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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 9, 2014


January 8 January 9 January 10 January 13 January 14

Issued: January 8, 2014

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 14-1

   ADDED

  SB 70     Chr EHE (Dept)    Agriculture - Fertilizer - Labeling and
                              Restrictions on Use and Sale
                              JAN 14, 2014 3:00 PM

  SB 71     Chr EHE (Dept)    Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation
                              - Value of Easement
                              JAN 14, 2014 3:00 PM

  SB 93     Chr EHE (Dept)    Natural Resources - Recreational Incentives Pilot
                              Program
                              JAN 14, 2014 3:00 PM

  SB 101    Chr EHE (Dept)    Environment - Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund -
                              Use of Funds
                              JAN 14, 2014 3:00 PM

  SB 127    Chr EHE (Dept)    Department of Agriculture - Manure Transportation
                              Project
                              JAN 14, 2014 3:00 PM

  SB 110    Chr EHE (Dept)    Institutions of Higher Education - Fully Online
                              Distance Education - Registration
                              JAN 15, 2014 3:00 PM

  SB 111    Chr EHE (Dept)    Maryland Higher Education Commission - Advisory
                              Councils
                              JAN 15, 2014 3:00 PM

  SB 112    Chr EHE (Dept)    Maryland Higher Education Commission - Innovative
                              Partnerships for Technology Program - Repeal
                              JAN 15, 2014 3:00 PM

  SB 118    Chr EHE (Dept)    Juvenile Law - Juvenile Services Education -
                              Facilities
                              JAN 15, 2014 3:00 PM

  SB 120    Chr EHE (Dept)    Education - Children With Disabilities - Parent
                              Surrogates
                              JAN 15, 2014 3:00 PM

  SB 124    Chr EHE (Dept)    Education Coordinating Committee and Lida Lee Tall
                              Learning Resources Center - Repeal
                              JAN 15, 2014 3:00 PM

  SB 125    Chr EHE (Dept)    State-Aided Educational Institutions -
                              Qualification Criteria
                              JAN 15, 2014 3:00 PM

  SB 45     Chr EHE (Dept)    Architects, Landscape Architects, and Professional
                              Land Surveyors - Firm Permits
                              JAN 16, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 46     Chr EHE (Dept)    State Board of Individual Tax Preparers -
                              Prohibited Acts - Civil Penalty
                              JAN 16, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 102    Chr EHE (Dept)    Health - Use of Alternate Care Sites During a
                              State of Emergency - Authorization
                              JAN 16, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 107    Chr EHE (Dept)    State Lottery - Retailer Licenses - Background
                              Investigations
                              JAN 16, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 108    Chr EHE (Dept)    State Lottery - Unlawful Representation
                              JAN 16, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 1      Sen Hershey       Bay Restoration Fee - Exemption - On-Site Sewage
                              Disposal System Using Best Available Technology
                              (Jointly assigned to EHE and B&T)
                              JAN 21, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 5      Sen Kittleman     Stormwater Management - Watershed Protection and
                              Restoration Program - Repeal
                              (Jointly assigned to EHE and B&T)
                              JAN 21, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 27     Sen Mathias       Nutrient Management - Phosphorus Risk Assessment
                              Tool or Index - Economic Impact Analysis
                              JAN 21, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 44     Sen Colburn       Agriculture - Noxious Weeds - Reed Grass
                              JAN 21, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 62     Sen Astle         Chesapeake Bay Trust - Powers and Duties - Member
                              Terms
                              JAN 21, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 73     Sen Colburn       Talbot County - Chesapeake Bay Critical Area -
                              Prosecution or Civil Suit for Certain Violations
                              JAN 21, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 14     Sen Reilly        Task Force to Study Starting Times for Maryland
                              Public Schools
                              JAN 22, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 18     Sens Jacobs       Higher Education - Military Dependents - In-State
            and Astle         Tuition
                              JAN 22, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 24     Sen Jacobs        Higher Education - Military Dependents -
                              Nonresident Tuition Exemption
                              JAN 22, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 30     Sen Young         Educational Institutions - Personal Electronic
                              Account - Privacy Protection
                              JAN 22, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 38     Sens Colburn      Chesapeake College - Board of Trustees -
            and Hershey (By   Appointment of Members
            Request)          JAN 22, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 42     Sen Klausmeier    Financial Education and Capability Commission -
                              Membership and Duties
                              JAN 22, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 74     Sens              Institutions of Higher Education - Student
            Klausmeier and    Notification - Financial Information
            Ferguson          JAN 22, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 15     Sens Jacobs       Election Law - Voter Registration List - Reports
            and Ferguson      of Deceased Voters
                              JAN 23, 2014 2:45 PM

  SB 36     Sen Mathias       State Government - Display of the POW/MIA Flag on
                              State Building Grounds
                              JAN 23, 2014 2:45 PM

  SB 48     Sen Benson        Election Law - Polling Places - Accommodations for
                              Disabled Voters
                              JAN 23, 2014 2:45 PM

  SB 49     Sen Hershey       Kent County - Alcoholic Beverages Act of 2014
                              JAN 23, 2014 2:45 PM

  SB 52     Sen Benson        Task Force to Study Services and Resources
                              Provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs
                              JAN 23, 2014 2:45 PM

  SB 60     Sen Colburn       Dorchester County - Class B Beer and Light Wine
                              Licenses - Sunday Sales
                              JAN 23, 2014 2:45 PM

  SB 75     Sen Madaleno      Alcoholic Beverages - Maximum Alcohol Content
                              JAN 23, 2014 2:45 PM

  SB 83     Sens Colburn      Caroline County - Annual Financial Report - Filing
            and Hershey       Date
                              JAN 23, 2014 2:45 PM

  SB 90     Chr EHE (Dept)    Pub Ethics - Rgltd Lobbyists - Certfn to Authorize
                              Lobbying and Electronic Filing of Registr
                              JAN 23, 2014 2:45 PM

  SB 91     Chr EHE (Dept)    State Ethics Commission - Local Governments and
                              School Boards - Compliance Enforcement
                              JAN 23, 2014 2:45 PM

  SB 92     Chr EHE (Dept)    Public Ethics - Regulated Lobbyists - Ethics
                              Training Requirements
                              JAN 23, 2014 2:45 PM

  SB 109    Chr EHE (Dept)    Public Ethics - Financial Disclosure Statements -
                              Electronic Filing
                              JAN 23, 2014 2:45 PM

  SB 129    Chr EHE (Dept)    Public Ethics - Officials and Regulated Lobbyists
                              - Late-Filing Penalties
                              JAN 23, 2014 2:45 PM

Issued: January 9, 2014

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 14-2

   CANCELLED

  SB 30     Sen Young         Educational Institutions - Personal Electronic
                              Account - Privacy Protection
                              JAN 22, 2014 1:00 PM

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 14-3

   ADDED

  SB 134    The Pres          Maryland Health Insurance Plan - Access for Bridge
            (Admin)           Eligible Individuals
                              JAN 14, 2014 2:00 PM

   NOTE: Bill hearing to begin immediately following Briefing.

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 14-2

   ADDED

  SB 32     Chr JPR (Md       Circuit Court Real Property Records Improvement
            Jud Conf)         Fund - Funding
                              FEB 5, 2014 1:00 PM

   CANCELLED

  SB 17     Sen               Family Law - Performance of Marriage Ceremonies
            Montgomery, et    JAN 21, 2014 1:30 PM
            al

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 14-3

   CANCELLED

  SB 4      Sen Young         Vehicle Laws - Special Registration Plates -
                              Appalachian Trail
                              JAN 23, 2014 2:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS - Addendum Number: 14-2

   TUESDAY     JANUARY 14, 2014

                                  11:00 A.M.  Or Immediately
                                                    Following Session

  Briefing:  Legislative Agenda
  Presented By:  Department of Agriculture

HOUSE ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS - Addendum Number: 14-3

   WEDNESDAY   JANUARY 15, 2014

                                  11:00 A.M. Or Immediately
                                                   Following Session

  Briefing:  2014 Legislative Priorities
  Presented By:  Maryland Department of Planning

  Briefing:  Accessible Housing Services Counseling
  Presented By:  Department of Aging

  Briefing:  2014 Legislative Priorities and Update on Foreclosures
  Presented By:  Department of Housing and Community Development and
                 Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

    PLEASE NOTE CHANGES

   THURSDAY    JANUARY 16, 2014

                                  10:30 A.M.  Or Immediately
                                                    Following Session

  Briefing:  Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP)
             Conservation Progress Report for the Chesapeake Bay Region
  Presented By:  Lee Norfleet, Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 14-2

   ADDED

  HB 119    The Spkr          Maryland Health Insurance Plan - Access for Bridge
            (Admin)           Eligible Individuals
                              JAN 14, 2014 NOON

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 14-1

   ADDED

  HB 116    Del Conaway       Public Safety - Law Enforcement Officers - Video
                              Cameras
                              JAN 28, 2014 1:00 PM

  HB 108    Chr JUD (Md       Circuit Court Real Property Records Improvement
            Jud Conf)         Fund - Funding
                              FEB 5, 2014 1:00 PM

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 14-2

   WEDNESDAY   JANUARY 29, 2014

                                  10:30 P.M.

  Budget briefing by Warren G. Deschenaux, Director of Office of Policy
  Analysis, Department of Legislative Services

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 14-2

   WEDNESDAY   JANUARY 15, 2014

                                  11:00 A.M.

  Briefing: Maryland Racing Commission

   WEDNESDAY   JANUARY 22, 2014

                                  11:00 A.M.

  Briefing on the Legislative priorities of Maryland State Department of
  Education; Maryland Association of Community Colleges, and Public School
  Superintendents Association of Maryland.

   TUESDAY     JANUARY 28, 2014

                                  11:00 A.M.

  Briefing: Department of Transportation

   WEDNESDAY   JANUARY 29, 2014

                                  11:00 A.M.

  Briefing: Board of Elections

Issued: January 10, 2014

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 14-3

   ADDED

  SB 135    Sen Glassman      Wtrshd Protection and Restoration Program - Enforc
                              by Department of the Environment - Moratorium
                              JAN 21, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 137    Sens Conway       Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund -
            and Middleton     Revisions and Extension of Termination Date
                              JAN 21, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 145    Sen Conway        Natural Resources - Fisheries Management -
                              Regulations
                              JAN 21, 2014 1:00 PM

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 14-4

   ADDED

  SB 146    Sen Reilly        Business and Economic Development - Foreign Trade
                              Zones - Information
                              JAN 21, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 147    Sen Manno         State Personnel - Employees in Legislative Branch
                              of State Government - Sick Leave Incentive Program
                              JAN 23, 2014 2:00 PM

HOUSE ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS - Addendum Number: 14-4

   TUESDAY     JANUARY 14, 2014

                                  11:00 A.M.

  Briefing:  Maryland Department of the Environment 2014 Legislative Agenda

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 14-3

   WEDNESDAY   JANUARY 15, 2014

                                  1:00 P.M.

                 Full committee briefing on proposed cardiac regulations.

                 *Room 240

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 14-4

   ADDED

  HB 26     Del McDermott,    Administrative Procedure Act - Fiscal Impact
            et al             Statements for Proposed Regulations
                              JAN 23, 2014 2:00 PM

  HB 46     Del Arora         State Government - Maryland Uniform Electronic
                              Legal Materials Act
                              JAN 23, 2014 2:00 PM

  HB 53     Dels Vitale       Public Records - Provision of Copies, Printouts,
            and Carr          and Photographs - Required
                              JAN 23, 2014 2:00 PM

  HB 96     Del Cane          State Designations - State Sandwich - Soft-Shell
                              Crab Sandwich
                              JAN 23, 2014 2:00 PM

  HB 100    Del Kipke         Dental Hygienists - Practice in Long-term Care
                              Facilities - Repeal of Termination Date
                              JAN 23, 2014 2:00 PM

  HB 101    Del Kipke         Dental Hygienists - Nitrous Oxide - Repeal of
                              Termination Date
                              JAN 23, 2014 2:00 PM

   TUESDAY     JANUARY 14, 2014

                                  12:00 P.M.

       Briefing on the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange
         *immediately following hearing for HB 119

Issued: January 13, 2014

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 14-2

   ADDED

  SB 143    Sen Peters, et    Income Tax - Military Retirement Income
            al                JAN 22, 2014 1:00 PM

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 14-5

   TUESDAY     JANUARY 14, 2014

                                  3:00 P.M.

  Briefing on the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

   NOTE: Briefing to begin immediately following hearing on SB 134.

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 14-3

   ADDED

  HB 147    Montgomery        Montgomery County - Maryland Tort Claims Act -
            County            Human Services Torts MC 13-14
            Delegation        JAN 22, 2014 1:00 PM

Issued: January 14, 2014

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 14-6

   ADDED

  SB 153    Sen Middleton,    Motor Vehicle Insurance - Task Force to Study
            et al             Methods to Reduce the Rate of Uninsured Drivers
                              JAN 21, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 160    Sen Pugh, et      Commercial Law - Debt Settlement Services - Sunset
            al                and Reporting Extension
                              JAN 21, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 67     Sen Middleton     Mental Hygiene - Standards for Emergency
                              Evaluation and Involuntary Admission - Modif
                              JAN 22, 2014 1:45 PM

  SB 79     Sen Middleton     Limited Lines - Travel Insurance
                              JAN 22, 2014 1:45 PM

  SB 154    Sen Feldman       Commercial Law - Interference With Internet Ticket
                              Sales - Prohibition
                              JAN 22, 2014 1:45 PM

   WEDNESDAY   JANUARY 22, 2014

   NOTE: Bill hearings to begin immediately following Briefing.

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 14-4

   ADDED

  HB 5      Chr ECM (Dept)    State Bd of Plumbing - Continuing Prof Competency
                              - Master Plumbers and Master Natural Gas Fitters
                              JAN 28, 2014 1:00 PM

  HB 6      Chr ECM (Dept)    Maryland Home Improvement Commission - Guaranty
                              Fund - Claims
                              JAN 28, 2014 1:00 PM

  HB 141    Montgomery        Montgomery County - Barbershops - Restriction on
            County            Operation Repealed MC 1-14
            Delegation        JAN 28, 2014 1:00 PM

  HB 30     Del McDermott     Contraband Tobacco Products and Conveyances -
                              Seizures and Disposition
                              JAN 29, 2014 1:00 PM

  HB 85     Del M.            Business Regulation - Automated Purchasing
            Washington,       Machines - Requirements and Records
            et al             JAN 29, 2014 1:00 PM

  HB 98     Del Arora         Commercial Law - Interference With Internet Ticket
                              Sales - Prohibition
                              JAN 29, 2014 1:00 PM

  HB 99     Del Arora         Md Uniform Commercial Code - Secured Transactions
                              - Notice of Filing of Financing Statement
                              JAN 29, 2014 1:00 PM

  HB 35     Del W. Miller     Electric Reliability - Priorities and Funding
                              JAN 30, 2014 1:00 PM

  HB 130    Del Rudolph       Motor Vehicle Insurance - Task Force to Study
                              Methods to Reduce the Rate of Uninsured Drivers
                              JAN 30, 2014 1:00 PM

HOUSE ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS - Addendum Number: 14-5

   THURSDAY    JANUARY 16, 2014

                                  11:00 A.M.  Or Immediately
                                                 Following Session

  Briefing:  Comparison of CEAP Report and Bay Program Modeling
  Presented By:  Donald F. Boesch, Ph.D., President, University of Maryland
                 Center for Environmental Science

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 14-4

   ADDED

  HB 151    Del Jones, et     Juvenile Services - Child in Need of Supervision
            al                Pilot Program - Expansion
                              JAN 23, 2014 1:00 PM



January 14, 2014 4:18 P.M.