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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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.

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Addenda to Weekly Schedule Published January 17, 2013


January 16 January 17 January 18 January 21 January 22

Issued: January 16, 2013

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 13-7

   THURSDAY    JANUARY 17, 2013

                                  9:00 A.M.

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

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 13-5

   ADDED

  HB 71     Del O'Donnell     Homeowner's Insurance - Underwriting Based on
                              Geographic Area
                              JAN 31, 2013 1:00 PM

   CANCELLED

  HB 104    Del McDermott,    Occupational Safety and Health - Good Faith
            et al             Actions by Business Owners - Penalty Forgiveness
                              JAN 31, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 112    Del Stukes, et    Task Force to Study Abuse of Workers' Compensation
            al                JAN 31, 2013 1:00 PM

Issued: January 17, 2013

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 13-3

   ADDED

  SB 144    Sen Kasemeyer     Property Tax Credit - Historically and
                              Architecturally Valuable Property
                              FEB 6, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 145    Sen Brochin,      Baltimore City and Baltimore County - Unpaid Water
            et al             and Sanitary Charges - Collection
                              FEB 6, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 147    Sens Colburn      Ches College - Authorization of Debt for Capital
            and Pipkin (By    Projs - Simple Majority Plus One Requirement
            Request)          FEB 6, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 154    Sen Mathias       Somerset Co - Co Tres - Abolishment and Transf of
                              Functions to the Co Supvr of Tax Collection
                              FEB 6, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 158    Sen Conway, et    Homestead Tax Credit - Eligibility Verification
            al                and Application - Extension
                              FEB 6, 2013 1:00 PM

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 13-3

   ADDED

  SB 173    Chr Anne          Anne Arundel County Board of Education - Selection
            Arundel County    of Members - Straw Ballot
            Senators          JAN 29, 2013 2:00 PM

  SB 152    Sen Colburn       State Government - Commemorative Days - Youth
                              Political Awareness Day
                              JAN 31, 2013 2:00 PM

  SB 175    Sen Kelley, et    State Government - Commemorative Days - Maryland
            al                Centenarians Day
                              JAN 31, 2013 2:00 PM

   TUESDAY     JANUARY 22, 2013

                                  1:20 P.M.

  Note: Speaker Change for American Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA), Scott Rotruck,
           Vice President of Corporate Development and Government Relations,
           Chesapeake Energy Corporation,State Government Affairs Committee,
           (ANGA)

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 13-4

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 173    Chr Anne          Anne Arundel County Board of Education - Selection
            Arundel County    of Members - Straw Ballot
            Senators          From JAN 29, 2:00 PM to JAN 24, 1:30 PM

   TUESDAY     JANUARY 22, 2013

                                  1:20 P.M.

  Note: Speaker change revision for Marcellus Shale Briefing.
          Scott Rotruck, representing American National Gas Alliance (ANGA)

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 13-8

   FRIDAY      JANUARY 18, 2013

                                  9:00 A.M.

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

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 13-9

   ADDED

  SB 142    Sen Pugh, et      Public Utilities - Telephone Service - Charges for
            al                Directory Assistance
                              JAN 30, 2013 2:45 PM

  SB 117    Sen Benson        Crms - Sale of Drg Paraphlia to a Mnr - Loc Law
                              Authing Bsns Lic Revoc for a Second or Subq Viol
                              JAN 31, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 121    Sen Klausmeier    Health Care Decisions Act - Incapacity to Make
                              Informed Decision - Certification by Psychologist
                              JAN 31, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 151    Sen Colburn       Hospitals - Outpatient Services - Off-Site
                              Facility - Rate Regulation
                              JAN 31, 2013 1:00 PM

HOUSE ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS - Addendum Number: 13-3

   WEDNESDAY   JANUARY 23, 2013

                                  11:30 A.M.

   NOTE: TIME CHANGE

  Briefing: Update on the Implementation of the Sustainable Growth and
            Agricultural Preservation Act of 2012

   WEDNESDAY   JANUARY 30, 2013

                                  2:00 P.M.

   NOTE: TIME CHANGE

  Briefing: Sustainable Growth Commission

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 13-3

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 9      Del Hixson        Health - Food Allergy Awareness
                              From JAN 22, 1:00 PM to JAN 29, 1:00 PM

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 13-3

   ADDED

  HB 152    Dels Anderson     Criminal Procedure - Successive Federal and State
            and Vallario      Prosecutions - Bar
                              JAN 29, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 154    Dels Anderson     Criminal Procedure - District Court - Stay of
            and Vallario      Sentence Pending Appeal
                              JAN 29, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 156    Del Reznik        Criminal Law - Theft of Wheeled Cart - Penalty
                              JAN 29, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 150    Del Kipke         Veh Laws - Acidnts Rsultng in Death or Life-Thrtng
                              Inj - Mand Drg and Alcohol Testing (Kara's Law)
                              JAN 30, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 163    Anne Arundel      Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County - Judges
            County            Sitting as Orphans' Court
            Delegation        JAN 30, 2013 1:00 PM

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 13-4

   THURSDAY    JANUARY 24, 2013

                                  1:00 P.M.

  ADDED

  HB 0054    Del           Criminal Procedure - State Vulnerable-Adult Abuser
             Robinson

   PLEASE NOTE:  This bill is jointly assigned with HGO and separate
  hearings will be held.

LEGISLATIVE ETHICS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON - Addendum Number: 13-2

   TUESDAY     JANUARY 22, 2013

                                  Immediately    Room 206
                                     After       Legislative Services Building
                                    Session      90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Work Session

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Dea W. Daly or Stacy M. Goodman, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5200/5350 (Annapolis/Baltimore Area)
                         301-970-5200/5350 (Washington, D.C. Area)

Issued: January 18, 2013

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 13-5

   TUESDAY     JANUARY 22, 2013

                                  1:20 P.M.

  Names changes: Tommy Landers, Environment Maryland
                 America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA)

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 13-10

   ADDED

  SB 195    Sen Kelley, et    Hospitals - Notice to Patients - Outpatient Status
            al                and Billing Implications
                              JAN 31, 2013 1:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 13-3

   ADDED

  SB 168    Sen Simonaire     Estates and Trusts - Guardianship Accounts - Form
                              and Limits
                              JAN 29, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 170    Sen Forehand      Estates and Trusts - Modified Administration and
                              Inheritance Tax
                              JAN 29, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 172    Chr Anne          Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County - Judges
            Arundel County    Sitting as Orphans' Court
            Senators          JAN 29, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 196    Sen Frosh         Register of Wills - Salary
                              JAN 29, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 198    Sen Frosh         Estates and Trusts - Family Allowance
                              JAN 29, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 169    Sens Middleton    Crim Proc - Rpts to Crimesolvers/Crimestoppers Org
            and Raskin        - Inadmissibility and Confidlty
                              JAN 30, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 191    Sen King, et      Criminal Law - Theft of Wheeled Cart - Penalty
            al                JAN 30, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 216    Sen Glassman,     Harford County - Correctional Officers' Bill of
            et al             Rights
                              JAN 30, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 161    Sen Kelley        Real Property - Common Ownership Communities -
                              Foreclosure of Liens
                              JAN 31, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 162    Sens Kelley       Condominiums and Homeowners Associations -
            and Miller        Transition of Control - Termination of Contracts
                              JAN 31, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 167    Sen Kelley        Residential Condominiums - Governing Documents -
                              Claims Provisions
                              JAN 31, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 176    Sen Kelley        Condominiums and Homeowners Assns - Contracts for
                              Resale - Notice of Potential Special Assessments
                              JAN 31, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 197    Sen Frosh         Maryland Condominium Act - Closed Meetings of
                              Board of Directors
                              JAN 31, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 199    Sen Frosh         Real Property - Refinance Mortgage - Priority over
                              Junior Liens
                              JAN 31, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 160    Sen Frosh, et     Civil Actions - Personal Injury or Death Caused by
            al                Dog - Rebuttable Presumption
                              FEB 5, 2013 1:00 PM

HOUSE ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS - Addendum Number: 13-4

   TUESDAY     JANUARY 22, 2013

                                  11:30 A.M.

   NOTE:  TIME CHANGE

  BRIEFING: Port of Baltimore

   WEDNESDAY   JANUARY 23, 2013

                                  11:00 A.M.

   NOTE:  TIME CHANGE

  Briefing:  Update on the Implementation of the Sustainable Growth and
             Agricultural Preservation Act of 2012

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 13-5

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 78     Del Simmons,      Civil Actions - Personal Injury or Death Caused by
            et al             Dog - Rebuttable Presumption
                              From JAN 30, 1:00 PM to JAN 30, 2:30 PM

  HB 150    Del Kipke         Veh Laws - Acidnts Rsultng in Death or Life-Thrtng
                              Inj - Mand Drg and Alcohol Testing (Kara's Law)
                              From JAN 30, 1:00 PM to JAN 30, 2:30 PM

  HB 163    Anne Arundel      Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County - Judges
            County            Sitting as Orphans' Court
            Delegation        From JAN 30, 1:00 PM to JAN 30, 2:30 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 13-8

   ADDED

  HB 30     Del Smigiel       Gaming - Video Lottery Terminals - Rpl of
                              Constitutional Amdt - Changes to Statutory Provsns
                              FEB 12, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 138    Del Kipke (AA     Video Lottery Proceeds - Ed Trust Fund - Security
            Co Admin),        and Mental Health Services at Public Schools
            et al             FEB 12, 2013 1:00 PM

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 47     Del McMillan      Income Tax - Joint Returns - Married Couples
                              From JAN 30, 11:00 AM to FEB 5, 1:30 PM

  HB 52     Del Hixson        Sales and Use Tax - Tax-Free Periods - University
                              and College Textbooks
                              From JAN 30, 11:00 AM to FEB 5, 1:30 PM

  HB 58     Del Smigiel       Sales and Use Tax - Exemption - University and
                              College Textbooks
                              From JAN 30, 11:00 AM to FEB 5, 1:30 PM

   WEDNESDAY   JANUARY 30, 2013

                                  2:00 P.M.

      Local Aid Briefing

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 13-9

   CANCELLED

  HB 91     Del Stifler       Income Tax Checkoff for Wounded Warrior Programs
                              JAN 23, 2013 11:00 AM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

Issued: January 21, 2013

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 13-11

   ADDED

  SB 220    Sen McFadden      Consumer Protection - Television Service Providers
                              - Missed Appointments
                              FEB 6, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 224    Sen Pugh, et      St Empl and Retiree Hlth and Welfare Benefits Pgm
            al                - Bona Fide Wellness Pgm and Wellness Promotion
                              FEB 6, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 234    Sen Currie, et    Office of the Attorney General - Est of a Consumer
            al                Affairs Satellite Office in Prince George's Co
                              FEB 6, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 185    Sen Pugh, et      Public Safety - Emergency Management - Essential
            al                Goods and Services
                              FEB 7, 2013 1:00 PM

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 13-6

   ADDED

  HB 153    Del Anderson      Office of the Public Defender - Representation at
                              Bail Hearing - Provisional
                              FEB 5, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 180    Del Glenn, et     Medical Marijuana - Caregiver - Affirmative
            al                Defense
                              FEB 5, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 183    Del K. Kelly,     Correctional Training Commission - Correctional
            et al             Officer Members
                              FEB 5, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 190    Del Mitchell,     District Court Electronic Citation Fund and Fee
            et al             FEB 5, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 202    Del Stukes, et    Criminal Law - Malicious Destruction of Property -
            al                Transit Vehicles
                              FEB 5, 2013 1:00 PM

LEGISLATIVE ETHICS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON - Addendum Number: 13-2

   WEDNESDAY   JANUARY 23, 2013

                                  Immediately    Room 206
                                     After       Legislative Services Building
                                    Session      90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    NOTE   This meeting has been rescheduled from January 22, 2013

    Subject:  Work Session

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Dea W. Daly or Stacy M. Goodman, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5200/5350 (Annapolis/Baltimore Area)
                         301-970-5200/5350 (Washington, D.C. Area)

Issued: January 22, 2013

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 13-6

   ADDED

  HB 226    The Spkr          Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013
            (Admin), et al    FEB 5, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 133    Dorchester        Dorchester County - Alcoholic Beverages -
            County            Refillable Containers
            Delegation        FEB 25, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 134    Del McHale, et    Alc Bevs - Baltimore City - 46th District -
            al                Class B Location Restrictions - Limited Exemp
                              FEB 25, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 145    Del George        City of Annapolis - Alcoholic Beverages -
                              Refillable Container License
                              FEB 25, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 162    Caroline          Caroline County - Alcoholic Beverages -
            County            Micro-Brewery Licenses
            Delegation        FEB 25, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 172    Charles County    Charles County - Alcoholic Beverages Licensees -
            Delegation        Nonalcoholic Items - Hours of Sale
                              FEB 25, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 199    Del Hershey,      Queen Anne's County - Beer, Wine and Liquor
            et al             Tasting License
                              FEB 25, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 212    Del Hershey,      Alcoholic Beverages - Queen Anne's County - Beer
            et al             and Wine Festivals
                              FEB 25, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 213    Del Hershey,      Queen Anne's County - Alcoholic Beverages -
            et al             Inspectors
                              FEB 25, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 216    Del Hershey,      Queen Anne's County - Alcoholic Beverages -
            et al             Micro-Brewery Licenses
                              FEB 25, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 230    Del Schulz        Alcoholic Beverages - Farm Breweries and
                              Micro-Breweries
                              FEB 25, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 231    Del Schulz        Alcoholic Beverages - Class 7 Limited Beer
                              Wholesaler's License
                              FEB 25, 2013 1:00 PM

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 13-7

   ADDED

  HB 237    Del Oaks, et      Baltimore City - Alcoholic Beverages - License
            al                Renewal
                              FEB 25, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 275    Wicomico          Wicomico County Liquor Act of 2013
            County            FEB 25, 2013 1:00 PM
            Delegation

  HB 285    St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Alcoholic Beverages -
            County            Micro-Brewery License
            Delegation        FEB 25, 2013 1:00 PM

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 13-7

   ADDED

  HB 219    Del Parrott       Criminal Procedure - No-Knock Search Warrants -
                              Prior Notification of County
                              FEB 5, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 186    Del McDermott     Cts and Jud Prcdngs - Fees for Traffic and Crim
                              Convictions - Law Enforc Training and Tech Fnd
                              FEB 6, 2013 1:00 PM



January 22, 2013 4:08 P.M.