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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 24, 2013


January 23 January 24 January 25 January 28 January 29

Issued: January 23, 2013

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 13-4

   CANCELLED

  HB 60     Dels Smigiel      Criminal Law - Professional Counselors and
            and Dumais        Therapists - Conduct (Lynette's Law)
                              JAN 24, 2013 1:00 PM

Issued: January 24, 2013

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 13-4

   MONDAY      FEBRUARY 11, 2013

                                  1:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, BUSINESS, AND ADMINISTRATION - 3 West, Miller

  Higher Education Policy Briefing - College Readiness

   Joint with the House Appropriations Education and Economic Development
  Subcommittee

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 13-5

   CANCELLED

  SB 76     Chr B&T (Dept)    Motor Vehicle Administration - Fee-Setting
                              Authority - Miscellaneous Fees
                              JAN 30, 2013 3:00 PM

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 13-6

   ADDED

  SB 44     Sen Currie        Occupational and Professional Licensing - Military
                              Training and Military Spouses
                              FEB 7, 2013 1:45 PM

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 153    Sen Currie        Higher Education - Academic Credit for Military
                              Education, Training, and Experience
                              From FEB 13, 1:00 PM to FEB 7, 1:45 PM

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 13-7

   FRIDAY      JANUARY 25, 2013

                       Immediately Following Session

  Voting

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 13-4

   ADDED

  SB 348    Sens Colburn      Crim Law - Distrib of Faked Controlled Dangerous
            and Astle         Substance - Substantially Similar Chemical Struc
                              FEB 12, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 359    Sen Pugh, et      Education - School Vehicle Attendant
            al                FEB 13, 2013 1:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 13-5

   ADDED

  SB 354    Sen Pugh, et      Criminal Procedure - State Vulnerable-Adult Abuser
            al                Registry
                              FEB 12, 2013 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 13-5


   RESCHEDULED

  HB 287    Del Hubbard       Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Study of
                              Paratransit Services for Dialysis Patients
                              From JAN 29, 1:00 PM to FEB 5, 1:00 PM

   TUESDAY     JANUARY 29, 2013

                                  11:00 A.M.

  Subcommittee Meeting: Public Health and Long Term Care
                        Work Session on House Bill 99

                       *Room 240

   WEDNESDAY   JANUARY 30, 2013

                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing:  Maryland Board of Physicians 2011 Sunset Review Follow-up,
      presented by:
      Joshua Sharfstein, M.D., Secretary, Department of Health and
      Mental Hygiene
      Andrea Mathias, M.D., President, University of Maryland, Baltimore
      Barbara A. Klein, Chief of Government & Community Affairs Officer and
        Associate Vice President, University of Maryland, Baltimore
      Diane Hoffman, Director, Law and Health Care Program and Professor of Law,
        University of Maryland School of Law
      Department of Legislative Services

                    Immediately following Board of Physicians Briefing

     *Briefing:  Sunset Process, presented by:
        Department of Legislative Services

     *All of today's briefings are joint with the Senate Education, Health, and
        Environmental Affairs Committee

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 13-8

   ADDED

  HB 311    Del K. Kelly      Crimes - Requirement to Report Death or
                              Disappearance of Minor - Penalties
                              FEB 5, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 338    Del               Criminal Law - Robbery - Charging Document
            Clippinger, et    FEB 5, 2013 1:00 PM
            al

  HB 377    Del Cluster       Criminal Procedure - Court Order - Location of
                              Mobile Communications Device
                              FEB 5, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 382    Del Niemann       Courts and Judicial Proceedings - Criminal
                              Injuries Compensation Fund - Court Costs
                              FEB 5, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 60     Dels Smigiel      Criminal Law - Professional Counselors and
            and Dumais        Therapists - Conduct (Lynette's Law)
                              FEB 12, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 326    Del Glenn         Criminal Procedure - Vulnerable Adult Abuse
                              Registry
                              FEB 12, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 309    Del Norman        Courts - Discovery - Examination in Aid of
                              Enforcement of Money Judgment
                              FEB 13, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 393    Del Niemann       Vehicle Laws - Driving While License Refused,
                              Suspended, Canceled, or Revoked - Penalty
                              FEB 13, 2013 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 13-10

   CANCELLED

  HB 289    Del Cardin, et    Md Ln Asstnce Rpmt Pgm for Physcns - Prtcpatn in a
            al                Cnsmr Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) Ntwk
                              FEB 6, 2013 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

Issued: January 25, 2013

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 13-12

   ADDED

  SB 356    Sen Pugh, et      Ex-Offender Business Development Program Study
            al                FEB 5, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 346    Sen Kelley        Innovations in Aging Services Program - Commission
                              on Aging - Responsibilities
                              FEB 7, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 370    Sen Edwards       Garrett County - County Commissioners - Industrial
                              Wind Energy Conversion Systems
                              FEB 12, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 384    Sen Pugh, et      Economic Development - Sickle Cell Disease
            al                Research Program
                              FEB 12, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 242    Sen Astle         Public Health - Forensic Laboratories - Regulation
                              FEB 14, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 355    Sen Pugh, et      Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Health
            al                Care Facilities - Abuser Registry
                              FEB 14, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 368    Sens Peters       Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund - Annual Report -
            and DeGrange      Government Transparency Requirements
                              FEB 14, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 376    Sen King, et      Public Safety - Emergency Management - Essential
            al                Goods and Services
                              FEB 14, 2013 1:00 PM

   CANCELLED

  SB 116    Sen Benson        Commercial Law - Cancellation of Sales of Motor
                              Vehicles and Internet Sales
                              JAN 29, 2013 2:30 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 13-6

   CANCELLED

  SB 268    Sen Raskin, et    Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals -
            al                Opinions - Public Information
                              FEB 13, 2013 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

SENATE RULES COMMITTEE - Addendum Number: 13-1

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 283    The Pres (DLS)    Annual Curative Bill
                              From JAN 29, 11:00 AM to JAN 30, 11:00 AM

  SB 284    The Pres (DLS)    Annual Corrective Bill
                              From JAN 29, 11:00 AM to JAN 30, 11:00 AM

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 13-8

   ADDED

  HB 342    Del Hucker, et    Homeowner's or Renter's Ins and Private Psgr Motor
            al                Vehicle Ins - Bundling Reqmt - Prohibited
                              JAN 31, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 392    Chr ECM (Dept)    Motor Vehicle Liability Ins - Personal Injury
                              Protection Coverage - Prohib on Premium Increase
                              JAN 31, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 316    Del Davis         Consumer Protection - Children's Online Privacy
                              Protection
                              FEB 6, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 334    Del M.            Commercial Law - Consumer Protection -
            Washington        Rental-Purchase Transactions
                              FEB 6, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 210    The Spkr (DLS)    State Board of Foresters - Sunset Extension and
                              Program Evaluation
                              FEB 7, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 104    Del McDermott,    Occupational Safety and Health - Good Faith
            et al             Actions by Business Owners - Penalty Forgiveness
                              FEB 12, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 127    Del Davis         Labor and Employment - Payment of Overtime Wages
                              FEB 12, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 227    The Spkr          Maryland Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN)
            (Admin), et al    Program
                              FEB 12, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 296    Chr ECM           Div of Labor and Industry and Associated Bds and
                              Councils - Sunset Extension and Program Evaluation
                              FEB 12, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 318    Del W. Miller     Labor and Employment - Labor Organizations - Right
                              to Work
                              FEB 12, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 330    Del Feldman       Construction Safety and Health Training - Public
                              Work Contracts
                              FEB 12, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 347    Chr ECM (Dept)    Professional Engineers - Firm Permits
                              FEB 19, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 349    Chr ECM (Dept)    Business Regulation - Cemeteries - Prohibited Acts
                              and Penalties
                              FEB 19, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 350    Chr ECM (Dept)    Business Reg - Outdoor Musical Festival Promoter
                              License - Repeal of Safety Permit Requirement
                              FEB 19, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 351    Chr ECM (Dept)    State Athletic Commission - Amateur Mixed Martial
                              Arts and Amateur Kick Boxing - Licensing and Reg
                              FEB 19, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 352    Chr ECM (Dept)    St Bd of Heating, Ventilation, A-C, and Refrig
                              Contractors - Civil Penalties - Citation Auth
                              FEB 19, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 353    Chr ECM (Dept)    Professional Engineers and Professional Land
                              Surveyors - Licensing - Examinations
                              FEB 19, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 355    Chr ECM (Dept)    St Bd of Stationary Engs - Qualifs for Stationary
                              Engineer's Exam - Grade 1 and Grade 2
                              FEB 19, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 298    Carroll County    Carroll County - Alcoholic Beverages - Farmers'
            Delegation        Markets
                              FEB 25, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 300    Del Krebs         Carroll County - Alcoholic Beverages - Special
                              Beer Festival Licenses
                              FEB 25, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 301    St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Alcoholic Beverages - Class 6
            County            Pub-Brewery License
            Delegation        FEB 25, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 343    Del Impallaria    Harford County - Alcoholic Beverages - Hours of
                              Sale for Class B Licensees
                              FEB 25, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 345    Del Impallaria    Harford County Liquor Control Board - Reserve
                              Account
                              FEB 25, 2013 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 13-6

   WEDNESDAY   JANUARY 30, 2013

                                  11:00 A.M.

  Health Facilities and Occupations Subcommittee  *Room 240

    Work session on HB 54 and HB 57

   WEDNESDAY   FEBRUARY 6, 2013

                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing on residential child care system for outcomes evaluation

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 13-9

   ADDED

  HB 396    Del Cardin        Criminal Law - Electronic Harassment of a Minor
                              FEB 12, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 295    The Spkr          Death Penalty Repeal and Appropriation from
            (Admin)           Savings to Aid Survivors of Homicide Victims
                              FEB 14, 2013 1:00 PM

   CANCELLED

  HB 245    Chr JUD (Dept)    Family Law - Substance-Exposed Newborns
                              FEB 14, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 246    Chr JUD (Dept)    Juvenile Law - Placement Visits - Video
                              Conferencing
                              FEB 14, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 264    Chr JUD (Dept)    Juvenile Law - Juvenile Records - Disclosure
                              FEB 14, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 282    Chr JUD           Courts - Juveniles - Expungement of Records
                              FEB 14, 2013 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 13-11

   ADDED

  HB 380    Del Barve         Income Tax - Joint Returns - Married Couples
                              FEB 19, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 308    Del Krebs, et     Taxpayer Protection Act - State Income Tax -
            al                Consumer Price Index Adjustments
                              FEB 26, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 328    Del Feldman,      Biotechnology Investment Tax Credit - Qualified
            et al             Maryland Biotechnology Company - Definition
                              FEB 26, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 371    Del Glass, et     Income Tax Credit - Cat and Dog Adoption
            al                FEB 26, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 386    Del Barve         Incm Tax Cr - Qualified Research and Dev Exps - Cr
                              Amounts and Small Business Refund
                              FEB 26, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 389    Del Hogan         Lead Safe Income Tax Credit
                              FEB 26, 2013 1:00 PM

REP INDNT CRIM DEFS BY OFC OF THE PUB DEF, TF STDY - Addendum Number: 13-1

   MONDAY      FEBRUARY 4, 2013

                                  2:00 P.M.      Room 100
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Update on subcommittee progress
              Review of citation process effective January 1, 2013

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Shirleen M. Pilgram or Claire E. Rossmark,
      Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350 (Annapolis/Baltimore Area)
                         301-970-5350 (Washington, D.C. Area)

VIDEO LOTTERY FACILITY LOCATION COMMISSION - Addendum Number: 13-1

   THURSDAY    JANUARY 31, 2013

                                  3:00 P.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Update from the Lottery and Gaming Control Agency
              Consideration of the request for proposals for a Prince George's
                facility
              Consideration of request for additional video lottery terminals at
                Allegany County awardee location
              Note: A portion of the meeting will be held in closed session

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Jaclyn L. Vincent, Maryland State Lottery
      and Gaming Control Agency
              Telephone: 410-230-8988

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE ON HEALTH CARE REFORM - Addendum Number: 13-2

   MONDAY      JANUARY 28, 2013

                                  1:30 P.M.      Joint Hearing Room
                                     to          Legislative Services Building
                                  3:00 P.M.      90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  First public stakeholder meeting on the Maryland Health Progress
                Act of 2013

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Mary Klase, Governor's Office on Health
      Care Reform
              Telephone: 410-260-6116

Issued: January 28, 2013

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS - Addendum Number: 13-2

   TUESDAY     JANUARY 29, 2013

                                  1:30 P.M.

  FULL COMMITTEE - Capital Fiscal Briefing

HOUSE ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS - Addendum Number: 13-5

   TUESDAY     JANUARY 29, 2013

                                  11:30 A.M.  OR IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING
                                              BRIEFINGS

   PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE

  Motor Vehicle & Transportation Subcommittee Work Session

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 13-7

   WEDNESDAY   JANUARY 30, 2013

                                  2:00 P.M.

    Briefing: Maryland Board of Physicians 2011 Sunset Review Follow-up,
        presented by:
        Joshua Sharfstein, M.D., Secretary, Department of Health and
            Mental Hygiene
        Andrea Mathias, M.D., President, University of Maryland, Baltimore
        Barbara A. Klein, Chief of Government & Community Affairs Officer and
           Associate Vice President, University of Maryland, Baltimore
        Diane Hoffman, Director, Law and Health Care Program and Professor of
           Law, University of Maryland School of Law
        Department of Legislative Services

               Immediately following Board of Physicians Briefing

       *Briefing:  Sunset Evaluation Process, presented by:
          Department of Legislative Services

       *All of today's briefings are joint with the Senate Education, Health,
          and Environmental Affairs Committee

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 13-12

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 380    Del Barve         Income Tax - Joint Returns - Married Couples
                              From FEB 19, 1:00 PM to FEB 26, 1:00 PM

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

   TUESDAY     JANUARY 29, 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)

MARYLAND COMMUNITY HEALTH RESOURCES COMMISSION - Addendum Number: 13-2

   TUESDAY     JANUARY 29, 2013

                                  3:00 P.M.      Room 150
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  HEZ presentations and update on grant activity. Please watch the
                Commission's website for changes to time of this meeting
              http://dhmh.maryland.gov/mchrc/SitePages/Home.aspx

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Mark Luckner, Executive Director MD
      Community Health Resources Commission
              Telephone: 410-260-7046

Issued: January 29, 2013

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 13-6

   FRIDAY      FEBRUARY 1, 2013

                                  2:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, BUSINESS, AND ADMINISTRATION - 3 West, Miller

  Briefing on Maryland Educational Longitudinal Data System

  *Or immediately following the budget hearing on Higher Education Overview

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 13-8

   CANCELLED

  SB 32     Sen Colburn       Alcoholic Beverages - Brewery License -
                              On-Premises Consumption
                              JAN 29, 2013 2:00 PM

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 13-13

   ADDED

  SB 380    Sen Muse, et      DHMH - Workgroup on Cancer Clusters and
            al                Environmental Causes of Cancer
                              FEB 12, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 386    Sen Middleton     Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Study of
                              Paratransit Services for Dialysis Patients
                              FEB 12, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 274    The Pres          Maryland Health Progress Act of 2013
            (Admin), et al    (Jointly assigned to FIN and B&T)
                              FEB 13, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 275    The Pres          Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013
            (Admin), et al    FEB 13, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 390    Sen Raskin        Health - Food Allergy Awareness
                              FEB 14, 2013 1:00 PM

SENATE RULES COMMITTEE - Addendum Number: 13-2

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 283    The Pres (DLS)    Annual Curative Bill
                              From JAN 30, 11:00 AM to JAN 30, 10:45 AM

  SB 284    The Pres (DLS)    Annual Corrective Bill
                              From JAN 30, 11:00 AM to JAN 30, 10:45 AM

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 13-9

   TUESDAY     FEBRUARY 19, 2013

     HB 225  Veterans Full Employment Act of 2013
     Note:   HB 225 will be heard in separate hearings in HGO and ECM

HOUSE ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS - Addendum Number: 13-6

   CANCELLED

  HB 192    Del Mitchell,     Cts - Serv of Prcs - Increase in Sheriff's Fees -
            et al             Distrib to Rental Allowance Program Fnd
                              FEB 7, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 197    Del Anderson      Criminal Law - Illegal Dumping and Litter Control
            (BCA)             Law - Penalties
                              FEB 5, 2013 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 13-8

   TUESDAY     FEBRUARY 5, 2013

                                  1:00 P.M.

  Fiscal and Budget Briefing

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 13-10

   ADDED

  HB 402    Frederick         Frederick County - Authority to Ban Synthetic
            County            Cannabinoids
            Delegation        FEB 12, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 480    Del Stukes        Crim Procedure - Explanation of Expungement
                              Provsns Relating to Proposed Dispn of Charge
                              FEB 12, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 482    Del Vitale        Criminal Law - Synthetic Cannabinoids - Labeling
                              FEB 12, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 483    Del Vitale        Criminal Law - Controlled Dangerous Substances -
                              "N-Bomb"
                              FEB 12, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 430    Chr JUD (Dept)    Criminal Law - Alcoholic Beverages - Consumption
                              and Possession in Motor Vehicles
                              FEB 13, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 458    Del Niemann       Personal and Business Documents - Evidence
                              FEB 13, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 441    Del               Courts - Death Penalty Court
            Impallaria, et    FEB 14, 2013 1:00 PM
            al



January 29, 2013 3:44 P.M.