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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 2, 2014


January 2 January 3 January 6 January 7

Issued: January 2, 2014

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 14-1

   ADDED

  SB 13     Chr FIN (Dept)    Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Advisory
                              Committee
                              JAN 9, 2014 1:30 PM

  SB 53     Sen Middleton     Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund - Installment
                              Payment Plan - Clarification
                              JAN 9, 2014 1:30 PM

  SB 105    Chr FIN (Dept)    Health - Vital Records - Birth Certificates -
                              Preparation and Filing Requirements
                              JAN 9, 2014 1:30 PM

  SB 130    Chr FIN (Dept)    Commr of Lbr and Indsty & Wrkrs' Comp Comm - Rpts
                              of Accidental Inj or Dsblty - Electronic Sharing
                              JAN 9, 2014 1:30 PM

  SB 84     Sen Benson        Joint Committee on Access to Mental Health
                              Services - Name Change
                              JAN 15, 2014 2:00 PM

  SB 89     Chr FIN (Dept)    Maryland Health Care Commission - Requirement for
                              Certificate of Need - Exceptions
                              JAN 15, 2014 2:00 PM

  SB 96     Chr FIN (Dept)    Hlth Ins - Conformity With and Impl of the Fed
                              Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
                              JAN 15, 2014 2:00 PM

  SB 98     Chr FIN (Dept)    Health Insurance - Medicare Marketing Rules
                              JAN 15, 2014 2:00 PM

  SB 103    Chr FIN (Dept)    Public Health Programs for Children - Renaming and
                              Modernization
                              JAN 15, 2014 2:00 PM

  SB 104    Chr FIN (Dept)    Hlth Offcrs and Baltimore Cty Commissioner of Hlth
                              - Auth to Retain Collections and Waive Charges
                              JAN 15, 2014 2:00 PM

  SB 2      Sen Edwards       Garrett County - Industrial Wind Energy Conversion
                              Systems - Setback Requirement
                              JAN 16, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 16     Sen               Chesapeake Employers' Ins Company - Issuance,
            Klausmeier, et    Renewal, and Cancellation of Policies - Authority
            al                JAN 16, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 43     Sen Benson        Crms- Sale of Drg Paraphernalia to a Mnr - Loc Law
                              Authorzng Bsns Lic Revoc for a Second or Subq Viol
                              JAN 16, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 54     Chr FIN (Dept)    Labor and Employment - Maryland Apprenticeship and
                              Training Council
                              JAN 16, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 97     Chr FIN (Dept)    Insurance - Public Adjusters - Prohibited
                              Inducements
                              JAN 16, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 99     Chr FIN (Dept)    Insurance - Fraud Violations - Civil and Criminal
                              Actions
                              JAN 16, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 100    Chr FIN (Dept)    Insurance - Premiums and Charges - Review of
                              Administrative Expenses
                              JAN 16, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 119    Chr FIN (Dept)    Workers' Compensation - Subsequent Injury Fund -
                              Billing Address Notification
                              JAN 16, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 126    Chr FIN (Dept)    Public Safety - Prohibition of Polygraph
                              Examinations by Employers - Exemption
                              JAN 16, 2014 1:00 PM

   THURSDAY    JANUARY 9, 2014

                                  1:00 P.M.

  Organizational Meeting

   NOTE: Bill hearings to begin immediately following meeting.

   TUESDAY     JANUARY 14, 2014

                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing: Proposed Cardiac and PCI regulations

   WEDNESDAY   JANUARY 15, 2014

                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing: State Racing Commission Sunset Review

   NOTE: Bill hearings to begin immediately following briefing.

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 14-1

   WEDNESDAY   JANUARY 15, 2014

                 10:30 A.M. or immediately after session

  Full Committee Briefing:

   1.Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation:
       Status of the Unemployment Insurance System
   2.Department of Labor, Licensing, Regulation &
     Department of Natural Resources
       Update on the State Board of Foresters

REP INDNT CRIM DEFS BY OFC OF THE PUB DEF, TF STDY - Addendum Number: 14-2

   MONDAY      JANUARY 6, 2014

                                  1:00 P.M.      Room 100
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  The Judiciary proposal in response to the Richmond decision

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

MARYLAND HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN, BOARD OF DIRECTORS - Addendum Number: 14-2

   THURSDAY    JANUARY 9, 2014

                                  9:00 A.M.      Suite 630
                                                 1 Calvert Plaza
                                                 201 E. Baltimore Street
                                                 Baltimore, MD

    Subject:  Regular meeting

              Participants may attend in person or by conference call
                Dial in: 888-282-1675      Participant passcode: 8999163

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Lauren Hawkins, Maryland Health Insurance
      Plan
              Telephone: 410-576-2055
              E-Mail: lhawkins@mhip.state.md.us

Issued: January 3, 2014

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 14-2


   TUESDAY     JANUARY 14, 2014

                       10:30 A.M. or immediately after session

  Full Committee Briefing: Used Tires and Tire Aging;
  Economic Matters Committee Organizational Meeting

   THURSDAY   JANUARY 16, 2014

                       10:30 A.M. or immediately after session

  Full Committee Briefing:
   Public Service Commission:
   Update on Utility Issues:
    Reliablity and Infrastructure Upgrades,
    Advanced Metering Issues, and Related Matters

   TUESDAY     JANUARY 21, 2014

                       10:30 A.M. or immediately after session

  Full Committee Briefing: Department of Business and Economic
  Development: Economic Development and Business Climate Issues

Issued: January 6, 2014

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 14-1

   FRIDAY      JANUARY 24, 2014

   BUDGET HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
  Amoss, Miller
            * DHMH Overview
            * DHMH Administration

   Budget hearings for Friday, January 24 that appeared in the schedule issued
  January 2, 2014, were incorrect.

HOUSE ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS - Addendum Number: 14-1

   THURSDAY    JANUARY 9, 2014

                                  11:00 P.M.  Or Immediately
                                              Following Session

  Organizational Briefing

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 14-1

   THURSDAY    JANUARY 16, 2014

                                  11:00 A.M.

   Briefing: Comptroller's Office

Issued: January 7, 2014

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 14-2

   ADDED

  SB 20     Sens Forehand     Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - Name
            and Montgomery    Change
                              JAN 15, 2014 2:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 14-1

   CANCELLED

  SB 115    Chr JPR (Dept)    Correctional Services - Minimum Security Inmates -
                              Transfer to Local Correctional Facilities
                              JAN 15, 2014 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 14-1

   THURSDAY    JANUARY 9, 2014

                                  1:00 P.M.

                           Full committee Organizational Meeting
                           *Room 240




January 7, 2014 3:23 P.M.