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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 26, 2015


February 26 February 27 March 2 March 3

Issued: February 26, 2015

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 15-22

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 592    The Pres          Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military
            (Admin), et al    Retirement Income
                              From MAR 10, 1:00 PM to MAR 4, 1:00 PM

  SB 594    The Pres          Income Tax Subtraction Modif - Law Enforc,
            (Admin), et al    F, R, & ES Pers (Hometown Heroes Act)
                              From MAR 10, 1:00 PM to MAR 4, 1:00 PM

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 15-23

   CANCELLED

  SB 698    Sen Jennings      Property Tax - Valuation of Real Property -
                              Internet Database
                              MAR 11, 2015 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 15-16

   ADDED

  SB 863    Sen Miller, et    Watershed Protection and Restoration Programs -
            al                Revisions
                              MAR 10, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 767    Sen Conway        Ethics Law - Statement by Person Providing
                              Lobbyist Comp and Making Campaign Contribs
                              MAR 11, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 750    Washington        Washington County - Alcoholic Beverages -
            County Senators   Conversion of Class P Licenses
                              MAR 17, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 798    Sens Mathias      Wicomico County - Alcoholic Beverages - Annual
            and Eckardt       Production Limit for Micro-Breweries
                              MAR 17, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 801    Sen Serafini      Natural Resources - Black Fly Management and
                              Control - Washington County
                              MAR 17, 2015 1:00 PM

  SJ 5      Sen Eckardt,      Natural Resources - Goose and Duck Hunting Seasons
            et al             - Extension
                              MAR 17, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 758    Sen Kagan         St Govt - Equal Access to Public Servs for Indivs
                              With Ltd English Proficiency - Web Sites
                              MAR 18, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 806    Sen Simonaire,    State Board of Education - High School Assessment
            et al             - Government
                              MAR 18, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 755    Sen Simonaire     Election Law - Campaign Finance - Central
                              Committee Candidates
                              MAR 19, 2015 1:00 PM

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 15-20

   CANCELLED

  SB 434    Sen Astle         Commercial Insurance and Workers' Compensation
                              Insurance - Notice of Premium Increase
                              MAR 10, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 435    Sen Astle         Homeowner's Insurance - Coverage for Loss Caused
                              by Water Damage
                              MAR 10, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 436    Sen Astle         Maryland Insurance Commissioner - Prior Approval
                              Rate Making - Exemptions
                              MAR 17, 2015 1:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 15-31

   CANCELLED

  SB 653    Sen Muse          Criminal Procedure - Police-Involved Death - State
                              Prosecutor
                              FEB 26, 2015 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE - Addendum Number: 15-1

   MONDAY      MARCH 2, 2015

                                  5:00 p.m.

   NOTE   Additions and Deletions

    Subject: The following nominees are scheduled to appear for
             consideration:

       ADDED

        Economic Development Commission, Maryland
           James T. Brady, Frederick County, District 4

        University System of Maryland Board of Regents
           James T. Brady, Frederick County, District 4
           Sydney Comitz, Baltimore City, District 40
           Robert R. Neall, Anne Arundel County, District 33
           Robert Pevenstein, Baltimore County, District 11

       DELETED

        Elections, State Board of
           Michael E. Malone, Esq., Anne Arundel County, District 33

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Kacey Smith or Lynne Porter,
      Department of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5200/5350 (Annapolis/Baltimore Area)
                         301-970-5200/5350 (Washington, D.C. Area)

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 15-22

   ADDED

  HB 652    Mont Co Deleg     M-NCPPC - Montgomery Co - Commissioner Terms MC/PG
            and PG Co Deleg   105-15
                              MAR 17, 2015 1:00 PM

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 15-23

   CANCELLED

  HB 829    Del Frush         Condominiums - Warranty Claims
                              MAR 10, 2015 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 15-39

   CANCELLED

  HB 778    Del               Community Colleges - Cecil College - Bachelor's
            Hornberger, et    Degree in Nursing
            al                MAR 5, 2015 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

BALTIMORE CITY HOUSE DELEGATION - Addendum Number: 15-1

   FRIDAY      FEBRUARY 27, 2015

                                  9:00 A.M.      Room 145
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD
   NOTE:  Subject Change

    Subject:  Presentations, then bills to be heard.
              Bill Hearings:
              HB 310, Del. Glenn, Partially Elected School Board
              HB 123, Del. Anderson, Baltimore City - Retention Property Tax
              Credit - Modification
              HB 228 Public Health - Expedited Partner Therapy Program - Repeal
              of Termination Date
              HB 507 Baltimore City - Property Tax Credit - Supermarkets

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Kamara Douglas, Baltimore City House
      Delegation
              Telephone: 410-841-3255

Issued: February 27, 2015

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 15-17

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 798    Sens Mathias      Wicomico County - Alcoholic Beverages - Annual
            and Eckardt       Production Limit for Micro-Breweries
                              From MAR 17, 1:00 PM to MAR 10, 1:00 PM

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 15-18

   CANCELLED

  SB 197    Sen Astle         Municipalities - Vacant and Blighted Buildings
                              MAR 3, 2015 1:00 PM

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 15-21

   ADDED

  SB 770    Sen Astle         Insurance - Motor Vehicle Rental Companies -
                              Limited Lines License to Sell Insurance
                              MAR 17, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 792    Sen Astle         Public Health - Nondiscrimination in Access to
                              Anatomical Gifts and Organ Transplantation
                              MAR 18, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 796    Sen Nathan        Pub Hlth - Md AIDS Drug Assistance Pgm - Expansion
            Pulliam, et al    of Eligibility and Servs - Pharm Rebate Cov
                              MAR 18, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 802    Sen Cassilly,     State Hwy Admin - Dedication of Strucs - Gold Star
            et al             Families (Hero's Hwy Act)
                              MAR 18, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 803    Sen Astle         Health Ins - Nonpreferred Prvdrs - Assignment of
                              Benefits, Reimbursement, and Fraudulent Ins Acts
                              MAR 18, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 752    Sen Middleton     Charles County Sheriff - Arbitration of Collective
                              Bargaining Disputes
                              MAR 19, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 777    Sen McFadden      Prevailing Wage - Payment for Apprenticeship
                              Programs
                              MAR 19, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 784    Sen Conway        Labor and Employment - Discrimination Based on
                              Engagement in Lawful Activities - Prohibition
                              MAR 19, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 795    Sen Astle         Health Care Facilities - Cost of Residents' Care -
                              Determination and Payment of Funds
                              MAR 19, 2015 1:00 PM

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 556    Chr FIN (Dept)    Health Insurance - Conformity With Federal Law
                              From MAR 4, 1:00 PM to MAR 12, 1:00 PM

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 15-22

   ADDED

  SB 793    Sen Middleton     State Personnel - Automatic Step Increases -
                              Standard Pay Plan
                              (Jointly assigned to FIN and B&T)
                              MAR 19, 2015 1:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 15-32

   CANCELLED

  SB 570    Sen Kelley        Condominiums - Warranty Claims
                              MAR 5, 2015 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

SENATE RULES COMMITTEE - Addendum Number: 15-3

   ADDED

  SB 478    Sen Ramirez,      General Assembly - Fiscal Notes - Criminal Justice
            et al             Policy Impact Statements
                              MAR 5, 2015 9:00 AM

  SB 713    Sens Edwards      State Govt - Legislation Impacting Local Govt Land
            and Serafini      Use Decisions - Econ Impact Analyses
                              MAR 5, 2015 9:00 AM

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 15-31

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 1072   Del W. Miller     Labor and Employment - Discrimination Based on
                              Engagement in Lawful Activities - Prohibition
                              From MAR 10, 1:00 PM to MAR 3, 1:00 PM

  HB 830    Del Lisanti       Workers' Compensation Act - Frivolous Proceedings
                              - Required Finding
                              From MAR 10, 1:00 PM to MAR 6, 1:30 PM

  HB 946    Del Hornberger    Labor and Employment - Noncompete and Conflict of
                              Interest Clauses
                              From MAR 10, 1:00 PM to MAR 6, 1:30 PM

  HB 957    Del Folden        Workers' Compensation - Occupational Disease
                              Presumption - Duty Belt Worn by Law Enforcement
                              From MAR 10, 1:00 PM to MAR 6, 1:30 PM

  HB 1066   Del Hornberger    Labor and Employment - Nondisclosure Agreements -
                              Prohibition
                              From MAR 10, 1:00 PM to MAR 6, 1:30 PM

  HB 1092   Del Barkley       Workers' Compensation Commission - Regulation of
                              Fees and Charges
                              From MAR 10, 1:00 PM to MAR 6, 1:30 PM

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 15-32

   CANCELLED

  HB 695    Del C. Wilson     Public Safety - Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors -
                              Safety Standards
                              MAR 4, 2015 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 15-33

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 1072   Del W. Miller     Labor and Employment - Discrimination Based on
                              Engagement in Lawful Activities - Prohibition
                              From MAR 3, 1:00 PM to MAR 6, 1:30 PM

  HB 957    Del Folden        Workers' Compensation - Occupational Disease
                              Presumption - Duty Belt Worn by Law Enforcement
                              From MAR 6, 1:30 PM to MAR 10, 1:00 PM

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 15-24

   CANCELLED

  HB 832    Del Frush         Natural Resources - Licensed Tree Experts -
                              Insurance and Fees
                              MAR 6, 2015 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 15-16

   TUESDAY     MARCH 3, 2015

                                  11:00 A.M.

       Government Operations & Long Term Care Subcommittee Work Session(S)
         1) HB 45 - General Provisions - Commemorative Days - National
            Healthcare Decisions Day
         2) HB 293 - Guardianship, Advance Directives, and Surrogates -
            Disabled Persons & Mental Health Services
         3) HB 305 - Administrative Procedure Act - Limitation on
            Adoption of Regulations
         4) HB 353 - State Govt - Automated Mapping-Geographic Info Sys -
            System Services Costs
         5) HB 431 - Health - Reporting of Death & Burial or Disposal
            of Body - Requirements & Penalties
         6) HB 592 - Enhancing Organ Donation Rates Act
              *Room 240*

                                  11:00 A.M.

       Insurance Subcommittee Work Session(s)
         1) HB 562 - Health Ins - Ambulance Service Providers - Direct
            Reimbursement - Repeal of Termination Date
         2) HB 660 - Health Ins - Expense Reimbursement Claims Forms -
            Methods for Submission
              *Room 218*

   WEDNESDAY   MARCH 4, 2015

                                  11:00 A.M.

       Public Health & Minority Disparities Subcommittee Work Session(s)
         1) HB 228 - Public Health - Expedited Partner Therapy Program -
            Repeal of Termination Date
         2) HB 375 - Education - MD Council on Advancement of School-Based
            Health Centers
         3) HB 739 - Task Force to Study Maternal Mental Health
         4) HB 641 - Reg. Req. for Participants in MD Child Care Subsidy
              *Room 240*

                                  11:00 A.M.

       Estates & Trusts Subcommittee Work Session(s)
         1) HB 281 - Estates & Trusts - Elective Share
         2) Estates - Modified Administration - Final Report and
            Distribution - Extension
         3) HB 666 - MD Trust Act - Revocable Trusts - Creditors'
            Claims - Limitations
         4) HB 703 - Maryland Trust Act - Incapacity
         5) HB 623 - Estates - Modified Administration - Final Report
            and Distribution - Extension

           *Room 218*

   THURSDAY    MARCH 5, 2015

                                  11:00 A.M.

       Health Facilities & Occupations Subcommittee Work Session
         1) HB 591 - Health Occs - Pharmacists - Refills of
            Prescriptions During State of Emergency
              *Room 240*

   FRIDAY      MARCH 6, 2015

                                  1:00 P.M.

        Bill Hearing for HB 1021 - Richard E. Israel and Roger "Pip"
        Moyer Death with Dignity Act will be jointly held with the
        House Judiciary Committee in the Joint Committee Hearing Room

HOUSE RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE - Addendum Number: 15-3


  March 2 and March 9, 2015 Committee Hearings in Room 131, Lowe House Office

  Building, Annapolis, MD 21401

   ADDED

  SB 222    The Pres (DLS)    Annual Curative Bill
                              MAR 9, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 223    The Pres (DLS)    Annual Corrective Bill
                              MAR 9, 2015 1:00 PM

Issued: March 2, 2015

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 15-19

   CANCELLED

  SB 625    Sen Currie, et    Department of Veterans Affairs - Employment
            al                Assistance for Veterans
                              MAR 6, 2015 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 15-25

   ADDED

  HB 609    Prince            Prince George's County - Motorcycle Operators -
            George's County   Penalties for Speed Violations PG 311-15
            Delegation        MAR 17, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 632    Prince            Prince George's County - Off-Highway Recreational
            George's County   Vehicles - Penalty for Highway Use PG 312-15
            Delegation        MAR 17, 2015 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 15-17

   ADDED

  HB 1172   Chr HGO (Dept)    Individuals With Developmental Disabilities -
                              Providers - Licenses
                              MAR 17, 2015 1:00 PM

   CANCELLED

  HB 861    Del M.            Public Health - Opioid Maintenance Programs -
            Washington        Licensing
                              MAR 3, 2015 1:00 PM

   TUESDAY     MARCH 3, 2015

                                  11:00 A.M.

      Update - Government Operations Subcommittee Changes
             1) CANCELED - HB 45 Work Session

             2) ADDED - HB 67 - General Assembly - Mandated Reports
                by State Agencies
             *Room 240*

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 15-31

   WEDNESDAY   MARCH 11, 2015

                                  1:00 P.M.

  HB 553     Del Morhaim       Maryland No-Fault Injured Baby Fund
             et al             (Jointly assigned to HGO and JUD)

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 15-40

   CANCELLED

  HB 1070   Del Vitale, et    General Assembly - Filling of Vacancy
            al                MAR 4, 2015 1:00 PM

Issued: March 3, 2015

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 15-20

   CANCELLED

  SB 466    Sens              Baltimore County - Education - Junior Reserve
            Klausmeier and    Officer Training Corps Instructors
            Jennings          MAR 11, 2015 1:00 PM

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 15-34

   CANCELLED

  HB 798    Del Hornberger    State Board of Plumbing - Grounds for Disciplinary
                              Action - Exception
                              MAR 3, 2015 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 15-26

   CANCELLED

  HB 808    Dels Beidle       Vehicle Laws - Operation of Vehicle When
            and Frush         Approaching a Service Vehicle
                              MAR 5, 2015 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)



March 3, 2015 1:10 P.M.