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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 April 2, 2015


April 2 April 3 April 6 April 7 April 8

Issued: April 2, 2015

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 15-46

   THURSDAY    APRIL 2, 2015

                                  12:30 P.M.

  Briefing by the Department of Legislative Services on Supplemental Budget #2

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 15-37

   ADDED

  HB 1287   Del O'Donnell     Tidal Fisheries Advisory Commission and Sport
                              Fisheries Advisory Commission - Membership
                              APR 7, 2015 1:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 15-40

   ADDED

   PLEASE NOTE:  THE COMMITTEE WILL RECEIVE TESTIMONY FROM THE SPONSOR OR THE
  SPONSOR'S DESIGNEE, AND LIMITED PROPONENTS AND OPPONENTS WHEN APPROPRIATE.
  WRITTEN TESTIMONY IS WELCOME.  WITNESS SIGNUP IS AVAILABLE FOR ANYONE WHO
  WANTS TO RECORD A POSITION.

  SB 942    Sen Hough, et     Criminal Procedure - Government-Funded Legal
            al                Representation - Initial Appearance
                              APR 3, 2015 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 15-33

   ADDED

  HB 1291   Del Bromwell      Medicaid Managed Care Organizations - Enrollees
                              Access to Pharmacy Services (Any Willing Pharmacy)
                              APR 2, 2015 1:00 PM

   THURSDAY    APRIL 2, 2015

                                  3:00 P.M.

       Government Operations & Long Term Care Subcommittee Work Session(s)
         1) HB 755 - General Provisions - Public Information Act -
            Enforcement, Fees, and Exemptions

LEGISLATIVE ETHICS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON - Addendum Number: 15-1

   TUESDAY     APRIL 7, 2015

                                  12:00 P.M.     Room 206
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Work Session

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Deadra 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: April 3, 2015

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 15-34

   TUESDAY     APRIL 7, 2015

                                  11:00 A.M.

       Government Operations & Long Term Care Subcommittee Work Session(s)
         1) HB 243 - Procurement - Veteran-Owned Small Business
            Enterprises - Participation Goal
         2) SB 350 - Procurement - Veteran-Owned Small Busienss
            Enterprises - Participation Goal
         3) SB 662 - State Finance & Procurement - One Maryland Blue
            Ribbon Commission
         4) SB 852 - Public Information Act - List of COntact Info for
            Governmental Unit Representatives
         5) SB 792 - Public Health - Nondiscrimination in Access to
            Anatomical Gifts and Organ Transplantation
               *Room 240*

   WEDNESDAY   APRIL 8, 2015

                                  11:00 A.M.

       Estates & Trusts Subcommittee Work Session(s)
         1) SB 70 - State Bd of Morticians & Funeral Directors - Orders
            of Summary Suspension - Stays
         2) SB 428 - MD Trust Act - Revocable Trusts - Partial Revocation
            by Divorce or Annulment
         3) SB 433 - Funeral Establishments & Crematories - Unclaimed
            Cremains of Veterans - Disposition
            *Room 218*

       Public Health & Minority Health Disparities Subcomm Work Session
         1) SB 757 - Public Health - Prescription Drug Monitoring
            Program - Required Disclosures
         2) SB 337 - Public Health - Expedited Partner Therapy Program -
            Repeal of Termination Date
         3) SB 599 - Public Health - Expedited Partner Therapy for
            Chlamydia and Gonorrhea
         4) SB 607 - Joint Committee on Behavioral Health and Opiod
            Use Disorders
                   *Room 240*

   THURSDAY    APRIL 9, 2015

                                  11:00 A.M.

       Health Facilities & Occupations Subcommittee Work Session(s)
         1) SB 829 - Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists -
            Licensure Exemption - CLinical Training
                  *Room 240*

                                  12:00 P.M.

       Public Health & Minority Health Disparities Subcomm Work Session(s)
         1) SB 187 - Workgroup to Study Access to Obstetric Services
         2) SB 216 - MD Medical Assistance Program - Guardianship
            Commissions and Fees - Income Deduction
         3) SB 563 - Developmental Disabilities Admin & MD Medical
            Assistance Program - Services - Military Families
                   *Room 240*

Issued: April 6, 2015

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 15-35

   TUESDAY     APRIL 7, 2015

                                  3:00 P.M.

       Health Facilities & Occupations Subcommittee work session(s) on:

           SB 829  Audiologists & Speech-Language Pathologists - Licensure
                   Exemption - Clinical Training
           HB 1290 MCOs - Enrolless Access to Pharmacy Services - Requirements
           HB 1291 Medicaid MCOs - Enrolless Access to Pharmacy Services
                   (Any Willing Pharmacy)

   THURSDAY    APRIL 9, 2015

                                  11:00 A.M.

       Health Facilities & Occupations will not meet today

Issued: April 7, 2015

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS - Addendum Number: 15-18

   ADDED

  SB 490    Sen King, et      Cap Grant Pgm for Loc Sch Syss With Significant
            al                Enrollment Growth or Relocatable Classrooms
                              APR 8, 2015 2:00 PM

  SB 567    Sen Gladden       Department of Human Resources - State Child
                              Welfare System - Report
                              APR 8, 2015 2:00 PM

  SB 761    Sen Feldman,      Disabled Individuals - Task Force on the Maryland
            et al             ABLE Program
                              APR 8, 2015 2:00 PM

  SB 793    Sen Middleton     State Personnel - Automatic Step Increases -
                              Standard Pay Plan
                              APR 8, 2015 2:00 PM

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 15-39

   ADDED

  SB 906    Sen Mathias       Somerset Co - Alc Bevs - Selling Near Schools,
                              Places of Worship, Public Libs, and Yth Centers
                              APR 8, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 917    Sen DeGrange      Maryland Salvage Advertising Act
                              APR 8, 2015 1:00 PM

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 15-48

   ADDED

  SB 298    Sen Norman        Vehicle Laws - Dealers - Financing or Leasing
                              Agreements
                              APR 8, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 413    Sen Gladden,      Vehicle Laws - Race-Based Traffic Stops - Policy
            et al             and Reporting Requirements
                              APR 8, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 649    Sens Muse and     Real Property - Contract for Sale of New Home
            Ramirez           APR 8, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 671    Sen Young, et     MVA - Commercial Driver's License - Program for
            al                Veterans and Service Mbrs (Troops to Trucks)
                              APR 8, 2015 1:00 PM

   PLEASE NOTE:  HEARINGS ON ALL SENATE BILLS ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8th,
                WILL BE SPONSOR ONLY.

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 15-36

   WEDNESDAY   APRIL 8, 2015

                                  11:00 A.M.

       Public Health & Minority Health Disparities Subcommittee
         *Added Work Sessions*
         1) SB 469 -Public Health - MD Behavioral Health Crisis
            Response System
         2) SB 796 - Public Health - MD AIDS Drug Assistance Program -
            Expansion of Eligibility & Services - Pharmaceutical
            Rebate Coverage
                  *Room 240*

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 15-42

   ADDED

  SB 269    Sen Lee, et al    Domestic Violence - Additional Relief
                              APR 8, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 705    Sen               Criminal Law - Assault - First Responders
            Montgomery, et    APR 8, 2015 1:00 PM
            al

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 15-62

   ADDED

  SB 590    The Pres          Small Business Personal Property Tax Relief Act of
            (Admin), et al    2015
                              APR 8, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 592    The Pres          Income Tax - Subtraction Modif - Military
            (Admin), et al    Ret Income - Individuals at Least 65 Years Old
                              APR 8, 2015 1:00 PM

  SB 913    Washington        Washington County - Tax Increment Financing -
            County Senators   Application of Bond Proceeds
                              APR 8, 2015 1:00 PM

Issued: April 8, 2015

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS - Addendum Number: 15-19

   ADDED

  SB 560    Sen Peters        Employees' Pension System - Optional Membership
                              APR 8, 2015 2:00 PM



April 8, 2015 9:32 A.M.