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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  • Fiscal Briefing to be held in the Joint Hearing Room at 3:00 including both APP and SB&T
  • HOUSE

    House Appropriations - Full Committee
    Room 120, HOB - 3:00 pm
    • Fiscal Briefing

    SENATE

    Senate Budget and Taxation - Full Committee
    3 West, Miller - 3:00 pm
    • Fiscal Briefing

    21

    22

    23

    HOUSE

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

    SENATE

    Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
    3 West, Miller - 2:00 pm
    Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee
    Amoss, Miller - 2:00 pm

    24

    SENATE

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

    25

    27

    HOUSE

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

    SENATE

    Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
    Schweinhaut, Miller - 3:00 pm

    28

    SENATE

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

    29

    HOUSE

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

    30

    HOUSE

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

    SENATE

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

    31

    HOUSE

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

    SENATE

    Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee
    Amoss, Miller - 1:00 pm
    Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
    Schweinhaut, Miller - 1:00 pm
     

    February

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
             

    1







    3

    HOUSE

    House Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee
    Room 120, HOB - 3:00 pm

    SENATE

    Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
    3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm

    4

    SENATE

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

    5

    HOUSE

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

    6

    HOUSE

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

    SENATE

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

    7

    HOUSE

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

    SENATE

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

    8

    10

    HOUSE

    House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
    Room 145, HOB - 2:00 pm
    House Health and Human Resources Subcommittee
    Room 150, HOB - 3:00 pm
    House Transportation and the Environment Subcommittee
    Room 120, HOB - 3:00 pm

    SENATE

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

    11

    SENATE

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

    12

    HOUSE

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

    13

    14

    HOUSE

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

    SENATE

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

    15

    17

    HOUSE

    House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
    Room 145, HOB - 2:00 pm
    House Health and Human Resources Subcommittee
    Room 150, HOB - 3:00 pm
    House Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee
    Room 120, HOB - 3:00 pm
    House Transportation and the Environment Subcommittee
    Room 142 - 2:00 pm

    SENATE

    Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
    3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm

    18

    SENATE

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

    19

    HOUSE

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

    20

    HOUSE

    House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
    Room 120 - 2:30 pm
    House Health and Human Resources Subcommittee
    Room 150, HOB - 1:00 pm
    House Transportation and the Environment Subcommittee
    Room 120, HOB - 1:00 pm

    SENATE

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

    21

    HOUSE

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

    SENATE

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

    22

    24

    HOUSE

    House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
    3 West Miller - 2:00 pm
    House Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee
    Room 120, HOB - 3:00 pm

    SENATE

    Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
    3 West, Miller - 1:30 pm
    Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
    3 West, Miller - 2:00 pm
    Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee
    Amoss, Miller - 1:00 pm

    25

    SENATE

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

    26

    HOUSE

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

    27

    HOUSE

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

    SENATE

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

    28

    SENATE

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

    March

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
             

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    3

    4

    SENATE

    Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
    3 West, Miller - 3:00 pm
    • Decisions
    Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
    3 West, Miller - 3:15 pm
    Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
    3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
    • Decisions
    Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee
    Amoss, Miller - 1:30 pm
    • Decisions
    Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
    Schweinhaut, Miller - 2:00 pm
    • Decisions

    5

    HOUSE

    House Capital Budget Subcommittee
    Room 120, HOB - 4:00 pm
    House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
    Room 145, HOB - 11:30 am
    House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
    Room 145, HOB - 1:00 pm
    House Health and Human Resources Subcommittee
    Room 150, HOB - 1:00 pm
    House Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee
    Room 120, HOB - 1:00 pm
    House Transportation and the Environment Subcommittee
    Room 120, HOB - 2:30 pm

    6

    7

    SENATE

    Subcommittees Report to Full Committee


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

    8

    Bond Bill Saturday


    10

    HOUSE

    House Capital Budget Subcommittee
    Room 120, HOB - 9:00 am
    • Maryland Science Center Elevators
    • Sailwinds Park Warf Replacement
    • Hospice of the Chesapeake
    • Green Branch Athletic Complex
    • Johns Hopkins University High Performance Building
    • Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
    • National Cryptologic Museum Cyber Center of Education and Innovation
    • Sports Legends Museum Renovation
    • Real Food Productions Eastern Shore Food Hub
    • East Baltimore Biotechnology Park
    • Sinai Hospital
    • Creative Alliance
    • Kennedy Krieger Institute Comprehensive Autism Center
    • South River High School Athletic Facilities Improvements
    • Mount Auburn Cemetery Improvements
    • Potomac Watershed Study Center
    • Allegany Museum Renovations
    • Annapolis High School Athletic Facility Improvements
    • YWCA Counseling and Community Service Building
    • The Walters Art Museum - Renovation and Fire Safety Improvements
    • Central Baltimore Partnership
    • Living Classrooms Repairs to the USS Constellation
    • National Sailing Hall of Fame
    • National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
    • American Communities Trust Baltimore Food Hub
    • Hillel Center for Social Justice
    • Sultana Education Center
    • Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
    • Center Stage Theatre Improvements
    • Lyric Foundation Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center
    • Maryland Zoo in Baltimore Infrastructure Improvements
    • National Aquarium in Baltimore Infrastructure Improvements
    • Mount Vernon Place Restoration
    • Capital Miscellaneous Grant Programs
    • Wye River Upper School
    • Inner Harbor Infrastructure

    SENATE

    Operating Bill Layover


    Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
    3 West, Miller - 10:30 am
    • South River High School Athletic Facility Improvements
    • Lyric Foundation The Patricial and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center
    • Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
    • The Walters Art Museum Renovation
    • American Communities Trust Baltimore Food Hub
    • Maryland Zoo in Baltimore Infastructure Improvements
    • National Aquarium in Baltimore Infastructure
    • National Cryptologic Museum Cyber Center of Education and Innovation
    • Creative Alliance
    • Green Branch Athletic Complex
    • Living Classroom Repairs to the USS Constellation
    • Wye River Upper School
    • Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
    • Inner Harbor Infastructure
    • Allegany Museum Renovation
    • Hospice of the Chesapeake
    • Mount Vernon Place Restoration
    • Potomac Watershed Study Center
    • Real Food Prodcutions Eastern Shore Food Hub
    • YWCA Counseling and Community Service Building
    • Maryland Science Center Elevators
    • Mounty Auburn Cemetery
    • National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
    • Sailwinds Park Wharf Replacement
    • Sultana New Education Center
    • Hillel Center for Social Justice
    • Annapolis High School Athletic Facility Improvements
    • Capital Miscellaneous Grant Programs
    • Sports Legends Museum Renovations
    • Center Stage Theatre Improvements
    • Sinai Hospital
    • Central Baltimore Partnership
    • East Baltimore Biotechnology Park
    • National Sailing Hall of Fame
    • Johns Hopkins University High Performance Data Center
    • Kennedy Krieger Institute Comprehensive Autism Center

    11

    HOUSE

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

    12

    SENATE

    2nd Reader Operating Debate


    13

    SENATE

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

    14

    SENATE

    3rd Reader Operating Debate


    15

    17

    HOUSE

    House Capital Budget Subcommittee
    Room 120, HOB - 3:30 pm
    • Decisions

    SENATE

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

    18

    HOUSE

    House Capital Budget Subcommittee
    Room 120, HOB - 9:00 am
    House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
    Room 145, HOB - 1:00 pm
    • Decisions
    House Health and Human Resources Subcommittee
    Room 150, HOB - 1:00 pm
    • Decisions
    House Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee
    Room 120, HOB - 2:30 pm
    • Decisions
    House Transportation and the Environment Subcommittee
    Room 120, HOB - 1:00 pm
    • Decisions

    SENATE

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

    19

    HOUSE

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

    SENATE

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

    20

    SENATE

    Subcommittee Reports to Full Committee


    21

    HOUSE

    Subcommittee Reports to Full Committee


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

    22

    24

    HOUSE

    Operating Budget Layover


    SENATE

    Capital Bill Layover


    25

    SENATE

    2nd Reader Capital Debate


    26

    HOUSE

    2nd Reader Operating Debate


    SENATE

    3rd Reader Capital Debate


    27

    HOUSE

    3rd Reader Operating Debate


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

    28

    Conference Committee


    HOUSE

    Capital Subcommittee Reports to Full Committee


    29

    Conference Committee


    31

    83rd Day - Budget Enacted


             

    April

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
     

    1

    HOUSE

    Capital Bill Layover


    2

    HOUSE

    2nd Reader Capital Debate


    3

    HOUSE

    3rd Reader Capital Debate


    4

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    Information current as of May 2, 2014 - 10:27 am.