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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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
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
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

4

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

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

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 Health and Human Resources Subcommittee
Room 150, HOB - 1:45 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

11

HOUSE

House Capital Budget Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 4:00 pm
House Capital Budget Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 4:30 pm
House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, 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 145, HOB - 1:00 pm
  • Decisions
House Transportation and the Environment Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 2:30 pm
  • Decisions

12

SENATE

Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 9:00 am
Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
Schweinhaut, Miller - 4:00 pm

13

HOUSE

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

14

Bond Bill Saturday


16

HOUSE

Operating Bill Layover


House Capital Budget Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 10:00 am
  • Capital Miscellaneous Grant Programs
  • Capital Allegany Museum
  • Capital Baltimore Museum of Art
  • Capital Clarence H. "Du" Burns Memorial Statue
  • Capital Washington Street Lighting Project
  • Capital Downtown Partnership of Baltimore
  • Capital East Baltimore Biotechnology Park
  • Capital GEDCO Stadium Place Development
  • Capital Maryland Food Bank
  • Capital Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
  • Capital Maryland Zoo in Baltimore Infrastructure
  • Capital National Cyber Security Center of Excellence
  • Capital Sports Legends Museum Renovations
  • Capital Strathmore Hall
  • Capital Walters Art Museum

SENATE

Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 9:00 am
  • Capital Miscellaneous Grant Programs
  • Capital Allegany Museum
  • Capital Baltimore Museum of Art
  • Capital Clarence H. "Du" Burns Memorial Statue
  • Capital Washington Street Lighting Project
  • Capital Downtown Partnership of Baltimore
  • Capital East Baltimore Biotechnology Park
  • Capital GEDCO Stadium Place Development
  • Capital Maryland Food Bank
  • Capital Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
  • Capital Maryland Zoo in Baltimore Infrastructure
  • Capital National Cyber Security Center of Excellence
  • Capital Sports Legends Museum Renovations
  • Capital Strathmore Hall
  • Capital Walters Art Museum

17

HOUSE

House Capital Budget Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 4:30 pm

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

2nd Reader Operating Debate


SENATE

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

19

SENATE

Subcommittees Report to Full Committee


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

20

HOUSE

3rd Reader Operating Debate


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

21

23

HOUSE

House Capital Budget Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 3:00 pm

SENATE

Operating Bill Layover


24

SENATE

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

25

HOUSE

House Capital Budget Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 3:00 pm
  • Capital Decisions

SENATE

2nd Reader Operating Debate


26

SENATE

3rd Reader Operating Debate


27

HOUSE

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

28

30

Conference Committee


HOUSE

Capital Bill Layover


31

Conference Committee


SENATE u

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

April

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
   

1

Conference Committee


HOUSE

2nd Reader Capital Debate


2

Conference Committee


HOUSE

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

83rd Day - Budget Enacted


SENATE

Capital Bill Layover


7

8

SENATE

2nd Reader Capital Debate


9

SENATE

3rd Reader Capital Debate


10

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