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

8

9

10

First Day of Session


11

12

13

15

16

17

Budget Bill Introduced


18

19

20

22

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


23

24

HOUSE

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

25

HOUSE

House Health and Social Services Subcommittee
Room 150, HOB - 1:00 pm
House Health and Social Services Subcommittee
Room 150, HOB - 1:10 pm

SENATE

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

26

HOUSE

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

27

29

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 - 2:00 pm

30

SENATE

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

31

HOUSE

House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 2:00 pm
House Health and Social Services Subcommittee
Room 150, HOB - 2:00 pm
House Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 2:00 pm
     

February

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
     

1

HOUSE

House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 1:00 pm
House Transportation and the Environment Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 2:15 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

2

HOUSE

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

SENATE

Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
Amoss, Miller - 11:30 am
Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
Schweinhaut, Miller - 11:30 am

3

5

HOUSE

House Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee
120 - 3:00 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

6

SENATE

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

7

HOUSE

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

8

HOUSE

House Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 12:30 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

9

HOUSE

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

SENATE

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

10

12

HOUSE

House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, 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 - 1:00 pm
Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
Schweinhaut, Miller - 2:00 pm

13

SENATE

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

14

HOUSE

House Capital Budget Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 4:00 pm
House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 1:00 pm
House Health and Social Services Subcommittee
Room 150, HOB - 1:00 pm
House Transportation and the Environment Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 1:00 pm

15

HOUSE

House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 1:00 pm
House Health and Social Services Subcommittee
Room 150, HOB - 12:30 pm
House Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 1:00 pm

SENATE

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

16

HOUSE

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

SENATE

Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
Amoss, Miller - 11:30 am
Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
Schweinhaut, Miller - 11:30 am

17

19

HOUSE

House Health and Social Services Subcommittee
120 - 2:00 pm

SENATE

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

20

SENATE

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

21

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 Social Services Subcommittee
Room 150, HOB - 1:00 pm
House Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 1:00 pm

22

HOUSE

House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 1:00 pm
House Health and Social Services 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

23

HOUSE

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

SENATE

Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
Amoss, Miller - 11:30 am
  • UMUC Briefing
  • UMCES Briefing
Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 12:00 pm
Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
Schweinhaut, Miller - 11:30 am

24

26

HOUSE

House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 3:00 pm
  • UMUC Briefing
  • UMCES Briefing
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 - 1:00 pm
Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
Schweinhaut, Miller - 2:00 pm

27

SENATE

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

28

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 Social Services Subcommittee
Room 150, HOB - 1:00 pm
House Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 1:00 pm
     

March

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
     

1

HOUSE

House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 1:00 pm

SENATE

Senate Budget and Taxation - Full Committee
3 West, Miller - 8:30 am
Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 3:00 pm
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

2

SENATE

Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
Amoss, Miller - 11:30 am
Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
Schweinhaut, Miller - 11:30 am

3

5

HOUSE

House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 3:00 pm
House Health and Social Services Subcommittee
Room 150, HOB - 10:00 am
House Transportation and the Environment Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 3:00 pm

6

SENATE

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

7

HOUSE

House Capital Budget Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 4:30 pm
House Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 1:00 pm

8

SENATE

Subcommittees Report to Full Committee


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

9

HOUSE

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

10

Bond Bill Saturday


12

HOUSE

House Capital Budget Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 9:00 am
House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 3:00 pm
  • Decisions
House Health and Social Services Subcommittee
Room 150, HOB - 4:00 pm
  • Decisions
House Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 4:00 pm
  • Decisions
House Transportation and the Environment Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 3:00 pm
  • Decisions

SENATE

Operating Bill Layover


Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 8:30 am
Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 10:00 am

13

HOUSE

House Capital Budget Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 12:30 pm
  • Decisions

SENATE

Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 8:00 am

14

SENATE

2nd Reader Operating Debate


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

15

SENATE

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

16

HOUSE

Subcommittees Report to Full Committee


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

SENATE

3rd Reader Operating Debate


17

19

HOUSE

Operating Bill Layover


House Capital Budget Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 1:30 pm

SENATE

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

20

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 2nd Reader Debate

21

HOUSE

2nd Reader Operating Debate


SENATE

Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
  • Capital 3rd Reader Debate

22

HOUSE

Capital Budget Subcommittee Reports to Full Committee


3rd Reader Operating Debate


23

24

HOUSE

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

26

Conference Committee


HOUSE

Capital 2nd and 3rd Reader Debate


27

Conference Committee


HOUSE

Capital Conference


SENATE

Capital Conference


28

Conference Committee


29

Conference Committee


30

Conference Committee


31

Conference Committee



April

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

2

83rd Day - Budget Enacted


3

4

5

6

7

9







         

Information current as of April 8, 2018 - 11:08 pm.