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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 December 14, 2017

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
spending affordability committee
Task Forces & Special Joint Study Groups
general assembly compensation commission governor's salary commission
innovation and excellence in education, comm on 21st century school facilities commission
Other Meetings of Interest
board of public works commemoration 100th ann. pass. 19th amend., comm. on
maryland health care commission maryland life sciences advisory board
md underground facilities damage prev authority school construction, interagency committee on
school-to-prison pipe and restor prac, comm on the
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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:  Ryan Bishop or Carol Swan, 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, or Jody
      Sprinkle, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510/5530
                         301-970-5510/5530

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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 Guy, or Laura Atas,
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-3519
                         301-970-3519

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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: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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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, or
      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
Senator Paul G. Pinsky, Vice Chair


FULL COMMITTEE
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Sara Fidler, Justin Kozinn, or Stacy
      Goodman, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-841-3661
                         301-858-3661

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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, Patrick D. Carlson, 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: 410-946-5350
                         301-970-5350

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SPENDING AFFORDABILITY COMMITTEE
Roger Manno, Chair
Benjamin S. Barnes, Vice Chair


 

tuesday december 19, 2017


                                  3:00 P.M.      Room 120
                                                 Appropriations Committee
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Decision Meeting


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

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY COMPENSATION COMMISSION
Lisa First-Willis, Chair


 

monday december 18, 2017


                                  1:00 P.M.      Conference Room 111
                                     to          Department of Legislative
                                  4:00 P.M.      Services
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Organizational meeting and presentation of legislative
              compensation material.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Simon G. Powell, Laura M. Vykol, or Dana K.
      Tagalicod, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530
                         301-970-5530

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GOVERNOR'S SALARY COMMISSION
Chair to be Determined by Commission Members


 

tuesday december 19, 2017


                                  2:00 P.M.      Conference Room 111
                                     to          Department of
                                  4:00 P.M.      Legislative Services
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Selection of Commission Chair.
              Organizational meeting.
              Presentation of compensation material.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Steven D. McCulloch or Benjamin B. Wilhelm,
      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


 

wednesday december 20, 2017


                                  9:30 A.M.      Room 120
                                     to          House Appropriations
                                  5:00 P.M.      Committee Room
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Work session.
              (Full agenda will be posted online prior to the meeting.)


 

monday january 8, 2018


                                  9:30 A.M.      Room 120
                                     to          House Appropriations
                                  5:00 P.M.      Committee Room
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Work session.
              (Full agenda will be posted online prior to the meeting.)


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

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21st CENTURY SCHOOL FACILITIES COMMISSION
Martin G. Knott, Jr., Chair
NOTE: Future Agenda and Meetings to be Announced


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


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BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
Sheila McDonald, Executive Secretary


 

wednesday december 20, 2017


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


    Subject:  General Meeting


 

wednesday january 3, 2018


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


    Subject:  General Meeting


 

wednesday january 24, 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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COMMEMORATION OF THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PASSAGE OF THE 19TH AMENDMENT
TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, COMMISSION ON THE
Linda L. Singh, Chair


 

tuesday december 19, 2017


                                  10:00 A.M.     B-20
                                                 Fifth Regiment Armory
                                                 219 29th Division Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Regular meeting of the Commission


 

tuesday january 16, 2018


                                  8:30 A.M.      Conference Room
                                                 Maryland State Archives
                                                 350 Rowe Boulevard
                                                 Annapolis, MD


    Subject:  Regular meeting of the Commission.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Maj. Gen. Linda L. Singh, Maryland Military
      Dept.
              Telephone: 410-576-6163

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MARYLAND HEALTH CARE COMMISSION
Robert E. Moffit, Chair


 

thursday december 21, 2017


                                  1:00 P.M.      Conference Room 100
                                     to          Maryland Health Care Commission
                                  4:00 P.M.      4160 Patterson Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  Monthly Commission Meeting


 

thursday january 18, 2018


                                  1:00 P.M.      Conference Room 100
                                     to          Maryland Health Care Commission
                                  4:00 P.M.      4160 Patterson Avenue
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  Monthly Commission Meeting


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Valerie M. Wooding, Maryland Health Care
      Commission
              Telephone: 410-764-3570

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MARYLAND LIFE SCIENCES ADVISORY BOARD
Jay A. Perman, Chair


 

tuesday december 19, 2017


                                  9:30 A.M.      7th Floor Conference Room
                                                 Maryland Department of Commerce
                                                 401 E. Pratt Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD

  NOTE:  Location Change

    Subject:  Maryland Life Science Advisory Board Meeting via Conference Call


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Bret Schreiber, Dept. of Commerce, Office of
      BioHealth and Life Sciences
              Telephone: 410-767-2368

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


 

wednesday january 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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SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION, INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE ON
Karen Salmon, Chair


 

wednesday december 20, 2017


                                  3:00 P.M.      8th Floor
                                     to          Conference Room #1
                                  4:00 P.M.      Nancy S. Grasmick Education
                                                 Building
                                                 200 West Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Special teleconference meeting to discuss FY 2019 capital
              improvements program 75  recommendations.  To participate, DIAL
              1-855-797-9480 and enter the access code 311 573 218.  For
              additional information go to www.pscp.state.md.us.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Cassandra Viscarra, Public School
      Construction Program
              Telephone: 410-767-0611


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SCHOOL-TO-PRISON PIPELINE AND RESTORATIVE PRACTICES, COMMISSION ON THE
Barbara Sugarman Grochal, Chair


 

monday january 22, 2018


                                  1:00 P.M.      Krongard Room
                                     to          First Floor
                                  4:00 P.M.      University of Maryland
                                                 School of Law
                                                 500 West Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD


    Subject:  Maryland disciplinary practices and state and national best
              practices in training teachers, administrators and school staff
              in restorative practices as a means to eliminate the
              school-to-prison pipeline.


  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Barbara Sugarman Grochal, University of
      Maryland School of Law
              Telephone: 410-706-3143

December 14, 2017 12:23 P.M.