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.



Budget Hearings by Committee - 2018 Regular Session


House Committees Senate Committees
Appropriations
Full Committee
Capital
Budget
Education & Economic
Development
Health & Human
Resources
Public Safety
& Administration
Transportation
& the Environment
Budget & Taxation
Full Committee
Capital
Budget
Education, Business
& Administration
Health, Education,
& Human Resources
Public Safety, Transportation,
& Environment

Committee Hearing Agency
House Appropriations - Full CommitteeJan 26 - 1:00 pm - Room 120, HOBHigher Education Overview
 Feb 2 - 1:00 pm - Room 120, HOBState Retirement Agency
  Maryland Supplemental Retirement Plans
  Payments to Civil Divisions of the State
 Feb 9 - 1:00 pm - Room 120, HOBMaryland Department of Transportation Overview
 Feb 16 - 1:00 pm - Room 120, HOBPublic Debt
  Governor"s Office for Children and Interagency Fund
  Capital Fiscal Briefing
 Feb 23 - 1:00 pm - Room 120, HOBDepartment of Budget and Management - Secretary
  State Reserve Fund
  Department of Budget and Management - Personnel
House Capital Budget SubcommitteeFeb 14 - 4:00 pm - Room 120, HOBDepartment of Planning
  Maryland Department of Agriculture
  Maryland Energy Administration
 Feb 21 - 4:30 pm - Room 120, HOBMaryland Department of the Environment
  Military Department
 Feb 28 - 4:30 pm - Room 120, HOBJudiciary
  Historic St Mary"s Commission
  Board of Public Works
  Department of Aging
  Department of Housing and Community Development
  Department of Natural Resources
 Mar 7 - 4:30 pm - Room 120, HOBMaryland Environmental Service
  Baltimore City Community College
  Community College Facilities Grant Program
  Maryland Independent College and University Association
  Maryland School for the Deaf
  St Mary"s College of Maryland
  Department of Information Technology
 Mar 9 - 1:00 pm - Room 120, HOBMaryland Department of Health
  University of Maryland Medical System
  Maryland Hospital Association
  Department of State Police
  Local Jails and Detention Centers
  Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services
  Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission
 Mar 12 - 9:00 am - Room 120, HOBMiscellaneous Capital Grant Programs
 Mar 19 - 1:30 pm - Room 120, HOBUniversity System of Maryland
  Morgan State University
  Public School Construction
  Maryland State Library Agency
House Education and Economic Development SubcommitteeJan 31 - 2:00 pm - Room 120, HOBMSDE Headquarters
  Maryland Economic Development Corporation
 Feb 1 - 1:00 pm - Room 120, HOBInteragency Committee on School Construction
  DLLR Workforce Development
 Feb 7 - 1:00 pm - Room 120, HOBUniversity System of Maryland Overview
 Feb 12 - 3:00 pm - Room 120, HOBMSDE Early Childhood Development
  Maryland Food Center Authority
 Feb 14 - 1:00 pm - Room 120, HOBUMB Briefing
  Aid to Community Colleges
  Morgan State University
  UMCP Briefing
 Feb 15 - 1:00 pm - Room 120, HOBUB Briefing
  SU Briefing
  DLLR Business Regulation
 Feb 21 - 1:00 pm - Room 120, HOBMaryland Technology Development Corporation
  Maryland Higher Education Commission
  Baltimore City Community College
 Feb 22 - 1:00 pm - Room 120, HOBMaryland Stadium Authority
  Maryland State Library Agency
  Maryland 529
 Feb 26 - 3:00 pm - Room 120, HOBUMUC Briefing
  UMCES Briefing
 Feb 28 - 1:00 pm - Room 120, HOBMHEC - Student Financial Assistance
  MSDE Aid to Education
 Mar 1 - 1:00 pm - Room 120, HOBCanal Place Preservation and Development Authority
 Mar 5 - 3:00 pm - Room 120, HOBDepartment of Commerce
  Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission
House Health and Social Services SubcommitteeJan 24 - 1:00 pm - Room 150, HOBMDH Overview
  MDH Administration
  OLA MDH OTS Audit
 Jan 25 - 1:00 pm - Room 150, HOBDHS Administration
  OLA DHS OTS Audit
 Jan 25 - 1:10 pm - Room 150, HOBDHS Overview
 Jan 31 - 2:00 pm - Room 150, HOBMDH Chronic Hospitals
  DHS Office of Home Energy Programs
 Feb 7 - 1:00 pm - Room 150, HOBDHS Child Support Administration
  MDH Office of Health Care Quality
  DHS Social Services
  OLA SSA Audit
 Feb 14 - 1:00 pm - Room 150, HOBMD Institute Emergency Medical Services Systems
  Maryland Health Benefit Exchange
  Department of Housing and Community Development
 Feb 15 - 12:30 pm - Room 150, HOBMDH Behavioral Health Administration
  Department of Aging
 Feb 19 - 2:00 pm - 120MDH Prevention and Health Promotion Administration
  MDH Health Professional Boards and Commissions
 Feb 21 - 1:00 pm - Room 150, HOBDepartment of Disabilities
  MDH Public Health Administration
 Feb 22 - 1:00 pm - Room 150, HOBMDH Health Regulatory Commissions
  DHS Family Investment
 Feb 28 - 1:00 pm - Room 150, HOBMDH Developmental Disabilities Administration
 Mar 5 - 10:00 am - Room 150, HOBMDH Medical Care Programs Administration
  OLA Medicaid Audit
House Public Safety and Administration SubcommitteeJan 31 - 2:00 pm - Room 145, HOBDPSCS Overview
  Uninsured Employers" Fund
  DPSCS Administration
  OLA UEF Audit
  Executive Dept - Boards, Commissions and Offices
  State Archives
 Feb 5 - 3:00 pm - 120Judiciary
  Board of Public Works
  Department of General Services
 Feb 7 - 1:00 pm - Room 145, HOBGovernor"s Office of Crime Control and Prevention
  DPSCS Maryland Parole Commission
  DPSCS Division of Parole and Probation
  DPSCS MD Commission on Correctional Standards
 Feb 8 - 12:30 pm - Room 145, HOBOffice of the Public Defender
  Office of Administrative Hearings
  Military Department
  Subsequent Injury Fund
 Feb 15 - 1:00 pm - Room 145, HOBDPSCS Division of Correction
  DPSCS Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
  Workers" Compensation Commission
  Office of the Attorney General
 Feb 21 - 1:00 pm - Room 145, HOBDepartment of Juvenile Services
  DPSCS Patuxent Institution
  DPSCS Inmate Grievance Office
 Feb 22 - 1:00 pm - Room 145, HOBComptroller of Maryland
  State Treasurer
  State Board of Elections
  Secretary of State
 Feb 28 - 1:00 pm - Room 145, HOBExecutive Department - Governor
  Maryland Emergency Medical System Operations Fund
  State Department of Assessments and Taxation
  Property Tax Assessment Appeals Board
  Department of Veterans Affairs
  Department of Information Technology
 Mar 7 - 1:00 pm - Room 145, HOBDepartment of State Police
  DPSCS Police and Correctional Training Commissions
  DPSCS Division of Pretrial Detention
House Transportation and the Environment SubcommitteeJan 24 - 1:00 pm - Room 145, HOBChesapeake Bay Overview
 Feb 1 - 2:15 pm - Room 145, HOBState Lottery and Gaming Control Agency
  Department of Agriculture
  MDOT Maryland Aviation Administration
 Feb 12 - 3:00 pm - Room 145, HOBMDOT The Secretary"s Office
  Maryland Energy Administration
  MDOT Debt Service Requirements
  MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration
  OLA MVA Audit
 Feb 14 - 1:00 pm - Room 145, HOBDepartment of Planning
  MDOT Maryland Port Administration
  Maryland Insurance Administration
  Public Service Commission
 Feb 26 - 3:00 pm - Room 145, HOBDepartment of the Environment
  MDOT State Highway Administration
  Maryland Transportation Authority
 Mar 5 - 3:00 pm - Room 145, HOBMDOT WMATA - Operating Budget
  Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund
  MDOT Maryland Transit Administration
  Department of Natural Resources
Senate Budget and Taxation - Full CommitteeJan 30 - 1:00 pm - 3 West, MillerMaryland Supplemental Retirement Plans
 Feb 6 - 1:00 pm - 3 West, MillerMaryland Department of Transportation Overview
  State Retirement Agency
  Payments to Civil Divisions of the State
 Feb 13 - 1:00 pm - 3 West, MillerPublic Debt
  State Reserve Fund
  Governor"s Office for Children and Interagency Fund
 Feb 20 - 1:00 pm - 3 West, MillerState Board of Elections
  Department of Budget and Management - Secretary
  Department of Budget and Management - Personnel
 Mar 1 - 8:30 am - 3 West, MillerMaryland Emergency Medical System Operations Fund
  Department of Information Technology
  Executive Department - Governor
Senate Capital Budget SubcommitteeFeb 13 - 3:00 pm - 3 West, MillerCapital Fiscal Briefing
  Department of Planning
  Maryland Department of Agriculture
  Maryland Energy Administration
 Feb 20 - 3:00 pm - 3 West, MillerMaryland Department of the Environment
  Military Department
 Feb 27 - 3:00 pm - 3 West, MillerJudiciary
  Historic St Mary"s Commission
  Board of Public Works
  Department of Aging
  Department of Housing and Community Development
  Department of Natural Resources
 Mar 1 - 3:00 pm - 3 West, MillerMaryland Environmental Service
  Baltimore City Community College
  Community College Facilities Grant Program
  Maryland Independent College and University Association
  Maryland School for the Deaf
  St Mary"s College of Maryland
  Department of Information Technology
 Mar 6 - 2:30 pm - 3 West, MillerMaryland Department of Health
  University of Maryland Medical System
  Maryland Hospital Association
  Department of State Police
  Local Jails and Detention Centers
  Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services
  Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission
 Mar 12 - 8:30 am - 3 West, MillerUniversity System of Maryland
 Mar 12 - 10:00 am - 3 West, MillerMiscellaneous Capital Grant Programs
 Mar 13 - 8:00 am - 3 West, MillerMorgan State University
  Public School Construction
  Maryland State Library Agency
Senate Education, Business, and Administration SubcommitteeJan 29 - 1:00 pm - Amoss, MillerHigher Education Overview
 Feb 1 - 1:00 pm - Amoss, MillerMaryland Economic Development Corporation
  Board of Public Works
 Feb 2 - 11:30 am - Amoss, MillerDepartment of General Services
  MSDE Headquarters
 Feb 5 - 1:00 pm - Amoss, MillerInteragency Committee on School Construction
  DLLR Workforce Development
 Feb 8 - 1:00 pm - Amoss, MillerMSDE Early Childhood Development
  DLLR Business Regulation
  Maryland 529
 Feb 12 - 1:00 pm - Amoss, MillerUniversity System of Maryland Overview
  UMB Briefing
  UMCP Briefing
 Feb 16 - 11:30 am - Amoss, MillerMorgan State University
  Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission
 Feb 19 - 1:00 pm - Amoss, MillerUB Briefing
  SU Briefing
  Aid to Community Colleges
 Feb 22 - 1:00 pm - Amoss, MillerMaryland Technology Development Corporation
  Maryland Higher Education Commission
  Baltimore City Community College
 Feb 23 - 11:30 am - Amoss, MillerUMUC Briefing
  UMCES Briefing
 Feb 26 - 1:00 pm - Amoss, MillerComptroller of Maryland
  Maryland Stadium Authority
  Maryland State Library Agency
 Mar 1 - 1:00 pm - Amoss, MillerMHEC - Student Financial Assistance
  Department of Commerce
  MSDE Aid to Education
  Canal Place Preservation and Development Authority
 Mar 2 - 11:30 am - Amoss, MillerState Treasurer
Senate Health and Human Services SubcommitteeJan 25 - 1:00 pm - 3 West, MillerMDH Overview
  MDH Administration
  OLA MDH OTS Audit
  Secretary of State
 Jan 29 - 1:00 pm - 3 West, MillerDHS Overview
  DHS Administration
  OLA DHS OTS Audit
 Feb 1 - 1:00 pm - 3 West, MillerMDH Chronic Hospitals
  DHS Office of Home Energy Programs
  Executive Dept - Boards, Commissions and Offices
 Feb 8 - 1:00 pm - 3 West, MillerDHS Social Services
  OLA SSA Audit
  DHS Child Support Administration
  Department of Veterans Affairs
 Feb 9 - 1:00 pm - 3 West, MillerMaryland Insurance Administration
  State Archives
 Feb 12 - 1:00 pm - 3 West, MillerMDH Office of Health Care Quality
  Military Department
 Feb 15 - 1:00 pm - 3 West, MillerDepartment of Housing and Community Development
 Feb 16 - 1:00 pm - 3 West, MillerMDH Prevention and Health Promotion Administration
  MDH Behavioral Health Administration
 Feb 22 - 1:00 pm - 3 West, MillerDepartment of Disabilities
  MDH Public Health Administration
  Maryland Health Benefit Exchange
 Feb 23 - 12:00 pm - 3 West, MillerState Department of Assessments and Taxation
  Property Tax Assessment Appeals Board
  Department of Aging
 Feb 26 - 1:00 pm - 3 West, MillerMDH Health Regulatory Commissions
  DHS Family Investment
  MDH Health Professional Boards and Commissions
 Mar 1 - 1:00 pm - 3 West, MillerMDH Medical Care Programs Administration
  OLA Medicaid Audit
 Mar 2 - 1:00 pm - 3 West, MillerMDH Developmental Disabilities Administration
Senate Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment SubcommitteeJan 25 - 1:00 pm - Schweinhaut, MillerChesapeake Bay Overview
 Jan 29 - 2:00 pm - Schweinhaut, MillerDPSCS Overview
  DPSCS Administration
 Feb 1 - 1:00 pm - Schweinhaut, MillerJudiciary
  Uninsured Employers" Fund
  OLA UEF Audit
 Feb 2 - 11:30 am - Schweinhaut, MillerGovernor"s Office of Crime Control and Prevention
  Maryland Food Center Authority
  MDOT Maryland Aviation Administration
 Feb 5 - 1:00 pm - Schweinhaut, MillerState Lottery and Gaming Control Agency
  Department of Agriculture
  Maryland Energy Administration
 Feb 8 - 1:00 pm - Schweinhaut, MillerDPSCS Maryland Parole Commission
  DPSCS Division of Parole and Probation
  DPSCS MD Commission on Correctional Standards
  MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration
  OLA MVA Audit
 Feb 12 - 2:00 pm - Schweinhaut, MillerOffice of the Public Defender
  Office of Administrative Hearings
  Subsequent Injury Fund
 Feb 15 - 1:00 pm - Schweinhaut, MillerMD Institute Emergency Medical Services Systems
  Department of Planning
  MDOT Maryland Port Administration
  MDOT The Secretary"s Office
  MDOT Debt Service Requirements
 Feb 16 - 11:30 am - Schweinhaut, MillerWorkers" Compensation Commission
  Office of the Attorney General
 Feb 19 - 2:00 pm - Schweinhaut, MillerDPSCS Division of Correction
  DPSCS Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
  Public Service Commission
 Feb 22 - 1:00 pm - Schweinhaut, MillerDepartment of Juvenile Services
  DPSCS Patuxent Institution
  DPSCS Inmate Grievance Office
  Department of the Environment
 Feb 23 - 11:30 am - Schweinhaut, MillerMDOT State Highway Administration
  Maryland Transportation Authority
 Feb 26 - 2:00 pm - Schweinhaut, MillerDPSCS Division of Pretrial Detention
  DPSCS Police and Correctional Training Commissions
 Mar 1 - 1:00 pm - Schweinhaut, MillerMaryland Automobile Insurance Fund
  MDOT Maryland Transit Administration
  MDOT WMATA - Operating Budget
 Mar 2 - 11:30 am - Schweinhaut, MillerDepartment of State Police
  Department of Natural Resources

Information current as of April 25, 2018 - 11:41 am