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


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HOUSE

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

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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

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

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HOUSE

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

SENATE

Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
Amoss, Miller - 12:00 pm

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SENATE

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

February

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
   

1

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 Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 2:00 pm

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HOUSE

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

3

HOUSE

House Appropriations - Full Committee
Room 120, 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 - 12:00 pm

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HOUSE

House Transportation and the Environment Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 3:00 pm

SENATE

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

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SENATE

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

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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 142, HOB - 2:00 pm
House Transportation and the Environment Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 1:00 pm

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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

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HOUSE

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

SENATE

Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
Amoss, Miller - 12:00 pm
Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
Schweinhaut, Miller - 12:00 pm

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HOUSE

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

SENATE

Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
Schweinhaut, Miller - 2:00 pm

14

SENATE

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

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HOUSE

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

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HOUSE

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

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HOUSE

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

SENATE

Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
Amoss, Miller - 12:00 pm
Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm

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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 Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
Schweinhaut, Miller - 2:00 pm

21

SENATE

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

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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 Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 3:00 pm

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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

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

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HOUSE

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

SENATE

Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
Amoss, Miller - 12:00 pm
  • State Treasurer
  • Comptroller of Maryland
  • Department of General Services
  • Department of Commerce
Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
Schweinhaut, Miller - 12:00 pm
  • MDOT Maryland Port Administration
  • MDOT Maryland Aviation Administration
  • MD Institute Emergency Medical Services Systems

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HOUSE

House Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 3:00 pm
  • Comptroller of Maryland
  • Department of General Services
  • Maryland Emergency Medical System Operations Fund
  • Military Department

SENATE

Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
Schweinhaut, Miller - 2:00 pm

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Senate Budget and Taxation - Full Committee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 3:00 pm
  • Capital Department of Natural Resources
  • Capital Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Capital Department of Disabilities
  • Capital Department of Aging
  • Capital Judiciary
  • Capital Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission
       

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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
   

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House Capital Budget Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 4:30 pm
  • Capital Department of Natural Resources
  • Capital Department of Disabilities
  • Capital Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Capital Department of Aging
  • Capital Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission
  • Capital Judiciary
House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 1:00 pm
  • Bowie State University
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Frostburg State University
House Health and Human Resources Subcommittee
Room 150, HOB - 1:00 pm
  • MD Institute Emergency Medical Services Systems
  • DHMH Developmental Disabilities Administration
  • OLA Audit - DHMH DDA
  • DHR Family Investment
House Transportation and the Environment Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 1:00 pm

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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 Medical Care Programs Administration
House Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 1:00 pm
  • Department of State Police
  • Department of Juvenile Services
  • Office of the State Prosecutor
  • Office of the Attorney General
  • Department of Veterans Affairs

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 Developmental Disabilities Administration
  • OLA Audit - DHMH DDA
  • DHR Family Investment
  • Military Department

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SENATE

Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
  • DHMH Medical Care Programs Administration

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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 - 3:00 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
Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
Schweinhaut, Miller - 2:00 pm
  • Department of Juvenile Services
  • Office of the State Prosecutor
  • Office of the Attorney General

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HOUSE

House Capital Budget Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 4:30 pm
  • Capital Prince George"s Hospital System
  • Capital Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Capital University of Maryland Medical System
  • Capital Maryland Hospital Association
  • Capital Department of Juvenile Services
  • Capital Department of State Police
  • Capital Local Jails and Detention Centers
  • Capital Dept of Public Safety & Correctional Services
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 - 1:00 pm
  • Decisions

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Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 3:00 pm
  • Capital Maryland Environmental Service
  • Capital Board of Public Works
  • Capital St Mary"s College of Maryland
  • Capital Community College Facilities Grant Program
  • Capital MD Independent College and University Assoc
  • Capital Public School Construction Program
  • Capital Maryland State Department of Education

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House Capital Budget Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 4:30 pm
  • Capital Maryland Environmental Service
  • Capital St Mary"s College of Maryland
  • Capital Board of Public Works
  • Capital Community College Facilities Grant Program
  • Capital MD Independent College and University Assoc
  • Capital Public School Construction Program
  • Capital Maryland State Department of Education

9

SENATE

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

10

HOUSE

Subcommittees Report to Full Committee


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

11

Bond Bill Saturday


13

HOUSE

Operating Bill Layover


House Capital Budget Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 10:00 am
  • Capital Miscellaneous Grant Program
House Capital Budget Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 4:30 pm
  • Capital University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Capital University of Maryland, College Park
  • Capital Towson University
  • Capital University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
  • Capital Frostburg State University
  • Capital University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Capital University System of Maryland Office
  • Capital Morgan State University
  • Capital Coppin State University
  • Capital University of Baltimore

SENATE

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

14

SENATE

Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 4:00 pm
  • Capital Prince George"s Hospital System
  • Capital Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Capital University of Maryland Medical System
  • Capital Maryland Hospital Association
  • Capital Department of Juvenile Services
  • Capital Department of State Police
  • Capital Local Jails and Detention Centers
  • Capital Dept of Public Safety & Correctional Services

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HOUSE

2nd Reader Operating Debate


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

16

HOUSE

3rd Reader Operating Debate


SENATE

Subcommittees Report to Full Committee


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

17

HOUSE

Capital Subcommittee Report to Full Committee


18

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HOUSE

Capital Bill Layover


SENATE

Operating Bill Layover


Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
  • Capital University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Capital University of Maryland, College Park
  • Capital Towson University
  • Capital University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
  • Capital Frostburg State University
  • Capital University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Capital University System of Maryland Office
  • Capital Morgan State University
  • Capital Coppin State University
  • Capital University of Baltimore

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HOUSE

2nd Reader Capital Debate


22

HOUSE

3rd Reader Capital Debate


SENATE

2nd Reader Operating Debate


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

23

SENATE

3rd Reader Operating Debate


24

SENATE

Capital Subcommittee Report to Full Committee


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27

Conference Committee


SENATE

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

28

Conference Committee


SENATE

Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 4:00 pm
  • 2nd Reader Capital Debate

29

Conference Committee


SENATE

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

30

Conference Committee


Capital Conference Committee


31

Conference Committee


 

April

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
         

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Conference Committee


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83rd Day - Budget Enacted


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Information current as of February 23, 2017 - 8:26 am
u Denotes that information for this date and chamber has changed since last Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 11:04 pm.