia Gray, Public School Construction
      Program
              Telephone: 410-767-0617


September 13, 2018 2:42 P.M.