About Session Schedule

The constitution requires the Governor to submit a budget to the General Assembly one week after (or nine days if it is the first year of the Governor’s first term) the opening of each regular session. The constitution also requires executive officials to appear before the General Assembly to explain and answer questions about their budgets if they are requested to do so by either house.

During session, the budget committees or their subcommittees hold public hearings on the budget bills following a schedule prepared and approved by the chairs of both committees (House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee). Hearings are scheduled the third through the seventh weeks of the session.

At hearings, representatives of the agencies explain their budgets and, in particular, attempt to persuade legislators of the need for the level of funding proposed by the Governor. Policy matters relating to an agency frequently are discussed at budget hearings as well.




January February March April

January

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

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13

14

First Day of Session


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23

Budget Bill Introduced (on the 10th day for the first year of a new term)


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29

HOUSE

House Health and Human Resources Subcommittee
Room 150, HOB - 1:00 pm
House Transportation and the Environment Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 1:00 pm

SENATE

Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
Amoss, Miller - 1:00 pm
Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
Schweinhaut, Miller - 1:00 pm

30

SENATE

Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm

31


February

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

2

HOUSE

House Appropriations - Full Committee
Room 120, HOB - 2:00 pm

3

SENATE

Senate Budget and Taxation - Full Committee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm

4

HOUSE

House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 2:00 pm
House Health and Human Resources Subcommittee
Room 150, HOB - 2:00 pm
House Transportation and the Environment Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 2:00 pm

5

HOUSE

House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 1:00 pm
House Health and Human Resources Subcommittee
Room 150, HOB - 1:00 pm
House Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 1:00 pm

SENATE

Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
Amoss, Miller - 1:00 pm
Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
Schweinhaut, Miller - 1:00 pm

6

HOUSE

House Appropriations - Full Committee
Room 120, HOB - 1:00 pm

SENATE

Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
Amoss, Miller - 1:00 pm
Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
Schweinhaut, Miller - 1:00 pm

7

9

HOUSE

House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 3:00 pm
House Health and Human Resources Subcommittee
Room 150, HOB - 3:00 pm
House Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 3:00 pm

SENATE

Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
Amoss, Miller - 1:00 pm
Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm

10

SENATE

Senate Budget and Taxation - Full Committee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 2:00 pm

11

HOUSE

House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 1:00 pm
House Health and Human Resources Subcommittee
Room 150, HOB - 1:00 pm
House Transportation and the Environment Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 1:00 pm

12

HOUSE

House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 1:00 pm
House Health and Human Resources Subcommittee
Room 150, HOB - 1:00 pm
House Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 1:00 pm

SENATE

Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
Amoss, Miller - 1:00 pm
Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
Schweinhaut, Miller - 1:00 pm

13

HOUSE

House Appropriations - Full Committee
Room 120, HOB - 1:00 pm

SENATE

Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
Schweinhaut, Miller - 1:00 pm

14

16

HOUSE

House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 2:30 pm
House Transportation and the Environment Subcommittee
Room 150, HOB - 3:00 pm

SENATE

Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 2:30 pm
Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
Schweinhaut, Miller - 1:00 pm

17

SENATE

Senate Budget and Taxation - Full Committee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 2:00 pm

18

HOUSE

House Capital Budget Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 4:30 pm
House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 1:00 pm
House Health and Human Resources Subcommittee
Room 150, HOB - 1:00 pm
House Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 1:00 pm

19

HOUSE

House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 1:00 pm
House Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 1:00 pm

SENATE

Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
Amoss, Miller - 1:00 pm
Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
Schweinhaut, Miller - 1:00 pm

20

HOUSE

House Appropriations - Full Committee
Room 120, HOB - 2:00 pm

SENATE

Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
Amoss, Miller - 1:00 pm
Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
Schweinhaut, Miller - 1:00 pm

21

23

HOUSE

House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 3:00 pm
House Health and Human Resources Subcommittee
Room 150, HOB - 3:00 pm
House Transportation and the Environment Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 3:00 pm

SENATE

Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
Amoss, Miller - 1:00 pm
Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 2:00 pm
Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
Schweinhaut, Miller - 1:00 pm

24

SENATE

Senate Budget and Taxation - Full Committee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 2:00 pm

25

HOUSE

House Capital Budget Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 4:30 pm
House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 1:00 pm
House Health and Human Resources Subcommittee
Room 150, HOB - 1:00 pm
House Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 1:00 pm
House Transportation and the Environment Subcommittee
Room 142, HOB - 1:00 pm

26

HOUSE

House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 1:00 pm
House Health and Human Resources Subcommittee
Room 150, HOB - 1:00 pm
House Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 1:00 pm
House Transportation and the Environment Subcommittee
Room 142, HOB - 1:00 pm

SENATE

Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
Amoss, Miller - 1:00 pm
Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
Schweinhaut, Miller - 1:00 pm

27

HOUSE

House Appropriations - Full Committee
Room 120, HOB - 1:00 pm

SENATE

Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
Amoss, Miller - 1:00 pm
Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
Schweinhaut, Miller - 1:00 pm

28


March

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

2

HOUSE

House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 2:30 pm
  • Higher Ed Policy Briefing - Teacher Preparation
House Health and Human Resources Subcommittee
Room 150, HOB - 3:00 pm
House Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 3:00 pm
House Transportation and the Environment Subcommittee
Room 142, HOB - 3:00 pm

SENATE

Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
Amoss, Miller - 2:30 pm
  • Higher Ed Policy Briefing - Teacher Preparation
Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm

3

SENATE

Senate Budget and Taxation - Full Committee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 4:00 pm
  • Capital Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Capital Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Capital Military Department
  • Capital Department of Natural Resources

4

HOUSE

House Capital Budget Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 4:30 pm
  • Capital Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Capital Military Department
  • Capital Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Capital Department of Natural Resources
House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 1:00 pm
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • UMES Audit - OLA
  • Salisbury University
House Health and Human Resources Subcommittee
Room 150, HOB - 1:00 pm
  • Maryland Health Benefit Exchange
  • Maryland Health Insurance Plan
House Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 1:00 pm
House Transportation and the Environment Subcommittee
Room 142, HOB - 1:00 pm
  • MDOT WMATA - Operating Budget
  • MDOT Maryland Transit Administration
  • MDOT - MTA Audit - OLA

5

HOUSE

House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 1:00 pm
House Health and Human Resources Subcommittee
Room 150, HOB - 1:00 pm
  • DHMH Administration
  • DHMH Admin Audit - OLA
  • Maryland Commission on Civil Rights
House Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 1:00 pm
  • Comptroller of Maryland
  • State Treasurer
  • Department of Veterans Affairs

SENATE

Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
Amoss, Miller - 1:00 pm
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • UMES Audit - OLA
  • Salisbury University
Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
  • Maryland Health Benefit Exchange
  • Maryland Health Insurance Plan
Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
Schweinhaut, Miller - 1:00 pm

6

SENATE u

Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
Amoss, Miller - 1:00 pm
  • Aid to Community Colleges
  • Comptroller of Maryland
  • State Treasurer
  • College Savings Plans of Maryland
Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
Schweinhaut, Miller - 1:00 pm
  • MDOT WMATA - Operating Budget
  • MDOT Maryland Transit Administration
  • MDOT - MTA Audit - OLA

7

9

HOUSE

House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 3:00 pm
  • Decisions
House Health and Human Resources Subcommittee
Room 150, HOB - 3:00 pm
  • Decisions
House Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 3:00 pm
  • Decisions
House Transportation and the Environment Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 4:30 pm
  • Decisions

SENATE

Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
Amoss, Miller - 1:00 pm
Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
  • DHMH Administration
  • DHMH Admin Audit - OLA
  • Military Department
  • State Department of Assessments and Taxation

10

11

HOUSE u

House Capital Budget Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 3:00 pm
  • Capital Public School Construction
House Capital Budget Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 4:00 pm
  • Decisions
  • Capital Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission
  • Capital Maryland Environmental Service
  • Capital Department of Aging
  • Capital Department of Disabilities
  • Capital Capital Overview
  • Capital Board of Public Works
  • Capital Chesapeake Bay Restoration Plan State Highway

12

SENATE u

Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 9:00 am
  • Capital Public School Construction
  • Capital Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission
  • Capital Maryland Environmental Service
  • Capital Department of Aging
  • Capital Department of Disabilities
  • Capital Capital Overview
  • Capital Board of Public Works
  • Capital Chesapeake Bay Restoration Plan State Highway

13

HOUSE

House Appropriations - Full Committee
Room 120, HOB - 1:00 pm
  • Decisions
House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 1:00 pm
  • Subcommittees Report to Full Committee

14

HOUSE

House Appropriations - Full Committee
Room 120, HOB - 9:00 am
  • Bond Bill Saturday

16

HOUSE u

Operating Bill Layover


House Capital Budget Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 10:00 am
  • Capital Miscellaneous Grant Programs

SENATE

Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 9:00 am
  • Capital Miscellaneous Grant Programs
Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
Amoss, Miller - 1:00 pm
  • Decisions
Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
  • Decisions
Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
Schweinhaut, Miller - 1:00 pm
  • Decisions

17

HOUSE

House Capital Budget Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 1:00 pm
  • Capital Department of Public Safety
  • Capital Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Capital Prince George"s Hospital System
  • Capital University of Maryland Medical System
  • Capital Maryland Hospital Association
  • Capital Department of Juvenile Services
  • Capital Local Jails and Detention Centers

SENATE

Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 4:00 pm
  • Decisions
Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
Amoss, Miller - 1:00 pm
  • Decisions
Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
  • Decisions
Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
Schweinhaut, Miller - 1:00 pm
  • Decisions

18

HOUSE u

2nd Reader Operating Debate


SENATE

Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
  • Capital Department of Public Safety
  • Capital Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Capital Prince George"s Hospital System
  • Capital University of Maryland Medical System
  • Capital Maryland Hospital Association
  • Capital Department of Juvenile Services
  • Capital Local Jails and Detention Centers

19

SENATE

Subcommittees Report to Full Committee


Senate Budget and Taxation - Full Committee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
  • Decisions

20

HOUSE u

3rd Reader Operating Debate


House Capital Budget Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 1:00 pm
  • Capital Community College Facilities Grant Program
  • Capital MICUA
  • Capital Maryland State Department of Education

21

23

HOUSE

House Capital Budget Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 3:00 pm
  • Capital University of Maryland, College Park
  • Capital Frostburg State University
  • Capital Univ. of MD Center for Environmental Science
  • Capital University System of Maryland Office
  • Capital Morgan State University
  • Capital University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Capital University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Capital Bowie State University
  • Capital University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Capital Coppin State University
  • Capital Salisbury University
  • Capital St Mary"s College of Maryland

SENATE

Operating Bill Layover


Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
  • Capital Community College Facilities Grant Program
  • Capital MICUA
  • Capital Maryland State Department of Education

24

HOUSE

House Capital Budget Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 1:00 pm
  • Capital Decisions

SENATE

Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 4:00 pm
  • Capital University of Maryland, College Park
  • Capital Frostburg State University
  • Capital Univ. of MD Center for Environmental Science
  • Capital University System of Maryland Office
  • Capital Morgan State University
  • Capital University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Capital University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Capital Bowie State University
  • Capital University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Capital Coppin State University
  • Capital Salisbury University
  • Capital St Mary"s College of Maryland

25

HOUSE

House Capital Budget Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 4:00 pm
  • Capital Decisions

SENATE

2nd Reader Operating Debate


26

HOUSE

House Capital Budget Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 1:00 pm
  • Subcommittee Reports to Full Committee

SENATE

3rd Reader Operating Debate


27

28

30

Conference Committee


HOUSE u

Capital Bill Layover


31

Conference Committee


SENATE

Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 4:00 pm
  • Capital Decisions
       

April

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
   

1

Conference Committee


HOUSE u

2nd Reader Capital Debate


SENATE

Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
  • Capital Decisions

2

Conference Committee


HOUSE u

3rd Reader Capital Debate


SENATE

Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
  • Subcommittee Reports to Full Committee

3

Conference Committee


4

Conference Committee


6

HOUSE u

83rd Day - Budget Enacted


SENATE u

Capital Bill Layover


7

8

SENATE u

2nd Reader Capital Debate


9

SENATE u

3rd Reader Capital Debate


10

11

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Information current as of February 27, 2015 - 7:38 am
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