About Committees

Much of the legislature’s work is done by its committees. Committees include standing committees, statutory committees, special committees, and select committees (commonly known as county or regional delegations). Special committees are usually temporary and go out of existence when their purposes have been fulfilled.

The Department of Legislative Services assigns to the committees policy analysts who generally facilitate and support the work of the committees, including reviewing and analyzing legislation to identify legal and policy issues and drafting amendments, floor reports, and other informational documents to assist the chairs and members of the committees.

Assistants to the Chair are responsible for the day-to-day management of the Committee office throughout the year.



Committee List


Senate StandingHouse StandingSenate SpecialHouse SpecialSenate SelectHouse DelegationStatutoryJointSpecial JointOther

Senate StandingChair Vice ChairContact
Budget and Taxation Kasemeyer, Edward J.McFadden, Nathaniel J.Contact Committee Chair
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Conway, Joan CarterDyson, Roy P.Contact Committee Chair
Executive Nominations Kelley, Delores G.DeGrange, James E., Sr.Contact Committee Chair
Finance Middleton, Thomas M.Astle, John C.Contact Committee Chair
Judicial Proceedings Frosh, Brian E.Gladden, Lisa A.Contact Committee Chair
Rules Klausmeier, KatherineFrosh, Brian E.Contact Committee Chair


House StandingChair Vice ChairContact
Appropriations Conway, Norman H.Proctor, James E., Jr.Contact Committee Chair
Economic Matters Davis, Dereck E.Rudolph, David D.Contact Committee Chair
Environmental Matters McIntosh, MaggieMalone, James E., Jr.Contact Committee Chair
Health and Government Operations Hammen, Peter A.Pendergrass, Shane E.Contact Committee Chair
Rules and Executive Nominations Healey, AnneWalker, JayContact Committee Chair
Judiciary Vallario, Joseph F., Jr.Dumais, Kathleen M.Contact Committee Chair
Ways and Means Hixson, Sheila E.Turner, Frank S.Contact Committee Chair


Senate SpecialChair Vice ChairContact
Special Committe on Substance AbusePugh, Catherine E.Contact Committee Chair


House SpecialChair Vice ChairContact
Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol AbuseWaldstreicher, JeffContact Committee Chair
Emergency Medical Services System WorkgroupBohanan, John L., Jr.Holmes, Marvin E., Jr.Contact Committee Chair


Senate SelectChair Vice ChairContact
No. 1 - Allegany, Garrett, and Washington CountiesEdwards, George C.Contact Committee Chair
No. 2 - Carroll and Frederick CountiesGetty, Joseph M.Contact Committee Chair
No. 3 - Harford CountyGlassman, BarryContact Committee Chair
No. 4 - Baltimore CountyKlausmeier, KatherineContact Committee Chair
No. 5 - Howard CountyRobey, James N.Contact Committee Chair
No. 6 - Montgomery CountyRaskin, JamieContact Committee Chair
No. 7 - Prince George's CountyPeters, Douglas J. J.Contact Committee Chair
No. 8 - Charles, St. Mary's, and Calvert CountiesDyson, Roy P.Contact Committee Chair
No. 9 - Anne Arundel CountyAstle, John C.Contact Committee Chair
No. 10 - Eastern ShoreColburn, Richard F.Contact Committee Chair
No. 11 - Baltimore CityJones-Rodwell, Verna L.Contact Committee Chair


House DelegationChair Vice ChairContact
AlleganyBeitzel, Wendell R.Contact Committee Chair
Anne ArundelSchuh, Steven R.Contact Committee Chair
Baltimore CityAnderson, CurtContact Committee Chair
Baltimore CountyOlszewski, John A., Jr.Contact Committee Chair
CarrollKrebs, Susan W.Contact Committee Chair
CalvertFisher, Mark N.Contact Committee Chair
CecilSmigiel, Michael D., Sr.Contact Committee Chair
CharlesJameson, SallyContact Committee Chair
CarolineJacobs, Jay A.Contact Committee Chair
DorchesterEckardt, Adelaide C.Contact Committee Chair
Eastern ShoreEckardt, Adelaide C.Contact Committee Chair
FrederickSchulz, KellyContact Committee Chair
GarrettBeitzel, Wendell R.Contact Committee Chair
HarfordImpallaria, RickContact Committee Chair
HowardGuzzone, GuyContact Committee Chair
KentJacobs, Jay A.Contact Committee Chair
MontgomeryKaiser, Anne R.Contact Committee Chair
Prince George'sIvey, JoleneContact Committee Chair
Queen Anne'sArentz, Steven J.Contact Committee Chair
SomersetOtto, Charles J.Contact Committee Chair
Southern MarylandJameson, SallyContact Committee Chair
St. Mary'sBohanan, John L., Jr.Contact Committee Chair
TalbotHaddaway-Riccio, JeannieContact Committee Chair
WashingtonSerafini, Andrew A.Contact Committee Chair
Western MarylandMyers, LeRoy E., Jr.Contact Committee Chair
WicomicoCane, Rudolph C.Contact Committee Chair
WorcesterMcDermott, Michael A.Contact Committee Chair


StatutoryChair Vice ChairContact
Legislative Policy CommitteeMiller, Thomas V. Mike, Jr. and Busch, Michael E.Contact Committee Chair
Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR)Pinsky, Paul G. and Rosenberg, Samuel I.Contact Committee Chair
Spending Affordability CommitteeManno, Roger P. and Bohanan, John L., Jr.Contact Committee Chair
Joint Audit CommitteeRosapepe, Jim and Guzzone, GuyContact Committee Chair
Joint Committee on the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical AreaDyson, Roy P. and Frush, BarbaraContact Committee Chair
Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and FamiliesKing, Nancy J. and Ivey, JoleneContact Committee Chair
Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology and BiotechnologyRosapepe, JimContact Committee Chair
Joint Committee on Fair Practices and State Personnel OversightMuse, C. Anthony and Jones, Adrienne A.Contact Committee Chair
Joint Committee on Federal RelationsForehand, Jennie M. and Hucker, TomContact Committee Chair
Joint Committee on Gaming OversightKing, Nancy J. and Luedtke, Eric G.Contact Committee Chair
Joint Committee on Legislative EthicsStone, Norman R., Jr. and McHale, Brian K.Contact Committee Chair
Joint Committee on Legislative Information Technology and Open Government
Joint Committee on the Management of Public FundsJones-Rodwell, Verna L. and Gutierrez, Ana SolContact Committee Chair
Joint Committee on Unemployment Insurance OversightMiddleton, Thomas M. and Burns, Emmett C., Jr.Contact Committee Chair
Worker's Compensation Benefit and Insurance Oversight CommitteeKlausmeier, Katherine and Jameson, SallyContact Committee Chair


JointChair Vice ChairContact
Joint Committee on InvestigationMcHale, Brian K.Contact Committee Chair
Joint Committee on ProtocolForehand, Jennie M., Glassman, Barry and Love, Mary Ann E.Contact Committee Chair


Special JointChair Vice ChairContact
Joint Electric Universal Service Program (EUSP) WorkgroupKlausmeier, Katherine and McHale, Brian K.Contact Committee Chair
Joint Committee on PensionsJones-Rodwell, Verna L. and Griffith, Melony G.Contact Committee Chair
Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space/Agricultural Land PreservationMiddleton, Thomas M. and Cane, Rudolph C.Contact Committee Chair


OtherChair Vice ChairContact
Joint Oversight Committee on the Maryland Health Benefit ExchangeMiddleton, Thomas M. and Hammen, Peter A.Contact Committee Chair
Maryland Economic Development & Business Climate Commission
Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities, Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in
Rate of Uninsured Drivers, Task Force to Study Methods to ReduceMiddleton, Thomas M. and Rudolph, David D.Contact Committee Chair
Tax Credit Evaluation CommitteeMadaleno, Richard S., Jr. and Frick, C. WilliamContact Committee Chair


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