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 TaxationKasemeyer, Edward J.Madaleno, Richard S., Jr.Contact Committee Chair
Education, Health, and Environmental AffairsConway, Joan CarterPinsky, Paul G.Contact Committee Chair
Executive NominationsRaskin, JamieKelley, Delores G.Contact Committee Chair
FinanceMiddleton, Thomas M.Astle, John C.Contact Committee Chair
Judicial ProceedingsZirkin, Bobby A.Gladden, Lisa A.Contact Committee Chair
RulesKlausmeier, KatherineDeGrange, James E., Sr.Contact Committee Chair


House StandingChair Vice ChairContact
AppropriationsMcIntosh, MaggieProctor, James E., Jr.Contact Committee Chair
Economic MattersDavis, Dereck E.Jameson, SallyContact Committee Chair
Environment and TransportationBarve, Kumar P.Stein, DanaContact Committee Chair
Health and Government OperationsHammen, Peter A.Pendergrass, Shane E.Contact Committee Chair
Rules and Executive NominationsHealey, AnneWalker, JayContact Committee Chair
JudiciaryVallario, Joseph F., Jr.Dumais, Kathleen M.Contact Committee Chair
Ways and MeansHixson, Sheila E.Turner, Frank S.Contact Committee Chair


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


House SpecialChair Vice ChairContact
Regional Revitalization Work GroupLafferty, Stephen W.Contact Committee Chair
Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol AbuseWaldstreicher, JeffContact Committee Chair


Senate SelectChair Vice ChairContact
No. 1 - Allegany, Garrett, and Washington CountiesEdwards, George C.Contact Committee Chair
No. 2 - Carroll and Frederick CountiesReady, JustinContact Committee Chair
No. 3 - Harford CountyJennings, J. B.Contact Committee Chair
No. 4 - Baltimore CountyKlausmeier, KatherineContact Committee Chair
No. 5 - Howard CountyGuzzone, GuyContact Committee Chair
No. 6 - Montgomery CountyKing, Nancy J.Contact Committee Chair
No. 7 - Prince George's CountyPeters, Douglas J. J.Contact Committee Chair
No. 8 - Charles, St. Mary's, and Calvert CountiesMiddleton, Thomas M.Contact Committee Chair
No. 9 - Anne Arundel CountyAstle, John C.Contact Committee Chair
No. 10 - Eastern ShoreMathias, James N., Jr.Contact Committee Chair
No. 11 - Baltimore CityPugh, Catherine E.Contact Committee Chair


House DelegationChair Vice ChairContact
AlleganyBeitzel, Wendell R.Contact Committee Chair
Anne ArundelBeidle, PamelaContact Committee Chair
Baltimore CityAnderson, CurtContact Committee Chair
Baltimore CountyLafferty, Stephen W.Contact Committee Chair
CarrollKrebs, Susan W.Contact Committee Chair
CalvertFisher, Mark N.Contact Committee Chair
CecilHornberger, Kevin B.Contact Committee Chair
CharlesJameson, SallyContact Committee Chair
CarolineGhrist, Jefferson L.Contact Committee Chair
DorchesterAdams, Christopher T.Contact Committee Chair
Eastern ShoreOtto, Charles J.Contact Committee Chair
FrederickAfzali, KathyContact Committee Chair
GarrettBeitzel, Wendell R.Contact Committee Chair
HarfordImpallaria, RickContact Committee Chair
HowardTurner, Frank S.Contact Committee Chair
KentJacobs, Jay A.Contact Committee Chair
MontgomeryRobinson, ShaneContact Committee Chair
Prince George'sWalker, JayContact Committee Chair
Queen Anne'sArentz, Steven J.Contact Committee Chair
SomersetOtto, Charles J.Contact Committee Chair
Southern MarylandJameson, SallyContact Committee Chair
St. Mary'sO'Donnell, Anthony J.Contact Committee Chair
TalbotMautz, JohnnyContact Committee Chair
WashingtonParrott, NeilContact Committee Chair
Western MarylandBeitzel, Wendell R.Contact Committee Chair
WicomicoAnderton, Carl, Jr.Contact Committee Chair
WorcesterCarozza, Mary BethContact 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)Manno, Roger P. and Rosenberg, Samuel I.Contact Committee Chair
Spending Affordability CommitteeManno, Roger P. and Proctor, James E., Jr.Contact Committee Chair
Joint Audit CommitteeGuzzone, Guy and Zucker, Craig J.Contact Committee Chair
Joint Committee on the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical AreaMathias, James N., Jr. and Stein, DanaContact Committee Chair
Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and FamiliesKing, Nancy J. and Valentino-Smith, GeraldineContact Committee Chair
Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology and BiotechnologyRosapepe, Jim and Frick, C. WilliamContact Committee Chair
Joint Committee on Fair Practices and State Personnel OversightMuse, C. Anthony and Jones, Adrienne A.Contact Committee Chair
Joint Committee on Federal RelationsFeldman, Brian J. and Carr, Alfred C., Jr.Contact Committee Chair
Joint Committee on Gaming OversightKing, Nancy J. and Luedtke, Eric G.Contact Committee Chair
Joint Committee on Legislative EthicsRaskin, Jamie and Holmes, Marvin E., Jr.Contact Committee Chair
Joint Committee on Legislative Information Technology and Open GovernmentDeGrange, James E., Sr. and Clippinger, LukeContact Committee Chair
Joint Committee on the Management of Public FundsRosapepe, Jim and Gutierrez, Ana SolContact Committee Chair
Joint Committee on Unemployment Insurance OversightMiddleton, Thomas M. and Glenn, Cheryl D.Contact Committee Chair
Worker's Compensation Benefit and Insurance Oversight CommitteeKlausmeier, Katherine and Valderrama, KriseldaContact Committee Chair


JointChair Vice ChairContact
Joint Committee on Investigation
Joint Committee on ProtocolBenson, Joanne C., Edwards, George C. and Frush, BarbaraContact Committee Chair


Special JointChair Vice ChairContact
Joint Committee on PensionsPeters, Douglas J. J. and Barnes, BenContact Committee Chair
Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space/Agricultural Land PreservationMontgomery, Karen S. and Gilchrist, JimContact 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
Public Safety WorkgroupPugh, Catherine E. and Anderson, CurtContact Committee Chair
Tax Credit Evaluation CommitteeMadaleno, Richard S., Jr. and Frick, C. WilliamContact Committee Chair
Rate of Uninsured Drivers, Task Force to Study Methods to ReduceMiddleton, Thomas M. and Frick, C. WilliamContact Committee Chair


May 20, 2015 4:40 P.M.