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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 19, 2015


February 18 February 19 February 20 February 23 February 24

Issued: February 18, 2015

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 15-24

   CANCELLED

  HB 1004   Prince            Prince George's Co - Alc Bevs - Underage Indivs at
            George's County   Special Entertainment Events PG 319-15
            Delegation        FEB 23, 2015 1:00 PM

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 15-25

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 939    The Spkr (MD      Proposed Regulations - Determination of Impact on
            Econ Dev & Bus    Small Businesses
            Clmte Cmsn)       (Jointly assigned to ECM and HGO)
                              From MAR 9, 1:00 PM to MAR 9, 2:00 PM

  HB 940    The Spkr (MD      Office of the Business Ombudsman - State Customer
            Econ Dev & Bus    Service and Business Dev Efforts Training Program
            Clmte Cmsn)       From MAR 9, 1:00 PM to MAR 9, 2:00 PM

  HB 941    The Spkr (MD      TF to Stdy Exemps from Hghr Ed Ethics Reqmts and
            Econ Dev & Bus    Procur Rules to Facilitate Tech Transf
            Clmte Cmsn)       (Jointly assigned to ECM and APP)
                              From MAR 9, 1:00 PM to MAR 9, 2:00 PM

  HB 942    The Spkr (MD      Apprenticeship Pilot Program - Apprenticeship
            Econ Dev & Bus    Maryland
            Clmte Cmsn)       (Jointly assigned to ECM and W&M)
                              From MAR 9, 1:00 PM to MAR 9, 2:00 PM

  HB 943    The Spkr (MD      Economic Competitiveness and Commerce -
            Econ Dev & Bus    Restructuring
            Clmte Cmsn)       From MAR 9, 1:00 PM to MAR 9, 2:00 PM

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 15-26

   MONDAY      MARCH 9, 2015

                                  2:00 P.M.
   NOTE: The bills will be heard in Joint Hearing Room
         of the Department of Legislative Services Building with the
         Senate Finance Committee.

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 15-27

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 594    Prince            Prince George's County - New School Construction
            George's County   Investment Act of 2015 PG 413-15
            Delegation        From MAR 6, 1:00 PM to MAR 13, 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 15-28

   CANCELLED

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

Issued: February 19, 2015

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 15-19

   ADDED

  SB 763    Sen Peters, et    Tax Amnesty Program
            al                MAR 4, 2015 1:00 PM

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 15-12

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 400    Sen Pugh, et      State Government - Commemorative Months -
            al                Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month
                              From MAR 6, 1:00 PM to MAR 18, 1:00 PM

  SJ 4      Sen Pugh          State Government - Vietnamese Freedom and Heritage
                              Flag
                              From MAR 6, 1:00 PM to MAR 18, 1:00 PM

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 15-17

   ADDED

  SB 158    Sen Simonaire     Health - Medical Procedures - Ultrasound Options
                              MAR 18, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 275    Sen Norman, et    Transportation - Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge -
            al                Discounted Variable Toll Rate for Commuters
                              MAR 18, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 371    Sen Rosapepe      State Highway Administration - Bicycle and
                              Pedestrian Priority Areas
                              MAR 18, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 377    Sen Salling,      Maryland Transportation Authority - Membership
            et al             MAR 18, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 379    Sen Salling       Transportation - Francis Scott Key Bridge
                              Authority
                              MAR 18, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 471    Sen Nathan        Task Force to Study the Provision of Health Care
            Pulliam, et al    Coverage to Uninsured Marylanders
                              MAR 18, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 511    Sen Hough, et     Women's Late-Term Pregnancy Health Act
            al                MAR 18, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 548    Sen Lee           Maryland Personal Information Protection Act -
                              Revisions
                              MAR 18, 2015 1:00 PM

   CANCELLED

  SB 543    Sen Lee, et al    Task Force on Procurement and Cybersecurity
                              (Jointly assigned to FIN and EHE)
                              MAR 17, 2015 1:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 15-26

   CANCELLED

  SB 333    Sen Miller        Calvert County - Improvements to County Roads and
                              Related Infrastructure - "Quick-Take" Condemnation
                              MAR 5, 2015 1:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 15-27

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 585    Sen Pugh          Maryland No-Fault Birth Injury Fund
                              (Jointly assigned to JPR and FIN)
                              From FEB 25, 1:00 PM to MAR 5, 1:00 PM

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS - Addendum Number: 15-5

   CANCELLED

  HB 667    Del A. Miller,    Higher Ed Institutions - Sexual Assault, Violence,
            et al             and Stalking - Prev and Outreach Policies
                              MAR 10, 2015 1:00 PM

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS - Addendum Number: 15-6

   ADDED

  SB 25     Sen Young, et     Frederick Center for Research and Education in
            al                Science and Technology
                              MAR 6, 2015 1:00 PM

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 15-27

   CANCELLED

  HB 568    Del Davis         Cml Law - Cnsmr Prtctn - Motor Veh Manufacturers,
                              Distributors, and Factory Branches
                              FEB 25, 2015 1:00 PM

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 15-20

   ADDED

  HB 481    The Spkr          Stormwater Management - Watershed Protection and
            (Admin), et al    Restoration Program - Repeal
                              MAR 4, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 773    Del McDonough     Baltimore County - Watershed Protection and
                              Restoration Program - Exemption
                              MAR 4, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 874    Del Reilly, et    Stormwater Management - Watershed Protection and
            al                Restoration Program - Repeal
                              MAR 4, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 568    Del Davis, et     Cml Law - Cnsmr Prtctn - Motor Veh Manufacturers,
            al                Distributors, and Factory Branches
                              (Jointly assigned to ENV and ECM)
                              MAR 10, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 649    Prince            Prince George's County - Clean Water Program -
            George's County   Report PG 404-15
            Delegation        MAR 13, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 1075   Del Morhaim       Agriculture - Antibiotic Drug Usage -
                              Food-Producing Animals
                              MAR 13, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 175    Anne Arundel      Anne Arundel County - Police Officers - Secondary
            County            Employment
            Delegation        MAR 17, 2015 1:00 PM

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 605    Del Healey, et    Agriculture - Neonicotinoid Pesticide - Labeling
            al                Requirement (Pollinator Protection Act of 2015)
                              From MAR 4, 1:00 PM to MAR 13, 1:00 PM

  HB 639    Del Metzgar,      Maryland Transportation Authority - Membership
            et al             From MAR 5, 1:00 PM to MAR 12, 1:00 PM

  HB 886    Del Moon, et      Bay Tax Equity Act
            al                From MAR 4, 1:00 PM to MAR 13, 1:00 PM

  HB 995    Del Hixson, et    Lawn Care Pesticides - Child Care Centers,
            al                Schools, and Recreation Facilities - Prohibition
                              From MAR 4, 1:00 PM to MAR 13, 1:00 PM

  HB 1096   Dels Rosenberg    Agriculture - Weight and Measure Requirements -
            and Stein         Exemption for Biodiesel Purchasing Cooperative
                              From MAR 4, 1:00 PM to MAR 13, 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 15-12

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 746    Del Barve, et     General Provisions - Commemorative Days - South
            al                Asian American Heritage Day
                              From MAR 16, 1:00 PM to MAR 17, 1:00 PM

   CANCELLED

  HB 781    Dels              Health Insurance - Coverage for Ostomy Equipment
            Waldstreicher     and Supplies - Required
            and Beidle        FEB 26, 2015 1:00 PM

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 15-28

   ADDED

  HB 667    Del A. Miller,    Higher Ed Institutions - Sexual Assault, Violence,
            et al             and Stalking - Prev and Outreach Policies
                              (Jointly assigned to JUD and APP)
                              FEB 24, 2015 1:00 PM

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 15-29

   CANCELLED

  HB 1021   Del               Richard E. Israel and Roger "Pip" Moyer Death with
            Pendergrass,      Dignity Act
            et al             (Jointly assigned to HGO and JUD)
                              MAR 6, 2015 1:30 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 15-29

   CANCELLED

  HB 651    Del Turner, et    Personal Property Reports - Exemption and
            al                Affidavit
                              MAR 4, 2015 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

Issued: February 20, 2015

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 15-18

   CANCELLED

  SB 318    Sen Pugh, et      Community Mental Health Services - Telemental
            al                Health Services - Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
                              FEB 25, 2015 1:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 15-28

   CANCELLED

  SB 323    Sen Bates         Mechanics' Liens - Design Services
                              MAR 5, 2015 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 15-13

   TUESDAY     FEBRUARY 24, 2015

                                  11:00 A.M.

       *UPDATED GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE WORK SESSION(s)*
        1) HB 42 Fair Employment Preservation Act of 2015
        2) HB 83 Public Records - Inspection
        3) HB 84 Annotated Code of Maryland - Captions and Catchlines
        4) HB 129 Procurement - veteran-owned small business enterprise
                  participation - award of contracts
        5) HB 150 Secretary of State and Attorney General - Charitable
                  Enforcement and Protection of Charitable Assets -
                  Workgroup Reports - Extension
        6) HB 229 Human Relations - Employment Discrimination - Protection
                  for Interns
        7) HB 293 Guardianship, Advance Directives, and Surrogates -
                  Disabled Persons and Mental Health Services
        8) HB 305 Administrative Procedure Act - Limitation on Adoption
                  of Regulations
        9) HB 379 Minority Business Enterprise Participation - Liquidated
                  Damages - Architectural or Engineering Services

   WEDNESDAY   FEBRUARY 25, 2015

                                  11:00 A.M.

       Estates and Trusts Subcommittee Work Session(s)
         HB 186 Maryland Uniform Real Property Transfer-on-Death Act

        *Room 218

                                  11:00 A.M.

       *UPDATED PUBLIC HEALTH & MINORITY HEALTH DISPARITIES SUBCOMMITTEE*
         1) Briefing from the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities
         2) Work session on HB 100 Developmental Disabilities Administration -
            Medicaid Fair Hearings

         *Room 240

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 15-30

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 535    Del Turner, et    Blind or Visually Impaired Chldrn - Individualized
            al                Ed Programs - Orientation and Mobility Instrucn
                              From FEB 26, 1:00 PM to MAR 5, 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 15-31

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 784    Del McDonough     Harford Community College - Requirements to
                              Propose Tuition Increase
                              From MAR 5, 1:00 PM to MAR 13, 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 15-32

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 937    Prince            Prince George's County - Financial Literacy
            George's County   Curriculum - Graduation Requirements PG 421-15
            Delegation        From MAR 19, 1:00 PM to MAR 5, 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 15-33

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 784    Del McDonough     Harford Community College - Requirements to
                              Propose Tuition Increase
                              From MAR 13, 1:00 PM to MAR 19, 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 15-34

   ADDED

  HB 847    Del Simonaire     Community Colleges - Victims of Human Trafficking
                              - Exemption From Out-of-County Fees
                              MAR 13, 2015 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 15-35

   ADDED

  HB 827    Del Hixson, et    Alcoholic Beverage Taxes - Wine Tax Revenue
            al                Distribution
                              MAR 11, 2015 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 15-36

   ADDED

  HB 240    Del Tarlau, et    State Individual Income Tax - Rate Changes
            al                MAR 10, 2015 1:00 PM

HOUSE RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE - Addendum Number: 15-1

   ADDED

  HB 850    Del Gutierrez,    Congressional Districts - Standards and Process
            et al             MAR 3, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 906    Del Miele, et     Legislative and Congressional Districting -
            al                Standards and Processes
                              MAR 3, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 921    Del Parrott       House Legislative Districts - Single Member
                              MAR 3, 2015 1:00 PM

Issued: February 23, 2015

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 15-20

   FRIDAY      FEBRUARY 27, 2015

                                  1:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, BUSINESS, AND ADMINISTRATION - Amoss, Miller

  Briefing on Early Childhood Education

   Budget hearings scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m. will begin immediately
  after.

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

   CANCELLED

  SB 616    Sen Klausmeier    Bd of Electricns - Licnsng & Reg of Electricns -
                              Phase Out Apprntc, Jrnyperson, & Mstr Lvl Loc Lics
                              FEB 26, 2015 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 15-28

   CANCELLED

  HB 684    Del Jameson       Homeowner's Insurance - Underwriting Standards -
                              Deductibles
                              FEB 26, 2015 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

  HB 685    Del Jameson       Homeowner's Insurance - Coverage for Loss Caused
                              by Water Damage
                              FEB 26, 2015 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

  HB 691    Del Jameson       Homeowner's Insurance - Notices to Policyholders -
                              Required
                              FEB 26, 2015 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

  HB 699    Del Jameson       Commercial Insurance and Workers' Compensation
                              Insurance - Notice of Premium Increase
                              FEB 26, 2015 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

  HB 700    Del Jameson       Maryland Insurance Commissioner - Prior Approval
                              Rate Making - Exemptions
                              FEB 26, 2015 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 15-29

   WEDNESDAY   FEBRUARY 25, 2015

                                  10:30 A.M. or immediately following
                                                      session
  Business Regulation Subcommittee
  Discussion of HB 385 - Labor and Employment-Maryland Healthy Working Families
                                              Act
  HOB Room 150 (Prince George's County Delegation Room)

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 15-14

   THURSDAY    FEBRUARY 26, 2015

                                  1:00 P.M.

       * Bill Hearing Cancellation *
         HB 1026 - Community Mental Health Services - Telemental
         Health Services - Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners

HOUSE RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE - Addendum Number: 15-2

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 850    Del Gutierrez,    Congressional Districts - Standards and Process
            et al             From MAR 3, 1:00 PM to MAR 2, 1:00 PM

  HB 906    Del Miele, et     Legislative and Congressional Districting -
            al                Standards and Processes
                              From MAR 3, 1:00 PM to MAR 2, 1:00 PM

  HB 921    Del Parrott       House Legislative Districts - Single Member
                              From MAR 3, 1:00 PM to MAR 2, 1:00 PM

Issued: February 24, 2015

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 15-21

   CANCELLED

  SB 453    Sens Guzzone      Public-Private Partnership Agreements -
            and Middleton     Performance Security - Requirements
                              FEB 25, 2015 1:00 PM

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 15-14

   CANCELLED

  SB 396    Sen Pugh          Procurement - Prospective Responsible Bidders or
                              Offerors - Transitioning to Be Prime Contractors
                              FEB 26, 2015 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

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

   CANCELLED

  SB 648    Sens Muse and     Task Force to Study the Effect of the Drug Ritalin
            Waugh             on School Children
                              FEB 25, 2015 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 15-19

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 747    Sens Feldman      Public Utilities - Electric Companies - Vegetation
            and Lee           Management
                              From MAR 3, 1:00 PM to MAR 17, 1:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 15-29

   CANCELLED

  SB 678    Sens Raskin       Debt Collection - Attachment and Execution -
            and Montgomery    Exemptions
                              FEB 25, 2015 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 15-30

   CANCELLED

  SB 399    Sens Pugh and     Health Care Malpractice Claims - Use of Clinical
            Muse              Practice Guidelines
                              FEB 25, 2015 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 15-30

   ADDED

  SB 38     Sen Mathias       Worcester County - Alcoholic Beverages - Class C
                              Licenses - Clubs
                              MAR 17, 2015 1:00 PM

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 508    Del Glass, et     Gas and Electricity - Analog Meters - Purchase and
            al                Installation
                              From MAR 5, 1:00 PM to MAR 26, 1:00 PM

  HB 516    Del Glass, et     Gas and Electricity - Smart Meters - Customer
            al                Rights and Required Reports
                              From MAR 5, 1:00 PM to MAR 26, 1:00 PM

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 15-31

   CANCELLED

  HB 576    Del Rosenberg     Maryland Local Stock Market and Social Stock
                              Exchange Task Force
                              FEB 25, 2015 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 15-21

   CANCELLED

  HB 513    Del Aumann, et    Natural Resources - Forest Harvesting - Public
            al                Notice of Process and Licensees
                              FEB 25, 2015 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

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

   CANCELLED

  HB 1026   Del               Community Mental Health Services - Telemental
            Pena-Melnyk,      Health Services - Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
            et al             FEB 26, 2015 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

   WEDNESDAY   FEBRUARY 25, 2015

                                  11:00 A.M.

       *Estates & Trusts Subcommittee has been cancelled*

   THURSDAY    FEBRUARY 26, 2015

                                  11:00 A.M.

       Health Facilities and Occupations Subcommittee Work Session(s)
         1) HB 58  Health Occupations - Members of Boards and Advisory
                   Committees - Prohibition Against Concurrent Service
         2) HB 309 State Board of Occupational Therapy Practice - Renewal
                   of Licenses
         3) HB 327 Health - Ambulatory Surgical Facility - Definition

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 15-30

   CANCELLED

  HB 1052   Del Morales       Crimes - Rape and Sexual Offenses - Consent
                              FEB 24, 2015 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 15-37

   ADDED

  HB 1111   Chr W&M (Dept)    Video Lottery Fac - Areas Prohibited to Indivs
                              Under the Age of 21 Yrs - Empl Exception
                              MAR 17, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 1112   Chr W&M (Dept)    State Lottery and Gaming Control Commission -
                              Hearing Committee
                              MAR 17, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 1113   Chr W&M (Dept)    Video Lottery Facs - Operation and Empl Licenses -
                              Crimes or Acts of Moral Turpitude or Gambling
                              MAR 17, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 1114   Chr W&M (Dept)    State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency - Raffles
                              - Authorized
                              MAR 17, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 1115   Chr W&M (Dept)    Gaming - Video Lottery Employee - Temporary
                              License
                              MAR 17, 2015 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 15-38

   CANCELLED

  HB 676    Del Glenn         Higher Education Investment Tax Credit Program
                              FEB 24, 2015 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)



February 24, 2015 6:52 P.M.