About Schedules

The weekly schedule is issued anew each Thursday and includes the dates, times, locations, and topics for meetings being held by committees of the General Assembly and other state government groups. Addenda to the weekly schedule are published as necessary.

Meetings are generally held in late morning or early afternoon.

During the legislative session standing committee meetings include:

  • Public hearings on all assigned legislation. Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.
  • Briefings on subject matters as determined by the chair from agencies and selected organizations.
  • Receiving testimony from sponsors and other parties supporting or opposing legislation
  • Reviewing the Governor’s nominees to cabinet positions, certain Judgeships, and various boards and commissions (Senate Executive Nominations Committee only)
  • Hearing agency representatives discuss the budgets of specific units of State government (Budget Committees only)
  • Receiving proposed amendments
  • Voting to approve or reject legislation

Between sessions, scheduled meetings continue the work of General Assembly committees and its task forces, commissions, and special issue workgroups.

Certain committees webcast their meetings live and recordings can be listened to or viewed on demand after the meeting has concluded. Prior schedules and addenda are available online and in printed format.



Addenda to Weekly Schedule Published January 10, 2013


January 10 January 11 January 14 January 15

Issued: January 10, 2013

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 13-1

   MONDAY      JANUARY 21, 2013

                                  3:00 P.M.

  Fiscal Briefing by the Department of Legislative Services

   Joint with the House Appropriations Committee in the Joint Hearing Room

   PLEASE NOTE CORRECTION IN TIME.

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 13-2

   CANCELLED

  SB 38     Sen Young         Income Tax - Tax Credit for Wineries and Vineyards
                              JAN 30, 2013 2:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 13-3

   ADDED

  SB 93     Sens Astle and    Transportation - Chesapeake Bay Bridge Crossing -
            Pipkin            Environmental Impact Study for a Third Span
                              JAN 17, 2013 2:00 PM

   WEDNESDAY   JANUARY 30, 2013

                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing: Report by Invotex of the Fair Value of State of Maryland of IWIF
            for the Maryland Insurance Administration

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 13-1

   WEDNESDAY   JANUARY 16, 2013

                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing: MCO rates and Medicaid expansion plans

   THURSDAY    JANUARY 17, 2013

                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefings: 1. Issues associated with creating an abuser registry
             2. Trauma-informed care and single-gender unit pilot program

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 13-2

   ADDED

  HB 47     Del McMillan      Income Tax - Joint Returns - Married Couples
                              JAN 16, 2013 11:00 AM

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 52     Del Hixson        Sales and Use Tax - Tax-Free Periods - University
                              and College Textbooks
                              From JAN 16, 11:00 AM to JAN 30, 11:00 AM

  HB 58     Del Smigiel       Sales and Use Tax - Exemption - University and
                              College Textbooks
                              From JAN 16, 11:00 AM to JAN 30, 11:00 AM

   THURSDAY    JANUARY 31, 2013

                                  11:00 A.M.

      Education Briefing - Dean of School of Education,
        Johns Hopkins University

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 13-3

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 47     Del McMillan      Income Tax - Joint Returns - Married Couples
                              From JAN 16, 11:00 AM to JAN 30, 11:00 AM

Issued: January 11, 2013

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 13-2

   CANCELLED

  SB 84     Chr EHE (Dept)    St Bd of Exmrs of Landscape Archts - License
                              Renewal - Continuing Prof Competency Reqmts
                              JAN 17, 2013 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 13-4

   ADDED

  SB 98     Sen Klausmeier    Business Reg - Other Tobacco Prods - Wholesalers -
                              License Fee Exception for Cig Subwholesalers
                              JAN 24, 2013 2:00 PM

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 13-5

   THURSDAY    JANUARY 17, 2013

                                  9:00 A.M.

  Committee work session on the Division of Labor and Industry Sunset
    Review recommendations

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 13-1

   THURSDAY    JANUARY 24, 2013

                                  1:00 P.M.
  NOTE:Date Change

  Full Committee Briefing:
          Electric Reliability Standards and Weather Impacts
          PSC and related agencies

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 13-2

   WEDNESDAY   JANUARY 30, 2013

                                  1:00 P.M.
  Note:**January 30,2013 Briefing reschehuled to January 24,2013**

HOUSE ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS - Addendum Number: 13-2

   TUESDAY     JANUARY 15, 2013

                                  1:00 P.M.

   NOTE: CHANGE IN TIME

  Briefing:  Speed Cameras

  Presented By:  Melinda Peters, State Highway Administrator
                 Sergeant Jay Robinson, Maryland State Police

  Briefing:  Motor Vehicle Administration Driving Statistics

  Presented By:  John Kuo, Motor Vehicle Administration, Administrator
                 Timothy Kerns, National Study Center, University of Maryland

   TUESDAY     JANUARY 22, 2013

                                  11:00 A.M.

  Briefing:  Port of Baltimore

  Presented By:  Jim White, Executive Director, Maryland Port Administration

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 13-4

   TUESDAY     JANUARY 15, 2013

                                  1:00 P.M.

      Property Tax Briefing - Department of Assessments and Taxation

      Please note time change

   TUESDAY     FEBRUARY 5, 2013

                                  11:00 A.M.

    Briefing on Election Law Issues by the State Board of Elections

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 13-5

   TUESDAY     JANUARY 29, 2013

                                  11:00 A.M.

      Education Briefing by the Maryland State Department of Education

   WEDNESDAY   FEBRUARY 6, 2013

                                  3:00 P.M.

      Briefing on the Report of the Commission to Study Campaign Finance Law\\

Issued: January 14, 2013

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 13-6

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 93     Sens Astle and    Transportation - Chesapeake Bay Bridge Crossing -
            Pipkin            Environmental Impact Study for a Third Span
                              From JAN 17, 2:00 PM to JAN 23, 2:30 PM

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS - Addendum Number: 13-1

   TUESDAY     JANUARY 22, 2013

                                  11:00 A.M.

  COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL BUDGET

  SITE VISIT - Baltimore Pre-release Unit Facillity

   NOTE: Change in time

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 13-3

   TUESDAY     JANUARY 15, 2013

                                  1:00 P.M.
  Note**Time Change from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM**

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 13-2

   TUESDAY     JANUARY 15, 2013

                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing on patient-centered medical homes

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 13-6

   ADDED

  HB 43     Del Glass         Income Tax Credit for Qualifying Employees -
                              Sunset Repeal and Expansion
                              JAN 23, 2013 11:00 AM

  HB 85     Del B.            Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Segal
            Robinson          AmeriCorps Education Award
                              JAN 23, 2013 11:00 AM

  HB 87     Del Luedtke,      Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Student
            et al             Loan Debt
                              JAN 23, 2013 11:00 AM

  HB 91     Del Stifler       Income Tax Checkoff for Wounded Warrior Programs
                              JAN 23, 2013 11:00 AM

Issued: January 15, 2013

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 13-2

   WEDNESDAY   JANUARY 23, 2013

                  Immediately following Bill Hearings

            Briefing by the Department of Juvenile Services.

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 13-4

   ADDED

  HB 75     Del Feldman       Utility Service Protection Program - Annual Report
                              - Deadline
                              JAN 24, 2013 3:00 PM

  HB 89     Del Barkley       Gas Companies - Rate Regulation - Infrastructure
                              Replacement Surcharge
                              JAN 24, 2013 3:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 13-7

   CANCELLED

  HB 49     Del B.            Election Law - Petitions - Confidentiality
            Robinson          JAN 16, 2013 11:00 AM (Withdrawn by sponsor)



January 15, 2013 5:08 P.M.