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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 25, 2016


February 24 February 25 February 26 February 29 March 1

Issued: February 24, 2016

HOUSE RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE - Addendum Number: 16-5


  HEARING UPDATE:   Monday, February 29, 2016
                    Room `130, Lowe House Office Building, Annapolis, MD 21401
                    410-841-3916
                    Hearing:  1:00 pm

   ADDED

  SB 506    The Pres (DLS)    Annual Corrective Bill
                              FEB 29, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 507    The Pres (DLS)    Annual Curative Bill
                              FEB 29, 2016 1:00 PM

Issued: February 25, 2016

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 16-17

   THURSDAY    MARCH 17, 2016

                                  1:00 P.M.

   BUDGET HEARINGS - CANCELLED

  Subcommittee on Capital Budget - Higher Education Overview

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 16-20

   ADDED

  SB 547    Sen Pugh, et      Ex-Offenders Recidivism Reduction Act
            al                MAR 8, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1032   Sen Conway        Health Occupations - Prohibited Patient Referrals
                              - Exceptions
                              MAR 9, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1054   Sen Mathias       Commercial Northern Snakehead Bowfishing License -
                              Establishment
                              MAR 15, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1068   Sen Eckardt       Alcoholic Beverages - Auxiliary Winery Permit
                              MAR 15, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1074   Sen Klausmeier    Baltimore County - Alcoholic Beverages - Licenses
                              in Mixed-Use Developments
                              MAR 15, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1076   Washington        Washington County - Alcoholic Beverages -
            County Senators   Population Ratio Quota - Classes of Licenses
                              MAR 15, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1077   Washington        Washington County - Alcoholic Beverages - License
            County Senators   Renewal Procedures
                              MAR 15, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1078   Washington        Washington County - Alcoholic Beverages - Class A
            County Senators   Beer, Wine, and Liquor - License Fee
                              MAR 15, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1079   Washington        Washington County - Alcoholic Beverages - Hotel
            County Senators   and Motel Licenses
                              MAR 15, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1088   Harford County    Alcoholic Beverages - Harford County - License and
            Senators          Permit Fees and Repealing Obsolete Provisions
                              MAR 15, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1082   Sen Conway        State Board of Dental Examiners - Ownership,
                              Management, and Operation of a Dental Practice
                              MAR 16, 2016 1:00 PM

   THURSDAY    MARCH 10, 2016

  COMMITTEE WORKING SESSION

   FRIDAY      MARCH 11, 2016

  COMMITTEE WORKING SESSION

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 16-29

   ADDED

  SB 1069   Sen Middleton     Public Utlts - Application for a Cert of Public
                              Convenience and Necessity - Public Notice
                              MAR 15, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1104   Har Co Sens,      Transportation - Highways - Heroes Highway
            et al             MAR 16, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1009   Sen Benson, et    Procurement - Prevailing Wage - Liquidated Damages
            al                MAR 17, 2016 1:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 16-18

   CANCELLED

  SB 592    Sen Ramirez,      Lawyers - Fees - Payment by Credit or Debit Card
            et al             FEB 25, 2016 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 16-23

   CANCELLED

  HB 551    Del Kaiser, et    Education - Children With Disabilities -
            al                Individualized Education Program Mediation
                              FEB 25, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 16-24

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 1399   Del Hayes, et     Maryland Education Development Collaborative -
            al                Established
                              From MAR 11, 1:00 PM to MAR 15, 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 16-25

   ADDED

  HB 551    Del Kaiser, et    Education - Children With Disabilities -
            al                Individualized Education Program Mediation
                              MAR 14, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 16-26

   CANCELLED

  HB 658    Del Shoemaker,    Carroll County - Property Tax Credit - The Bucs
            et al             Club
                              FEB 26, 2016 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

Issued: February 26, 2016

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 16-18

   FRIDAY      FEBRUARY 26, 2016

                                  1:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, TRANSPORTATION, AND ENVIRONMENT

  Budget Hearing will begin immediately after Session today.

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 16-21

   THURSDAY    MARCH 10, 2016

  COMMITTEE WORKING SESSION

   FRIDAY      MARCH 11, 2016

  COMMITTEE WORKING SESSION

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 16-28

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 915    Del Jacobs, et    Crabs - Harvest Times - Trotlines and Crab Pots
            al                From FEB 26, 2:00 PM to FEB 26, 1:30 PM

  HB 916    Del Jacobs, et    Hard-Shell Clams - Use of Hydraulic Clam Dredge -
            al                Atlantic Coastal Bays
                              From FEB 26, 2:00 PM to FEB 26, 1:30 PM

  HB 918    Del Jacobs, et    Oyster Poaching - Administrative Penalties - Gear
            al                Violations
                              From FEB 26, 2:00 PM to FEB 26, 1:30 PM

  HB 953    Del Jacobs, et    Natural Resources - Oyster Poaching -
            al                Administrative Penalties
                              From FEB 26, 2:00 PM to FEB 26, 1:30 PM

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 16-29

   ADDED

  HB 1527   Del O'Donnell     Environment - Water Appropriation Permit -
                              Aquaculture Exemption
                              MAR 9, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 1024   PG Co Deleg       Montgomery County - Municipal Authority to
            and Mont Co       Regulate Structures - Clarification PG/MC 112-16
            Deleg             MAR 11, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 1101   Montgomery        Municipal Corporations - Closed Swimming Lake -
            County            Regulation MC 32-16
            Delegation        MAR 11, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 16-30

   ADDED

  HB 1409   Dels Otto and     Payment in Lieu of Taxes - State Forests, State
            Beitzel           Parks, and Wildlife Management Areas
                              MAR 8, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-18

   MONDAY      FEBRUARY 29, 2016

                                  4:00 P.M.

        Workgroup Session(s)
          1) HB 800 - Hlth Ins - Payments to Noncontracting
             Specialists & Noncontracting Nonphysician Specialists
          2) HB 802 - Hlth Ins - Provider Panel Lists
          3) HB 1318 - Hlth Benefit Plans - Network Access Stndrds
             and Provider Network Directories

             *Room 240*

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-19

   FRIDAY      MARCH 4, 2016

                                  2:00 P.M.

       *Time Change*
        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 HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-20

   ADDED

  HB 1312   The Spkr (Jstc    Justice Reinvestment Act
            Reinvestment      (Jointly assigned to JUD and HGO)
            Coord Cncl)       MAR 4, 2016 2:00 PM

  HB 1313   The Spkr (Jstc    Justice Reinvestment Act - Criminal Penalties
            Reinvestment      (Jointly assigned to JUD and HGO)
            Coord Cncl)       MAR 4, 2016 2:00 PM

   TUESDAY     MARCH 1, 2016

                                  11:00 A.M.

       Government Operations & Long Term Care Subcommittee work session(s):
          1) HB403
          2) HB492
          3) HB499
          4) HB984

              *Subcommittee will meet in the Committee Room, Room 240

                                  11:00 A.M.

       Insurance Subcommittee Work session(s):

         1) HB639
         2) HB798
         3) HB801
         4) HB1150

              Subcommittee will meet in Room 218

   WEDNESDAY   MARCH 2, 2016

                                  11:00 A.M.

       Public Health & Minority Health Disparities Subcommittee
           Work session on:

         1) HB431
         2) HB511
         3) HB730
              *Subccommittee will meet in Committee Room, Room 240

       Subcommittee on Estates & Trusts work session(s) on:

         1) HB555
               *subcommittee will meet in Room 218

   THURSDAY    MARCH 3, 2016

                                  11:00 A.M.

       Health Facilities & Occupations Subcommittee work session(s):
            1) HB680
                 *subcommittee will meet in committee room, Room 240

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 16-47

   FRIDAY      MARCH 4, 2016

                                  2:00 P.M.

   Note: Change in hearing time

  Hearings on HB1312 and HB1313 will be held in the Joint Hearing Room,
  Legislative Services Building, Annapolis, Maryland.

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 16-27

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 1009   Del Platt, et     Task Force to Study Increased Voter Participation
            al                From MAR 2, 2:30 PM to MAR 3, 1:00 PM

HOUSE RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE - Addendum Number: 16-6

   CANCELLED

  HB 1370   Del Folden        General Assembly - Limitation on Introduction of
                              Bills
                              FEB 29, 2016 1:00 PM

Issued: February 29, 2016

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 16-22

   ADDED

  SB 1064   Sen Feldman       Alcoholic Beverages - Issuance of Class A Licenses
                              MAR 15, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 57     Del Cassilly      Public Safety - Md Bldg Performance Standards -
                              Adoption, Implementation, and Enfrcmt of Mdfctns
                              MAR 22, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 61     Chr ENV (Dept)    Environment - Solid Waste, Recycling, and
                              Anaerobic Digestion
                              MAR 22, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 62     Chr ENV (Dept)    Natural Resources - Fishing and Hunting Licenses
                              MAR 22, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 63     Chr ENV (Dept)    Natural Resources - Fishing - Regulation and Use
                              of Commercial Finfish Trotlines
                              MAR 22, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 90     Del Lafferty      On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems - Operation and
                              Maintenance Costs - Low-Income Homeowners
                              MAR 22, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 133    Charles County    Charles County - Annual Financial Report and
            Delegation        Annual Audit Report - Filing Date
                              MAR 22, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 319    Del Jacobs, et    Oysters and Clams - Dredging by Auxiliary Yawl -
            al                Authorized Boats
                              MAR 22, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 389    Del O'Donnell,    Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area
            et al             Protection Program - Intrafamily Transfers
                              MAR 22, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 55     Del Cluster       Baltimore County - Education - WhyTry Program
                              MAR 23, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 67     Chr W&M (Dept)    Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program -
                              Composition
                              MAR 23, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 72     Del Luedtke,      Ed - Sexual Abuse and Assault Awareness and Prvntn
            et al             Program - Dvlp and Implementation
                              MAR 23, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 85     Del Luedtke,      Education - Children With Disabilities - Support
            et al             Services - Parental Notification
                              MAR 23, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 87     Montgomery        Montgomery County Board of Education - Student
            County            Member - Voting MC 11-16
            Delegation        MAR 23, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 107    Del Rosenberg,    Hghr Ed - Walter Sondheim Jr. Public Service
            et al             Internship Schlrshp Program - Schlrshp Amount
                              MAR 23, 2016 1:00 PM

   CANCELLED

  SB 26     Sen Reilly        State Designations - State Tartan
                              MAR 4, 2016 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

  SB 688    Sen Middleton     Task Force to Develop a Strategic Plan for State
                              Park Development
                              MAR 1, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 868    Sen Nathan        Primary and Secondary Education - Immunizations of
            Pulliam           Children Entering School
                              MAR 9, 2016 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 16-31

   CANCELLED

  HB 748    Del Rosenberg     Div of Workforce Dvlp and Adult Learning - Job
                              Training Grnt Program - Establishment
                              MAR 1, 2016 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 16-31

   CANCELLED

  HB 1475   Dels McMillan     Municipalities - Vacant and Blighted Buildings -
            and Busch         Registration, Remediation, and Taxation
                              (Jointly assigned to ENV and W&M)
                              MAR 1, 2016 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 16-32

   ADDED

  HB 384    Del Anderson,     Baltimore City - Police Commissioner - Length of
            et al             Term
                              MAR 11, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-21

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 1376   Del Parrott,      Health Insurance - Coverage of Air Ambulance
            et al             Transport Services
                              From MAR 7, 1:00 PM to MAR 14, 1:00 PM

Issued: March 1, 2016

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 16-30

   ADDED

  SB 1057   Sen King          Maryland Technology Dvlp Corporation - Maryland
                              Innovation Initiative - Financing Authority
                              MAR 15, 2016 1:00 PM

   CANCELLED

  SB 650    Sen Bates         Prevailing Wage - Basis for Rate Determination -
                              Survey Data
                              MAR 3, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 858    Sen Kelley        Mental Health - Wraparound Services for Children
                              and Youth
                              MAR 9, 2016 1:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 16-19

   ADDED

  SB 1047   Sen Lee           Task Force to Study Recording Deeds for Victims of
                              Domestic Violence
                              MAR 15, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1084   Sen Lee           Adlt Entertainment Ests - Natl Hmn Trafficking
                              Rsrc Center Hotline Info - Sign Posting Reqmts
                              MAR 15, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1097   Sen Mathias,      Local Government Tort Claims Act - Regional
            et al             Development Councils
                              MAR 15, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1059   Sen Conway        Baltimore City - Office of the Baltimore City
                              Sheriff - Positions and Grievance Procedures
                              MAR 16, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1071   Sen Muse          Office of the Public Defender - Caseload Standards
                              MAR 16, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1072   Sen Muse          Juveniles - Restraint and Searches - Limitations
                              MAR 16, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1073   Sen Muse          Vehicle Laws - Right-of-Way Violations - Death or
                              Serious Bodily Injury - Penalties
                              MAR 16, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1056   Sen Feldman       Corporations - Formation of a Holding Company by
                              Merger
                              MAR 17, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1065   Sen Feldman       Corporations - Maryland General Corporation Law -
                              Miscellaneous Provisions
                              MAR 17, 2016 1:00 PM

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 951    Sen Conway        Maryland Lead Poisoning Recovery Act
                              From MAR 3, 1:00 PM to MAR 16, 1:00 PM

   CANCELLED

  SB 948    Sens Zucker       Nonpublic Elementary and Secondary Schools -
            and Madaleno      Discrimination - Prohibition
                              MAR 3, 2016 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 16-32

   CANCELLED

  HB 1314   The Spkr (Atty    Financial Instns - Single-Party and Multiple-Party
            Gen Ofc)          Accounts - Rght to Fnds on Death of a Party
                              MAR 2, 2016 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-22

   THURSDAY    MARCH 3, 2016

                                  11:00 A.M.

       Health Facilities & Occupations Subcommittee Work Session(s)
         1) HB 490
         2) HB 752

            *Room 240*

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 16-28

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 1078   Montgomery        Montgomery County - Property Tax - Homestead Tax
            County            Credit Percentage MC 28-16
            Delegation        From MAR 4, 1:00 PM to MAR 9, 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 16-29

   CANCELLED

  HB 694    Del A. Miller,    Sales and Use Tax - Tax-Free Period - Emergency
            et al             Preparedness Equipment
                              MAR 1, 2016 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 16-30

   ADDED

  HB 1040   Del Szeliga,      Education - Student Report Cards - Required
            et al             Information
                              MAR 4, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 16-31

   CANCELLED

  HB 750    Del A. Miller,    Public Schools - Electronic Smoking Devices -
            et al             Policy and Disciplinary Standards
                              (Jointly assigned to W&M and ECM)
                              MAR 3, 2016 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)



March 1, 2016 5:34 P.M.