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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 18, 2016


February 17 February 18 February 19 February 22 February 23

Issued: February 17, 2016

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 16-25

   CANCELLED

  SB 691    Sen Bates         Public Health - Provision of Life-Preserving
                              Health Care Services (Vulnerable Protection Act)
                              MAR 16, 2016 1:00 PM

Issued: February 18, 2016

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 16-17

   CANCELLED

  SB 19     Sen Ramirez       Election Law - Automatic Voter Registration
                              FEB 18, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 872    Sen Young         Education - Prekindergarten and Kindergarten
                              Assessments - Administration
                              MAR 2, 2016 1:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 16-14

   CANCELLED

  SB 961    Sen Muse          Motor Vehicles - Speed Monitoring Systems -
                              Automated Audits
                              MAR 15, 2016 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 16-29

   MONDAY      FEBRUARY 22, 2016

                                  1:00 P.M.
   NOTE  Sign up for Alcohol Bills for Monday 2/22/2016 will begin
         9AM Friday 2/19/2016.

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 16-23

   CANCELLED

  HB 913    Dels Aumann       Land Use - Department of Planning - Permit for
            and West          Development Projects
                              FEB 23, 2016 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 16-24

   CANCELLED

  HB 1462   Del Bromwell,     Vtrnrns, Phrmcs, and Pharmacists - Dispensing
            et al             Cmpndd Preparations for Use by Companion Animals
                              MAR 9, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 16-25

   CANCELLED

  HB 1041   Del Frush         State Wetlands - Nonstructural Shoreline
                              Stabilization Requirement - Waiver
                              MAR 2, 2016 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

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

   FRIDAY      MARCH 4, 2016

                                  1:00 P.M.

        The following bill hearings will be held in the Joint
        Hearing Room - First Floor, DLS Building
           1) HB 1312 - Justice Reinvestment Act
           2) HB 1313 - Justice Reinvestment Act - Criminal
              Penalties

              *Jointly Assigned to JUD & HGO*

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 16-43

   ADDED

  HB 1465   Del M.            Foster Care - Standards for Foster Parents
            Washington        MAR 3, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 16-19

   ADDED

  HB 172    Del Sophocleus    Anne Arundel County - School Board Nominating
            (AA Co Admin)     Commission - Membership
                              MAR 10, 2016 1:00 PM

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE OVERSIGHT, JOINT COMMITTEE ON - Addendum Number: 16-1

   MONDAY      FEBRUARY 29, 2016

                                  3:00 P.M.      3 East
                                                 Miller Senate Office Building
                                                 Senate Finance Committee
                                                 11 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Discussion of 2016 Introduced Legislation Related to Unemployment
              Insurance.

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Tami D. Burt or Laura H. Atas, Dept. of
      Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5530 (Annapolis/Baltimore Area)
                         301-970-5530 (Washington, D.C. Area)

Issued: February 19, 2016

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 16-16

   ADDED

  SB 1052   Sen Ferguson,     University of Maryland Strategic Partnership Act
            et al             of 2016
                              MAR 1, 2016 8:30 AM

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 905    Sen King, et      Commission on Innovation and Excellence in
            al                Education
                              From MAR 3, 8:30 AM to MAR 1, 8:30 AM

   FRIDAY      FEBRUARY 19, 2016

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, TRANSPORTATION, AND ENVIRONMENT
  Schweinhaut, Miller
            * MDOT State Highway Administration
            * Maryland Transportation Authority

   Budget hearings will start immediately following Session.

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 16-18

   ADDED

  SB 973    Sens Madaleno     Campaign Finance - Public Officials - Solicitation
            and Conway        of Contributions or Donations
                              MAR 9, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1020   Sen Pugh          State Board of Physicians - Authority to Adopt
                              Regulations - Physician Licensing Reciprocity
                              MAR 9, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1021   Sen Pugh          Election Law - Change in Administrative Policy
                              Affecting Voting Rghts - Notice and Jud Review
                              MAR 9, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 991    Sen Young         Natural Resources - Wildlife Trafficking
                              Prevention
                              MAR 15, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 993    Sen Young         Procurement - Equal Pay Certificates - Requirement
                              MAR 15, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 995    Sen Waugh         St. Mary's County - Local Licenses - Repeal
                              MAR 15, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1010   Sen Hershey       Environment - Municipal Water Supply Contamination
                              - Remediation Costs
                              MAR 15, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1015   Sen Waugh         St. Mary's County - Alcoholic Beverages - Permits,
                              Training, Prohibited Acts, and Violations
                              MAR 15, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 989    Washington        Washington County Board of Education - Access to
            County Senators   Public School Courses - Nonpublic School Students
                              MAR 16, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1003   Sen Rosapepe      Department of Information Technology - Data
                              Sharing and Integration
                              (Jointly assigned to EHE and B&T)
                              MAR 16, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1041   Sen Rosapepe,     Education - Digital Equity for All Act
            et al             MAR 16, 2016 1:00 PM

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 16-19

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 526    Sen Bates         Agriculture - Donation of Commercial Feed
                              From FEB 23, 1:00 PM to MAR 1, 1:00 PM

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 16-26

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 897    Sen Klausmeier    Cemeteries - Perpetual Care Trust Fund - Loan of
                              Principal for Capital Expenditures
                              From MAR 17, 1:00 PM to FEB 24, 1:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 16-15

   ADDED

  SB 1026   The Pres (Wkgp    Public Safety and Policing Workgroup -
            on Pub Saf &      Recommendations
            Polc), et al      (Jointly assigned to JPR and B&T)
                              MAR 1, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1005   The Pres (Jstc    Justice Reinvestment Act
            Reinvestment      MAR 2, 2016 1:00 PM
            Coord Cncl)

  SB 1006   The Pres (Jstc    Justice Reinvestment Act - Criminal Penalties
            Reinvestment      MAR 2, 2016 1:00 PM
            Coord Cncl)

  SB 691    Sen Bates         Public Health - Provision of Life-Preserving
                              Health Care Services (Vulnerable Protection Act)
                              MAR 15, 2016 1:00 PM

   CANCELLED

  SB 274    Sen King, et      Vehicle Laws - Special Registration Plates -
            al                Retired Law Enforcement Officers
                              FEB 23, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 16-30

   ADDED

  HB 1444   Del Aumann        Mary Byrd Wyman Memorial Association of Baltimore
                              City
                              MAR 9, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 16-26

   CANCELLED

  HB 863    Del Hill, et      Vehicle Laws - Speed Monitoring Systems -
            al                Calibration Checks
                              MAR 3, 2016 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

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

   TUESDAY     FEBRUARY 23, 2016

                                  11:00 A.M.

        Government Operations & Long Term Care Subcommittee
        Work Session(s)
          1) HB 5 - DGS - Declaration & Disposal of Excess & Surplus
             Property - Government House Furnishings
          2) HB 236 - MBEs - Transitioning From Subcontractors to
             Prime Contractors - Study and Report
          3) HB 270 - General Provisions - Commemorative Months -
             Maryland Sportsmanship Month
          4) HB 282 - Procurement Preferences - Small Bussiness and
             Minority Business Enterprises - Workshop Requirements
          5) HB 303 - State Designations - State Tartan
          6) HB 499 - Procurement - Accelerated Payments to
             Subcontractors

             *Room 240*

                                  11:00 A.M.

        Insurance Subcommittee Work Session(s)
          1) HB 25 - Hlth Ins - Group Health Benefit Plans - Renewal
             Premium Rate Calculation Statement
          2) HB 124 - Hlth Ins - Large Employers - Disclosure of
             Aggregate Incurred Claims
          3) HB 554 - Insurance - Surplus Lines - Short-Term
             Medical Insurance
          4) HB 639 - Hlth Ins - Provider Claims - Payment by Credit
             Card - Prohibited
          5) HB 803 - Life Insurance - Freedom to Travel Act

             *Room 218*

   WEDNESDAY   FEBRUARY 24, 2016

                                  11:00 A.M.

        Public Health & Minority Health Disparities Subcommittee
        Work Session(s)
          1) HB 180 - Pub Hlth - HIV Testing During Pregnancy
          2) HB 280 - Birth Certificates - Homeless Individuals -
             Prohibition on Collection of Fee
          3) HB 364 - Petitions for Emergency Eval - Minors -
             Sealing of Court Records
          4) HB 604 - Pub Hlth - Mobile Food Service Facilities -
             Licensing & Inspection by Counties
             *Room 240*

   THURSDAY    FEBRUARY 25, 2016

                                  11:00 A.M.

        Health Facilities & Occupations Subcommittee Work Session(s)
          1) HB 437 - DHMH - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program -
             Modifications
          2) HB 456 - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program - Revisions
          3) HB 497 - Hlth Occs - Environmental Health Specialists -
             Regulation

             *Room 240*

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 16-44

   CANCELLED

  HB 286    Dels B.           Criminal Procedure - Expungement - Identity Theft
            Robinson and      MAR 8, 2016 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)
            Jalisi

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 16-45

   CANCELLED

  HB 629    Del Moon, et      Criminal Law - Law Enforcement Officers -
            al                Misconduct
                              FEB 23, 2016 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

Issued: February 22, 2016

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 16-27

   ADDED

  SB 1028   Sen Pugh          Motor Vehicle Insurance - Discrimination in
                              Underwriting and Rating - Prohibitions
                              MAR 1, 2016 1:00 PM

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 919    Sen Middleton     Insurance - Exemption From State Insurance Laws
                              for Self-Funded Student Health Plans
                              From MAR 2, 1:00 PM to MAR 3, 1:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 16-16

   CANCELLED

  SB 329    Sen Conway        Criminal Procedure - Nonviolent Felonies - Stet,
                              Shielding, and Expungement
                              FEB 24, 2016 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 16-27

   ADDED

  HB 203    Caroline          Caroline County - Sunday Hunting
            County            MAR 4, 2016 1:00 PM
            Delegation

  HB 322    Del Afzali        Frederick County - Failure to Obey Traffic Control
                              Device on Maryland Route 75 - Penalty
                              MAR 4, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 1222   Del Adams, et     Dorchester County - Recycling at Special Events -
            al                Exemptions
                              MAR 4, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 605    Frederick         Frederick Co - Dvlp Rights and Responsibilities
            County            Agreements - Administrative Appeals
            Delegation        MAR 8, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 831    Washington        Washington County - Collection of Fees, Charges,
            County            Penalties, and Assessments
            Delegation        MAR 8, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 845    Washington        Washington County - Maryland Building Performance
            County            Standards - Modifications - Local Enforcement
            Delegation        MAR 8, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 867    Washington        Washington County - Contributions to Nonprofit
            County            Organizations - Process
            Delegation        MAR 8, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 889    St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Metropolitan Commission Bonds
            County            - Extension of Maximum Maturity Date
            Delegation        MAR 11, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 890    St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Local Landlord and Tenant Law
            County            - Repeal
            Delegation        MAR 11, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 972    St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Local Licenses - Repeal
            County            MAR 11, 2016 1:00 PM
            Delegation

  HB 1092   St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Keeper of the Jail - Repeal
            County            MAR 11, 2016 1:00 PM
            Delegation

  HB 1157   Calvert County    Calvert County - Assistant Sheriff - Salary and
            Delegation        Status
                              MAR 11, 2016 1:00 PM

Issued: February 23, 2016

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 16-28

   ADDED

  SB 974    Sen Pugh          Arts and Entertainment Districts - Artistic Work -
                              Eligibility
                              MAR 15, 2016 1:00 PM

   CANCELLED

  SB 623    Sen Pugh, et      Maryland Pay Stub Transparency Act of 2016
            al                MAR 3, 2016 1:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 16-17

   CANCELLED

  SB 405    Sen Guzzone       State Highway Administration - Service Signs -
                              Business or Attraction Located in Shopping Center
                              FEB 23, 2016 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-17

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 1411   Del McMillan,     Health - Recovery Residences - Certification
            et al             From MAR 11, 1:00 PM to MAR 3, 1:00 PM

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 16-46

   CANCELLED

  HB 975    Dels Rosenberg    Lawyers - Admission to the Bar - Qualifications
            and Morales       FEB 25, 2016 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 16-20

   CANCELLED

  HB 1368   Del S. Howard     Commission on Office Discipline Referrals in Anne
                              Arundel County Public Schools
                              MAR 7, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 16-21

   CANCELLED

  HB 993    Del Saab, et      Anne Arundel County - Board of Education -
            al                Selection of Members
                              FEB 26, 2016 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 16-22

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 453    The Spkr          Maryland Education Credit
            (Admin), et al    From FEB 25, 1:00 PM to MAR 7, 1:00 PM



February 23, 2016 3:45 P.M.