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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 February 14, 2013


February 13 February 14 February 15 February 18 February 19

Issued: February 13, 2013

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 13-18

   ADDED

  HB 147    Del McDermott,    Contraband Tobacco Products - Disposition of
            et al             Seized Contraband
                              FEB 13, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 182    Del Kramer        Business Reg - Other Tobacco Prods Wholesalers -
                              License Fee Exception for Cigarette Subwholesalers
                              FEB 13, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 203    Del Stukes, et    Econ Dev - Arts, Business, and Cultural District -
            al                Pennsylvania Avenue Corridor in Baltimore City
                              FEB 13, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 356    Chr ECM (Dept)    Military Personnel and Veteran-Owned Small
                              Business No-Interest Loan Program
                              FEB 13, 2013 1:00 PM

   CANCELLED

  HB 498    Del Braveboy      Financial Institutions - Automated Teller Machine
                              Check Deposits - Mandatory Review
                              FEB 14, 2013 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

Issued: February 14, 2013

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 13-10

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 451    Sen Astle         Vsl Excise Tax - Exemp for Cml Enterprises Paying
                              the Admissions and Amusement Tax
                              From FEB 20, 2:00 PM to FEB 20, 1:00 PM

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 13-12

   ADDED

  SB 693    Sen               Hlth - Certd Nurse-Midwives and Freestanding
            Montgomery, et    Birthing Ctrs - Cert of Need and Pra Prvlgs
            al                FEB 27, 2013 1:00 PM

   CANCELLED

  SB 775    Sen King, et      Education - Model Performance Evaluation Criteria
            al                - Implementation
                              FEB 28, 2013 1:00 PM

  Note: SB 775 to be rescheduled.

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 13-32

   ADDED

  SB 841    The Pres          Higher Education Fair Share Act
            (Admin), et al    MAR 7, 2013 1:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 13-12

   CANCELLED

  SB 465    Sen Klausmeier    Refinancing of First Mortgage Loans -
                              Subordination
                              (Jointly assigned to JPR and FIN)
                              MAR 6, 2013 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

SENATE RULES COMMITTEE - Addendum Number: 13-5

   WEDNESDAY   FEBRUARY 20, 2013

                                  11:00 A.M.

   NOTE:  Hearings Scheduled

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 13-19

   CANCELLED

  HB 1003   Del Kipke         Anne Arundel County - Alcoholic Beverages - Retail
                              Establishment License
                              FEB 25, 2013 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS - Addendum Number: 13-22

   CANCELLED

  HB 367    Dels Glass and    Hunting - Deer Firearms Season - January Days
            Dwyer             FEB 20, 2013 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS - Addendum Number: 13-23

   CANCELLED

  HB 944    Del McConkey      District Court - Anne Arundel County - Landlord
                              and Tenant Cases
                              FEB 28, 2013 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS - Addendum Number: 13-24

   ADDED

  HB 521    Del Anderson      Baltimore City - Extinguishment or Redemption of
            (BCA)             Ground Rents
                              MAR 7, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 641    Mont Co Deleg     WSSC - Drinking Water and Wastewater Effluent -
            and PG Co Deleg   Testing MC/PG 113-13
                              MAR 7, 2013 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 13-16

   WEDNESDAY   FEBRUARY 20, 2013

                                  11:00 A.M.

     *Minority Health Disparity Subcommittee briefing will be in room 170

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 13-21

   ADDED

  HB 885    Del Mitchell,     Vehicle Laws - Equipment - Prohibition on
            et al             Counterfeit Airbags and Substandard Airbags
                              MAR 6, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 947    Del Niemann       Environment - Lead-Based Paint Damages -
                              Manufacturers of Lead Pigment
                              (Jointly assigned to JUD and ENV)
                              MAR 13, 2013 1:00 PM

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 13-22

   CANCELLED

  HB 910    Dels McConkey     Anne Arundel County - Orphans' Court Judges -
            and Sophocleus    Salary
                              FEB 27, 2013 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 13-20

   CANCELLED

  HB 773    Del Burns         Regulated Firearms - Encoded Ammunition - Tax
                              (Jointly assigned to JUD and W&M)
                              MAR 8, 2013 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 13-21

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 1026   Del Clagett       Education - Public School Funding - Calculation
                              Method
                              From FEB 27, 1:00 PM to MAR 13, 1:00 PM

Issued: February 15, 2013

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 13-11

   CANCELLED

  SB 76     Chr B&T (Dept)    Motor Vehicle Administration - Fee-Setting
                              Authority - Miscellaneous Fees
                              FEB 20, 2013 2:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

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

   ADDED

  SB 859    Sen Pugh          Maryland Personal Information Protection Act -
            (Commission       Revisions
            onMaryland        FEB 20, 2013 1:00 PM
            Cybersec)

  SB 848    Carroll County    Carroll County - Alcoholic Beverages - License
            Senators          Fees
                              MAR 1, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 844    Sen Getty         Public Information Act - Electronic Mail Addresses
                              - Web Site Notice
                              MAR 6, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 845    Sen Getty         Public Information Act - Required Denials -
                              Electronic Mail Addresses
                              MAR 6, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 840    Sen Stone         Voting - Notice of Election by Specimen Ballot
                              MAR 7, 2013 1:00 PM

  SB 833    Sen Brinkley      Frd Co - Exemp from St Procur Laws Concerning
                              Minority Bsns Entrprss and Prevailing Wage Rates
                              (Jointly assigned to EHE and FIN)
                              MAR 7, 2013 10:00 PM

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 676    Sen Pugh          Governmental Procedures - Security and Protection
            (Commission on    of Information
            Maryland          From FEB 21, 1:00 PM to FEB 20, 1:00 PM
            Cybersec

   CANCELLED

  SB 647    Sen               Higher Education and Health Occupations - Nurse
            Montgomery, et    Midwifery Program - Study
            al                FEB 27, 2013 1:00 PM

  Note: Rescheduled to March 13, 2013 at 1:00 P.M.

  SB 693    Sen               Hlth - Certd Nurse-Midwives and Freestanding
            Montgomery, et    Birthing Ctrs - Cert of Need and Pra Prvlgs
            al                FEB 27, 2013 1:00 PM

  Note: Rescheduled to March 13, 2013 at 1:00 P.M.

  SB 760    Sens              State Board of Nursing - Certified Nurse-Midwives
            Montgomery and    - Standards and Practice Guidelines
            Benson            FEB 27, 2013 1:00 PM

  Note:  Rescheduled to March 13, 2013 at 1:00 P.M.

  SB 783    Sen Pugh, et      State Board of Physicians - Naturopathic Doctors
            al                FEB 27, 2013 1:00 PM

  Note: Rescheduled to March 13, 2013 at 1:00 P.M.

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 13-13

   CANCELLED

  SB 263    Chr JPR (Chief    Civil Actions - Award of Attorney's Fees and
            Judge, Court of   Expenses
            Appeals)          FEB 19, 2013 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS - Addendum Number: 13-25

   CANCELLED

  HB 1103   Del McComas       Speed Monitoring and Work Zone Speed Control
                              Systems - Expansion and Modifications
                              MAR 5, 2013 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS - Addendum Number: 13-26

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 173    Charles County    Vehicle Laws - Charles County - Golf Cart Zones
            Delegation        From FEB 19, 1:00 PM to FEB 19, 1:15 PM

  HB 444    Del               Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program - Alternate
            Impallaria, et    Tests and Inspections
            al                From FEB 19, 1:00 PM to FEB 19, 1:15 PM

  HB 467    Allegany          Allegany County - Roadside Solicitation of Money
            County            or Donations - Permit Duration
            Delegation        From FEB 19, 1:00 PM to FEB 19, 1:15 PM

  HB 500    Del Glass, et     Vehicle Laws - Motorcycles - Expiration of
            al                Learner's Instructional Permit
                              From FEB 19, 1:00 PM to FEB 19, 1:15 PM

  HB 501    Del Glass, et     Motor Vehicle Administration - Multiple Copies of
            al                Driving Records - Fees
                              From FEB 19, 1:00 PM to FEB 19, 1:15 PM

  HB 523    Del Myers, et     Short-Term Rental of Motorcycles
            al                From FEB 19, 1:00 PM to FEB 19, 1:15 PM

  HB 528    Del Barnes        Vehicle Laws - Prohibition Against Smoking in
                              Vehicle Containing Young Child
                              From FEB 19, 1:00 PM to FEB 19, 1:15 PM

  HB 530    Del               Education - School Vehicle - On-Board Attendant
            Pena-Melnyk       From FEB 19, 1:00 PM to FEB 19, 1:15 PM

  HB 562    Del Elliott,      Vehicle Laws - Single Registration Plate
            et al             From FEB 19, 1:00 PM to FEB 19, 1:15 PM

  HB 565    Del Glenn, et     Vehicle Laws - Baltimore City - Prohibition on
            al                Sale of Unlawful Vehicles
                              From FEB 19, 1:00 PM to FEB 19, 1:15 PM

  HB 577    Del Elliott,      Vehicle Laws - Registration Plates - Vehicle
            et al             Manufactured Without Means to Display Front Plate
                              From FEB 19, 1:00 PM to FEB 19, 1:15 PM

  HB 593    Allegany          Vehicle Laws - Maximum Speed Limits - Interstate
            County            68
            Delegation        From FEB 19, 1:00 PM to FEB 19, 1:15 PM

  HB 725    Del McMillan,     Vehicle Laws - Title and Registration - Transfer
            et al             to Surviving Spouse
                              From FEB 19, 1:00 PM to FEB 19, 1:15 PM

   TUESDAY     FEBRUARY 19, 2013

                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing:  Traffic Safety

  Presented By:  Susan Cohen. Co-Founder, Americans for Older Driver Safety
                 Loren Staplin, Ph.D., Founder and Principlal Partner,
                 TransAnalytics
                 Jacob Nelson, AAA Director of Traffic Safety Advocacy &
                 Research
                 Vanya Jones, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins
                 School of Public Health, Center for Injury Research and Policy

HOUSE ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS - Addendum Number: 13-27

   ADDED

  HB 1025   Frederick         Frederick County - Forest Conservation Act -
            County            Application to Public School Property
            Delegation        MAR 13, 2013 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 13-17

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 1062   Del Cullison,     Hospitals - Notice to Patients - Outpatient Status
            et al             and Billing Implications
                              From MAR 7, 1:00 PM to FEB 28, 1:00 PM

  HB 783    Del Reznik, et    St Bd of Pharmacy - Jurisd over Dentists Who
            al                Prepare and Dispense Den Prods and Antibiotics
                              From FEB 28, 1:00 PM to MAR 7, 1:00 PM

  HB 806    Del Hubbard       Health Occupations - State Board of Social Work
                              Examiners - Revisions
                              From FEB 28, 1:00 PM to MAR 7, 1:00 PM

  HB 868    Del Murphy, et    Health Occupations - State Board of Pharmacy -
            al                Waivers - Pharmacies That Only Dispense Devices
                              From FEB 28, 1:00 PM to MAR 7, 1:00 PM

   TUESDAY     FEBRUARY 19, 2013

                                  10:45 A.M.

          Public Health and Long Term Care subcommittee
          Work session on HB 303 and HB 364
             *immediately following session in room 240

                                  10:45 A.M.

          Insurance Subcommittee
          Work session on HB 185, HB 360, HB 373, and HB 391
             *immediately following session in room 218

   WEDNESDAY   FEBRUARY 20, 2013

                                  11:00 A.M.

          Health Facilities and Occupations subcommittee
          Work session on HB 303, HB 364, and HB 624
             *Room 240

                                  2:00 P.M.

       Briefing on austism awareness and early intervention

   THURSDAY    FEBRUARY 21, 2013

                                  11:00 A.M.

          Government Operations Subcommittee
          Work session on HB 139, HB 140, HB 265, HB 331, HB 448, and HB 485
             *Room 240

Issued: February 18, 2013

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 13-14

   CANCELLED

  SB 438    Sen Pinsky        State Procurement - Contracting for Services
                              Outside the United States
                              FEB 19, 2013 1:00 PM

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 13-15

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 833    Sen Brinkley      Frd Co - Exemp from St Procur Laws Concerning
                              Minority Bsns Entrprss and Prevailing Wage Rates
                              (Jointly assigned to EHE and FIN)
                              From MAR 7, 10:00 PM to MAR 7, 1:00 PM

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 13-20

   ADDED

  HB 1195   Del M.            Condominiums - Individual Exceptions to
            Washington        Limitations on Rentals
                              (Jointly assigned to ECM and ENV)
                              MAR 6, 2013 1:00 PM

   CANCELLED

  HB 1256   Del Rosenberg     Workers' Compensation - Occupational Disease -
                              Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
                              MAR 1, 2013 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

  HB 1334   Del A. Kelly      Employment Discrimination - Leave for Pregnancy
                              and Childbirth
                              (Jointly assigned to ECM and APP)
                              MAR 5, 2013 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 13-18

   WEDNESDAY   FEBRUARY 20, 2013

                                  11:00 A.M.

          *The Health Facilities and Occupations Subcommittee work session will
           also include HB 218. It will NOT include HB 303 and HB 364

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

   TUESDAY     FEBRUARY 19, 2013

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

    Subject:  Stakeholder Meeting
              To review amendments submitted by Stakeholders

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

Issued: February 19, 2013

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 13-12

   CANCELLED

  SB 270    Sen               Baltimore City - School Facilities - Funding
            Jones-Rodwell     FEB 27, 2013 2:00 PM
            (BCA)

  SB 743    Sens              Baltimore City Public Schools Construction
            Jones-Rodwell     Authority
            and Ferguson      FEB 27, 2013 2:00 PM

   Both bills will be rescheduled for a later date.

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 13-14

   CANCELLED

  SB 354    Sen Pugh, et      Criminal Procedure - State Vulnerable-Adult Abuser
            al                Registry
                              MAR 7, 2013 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 13-21

   ADDED

  HB 650    Mont Co Deleg     Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission -
            and PG Co Deleg   Prevailing Wage MC/PG 112-13
                              (Jointly assigned to ECM and ENV)
                              FEB 27, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 1139   Del Frush         Vehicle Laws - Manufacturers, Distributors, and
                              Factory Branches - Compensation of Dealers
                              MAR 13, 2013 1:00 PM

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 174    Del Jameson       Workers' Compensation - Payment for
                              Physician-Dispensed Prescriptions - Limitations
                              From FEB 26, 1:00 PM to MAR 1, 1:00 PM

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 13-22

   ADDED

  HB 332    Del               Public Safety - Emergency Management - Essential
            Pena-Melnyk,      Goods and Services
            et al             FEB 28, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 1306   Del Gutierrez,    Public Banking Institutions - Authorization and
            et al             Task Force
                              MAR 12, 2013 1:00 PM

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 1172   Del Valderrama    Alcoholic Beverages Sales - Prohibition on Use of
                              Self-Scanning Cash Registers
                              From FEB 25, 1:00 PM to MAR 14, 1:00 PM

HOUSE ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS - Addendum Number: 13-28

   ADDED

  HB 636    Mont Co Deleg     Washington Suburban Sanitary District - System
            and PG Co Deleg   Development Charge - Exemptions MC/PG 103-13
                              MAR 7, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 640    Mont Co Deleg     Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission - Sewage
            and PG Co Deleg   Leaks - Notice Requirements MC/PG 115-13
                              MAR 7, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 429    Frederick         Frederick Co - Motor Vehicle Registr - Exception
            County            for All-Terrain and Utility-Terrain Vehicles
            Delegation        MAR 12, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 432    Frederick         Frederick County - Ethics - Former Officials and
            County            Employees
            Delegation        MAR 12, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 1171   Cecil County      Cecil County - School Buses - Length of Operation
            Delegation        MAR 12, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 407    Frederick         Environment - Frederick County - Soil Erosion and
            County            Sediment Control Standards
            Delegation        MAR 13, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 434    Frederick         Frederick Co - Stmwtr Mgt - Watershed Protection
            County            and Restoration Program - Exemp
            Delegation        MAR 13, 2013 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 13-19

   ADDED

  HB 294    The Spkr          Firearm Safety Act of 2013
            (Admin), et al    (Jointly assigned to JUD and HGO)
                              MAR 1, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 809    Del Simmons,      Frarms - Crim Jus Info Sys Cen Repository - Rptg,
            et al             Qualifs for Possession, and Relief from Disqualif
                              (Jointly assigned to HGO and JUD)
                              MAR 1, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 810    Del Simmons,      Mental Health Professionals - Duty to Report Risk
            et al             of Serious Harm - Firearm Safety
                              (Jointly assigned to HGO and JUD)
                              MAR 1, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 874    Dels Rosenberg    Task Force to Study Access of Individuals with
            and Simmons       Mental Illness to Regulated Firearms - Extension
                              (Jointly assigned to HGO and JUD)
                              MAR 1, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 1133   Del Wilson, et    Pub Saf - Restrictions on Possession of Firearms -
            al                Convicted Felons and People with Mental Disorders
                              (Jointly assigned to HGO and JUD)
                              MAR 1, 2013 1:00 PM

   CANCELLED

  HB 1263   Del Frank         Prosecution of Offnss Rltd to Practicing Medicine
                              Without a License - Statute of Lims - Rpl
                              FEB 27, 2013 1:00 PM (Reassigned to JUD)

   FRIDAY      MARCH 1, 2013

                                  1:00 P.M.

     Please note that the bill hearings on Friday, 3/1, will be held in
     the Joint Hearing Room, Legislative Services Building, Annapolis, Maryland.

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 13-23

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 942    Del Lee           Identity Fraud - Medical Records
            (Commission on    From MAR 12, 1:00 PM to FEB 27, 1:00 PM
            Maryland
            Cybersec)

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 13-24

   ADDED

  HB 1265   Del Dumais, et    Patient Safety Early Intervention Programs
            al                (Jointly assigned to JUD and HGO)
                              MAR 6, 2013 1:00 PM

  HB 1263   Del Frank         Prosecution of Offnss Rltd to Practicing Medicine
                              Without a License - Statute of Lims - Rpl
                              MAR 12, 2013 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 13-22

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 1014   Del Stein         Nonpublic Schools - Epinephrine Availability and
                              Use - Policy and Immunity
                              From FEB 27, 1:00 PM to MAR 13, 1:00 PM

PUB ETH LAWS, WKGP TO CONDCT A REV OF THE DISC REQMT - Addendum Number: 13-2

   THURSDAY    FEBRUARY 21, 2013

                                  8:45 A.M.      Room 250
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

   NOTE   Change in subject

    Subject:  Local government financial disclosure

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Stacy M. Goodman, Theodore E. King, Jr., or
      T. Patrick Tracy, Dept. of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5510




February 19, 2013 4:26 P.M.