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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 March 27, 2014


March 26 March 27 March 28 March 31 April 1

Issued: March 26, 2014

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 14-35

   ADDED

  SB 162    Sen Conway, et    Health Occupations - Licensed Podiatrists - Scope
            al                of Practice and Hospital Privileges
                              MAR 26, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 415    Sen               Morticians and Funeral Directors - Pre-Need
            Klausmeier, et    Contracts
            al                MAR 26, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 449    Sen Young, et     State Government - Administrative Procedure Act -
            al                Effective Date of Adopted Regulations
                              MAR 26, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 508    Sen Currie, et    Office of the Attorney General - Est of a Consumer
            al                Affairs Satellite Office in Prince George's Co
                              MAR 26, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 586    Sen Conway        State Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors -
                              Funeral Establishments - Unannounced Inspections
                              MAR 26, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 607    Sen Shank, et     Health Occupations - Child Abuse and Neglect -
            al                Training
                              MAR 26, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 644    Sen Ferguson,     State Government - Open Data Policy - Council on
            et al             Open Data
                              MAR 26, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 648    Sen Conway        St Bd of Mortcns & Fnrl Drctrs - Fnrl Ests Ownd by
                              a Sgle Ownr - Pre-Need Trst Lics & Pub Notf Death
                              MAR 26, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 669    Sen Ramirez,      Procurement - Debarment - Violations of Law
            et al             MAR 26, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 688    Sen Raskin, et    Fair Employment Preservation Act of 2014
            al                MAR 26, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 718    Sens Ferguson     Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention
            and Conway        - Juvenile Charged as Adult Population Forecast
                              MAR 26, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 840    Sen               Corpns - Mbrs of Bds of Directors - Demographic
            Jones-Rodwell,    Information - Rpt to Bd of Public Works
            et al             MAR 26, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 975    Sen               Small Business Reserve Program - Definition of
            Montgomery, et    Small Business - Repeal of Sunset Provision
            al                MAR 26, 2014 1:00 PM

   THURSDAY    MARCH 27, 2014

                                  1:00 P.M.

                 Public Health & Long Term Care Subcommittee
                 work session on HB 1276, SB 103, SB 606, and SB 882

                 *Room 240 immediately following bill hearings

Issued: March 27, 2014

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 14-43

   ADDED

  SB 1113   Sens Pugh and     Baltimore City - Alcoholic Beverages - Transfer of
            Conway            License
                              MAR 27, 2014 1:00 PM

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 14-68

   ADDED

  HB 661    Dels Myers and    Health - Statistics and Records - Electronic
            Krebs             Filing of Death Certificates
                              APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

                              RESCHEDULED from MAR 26, 1:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 14-31

   ADDED

  SB 1114   Sen Zirkin, et    Crim Proc - Initial Appearance and Rep by the Ofc
            al                of the Public Defender
                              APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS - Addendum Number: 14-33

   ADDED

  SB 665    Sen Edwards,      Correctional Officers' Retirement System -
            et al             Membership
                              APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 796    Sen Madaleno,     Human Services - Interagency Council on
            et al             Homelessness
                              APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 939    Sen Shank         State Ret and Pension System - Service Credit for
                              Leave of Absence - Extension of Purchase Period
                              APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 1082   Sen Madaleno,     State Reformed Contributory Employees' and
            et al             Teachers' Pension Syss - Prior Eligibility Service
                              APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 14-37

   ADDED

  SB 977    Sen Feldman       Property and Casualty Insurance - Notices - Use of
                              First-Class Mail Tracking Methods
                              APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 985    Sen Frosh         Maryland Clean Energy Center - Green Banks and
                              Clean Bank Financing - Study
                              APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 999    Sen Pugh          Insurance - Reinsurance - Certification of
                              Reinsurers
                              APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 1079   Sen Mathias       Worcester County - Alcoholic Beverages Licenses
                              APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 1091   Sen               Financial Institutions - Registered Mortgage Loan
            Klausmeier, et    Originators - Expedited Licenses
            al                APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

HOUSE ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS - Addendum Number: 14-41

   ADDED

  SB 350    Sen Brochin,      Speed Monitoring Systems Reform Act of 2014
            et al             MAR 27, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 1095   Sen Frosh         Real Property - Ground Rents
                              MAR 27, 2014 1:00 PM

HOUSE ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS - Addendum Number: 14-42

   ADDED

  HB 1021   Prince            Prince George's County - Foreclosure - Subprime
            George's County   Mortgages - Moratorium PG 411-14
            Delegation        APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 57     Sen Colburn       Office of the State's Attorney - Dorchester County
                              - Authority to Appoint Criminal Investigators
                              APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 557    Carroll County    Carroll County - Sheriff - Salary
            Senators          APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 813    Sen Raskin, et    Motor Vehicle Administration - Drivers' Licenses
            al                and Identification Cards - Organ Donor Designation
                              APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 901    Sen Hershey       Kent County and Queen Anne's County - School Buses
                              - Length of Operation
                              APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 908    Sen Manno, et     Electric Vehicles and Recharging Equipment -
            al                Rebates and Tax Credits
                              APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 76     Sen Colburn       Dorchester County Sanitary Commission -
                              Enforcement of Liens - Tax Sale Authorization
                              APR 2, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 309    Montgomery        Montgomery County - Archery Hunting - Safety Zone
            County Senators   APR 2, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 471    Sen Edwards       Washington County - Off-Road Vehicle Trails -
                              Prohibition of Establishment on Sideling Hill
                              APR 2, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 472    Sen Edwards,      Allegany County, Garrett County, and Washington
            et al             County - Sunday Hunting
                              APR 2, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 473    Sen Edwards,      Allegany County, Frederick County, Garrett County,
            et al             and Washington County - Deer Hunting - Sundays
                              APR 2, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 617    Sens Brinkley     Frederick County - Sheriff - Salary
            and Young         APR 2, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 706    Sen Benson, et    Environment - Permit Determinations - Cumulative
            al                Impact Assessments
                              APR 2, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 936    Cecil County      Cecil County - Sheriff and Orphans' Court Judges -
            Senators          Salary
                              APR 2, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 966    Sens Dyson and    Calvert County, Charles County, and St. Mary's
            Middleton         County - Deer Hunting
                              APR 2, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 83     Sens Colburn      Caroline County and Talbot County - Annual
            and Hershey       Financial Reports - Filing Date
                              APR 3, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 345    Sens Muse and     Real Property - Residential Leases - Interest on
            Young             Security Deposits
                              APR 3, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 612    Calvert County    Calvert County - Salaries of County Officials and
            Senators          County Commissioner Retirement Plan Participation
                              APR 3, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 708    Sen Raskin, et    Civil Actns - Statute of Lims for Crtn Specialties
            al                and Motion for Crtn Deficiency Judgts
                              APR 3, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 800    Sen Ramirez,      Landlord and Tenant - Retaliatory Actions - Timing
            et al             of Prohibited Actions
                              APR 3, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 850    Sen Conway        Real Property - Prohibition on Acquiring Mortgages
                              or Deeds of Trust by Condemnation
                              APR 3, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 993    Sens Brinkley     Frederick Co - Transition to Chrtr Govt -
            and Young         Corrections to Refs in the Annotated Code of Md
                              APR 3, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 1053   Sen Glassman      Maryland Building Performance Standards - Energy
                              Codes - Local Authority
                              APR 3, 2014 1:00 PM

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 14-42

   ADDED

  SB 299    Montgomery        Montgomery County - Maryland Tort Claims Act -
            County Senators   Human Services Torts
                              APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 348    Sen Manno         Texting While Driving - Accidents Resulting in
                              Death or Serious Injury - Penalties
                              APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 685    Sen Zirkin        Family Law - Child Abuse and Neglect - Provision
                              of Information to Health Care Practitioners
                              APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 818    Sen Forehand,     State Government - Human Trafficking Address
            et al             Confidentiality Program
                              APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 830    Sen Forehand      Criminal Procedure - Criminal Injuries
                              Compensation Board - Child Abuse Victims
                              APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 922    Sen Stone         Crime Victim and Crime Victim's Representative -
                              Electronic Notification
                              APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 14-43

   ADDED

  SB 515    Sen Gladden,      Juvenile Law - Transfer of Cases to Juvenile Court
            et al             APR 2, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 698    Sen Shank, et     Criminal Procedure - Electronic Device Location
            al                Information - Order
                              APR 2, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 860    Sen Gladden,      Public Safety - Eyewitness Identification -
            et al             Procedures
                              APR 2, 2014 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 14-65

   ADDED

  SB 988    Sen Pugh          State Department of Education - Assessment Report
                              for Broadband Capabilities in Public Schools
                              APR 2, 2014 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 14-66

   ADDED

  SB 374    Sen Currie, et    State Lottery - Online Ticket Sales - Moratorium
            al                APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 486    Sens Manno and    Income Tax Credit - Endow Maryland
            Middleton         APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 602    The Pres, et      Maryland Estate Tax - Unified Credit
            al                APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 670    Sen Middleton     Income Tax Credit - Qualified Farms - Gleaning
                              APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 892    Sen Middleton     Maryland Estate Tax - Transfer of Qualified
                              Agricultural Property by a Qualified Recipient
                              APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 899    Sen Hershey       Kent County - Gaming - Permits
                              APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 596    Sen Peters, et    Income Tax Subtraction Modification - Mortgage
            al                Forgiveness Debt Relief - Extension
                              APR 2, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 1070   Sen DeGrange,     Income Tax - Subtraction Modif - Volunteer Fire,
            et al             Rescue, and Emergency Medical Services Mbrs
                              APR 2, 2014 1:00 PM

Issued: March 28, 2014

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 14-44

   ADDED

  HB 207    Chr HGO and       State Capital Projects - High Performance
            Chr APP (Dept)    Buildings - Maryland Green Building Council
                              APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

  HB 510    Chr W&M (Dept)    Sustainable Communities Tax Credit Program -
                              Extension and Alteration
                              APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

  HB 668    Chr HGO (Dept)    Income Tax Credit - Health Enterprise Zones -
                              Modifications
                              APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 14-69

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 1159   Del Vitale, et    Cigarettes - County Retail License Holder -
            al                Prohibited Sales
                              From MAR 27, 1:00 PM to APR 2, 1:00 PM

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 14-38

   ADDED

  HB 1364   Del McConkey      Md Wage and Hour Law - Exemps - Employees
                              Receiving Social Security Disability Ins Benefits
                              APR 2, 2014 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 14-36

   ADDED

  SB 314    Sen Pugh, et      Health Occupations - State Board of Physicians -
            al                Naturopathic Doctors
                              APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 592    Sen               Workgroup on Workforce Development for Community
            Jones-Rodwell,    Health Workers
            et al             APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 694    Sen               Health Occupations - Maryland Behavior Analysts
            Klausmeier, et    Act
            al                APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 874    Sen               Health Insurance - Specialty Drugs
            Klausmeier, et    APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM
            al

  SB 884    Sen Pugh, et      Health Insurance - Incentives for Health Care
            al                Practitioners
                              APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 952    Sen Astle         Pharmacy Benefits Managers - Pharmacy Contracts -
                              Maximum Allowable Cost Pricing
                              APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 1040   Sen Middleton     Maryland Community Health Resources Commission -
                              Sunset Extension
                              APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 14-37

   ADDED

  SB 790    Sen Kelley, et    Hlth Ins - Communs Btwn Carriers and Enrollees -
            al                Cnfrmty Wth the Hlth Ins Prtblty and Acntblty Act
                              APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 923    Sen Raskin, et    Medical Marijuana - Natalie M. LaPrade Medical
            al                Marijuana Commission
                              APR 1, 2014 1:00 PM

   TUESDAY     APRIL 1, 2014

                                  11:00 A.M.

                 Insurance Subcommittee work session on HB 169 and
                 HB 1229

                 *Room 318

                                  1:00 P.M.

                  Health Facilities & Occupations Subcommittee
                  work session on SB 432, SB 607, SB 891, and SB 1108

                  *Room 240 immediately following bill hearings

                                  1:00 P.M.

                 Sponsor-only: SB 314, SB 592, SB 694, SB 874,
                               SB 884, SB 923, SB 952, and SB 1040

Issued: March 31, 2014

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS - Addendum Number: 14-34

   TUESDAY     APRIL 1, 2014

                                  3:00 P.M.

  FULL COMMITTEE BRIEFING - Supplemental Budget #1

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 14-67

   ADDED

  SB 931    Sen Conway        State Board of Elections - Provision of
                              Professional Legal Assistance
                              APR 2, 2014 1:00 PM

  SB 981    Sen Jennings      Baltimore County - Property Tax Credit - Homes
                              Near a Refuse Disposal System
                              APR 2, 2014 1:00 PM

LEGISLATIVE ETHICS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON - Addendum Number: 14-2

   TUESDAY     APRIL 1, 2014

                        IMMED. AFTER SESSION     Silver Room
                                                 State House
                                                 10 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

   NOTE  :  Room Change

    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 HEALTH BENEFIT EXCHANGE BOARD - Addendum Number: 14-2

   THURSDAY    APRIL 3, 2014

                                  5:00 P.M.      Room 240
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Office of Legislative Audit Review of the Exchange
              Update on Exchange Activities
              Exchange Plans for Moving Forward after Open Entollment

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Linda L. Stahr or Patrick D. Carlson, Dept.
      of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5350 (Annapolis area)
                         301-970-5350 (Washington D.C. area)

Issued: April 1, 2014

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 14-45

   ADDED

  HB 1194   Del Braveboy,     Historically Black Colleges and Universities -
            et al             Evaluation
                              APR 3, 2014 1:00 PM

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 14-70

   ADDED

  HB 823    Chr HGO (DLS)     Health Ins - Ins Laws That Apply to HMOs -
                              Consolidation and Clarif
                              APR 2, 2014 1:00 PM

  HB 951    Del McHale, et    DLLR - Wkgp on Public Works Contractor Occup Saf
            al                and Hlth Prequalification Reqmts
                              APR 3, 2014 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 14-38

   TUESDAY     APRIL 1, 2014

                                  1:00 P.M.

                 The hearing on SB 790 will also be sponsor-only.

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 14-39

   WEDNESDAY   APRIL 2, 2014

                                  12:30 P.M.

                  Public Health & Long Term Care Subcommittee
                  work session on HB 1276

                  *Room 240

                                  1:00 P.M.

                  Government Operations Subcommittee work session
                  on HB 1350, HB 1525, SB 688, SB 718, and SB 840

                  *Room 240




April 1, 2014 4:48 P.M.