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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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.

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Addenda to Weekly Schedule Published March 26, 2015


March 25 March 26 March 27 March 30 March 31

Issued: March 25, 2015

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 15-43

   ADDED

  SB 811    Sen Klausmeier    Health Insurance and Discount Medical Plans -
                              Vision Care Services and Materials
                              MAR 25, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 834    Sens Pugh and     Maryland Health Benefit Exchange - Qualified
            Benson            Health Plans - Standards
                              MAR 25, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 848    Sens Hough and    Interagency Disabilities Board - Membership and
            Young             Duties - Community Inclusion Training Oversight
                              MAR 25, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 853    Sens Young and    Ethan Saylor Center for Self-Advocates as
            Montgomery        Educators
                              MAR 25, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 869    Sens Edwards      Health Insurance - Ambulance Service Providers -
            and Serafini      Direct Reimbursement - Repeal of Termination Date
                              MAR 25, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 871    Sen Pugh          Health Insurance - Specialty Drugs - Participating
                              Pharmacies
                              MAR 25, 2015 1:00 PM

   CANCELLED

  SB 907    Sen Klausmeier    Ironworkers - Apprenticeship Pgm and Certfn Pgm
                              and Use of Certd Ironworkers on Constr Projs
                              (Jointly assigned to FIN and EHE)
                              MAR 26, 2015 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 15-59

   ADDED

  SB 720    Sen Ready, et     Maryland Income Tax Refunds - Carroll County -
            al                Warrant Intercept Program
                              MAR 31, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 763    Sen Peters, et    Tax Amnesty Program
            al                MAR 31, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 824    Sen Edwards       Maryland Income Tax Refunds - Allegany County -
                              Warrant Intercept Program
                              MAR 31, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 855    Eastern Shore     Maryland Income Tax Refunds - Eastern Shore
            Senators          Counties - Warrant Intercept Program
                              MAR 31, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 295    Sen Ramirez       Prince George's County - Education - Youth
                              Wellness Leadership Pilot Program
                              APR 2, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 484    Sen Simonaire     Anne Arundel County Public Schools Funding
                              Accountability and Transparency Act
                              APR 2, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 534    Sen Madaleno,     Higher Ed - College Admissions Outreach Program
            et al             for High-Achieving Students - Establishment
                              APR 2, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 535    Sen Madaleno,     Community Colleges - Tuition Waiver for Disabled
            et al             Individuals - Requirements
                              APR 2, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 624    Sen Currie, et    Task Force to Study the Expansion of Career and
            al                Technical Education in Maryland
                              APR 2, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 677    Sen Ferguson      Ed - Prof Dev for Teachers and Providers of Early
                              Childhood Ed - Master Plan
                              APR 2, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 816    Sen Rosapepe      Higher Education - Low-Income Student Outreach and
                              College Access Act of 2015
                              APR 2, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 865    Sens Peters       Edward T. and Mary A. Conroy and Jean B. Cryor
            and Waugh         Memorial Scholarship Programs - Eligibility
                              APR 2, 2015 1:00 PM

Issued: March 26, 2015

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 15-41

   ADDED

  SB 939    Sen Muse          Prince George's County - Maintenance of Effort -
                              Property Tax Rate
                              MAR 31, 2015 2:00 PM

  HB 79     Del B. Barnes     Correctional Officers' Retirement System -
            (Chr Jt Com on    Membership and Eligibility for Retirement
            Pnsns)            APR 2, 2015 9:15 AM

  HB 907    Del W. Miller,    Employees' Pension System - Town of Sykesville -
            et al             Service Credit
                              APR 2, 2015 9:15 AM

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 15-42

   CANCELLED

  SB 939    Sen Muse          Prince George's County - Maintenance of Effort -
                              Property Tax Rate
                              MAR 31, 2015 2:00 PM

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 15-34

   ADDED

  HB 449    Del               Environment - Hydraulic Fracturing - Protect Our
            Fraser-Hidalgo,   Health and Communities
            et al             MAR 31, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 1081   Del A. Miller,    Education - Orange Ribbon for Healthy School Hours
            et al             - Establishment
                              APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 15-35

   CANCELLED

  HB 449    Del               Environment - Hydraulic Fracturing - Protect Our
            Fraser-Hidalgo,   Health and Communities
            et al             MAR 31, 2015 1:00 PM

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 15-36

   ADDED

  SB 940    Sen Conway        Residential Child Care Programs - Statement of
                              Need - Exception for Relocation
                              MAR 27, 2015 1:00 PM

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 15-44

   ADDED

  HB 838    Del Hill, et      Health Insurance - Coverage for Infertility
            al                Services
                              APR 7, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 862    Del Moon, et      Vital Records - New Certificates of Birth - Sex
            al                Change or Diagnosis of an Intersex Condition
                              APR 7, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 910    Mont Co Deleg     WSSC - Polybutylene Connection Pipe Replacement
            and PG Co Deleg   Loan Program MC/PG 116-15
                              APR 8, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 1073   Del Lam, et al    Environment - Crude Oil Rail Transport - Risk
                              Assessment and Accident Prevention Study
                              APR 8, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 1106   Del Morhaim       Public Health - Electronic Advance Directives -
                              Witness Requirements
                              APR 8, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 1234   Mont Co Deleg     Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission - Customer
            and PG Co Deleg   Assistance Program MC/PG 107-15
                              APR 8, 2015 1:00 PM

   FRIDAY      MARCH 27, 2015

                                  9:00 A.M.

   CANCELLED - Health Subcommittee: Work group on SB 803

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 15-45

   ADDED

  HB 1287   Del O'Donnell     Tidal Fisheries Advisory Commission and Sport
                              Fisheries Advisory Commission - Membership
                              MAR 26, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 107    Sen Conway        Public Safety - Hotels - Carbon Monoxide Alarms
                              MAR 31, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 564    Sen Peters, et    Prince George's County - Maryland-Washington
            al                Regional District - Fairness in Zoning
                              MAR 31, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 458    Sen Zirkin, et    Civil Actions - Hydraulic Fracturing Liability Act
            al                APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 808    Sen               Natural Resources - Aquaculture - Liability for
            Klausmeier, et    Trespass
            al                APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 844    Sens Young and    Frederick County - Deer Management Permit - Use of
            Hough             Rifles
                              APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM

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

  SB 371    Sen Rosapepe      State Highway Administration - Bicycle and
                              Pedestrian Priority Areas
                              APR 2, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 802    Sen Cassilly,     DOT - Dedication of Strucs - Gold Star Families
            et al             (Hero's Hwy Act)
                              APR 2, 2015 1:00 PM

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 15-46

   ADDED

  HB 1152   Del B. Barnes,    AA Co - Sol and Collection of Money or Donations
            et al             From Occupants of Vehs - Adptn of a Prmt Pgm
                              MAR 31, 2015 1:00 PM

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 15-47

   ADDED

  SB 838    Sen Waugh         St. Mary's County - Animal Regulations
                              MAR 31, 2015 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 15-24

   ADDED

  SB 199    Sen Conway        Public Health - Opioid Maintenance Programs -
                              Licensing
                              MAR 31, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 216    Sen Kelley, et    Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Guardianship
            al                Commissions and Fees - Income Deduction
                              MAR 31, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 556    Chr FIN (Dept)    Health Insurance - Conformity With Federal Law
                              MAR 31, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 792    Sen Astle, et     Public Health - Nondiscrimination in Access to
            al                Anatomical Gifts and Organ Transplantation
                              MAR 31, 2015 1:00 PM

   THURSDAY    MARCH 26, 2015

                                  1:00 P.M.

       All Cross-Filed Senate Bills will be SPONSOR ONLY. Anyone
       wishing to offer written testimony must submit by 12pm.

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 15-25

   ADDED

  SB 70     Sen Conway        State Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors -
                              Orders of Summary Suspension - Stays
                              APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 160    Sen               St Bd of Morticians and Funeral Drctrs - Cease and
            Montgomery, et    Desist Orders and Injunctive Relief - Auth
            al                APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 400    Sen Pugh, et      State Government - Commemorative Months -
            al                Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month
                              APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM

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

  SB 829    Sen Conway        Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists -
                              Licensure Exemption - Clinical Training
                              APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 852    Sen Young, et     Public Information Act - List of Contact
            al                Information for Governmental Unit Representatives
                              APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 416    Sen Kagan, et     Health Insurance - Coverage for Infertility
            al                Services
                              APR 2, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 513    Sen Klausmeier    Hospitals - Rate-Setting - Participation in 340B
                              Program Under the Fed Public Health Service Act
                              APR 2, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 573    Sen Kelley        Insurance - Standard Valuation Law and Reserve and
                              Nonforfeiture Requirements
                              APR 2, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 743    Sen Lee, et al    Vital Records - New Certificates of Birth - Sex
                              Change or Diagnosis of an Intersex Condition
                              APR 2, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 757    Chr FIN (Dept)    Public Health - Prescription Drug Monitoring
                              Program - Required Disclosures
                              APR 2, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 830    Sen Conway        Health Occupations - Professional Counselors and
                              Therapists - Provisional Licenses
                              APR 2, 2015 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 15-26

   FRIDAY      MARCH 27, 2015

                                  1:00 P.M.

       Public Health & Minority Health Disparities Subcommittee
           Work Session on HB 1101 - DHMH - Health Program
           Integrity and Recovery Activities
                    *Room 240*

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 15-27

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 556    Chr FIN (Dept)    Health Insurance - Conformity With Federal Law
                              From MAR 31, 1:00 PM to APR 1, 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 15-60

   ADDED

  HB 1177   Prince            Prince George's County - Tax Sales - Limited
            George's County   Auction for County Employees PG 425-15
            Delegation        APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 15-61

   ADDED

  SB 71     Sen Edwards,      Co Supts of Schs - Reappointment Exemp in
            et al             Washington Co and Recruitment Recommendations
                              APR 2, 2015 1:00 PM

HOUSE RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE - Addendum Number: 15-4

   ADDED

  HJ 8      Del Chang         Honoring the Survng Hmn Trafficking Vctms of Asia
                              and the Pacific Islands During World War II
                              MAR 30, 2015 3:00 PM

  SJ 5      Sen Eckardt,      Natural Resources - Goose and Duck Hunting Seasons
            et al             - Extension
                              MAR 30, 2015 3:00 PM

BALTIMORE CITY HOUSE DELEGATION - Addendum Number: 15-1

   FRIDAY      MARCH 27, 2015

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

    Subject:  SB 339 Alcoholic Beverages - Baltimore City - Belvedere Square
              __________________________________________________________________

              SB 439 Baltimore City - Tax Sales
              __________________________________________________________________

              SB 818 Alcoholic Beverages - Baltimore City - Transfer or Issuance
              of Licenses

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

Issued: March 27, 2015

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 15-43

   ADDED

  SB 939    Sen Muse          Prince George's County - Maintenance of Effort -
                              Property Tax Rate
                              APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 15-28

   TUESDAY     MARCH 31, 2015

                                  11:00 A.M.

       Government Operations & Long Term Subcommittee Work Session(s)
         1) HB 119 - State Procurement Change Order Fairness Act
         2) HB 755 - General Provisions - Public Information Act -
            Enforcement, Fees, and Exemptions
         3) HB 1016 - MD-National Capital Park & Planning Commission -
            Prince George's Co. - Certified County-Based Buisiness
            Participation Program MC/PG 113-15
         4) SB 109 - Task Force to Study Small & Minority Design Firm
            Participation in State Procurement
         5) SB 359 - Calvert County - Contracts & Purchasing -
            Bidding Process
              *Room 240*

   WEDNESDAY   APRIL 1, 2015

                                  11:00 A.M.

       Estates & Trusts Subcommittee Work Session
         1) SB 217 - Special or Supplemental Needs Trusts -
            Authorized to Fund
              *Room 218*

                                  11:00 A.M.

       Public Health & Minority Health Disparities SubComm Work Session(s)
         1) HB 662 - Consultation, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Mental
            and Emotional Disorders - Consent by Minors
         2) HB 1109 - Behavioral Health Admin - Powers, Duties, and
            Responsibilities
         3) SB 157 - Consultation, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Mental
            and Emtional Disorders - Consent by Minors
         4) SB 174 - Behavioral Health Admin - Behavioral Health Advisory Cncl
         5) SB 297 - Task Force on Family Caregiving and Long-Term
          Supports
            *Room 240*

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 15-29

   THURSDAY    APRIL 2, 2015

                                  11:00 A.M.

       Health Facilities & Occupations Subcommittee Work Session
         1) HB 999 - Nurse Practitioner Full Practice Authority
            Act of 2015
              *Room 240*

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 15-41

   ADDED

  SB 374    The Pres (Atty    Maryland False Claims Act
            Gen Ofc), et al   APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 1289   Del Dumais        Maryland Uniform Interstate Family Support Act -
                              Revision
                              APR 2, 2015 1:00 PM

Issued: March 30, 2015

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 15-44

   ADDED

  HB 644    Del Metzgar,      Property Tax Credit - Elderly Individuals and
            et al             Veterans
                              APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 681    Prince            Prince George's County - Municipal Tax Setoff -
            George's County   Report PG 417-15
            Delegation        APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 15-30

   TUESDAY     MARCH 31, 2015

                                  11:00 A.M.

       Insurance Subcommittee Work Session(s)
         1) HB 552 - Health Insuarance - Medical Stop-Loss Insurance
            Small Employers
         2) SB 555 - Life Insurance - Cash Surrender Values -
            Supplemental Benefits
                  *Room 218*

   WEDNESDAY   APRIL 1, 2015

                                  11:00 A.M.

       Public Health & Minority Health Disparities SubComm Work Sessions(S)
       *ADDED BILLS*
         1) HB 949 - Task Force to Study the Provision of Health Care
            Coverage to Uninsured Marylanders
         2) HB 1101 - DHMH - Health Program Integrity & Recovery Activitites
         3) HB 1172 - Individuals with Developmental Disabilities -
            Licenses
                    *Room 240*

   THURSDAY    APRIL 2, 2015

                                  11:00 A.M.

       Health Facilities & Occupations Subcommittee Work Session(s)
       *ADDED BILLS*
         1) HB 641 - Family Child Care - Registration Requirements for
            Participants in Maryland Child Care Subsidy
         2) SB 596 -  Health Care Facilities - Surveys, Inspections, and
            External Reviews
                   *Room 240*

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 15-31

   THURSDAY    APRIL 2, 2015

                                  11:00 A.M.

       Health Facilities & Occupations Work Session *ADDED BILL*
         1) HB 805 - State Board of Professional Counselors and
            Therapists - Examination of Applicants, Licensees,
            Certificate Holders, and Trainees
              *Room 240*

Issued: March 31, 2015

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 15-45

   ADDED

  HB 750    Del B.            Md Consoldtd Capital Bond Lns of 2013 and 2014 -
            Robinson, et al   Balt Cty - Skatepark of Balt at Roosevelt Pk
                              APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM

  HB 925    Del Barve, et     Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2011 -
            al                Montgomery County - Water Park at Bohrer Park
                              APR 1, 2015 1:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 15-39

   ADDED

  SB 941    Sen Raskin        Maryland Uniform Interstate Family Support Act -
                              Revision
                              APR 7, 2015 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 15-32

   ADDED

  HB 1290   Del Adams, et     Managed Care Organizations - Enrollees Access to
            al                Pharmacy Services - Requirements
                              APR 2, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 471    Sen Nathan        Task Force to Study the Provision of Health Care
            Pulliam, et al    Coverage to Uninsured Marylanders
                              APR 2, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 391    Sen Montgomery    St Bd of Morticians and Fnrl Drctrs - Licenses,
                              Permits, and Registrs - Crim History Rcds Checks
                              APR 7, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 469    Sen Madaleno,     Public Health - Maryland Behavioral Health Crisis
            et al             Response System
                              APR 7, 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
                              APR 7, 2015 1:00 PM

   WEDNESDAY   APRIL 1, 2015

                                  4:00 P.M.

       Insurance Subcommittee Work Session
         1) HB 552 - Health Insurance - Medical Stop-Loss Insurance -
            Small Employers
                   *Room 240*

   TUESDAY     APRIL 7, 2015

                                  1:00 P.M.

       Testimony regarding SB 469 will be SPONSOR ONLY.
       Written testimony must be submitted to the committee no later
       than 12:00pm on 4/7/2015.




March 31, 2015 5:50 P.M.