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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 29, 2015


January 28 January 29 January 30 February 2 February 3

Issued: January 28, 2015

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 15-3

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 64     Del Vitale, et    Alcoholic Beverages - Local Licensing Boards -
            al                Judicial Review
                              From FEB 12, 10:00 PM to FEB 12, 1:00 PM

  HB 140    Del Davis         Public Service Commission - Restrictions After
                              Service
                              From FEB 12, 10:00 PM to FEB 12, 1:00 PM

Issued: January 29, 2015

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 15-10

   CANCELLED

  SB 81     Sen Getty         Carroll County - Property Tax Credit - Buc's
                              Pleasure Club
                              FEB 4, 2015 1:00 PM

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 15-11

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 131    Sen Gladden       Baltimore City Community College - Tuition Waivers
                              - Graduates of Baltimore City Public High Schools
                              (Jointly assigned to B&T and EHE)
                              From FEB 4, 1:00 PM to FEB 11, 1:00 PM

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 15-6

   ADDED

  SB 118    Sen Feldman,      Workers' Compensation Commission - Regulation of
            et al             Fees and Charges
                              FEB 10, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 135    Sen Astle         Wrkrs' Comp - Heart Disease and Hypertension
                              Presump - Anne Arundel Co Crrctnl Officers
                              FEB 10, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 142    Sen Pugh, et      Prop and Cas Ins - Prem Fin Cmpns - Assignment of
            al                Rgts and Obligations - Rpl of Termin Date
                              FEB 10, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 77     Chr FIN (Md       Commercial Law - Secured Transactions - False
            Jud Conf)         Records
                              FEB 11, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 141    Sen Pugh, et      Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Former
            al                Foster Care Adolescents - Dental Care
                              FEB 11, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 157    Sen Nathan        Consultation, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Mental
            Pulliam, et al    and Emotional Disorders - Consent by Minors
                              FEB 11, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 138    Sen Kelley        Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Assisted
                              Living Services
                              FEB 12, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 148    Sen Klausmeier    Office of Cemetery Oversight - Preneed Burial
                              Contracts - Report Submission Requirement
                              FEB 12, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 152    Sen Raskin, et    Tanning Devices - Use by Minors - Prohibition
            al                FEB 12, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 154    Sen Middleton     Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard - Thermal
                              Energy
                              FEB 17, 2015 1:00 PM

   CANCELLED

  SB 35     Sen Brochin,      Baltimore County - Miscellaneous Business Licenses
            et al             - Fees
                              FEB 3, 2015 1:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 15-7

   CANCELLED

  SB 23     Sen Young         Estates - Closing - Statement of Compensation and
                              Reporting of Income (Mike Cady Act)
                              JAN 29, 2015 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 15-8

   CANCELLED

  SB 66     Chr JPR (Md       Circuit Court Real Property Records Improvement
            Jud Conf)         Fund - Funding
                              FEB 12, 2015 1:00 PM

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS - Addendum Number: 15-2

   WEDNESDAY   FEBRUARY 4, 2015

                                  2:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND ADMINISTRATION - Room 142

  BRIEFING - The Status and Implementation of DeWolfe v. Richmond

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 15-9

   CANCELLED

  HB 103    Del S.            Chesapeake Bay Trust - Restrictions on Investments
            Robinson          - Repeal
                              FEB 11, 2015 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 15-10

   ADDED

  HB 106    Montgomery        Montgomery County - Illegal Dumping and Litter
            County            Control Law - Adoption of Local Ordinance MC 11-15
            Delegation        FEB 10, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 182    Dels Lafferty     Housing - Community Development Administration -
            and Rosenberg     Residential Mortgage Loans
                              FEB 10, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 151    Del               Maryland Wholesome Meat Act - Prohibitions -
            Waldstreicher,    Equines and Equine Meat
            et al             FEB 11, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 156    Allegany          Environment - Bay Restoration Fund - Use of Funds
            County            FEB 11, 2015 1:00 PM
            Delegation

  HB 170    Del Beitzel,      Natural Resources - Game Birds - Baiting
            et al             FEB 11, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 172    Del Beidle, et    Task Force to Study Issues Related to the Use of
            al                Self-Driving Vehicles
                              FEB 12, 2015 1:00 PM

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 15-5

   ADDED

  HB 168    Del B. Wilson,    Criminal Law - Second-Degree Murder - Penalty
            et al             FEB 10, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 171    Dels Afzali       Courts - Child Abuse and Neglect - Waiver of
            and               Reunification Efforts
            Valentino-Smith   FEB 12, 2015 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 15-8

   ADDED

  HB 87     Montgomery        Maryland Income Tax Refunds - Montgomery County -
            County            Warrant Intercept Program MC 8-15
            Delegation        FEB 10, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 99     Del Hixson, et    Incm Tax Subtr Modif - Ret Incm of Law Enforc,
            al                Crrctnl Offcr, F,R,& ES Pers (Hometown Heroes)
                              FEB 10, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 122    Del B.            Task Force to Study the Impact of State and Local
            Robinson, et al   Taxes on Small Businesses
                              FEB 10, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 126    Carroll County    Maryland Income Tax Refunds - Carroll County -
            Delegation        Warrant Intercept Program
                              FEB 10, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 142    Del Krebs, et     Income Tax - Personal Exemptions - Inflation
            al                Adjustment
                              FEB 10, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 144    Del Krebs         Income Tax Subtraction Modification - Retirement
                              Income (Fairness in Taxation for Retirees Act)
                              FEB 10, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 146    Del Krebs, et     Income Tax - Standard Deduction - Inflation
            al                Adjustment
                              FEB 10, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 147    Del Krebs, et     Taxpayer Protection Act - State Income Tax -
            al                Consumer Price Index Adjustments
                              FEB 10, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 148    Del Rosenberg     Interest Rate on Tax Deficiencies and Refunds
                              FEB 10, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 141    Del O'Donnell     Election Law - 2016 Presidential Primary Election
                              - Early Voting
                              FEB 11, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 149    Del Krebs, et     State Property Tax - Homestead Property Tax
            al                Assessment Cap Reduction
                              FEB 11, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 152    Del Reznik        Community Colleges - Tuition Waiver for Disabled
                              Individuals - Requirements
                              FEB 12, 2015 1:00 PM

Issued: January 30, 2015

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 15-5

   ADDED

  SB 80     Sen Astle         General Provisions - Commemorative Days - Welcome
                              Home Vietnam Veterans Day
                              FEB 5, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 139    Sen Hershey       Kent County - Alcoholic Beverages - Class B Wine
                              Shop and Lounge License
                              FEB 17, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 163    Sen               Agriculture - Neonicotinoid Pesticide - Labeling
            Nathan-Pulliam,   Requirement (Pollinator Protection Act of 2015)
            et al             FEB 17, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 171    Sen Gladden       Program Open Space - Baltimore City - Purchase
                              Talbot Road Property
                              FEB 17, 2015 1:00 PM

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 117    Sens Hershey      Caroline County and Dorchester County - Sunday
            and Eckardt       Hunting
                              From FEB 10, 1:00 PM to FEB 17, 1:00 PM

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 15-7

   ADDED

  SB 167    Chr Anne          Anne Arundel County - Police Officers - Secondary
            Arundel County    Employment
            Senators          FEB 12, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 175    Sen Manno, et     Public Health - Sales Receipts Containing
            al                Bisphenol-A - Prohibition
                              FEB 12, 2015 1:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 15-9

   ADDED

  SB 143    Sen Pugh, et      Health Care Malpractice Claims - Notice of Intent
            al                FEB 10, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 137    Sen Cassilly,     Crimes - Solicitation to Commit Crimes - Statute
            et al             of Limitations
                              FEB 12, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 145    Sen Zirkin        Civil Actions - Disclosure of Information - Repeal
                              of Certification Requirement
                              FEB 12, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 146    Sen Zirkin        Prelitigation Discovery - Insurance Coverage -
                              Prerequisites for Disclosure
                              FEB 12, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 147    Sen Zirkin        Local Govt Tort Claims Act and Md Tort Claims Act
                              - Repeal of Certain Notice Requirements
                              FEB 12, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 169    Sen Gladden       Criminal Procedure - Warrantless Arrests - Assault
            (BCA)             on Baltimore City Special Enforcement Officer
                              FEB 12, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 173    Sen Gladden       Public Safety - SWAT Team - Deployment and
                              Reporting
                              FEB 12, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 184    Sen King, et      Criminal Law - Gaming - Home Games
            al                FEB 12, 2015 1:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 15-10

   ADDED

  SB 150    Sens Hough and    Courts - Child Abuse and Neglect - Waiver of
            Young             Reunification Efforts
                              FEB 12, 2015 1:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 15-11

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 125    Sen Gladden       Vehicle Laws - Window Tinting Restrictions -
                              Medical Exemption for Vehicle Owner's Family
                              From FEB 4, 2:00 PM to FEB 12, 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 15-2

   FRIDAY      FEBRUARY 6, 2015

                                  12:00 P.M.

       Full Committee Briefing

       Maryland's Managed Care Organizations

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 15-6

   ADDED

  HB 200    Del Cluster,      State Correctional Facilities - Correctional
            et al             Officers - Polygraph Examination
                              FEB 10, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 222    Del Dumais, et    Criminal Law - Distribution of Heroin or Fentanyl
            al                Resulting in Death
                              FEB 10, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 220    Del Dumais, et    Maryland Collaborative Reproduction Act
            al                FEB 12, 2015 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 15-9

   FRIDAY      JANUARY 30, 2015

                                  2:00 P.M.

  Briefing: Economic Impact of Marijuana Legalization

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 15-10

   ADDED

  HB 159    Del Luedtke,      Special Ed - Standards and Workload Guidelines for
            et al             Teachers and Related Services Providers
                              FEB 12, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 166    Del Gutierrez,    Education - Maryland Seal of Biliteracy Act -
            et al             Establishment
                              FEB 12, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 176    Montgomery        Montgomery County Board of Education - Special
            County            Election to Fill a Vacancy MC 22-15
            Delegation        FEB 12, 2015 1:00 PM

LEGISLATIVE ETHICS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON - Addendum Number: 15-2

   TUESDAY     FEBRUARY 3, 2015

                        IMMED. AFTER SESSION     Conference Room 206
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 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)

Issued: February 2, 2015

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 15-12

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 2      Sen McFadden      Higher Education Investment Tax Credit Program
                              From FEB 4, 1:00 PM to FEB 4, 2:00 PM

  SB 6      Sen Klausmeier    Income Tax - Credit for Long-Term Care Premiums
                              From FEB 4, 1:00 PM to FEB 4, 2:00 PM

  SB 10     Sen Brochin       Motor Fuel Tax Rates - Consumer Price Index
                              Adjustment - Repeal
                              From FEB 4, 1:00 PM to FEB 4, 2:00 PM

  SB 31     Sen Peters        Income Tax - Subtraction Modif - Military Ret
                              Income - Individuals at Least 65 Years Old
                              From FEB 4, 1:00 PM to FEB 4, 2:00 PM

  SB 37     Sen Madaleno      Tobacco Taxes - Healthy Maryland Initiative
                              (Jointly assigned to B&T and FIN)
                              From FEB 4, 1:00 PM to FEB 4, 2:00 PM

  SB 47     Sen Brochin,      Election Law - Fair Campaign Financing Fund -
            et al             Income Tax Checkoff
                              (Jointly assigned to B&T and EHE)
                              From FEB 4, 1:00 PM to FEB 4, 2:00 PM

  SB 73     Sen Feldman       Commission on Tax Policy, Reform, and Fairness
                              From FEB 4, 1:00 PM to FEB 4, 2:00 PM

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 15-8

   CANCELLED

  SB 167    Chr Anne          Anne Arundel County - Police Officers - Secondary
            Arundel County    Employment
            Senators          FEB 12, 2015 1:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 15-12

   WEDNESDAY   FEBRUARY 4, 2015

                                   2:00 P.M.

   PLEASE NOTE: IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE THE STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS,
  JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS COMMITTEE WILL MEET AT 2 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4.
  WRITTEN TESTIMONY WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 1 P.M. AND WITNESS SIGN-UP WILL BE
  EXTENDED UNTIL 1:30 P.M.

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 15-3

   TUESDAY     FEBRUARY 3, 2015

                                  11:15 A.M.

       Government Operations & Long Term Care Subcommittee
       * Change in Briefing Time*
          11:15 am
          Room 240

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 15-7

   ADDED

  HB 236    Del Jalisi        Criminal Law - Assault - First Responders
                              FEB 10, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 241    Del Aumann, et    Criminal Law - Human Trafficking - Adult Victim -
            al                Penalty
                              FEB 10, 2015 1:00 PM

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 15-8

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 236    Del Jalisi        Criminal Law - Assault - First Responders
                              From FEB 10, 1:00 PM to FEB 17, 1:00 PM

  HB 241    Del Aumann, et    Criminal Law - Human Trafficking - Adult Victim -
            al                Penalty
                              From FEB 10, 1:00 PM to FEB 17, 1:00 PM

Issued: February 3, 2015

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 15-6

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 38     Sen Mathias       Worcester County - Alcoholic Beverages - Veterans'
                              License - Fee
                              From FEB 5, 1:00 PM to FEB 12, 1:00 PM

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 15-7

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 25     Sens Young and    Frederick Center for Research and Education in
            Hough             Science and Technology
                              From FEB 4, 1:00 PM to FEB 4, 2:00 PM

  SB 27     Sens Brochin      Baltimore County Public Schools - Revocation of
            and Zirkin        Magnet Status - Approval
                              From FEB 4, 1:00 PM to FEB 4, 2:00 PM

  SB 41     Sen Ferguson      Higher Education - Nancy Grasmick Teacher Award -
                              Eligibility
                              From FEB 4, 1:00 PM to FEB 4, 2:00 PM

  SB 43     Sen Norman        State Government - Governor - Approval of
                              Duplicative Bills
                              From FEB 4, 1:00 PM to FEB 4, 2:00 PM

  SB 71     Sen Edwards       Reappointment of Washington County Superintendent
                              of Schools - Exemption
                              From FEB 4, 1:00 PM to FEB 4, 2:00 PM

  SB 75     Sens Feldman      Task Force to Study a Program for Interest-Free
            and Jennings      Loans to STEM College Students in Maryland
                              From FEB 4, 1:00 PM to FEB 4, 2:00 PM

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 15-9

   ADDED

  SB 174    Sen Eckardt       Behavioral Health Administration - Behavioral
                              Health Advisory Council
                              FEB 18, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 195    Sens Eckardt      Mntl Hlth - Volntry and Involuntary Admissions -
            and Reilly        Assent and Certfn by Psychiatric Nurse Practs
                              FEB 18, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 199    Sen Conway        Public Health - Opioid Maintenance Programs -
                              Licensing
                              FEB 18, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 187    Sen Pugh, et      Governor's Workforce Investment Board - Workgroup
            al                to Study Access to Obstetric Services
                              FEB 19, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 189    Sen Hough, et     State Correctional Facilities - Correctional
            al                Officers - Polygraph Examination
                              FEB 19, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 216    Sen Kelley        Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Guardianship
                              Commissions and Fees - Income Deduction
                              FEB 19, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 218    Sen Kelley        Med Assistance Program - Home- and Community-Based
                              Servs Wvr - Prty for Servs
                              FEB 19, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 219    Sens Kelley       Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Home- and
            and Currie        Community-Based Services Waiver - Modification
                              FEB 19, 2015 1:00 PM

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 15-4

   CANCELLED

  HB 17     Del McConkey      State Real Estate Commission - Continuing
                              Education - Comparative Law Course
                              FEB 3, 2015 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 15-4

   WEDNESDAY   FEBRUARY 4, 2015

                                  10:00 A.M.

      Public Health & Minority Health Disparities Subcommittee

          NOTE: Previously scheduled at 11am
          *Briefing on Raw Milk* Room 240

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 15-9

   ADDED

  HB 255    Dels Dumais       Criminal Procedure - Seizure and Forfeiture -
            and Kramer        Property Used in Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults
                              FEB 17, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 270    Del B. Wilson,    Criminal Law - Arson, Burning, and Malicious
            et al             Destruction - Property of Another - Definition
                              FEB 17, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 260    Del               Courts - Jury Service - Excusal
            Valentino-Smith   FEB 18, 2015 1:00 PM
            etal

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 15-11

   ADDED

  HB 191    Washington        Washington County - Appointment of Superintendent
            County            of Schools - Exemption
            Delegation        FEB 12, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 212    Del Fisher, et    Higher Education - College of Southern Maryland -
            al                Bachelor's Degree Programs
                              FEB 12, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 197    Del Fennell,      Prince George's County - Education - Youth
            et al             Wellness Leadership Pilot Program
                              FEB 19, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 198    Del Fennell,      Education - Youth Wellness Leadership Pilot
            et al             Program
                              FEB 19, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 215    Del Luedtke,      Education - Geographic Cost of Education -
            et al             Requirement
                              FEB 19, 2015 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 15-12

   ADDED

  SB 22     Sen Madaleno      Earned Income Tax Credit - Tax Year 2014 -
                              Technical Correction
                              FEB 5, 2015 2:15 PM



February 3, 2015 4:03 P.M.