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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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 January 14, 2016


January 14 January 15 January 18 January 19

Issued: January 14, 2016

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-1

   THURSDAY    JANUARY 28, 2016

                                  11:00 A.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT - Room 250

  BRIEFING - Update on BaltimoreLINK

   Joint with Environment and Transportation Committee

   Note change in time

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 16-1

   ADDED

  HB 75     Del Barkley       Gas Companies - Infrastructure Replacement
                              Projects - Amendment to a Plan
                              JAN 21, 2016 2:00 PM

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 16-1

   ADDED

  HB 19     Del Adams, et     Public Safety - Bldg Performance Standards - Local
            al                Amendments to Fire Sprinkler Systems Provisions
                              JAN 26, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 57     Del Cassilly      Public Safety - Md Bldg Performance Standards -
                              Adoption, Implementation, and Enfrcmt of Mdfctns
                              JAN 26, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 51     Del O'Donnell     Natural Resources - Aquaculture Coordinating
                              Council - Membership
                              JAN 27, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 61     Chr ENV (Dept)    Environment - Solid Waste, Recycling, and
                              Anaerobic Digestion
                              JAN 27, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 62     Chr ENV (Dept)    Natural Resources - Fishing and Hunting Licenses
                              JAN 27, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 63     Chr ENV (Dept)    Natural Resources - Fishing - Regulation and Use
                              of Commercial Finfish Trotlines
                              JAN 27, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 65     Chr ENV (Dept)    Tree Expert License - Application and Renewal -
                              Repeal of Sunset Provision
                              JAN 27, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 1      Dels Barve and    Motor Vehicles - Special Registration Plates -
            Beidle            Confederate Battle Flag
                              JAN 28, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 8      Del Beidle        Task Force to Study Issues Related to the Use of
                              Self-Driving Vehicles
                              JAN 28, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 35     Del McConkey      Maryland Transportation Authority - Chesapeake Bay
                              Bridge - Toll Collection
                              JAN 28, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 58     Del O'Donnell     Vehicle Laws - Historic Motor Vehicles -
                              Authorized Uses and Inspections
                              JAN 28, 2016 1:00 PM

   THURSDAY    JANUARY 28, 2016

                                  11:00 A.M.

   PLEASE NOTE:  The time of the Maryland Transportation Administration
                Briefing has been changed.

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 16-1

   ADDED

  HB 68     Del Simonaire,    Criminal Law - Impersonating a Military Member -
            et al             Penalties (Stolen Valor Act of 2016)
                              JAN 26, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 16-2

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 68     Del Simonaire,    Criminal Law - Impersonating a Military Member -
            et al             Penalties (Stolen Valor Act of 2016)
                              From JAN 26, 1:00 PM to JAN 19, 1:00 PM

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 16-3

   ADDED

  HB 76     Chr JUD (Dept)    Department of State Police - Investigation
                              Authority
                              JAN 26, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 78     Chr JUD (Dept)    State Fire Marshal - Reporting Requirements -
                              Repeal
                              JAN 26, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 77     Chr JUD (Dept)    Family Law - Missing Children - Reporting
                              Requirements and Repeal of Advisory Council
                              JAN 28, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 81     Del Conaway       Criminal Procedure - Cameras in the Courtroom -
                              Criminal Sentencing Hearings
                              FEB 3, 2016 1:00 PM

Issued: January 15, 2016

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 16-2

   ADDED

  SB 120    Sen Simonaire     Higher Education - Senatorial Scholarships -
                              Awards
                              JAN 27, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 128    Sen Serafini      Maryland Higher Education Commission - Religious
                              Educational Institutions - Authority to Operate
                              JAN 27, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 129    Sen Conway        Baltimore Cty Bd of Schl Commrs - Submission of a
                              Cmprhnsv Master Plan - Rpl of Duplicative Reqmt
                              JAN 27, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 144    Anne Arundel      Anne Arundel County - School Board Nominating
            County Senators   Commission - Membership
                              JAN 27, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 145    Sens Mathias      Wicomico County Board of Education - Election and
            and Eckardt       Appointment of Members
                              JAN 27, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 123    Sen Simonaire     Interstate Boating Violator Compact
                              FEB 2, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 131    Sen Mathias       Worcester County - Recycling at Special Events -
                              Exemptions
                              FEB 2, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 132    Sen Mathias       Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and
            (Chr, Jt Com      Atlantic Coastal Bays - Membership From Ocean City
            CACB Crit         FEB 2, 2016 1:00 PM
            Areas)

  SB 135    Sen Mathias       Somerset County - Commissioners - Salary and
                              Expense Reimbursements
                              FEB 2, 2016 1:00 PM

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 16-2

   ADDED

  SB 162    Sen Astle         Gas Companies - Infrastructure Replacement
                              Projects - Amendment to a Plan
                              JAN 26, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 97     Chr FIN (Dept)    Public Health - Opioid-Associated Disease
                              Prevention and Outreach Programs
                              JAN 28, 2016 1:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 16-2

   ADDED

  SB 150    Sen Lee, et al    Courts - Prohibition Against Testimony by
                              Convicted Perjurer - Repeal
                              JAN 26, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 148    Sen Feldman       Crprtns and Real Este Invstmnt Trusts - Drctrs and
                              Trustees - Duties and Imnty From Lblty
                              JAN 27, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 70     Sen Reilly        Duties of Guardian of the Person and Visitation
                              Between Adult Child and Parent
                              JAN 28, 2016 1:30 PM

  SB 121    Sen Simonaire     Criminal Procedure - Modification of Sentences
                              JAN 28, 2016 1:30 PM

  SB 122    Sen Simonaire     Criminal Procedure - Reconsiderations of Sentences
                              - Reporting
                              JAN 28, 2016 1:30 PM

  SB 149    Sen Simonaire     Juvenile Law - Citations for Violations
                              JAN 28, 2016 1:30 PM

  SB 156    Sen Cassilly      Criminal Law - Participation in Court Proceedings
                              - Retaliation
                              JAN 28, 2016 1:30 PM

  SB 157    Sen Cassilly      Criminal Procedure - Life Without Parole - Repeal
                              of Sentencing Proceeding
                              JAN 28, 2016 1:30 PM

  SB 158    Sen Cassilly      Crmnl Law - Arson, Burning, Malicious Destruction,
                              and Theft - Property of Another - Definition
                              JAN 28, 2016 1:30 PM

  SB 159    Sen Cassilly      Criminal Law - Second-Degree Murder - Penalty
                              JAN 28, 2016 1:30 PM

   THURSDAY    JANUARY 28, 2016

  Note:  Bill hearings scheduled for January 28, 2016 will begin at 1:30 PM
         or immediately following the 1:00 PM briefing.

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 16-4

   ADDED

  HB 74     The Spkr (Md      Judgeships - Circuit Courts and District Court
            Jud)              FEB 3, 2016 1:00 PM

Issued: January 18, 2016

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 16-3

   WEDNESDAY   JANUARY 20, 2016

                                  1:00 P.M.

  NOTE:  The Briefing on Pathways in Technology Early College High School
         (P-TECH), presented by Johns Hopkins School of Education, has
         been cancelled.

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 16-3

   ADDED

  SB 173    Sen Feldman       Local Govt - Clean Energy Loan Programs -
                              Commercial Prprty Owners - Renewable Energy Prjcts
                              JAN 27, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 16-2

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 19     Del Adams, et     Public Safety - Bldg Performance Standards - Local
            al                Amendments to Fire Sprinkler Systems Provisions
                              From JAN 26, 1:00 PM to JAN 26, 1:30 PM

  HB 57     Del Cassilly      Public Safety - Md Bldg Performance Standards -
                              Adoption, Implementation, and Enfrcmt of Mdfctns
                              From JAN 26, 1:00 PM to JAN 26, 1:30 PM

   TUESDAY     JANUARY 26, 2016

                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing: Fee Delinquencies in Common Ownership Communities

   PLEASE NOTE: The Time of the Bill Hearings has been changed to 1:30 p.m.

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 16-3

   CANCELLED

  HB 19     Del Adams, et     Public Safety - Bldg Performance Standards - Local
            al                Amendments to Fire Sprinkler Systems Provisions
                              JAN 26, 2016 1:30 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 16-2

   CANCELLED

  HB 21     Del Haynes        Sustainable Communities Tax Credit - Residential
                              Units for Lower-Income Individuals
                              JAN 20, 2016 2:00 PM

  HB 33     Del Arentz        Fairness in Taxation for Retirees Act
                              JAN 20, 2016 2:00 PM

  HB 37     Del Kipke         Anne Arundel County - Property Tax Deferrals -
                              Payment Due Date
                              JAN 20, 2016 2:00 PM

  HB 39     Del A. Miller     Education - Orange Ribbon for Healthy School Hours
                              - Establishment
                              JAN 20, 2016 2:00 PM

  HB 44     Del A. Miller     Recordation and Transfer Taxes - Exmptns -
                              Property Conveyed From Sole Proprietorship to LLC
                              JAN 20, 2016 2:00 PM

  HB 49     Del Holmes        Criminal Law - Gaming - Home Games
                              JAN 20, 2016 2:00 PM

  HB 53     Del O'Donnell     Presidential Elections - Agrmnt Among the Sts to
                              Elect the Pres by Natl Popular Vote - Rpl
                              JAN 20, 2016 2:00 PM

  HB 55     Del Cluster       Baltimore County - Education - WhyTry Program
                              JAN 20, 2016 2:00 PM

Issued: January 19, 2016

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 16-4

   ADDED

  SB 166    Sen Conway        Land Use Actions - Legislative Bodies - Judicial
                              Review
                              FEB 2, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 182    Sen Mathias,      Public Safety - Rental Dwelling Units - Carbon
            et al             Monoxide Alarms
                              FEB 2, 2016 1:00 PM

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 16     Sen Eckardt       Talbot County - Board of Education - Student
                              Members
                              From JAN 20, 3:30 PM to JAN 20, 3:00 PM

  SB 38     Sen Klausmeier    Higher Education - Community Colleges - Workforce
                              Development Sequence Grants and Scholarships
                              From JAN 20, 3:30 PM to JAN 20, 3:00 PM

  SB 65     Sen Young         Primary and Secondary Education - Health and
                              Safety - Sugar-Free Schools Act
                              From JAN 20, 3:30 PM to JAN 20, 3:00 PM

  SB 71     Sen Young         Public and Nonpublic Schools - Student Diabetes
                              Management Program
                              From JAN 20, 3:30 PM to JAN 20, 3:00 PM

  SB 73     Sen Young         Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for
                              Orphans and Foster Care Recipients
                              From JAN 20, 3:30 PM to JAN 20, 3:00 PM

  SB 102    Chr EHE (Dept)    Governor's Office for Children and Services to
                              Children
                              From JAN 20, 3:30 PM to JAN 20, 3:00 PM

   WEDNESDAY   JANUARY 20, 2016

                                  1:00 P.M.

  Note:  Change in Time
  Briefing:  Maryland State Department of Education

                                  1:30 P.M.

  Note:  Change in Time
  Briefing:  Maryland Higher Education Commission

                                  2:00 P.M.

  Note:  Change in Time
  Briefing:  Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation; and P-20 Council

                                  2:30 P.M.

  Note:  Change in Time
  Briefing:  Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 16-4

   CANCELLED

  SB 89     Chr FIN (Dept)    Md Medical Assistance Program - Prvsn of Substance
                              Use Services to Enrollees of Managed Care Orgs
                              JAN 20, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-2

   THURSDAY    JANUARY 21, 2016

                                  11:00 A.M.

  FULL COMMITTEE - Adequacy Study

   Note change in date and time.

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 16-2

   ADDED

  HB 13     Del Buckel        Workers' Comp - Heart Disease and Hypertension
                              Presumption - State Correctional Officers
                              JAN 27, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 23     Del McConkey      Procurement - Prevailing Wage Law - Waiver From
                              Provisions
                              JAN 27, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 59     Chr ECM (Dept)    Department of Economic Competitiveness and
                              Commerce - Renaming
                              JAN 27, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 70     Del Luedtke       Business Regulation - Billiard Table License -
                              Repeal
                              JAN 27, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 105    Del Clippinger    Local Govt - Clean Energy Loan Programs -
                              Commercial Prprty Owners - Renewable Energy Prjcts
                              JAN 28, 2016 1:00 PM

   WEDNESDAY   JANUARY 20, 2016

                                  2:00 P.M.

   NOTE: CHANGE IN TIME

  Full Committee Briefing:  Maryland Department of Environment,
                            Maryland Energy Administration, Maryland Clean
                            Energy Center: Clean Power Plan, RGGI, Green
                            Bank, and other issue updates

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 16-4

   WEDNESDAY   JANUARY 20, 2016

                                  1:00 P.M.

  Briefing:  Maryland Environmental Service 101

  Briefing:  Drive for Supplies

   PLEASE NOTE: The Time of the Briefings has been changed.

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 16-5

   ADDED

  HB 95     Del B. Wilson     Criminal Procedure - Life Without Parole - Repeal
                              of Sentencing Proceeding
                              JAN 26, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 96     Del B. Wilson     Criminal Law - Second-Degree Murder - Penalty
                              JAN 26, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 97     Del B. Wilson     Crimes - Solicitation to Commit Murder or Arson -
                              Statute of Limitations
                              JAN 26, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 98     Del B. Wilson     Criminal Law - Participation in Court Proceedings
                              - Retaliation
                              JAN 26, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 16     Del Metzgar       Marriage - Religious Organizations - Protections
                              JAN 28, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 93     Del B. Wilson     Courts - Evidence - Membership in or Association
                              With a Criminal Gang
                              FEB 2, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 99     Del B. Wilson     Criminal Law - Synthetic Cannabinoids -
                              Prohibition
                              FEB 2, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 100    Del B. Wilson     Criminal Law - Crimes Against Property - Trespass
                              to a Vehicle
                              FEB 2, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 101    Del C. Howard,    Criminal Law - Human Trafficking and Related
            et al             Crimes - Penalties
                              FEB 2, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 110    Del Knotts        Law Enforcement Explorer Program - Funding
                              FEB 2, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 121    Del Carozza,      Criminal Law - False Statement Concerning
            et al             Destructive Device or Toxic Material - Venue
                              FEB 2, 2016 1:00 PM

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 74     The Spkr (Md      Judgeships - Circuit Courts and District Court
            Jud)              From FEB 3, 1:00 PM to FEB 3, 2:00 PM

  HB 81     Del Conaway       Criminal Procedure - Cameras in the Courtroom -
                              Criminal Sentencing Hearings
                              From FEB 3, 1:00 PM to FEB 3, 2:00 PM




January 19, 2016 5:22 P.M.