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

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
  • State Board of Elections
  • Department of Budget and Management - Secretary
  • Department of Budget and Management - Personnel
Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 3:00 pm
  • Capital Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Capital Military Department

21

HOUSE

House Capital Budget Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 4:30 pm
  • Capital Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Capital Military Department
House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 1:00 pm
  • Maryland Technology Development Corporation
  • Maryland Higher Education Commission
  • Baltimore City Community College
House Health and Social Services Subcommittee
Room 150, HOB - 1:00 pm
  • Department of Disabilities
  • MDH Public Health Administration
House Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 1:00 pm
  • Department of Juvenile Services
  • DPSCS Patuxent Institution
  • DPSCS Inmate Grievance Office

22

HOUSE

House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 1:00 pm
  • Maryland Stadium Authority
  • Maryland State Library Agency
  • Maryland 529
House Health and Social Services Subcommittee
Room 150, HOB - 1:00 pm
  • MDH Health Regulatory Commissions
  • DHS Family Investment
House Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 1:00 pm

SENATE

Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
Amoss, Miller - 1:00 pm
  • Maryland Technology Development Corporation
  • Maryland Higher Education Commission
  • Baltimore City Community College
Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
Schweinhaut, Miller - 1:00 pm
  • Department of Juvenile Services
  • DPSCS Patuxent Institution
  • DPSCS Inmate Grievance Office
  • Department of the Environment

23

HOUSE

House Appropriations - Full Committee
Room 120, HOB - 1:00 pm
  • Department of Budget and Management - Secretary
  • State Reserve Fund
  • Department of Budget and Management - Personnel

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 - 1:00 pm
  • State Department of Assessments and Taxation
  • Property Tax Assessment Appeals Board
  • Department of Aging
Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
Schweinhaut, Miller - 11:30 am
  • MDOT State Highway Administration
  • Maryland Transportation Authority

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
  • Department of the Environment
  • MDOT State Highway Administration
  • Maryland Transportation Authority

SENATE

Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
Amoss, Miller - 1:00 pm
  • Comptroller of Maryland
  • Maryland Stadium Authority
  • Maryland State Library Agency
Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
Schweinhaut, Miller - 2:00 pm
  • DPSCS Division of Pretrial Detention
  • DPSCS Police and Correctional Training Commissions

27

SENATE

Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 4:00 pm
  • Capital Department of Natural Resources
  • Capital Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Capital Board of Public Works
  • Capital Historic St Mary"s Commission
  • Capital Department of Aging
  • Capital Judiciary

28

HOUSE

House Capital Budget Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 4:30 pm
  • Capital Department of Natural Resources
  • Capital Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Capital Board of Public Works
  • Capital Historic St Mary"s Commission
  • Capital Department of Aging
  • Capital Judiciary
House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 1:00 pm
  • MHEC - Student Financial Assistance
  • MSDE Aid to Education
House Health and Social Services Subcommittee
Room 150, HOB - 1:00 pm
  • MDH Developmental Disabilities Administration
House Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 1:00 pm
  • State Department of Assessments and Taxation
  • Maryland Emergency Medical System Operations Fund
  • Property Tax Assessment Appeals Board
  • Executive Department - Governor
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Department of Information Technology
     

March

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
     

1

HOUSE

House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 1:00 pm
  • Canal Place Preservation and Development Authority

SENATE

Senate Budget and Taxation - Full Committee
3 West, Miller - 8:30 am
  • Maryland Emergency Medical System Operations Fund
  • Department of Information Technology
  • Executive Department - Governor
Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 3:00 pm
  • Capital Maryland Environmental Service
  • Capital Baltimore City Community College
  • Capital Community College Facilities Grant Program
  • Capital MD Independent College and University Assoc
  • Capital Maryland State Library Agency
  • Capital Maryland School for the Deaf
  • Capital St Mary"s College of Maryland
  • Capital Department of Information Technology
Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
Amoss, Miller - 1:00 pm
  • Department of Commerce
  • MHEC - Student Financial Assistance
  • Canal Place Preservation and Development Authority
  • MSDE Aid to Education
Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
  • MDH Medical Care Programs Administration
  • OLA Medicaid Audit
Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
Schweinhaut, Miller - 1:00 pm
  • Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund
  • MDOT Maryland Transit Administration
  • MDOT WMATA - Operating Budget

2

SENATE

Senate Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee
Amoss, Miller - 11:30 am
  • State Treasurer
Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 1:00 pm
  • MDH Developmental Disabilities Administration
Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee
Schweinhaut, Miller - 11:30 am
  • Department of State Police
  • Department of Natural Resources

3

5

HOUSE

House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 3:00 pm
House Health and Social Services Subcommittee
Room 150, HOB - 3:00 pm
  • MDH Medical Care Programs Administration
  • OLA Medicaid Audit
House Transportation and the Environment Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 3:00 pm
  • MDOT WMATA - Operating Budget
  • MDOT Maryland Transit Administration

SENATE

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

6

SENATE

Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 3:30 pm
  • Decisions
Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 4:00 pm
  • Capital Maryland Department of Health
  • Capital University of Maryland Medical System
  • Capital Maryland Hospital Association
  • Capital Department of State Police
  • Capital Local Jails and Detention Centers
  • Capital Dept Public Safety and Correctional Services
  • Capital Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission
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

7

HOUSE

House Capital Budget Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 4:30 pm
  • Capital Maryland Environmental Service
  • Capital Baltimore City Community College
  • Capital Community College Facilities Grant Program
  • Capital MD Independent College and University Assoc
  • Capital Maryland State Library Agency
  • Capital Maryland School for the Deaf
  • Capital St Mary"s College of Maryland
  • Capital Department of Information Technology
House Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 1:00 pm
  • Department of State Police
  • DPSCS Police and Correctional Training Commissions
  • DPSCS Division of Pretrial Detention
House Transportation and the Environment Subcommittee
Room 145, HOB - 1:00 pm
  • Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund
  • Department of Natural Resources

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
  • Capital Maryland Department of Health
  • Capital University of Maryland Medical System
  • Capital Maryland Hospital Association
  • Capital Department of State Police
  • Capital Local Jails and Detention Centers
  • Capital Dept Public Safety and Correctional Services
  • Capital Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission

10

Bond Bill Saturday


12

HOUSE

House Capital Budget Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 9:00 am
  • Capital Miscellaneous Capital Grant Programs
House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 3:00 pm
  • Decisions
House Health and Social Services 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

Operating Bill Layover


Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 10:00 am
  • Capital Miscellaneous Capital Grant Programs
Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee
3 West, Miller - 3:00 pm
  • Capital University System of Maryland
  • Capital Morgan State University
  • Capital Public School Construction

13

HOUSE

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

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 - 4:00 pm
  • Capital University System of Maryland
  • Capital Morgan State University
  • Capital Public School Construction

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

3rd Reader Operating Debate


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

23

24

HOUSE

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

26

Conference Committee


HOUSE

House Capital Budget Subcommittee
Room 120, HOB - 3:00 pm
  • Capital 2nd and 3rd Reader Debate

27

Conference Committee


HOUSE

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

SENATE

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

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Information current as of February 19, 2018 - 7:20 am.