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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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 March 3, 2016


March 2 March 3 March 4 March 7 March 8

Issued: March 2, 2016

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-24

   CANCELLED

  HB 1006   Del Sample        Health Insurance - Coverage for Digital
            Hughes, et al     Tomosynthesis
                              MAR 3, 2016 1:00 PM

Issued: March 3, 2016

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 16-19

   TUESDAY     MARCH 8, 2016

                                  1:30 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, TRANSPORTATION, AND ENVIRONMENT
  Schweinhaut, Miller
            * Decisions

   Please note change in time.

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 16-23

   ADDED

  HB 185    Del Morhaim,      State Board of Physicians - Licensed Physicians -
            et al             Continuing Education Requirements
                              MAR 23, 2016 1:00 PM

   CANCELLED

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

  SB 1085   Sen McFadden      Procurement - Accelerated Payments to
                              Subcontractors
                              MAR 15, 2016 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 16-24

   CANCELLED

  SB 594    Sen Mathias,      General Provisions - Commemorative Months -
            et al             Maryland Sportsmanship Month
                              MAR 4, 2016 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 16-31

   ADDED

  SB 1081   Sen Eckardt       Mental Hlth - Vlntry and Involuntary Admissions -
                              Certfn by Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
                              MAR 23, 2016 1:00 PM

   CANCELLED

  SB 457    Sen McFadden      Capital Budget - Construction Projects -
                              Apprenticeship Requirements
                              (Jointly assigned to FIN and B&T)
                              MAR 17, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 932    Sen Klausmeier    Discount Vision Plans - Provider Contracts
                              MAR 9, 2016 1:00 PM

EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE - Addendum Number: 16-1

   MONDAY      MARCH 7, 2016

                                  5:00 P.M.

  Subject: The following nominees are scheduled to appear for
           consideration:

           Maryland Environmental Service, Board of Directors of
              William B.C. Addison, Jr., Prince George's County, District 27

           School for the Deaf, Board of Trustees of the Maryland
              Denise Gagnon Perdue, Queen Anne's County, District 36

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Kacey Smith or Lynne Porter,
      Department of Legislative Services
              Telephone: 410-946-5200/5350 (Annapolis/Baltimore Area)
                         301-970-5200/5350 (Washington, D.C. Area)

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-13

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 1573   Del Otto          Creation of a State Debt - Worcester County -
                              Delmarva Discovery Center and Museum
                              From MAR 12, 3:00 PM to MAR 14, 9:00 AM

  HB 1612   Wicomico          Creation of a State Debt - Wicomico County - Ward
            County            Museum of Wildfowl Art
            Delegation        From MAR 12, 3:00 PM to MAR 14, 9:00 AM

   CANCELLED

  HB 1587   Dels West and     Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore Co - The Md
            Aumann            Regional Agricultural Arena and Learning Center
                              MAR 12, 2016 11:00 AM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 16-33

   CANCELLED

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

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-25

   CANCELLED

  HB 1265   Del K. Young      Md Health Care Commission - Hospital and Physician
                              Financial Arrangement Disclosure - Requirements
                              MAR 7, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 16-32

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 1040   Del Szeliga,      Education - Student Report Cards - Required
            et al             Information
                              From MAR 4, 1:00 PM to MAR 11, 1:00 PM

LEGISLATIVE ETHICS, JOINT COMMITTEE ON - Addendum Number: 16-1

   TUESDAY     MARCH 8, 2016

                    Immed. Following Session     Room 206
                                                 Legislative Services Building
                                                 90 State Circle
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Work Session.
              A portion of the meeting may be held in closed session to comply
              with a statutory requirement that prevents public disclosure of
              matters that may be discussed.

  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: March 4, 2016

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 16-20

   ADDED

  SB 364    Sen Brochin       Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore County -
                              Radebaugh Park
                              MAR 12, 2016 2:00 PM

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 138    Sen Eckardt       Creation of a State Debt - Dorchester County -
                              Dorchester County Family YMCA
                              From MAR 12, 11:00 AM to MAR 14, 10:30 AM

   CANCELLED

  SB 1115   Sens Brochin      Creation of a State Debt - Baltimore Co - The Md
            and Jennings      Regional Agricultural Arena and Learning Center
                              MAR 12, 2016 2:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

   TUESDAY     MARCH 8, 2016

                                  1:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, TRANSPORTATION, AND ENVIRONMENT
  Schweinhaut, Miller
            * Decisions

   PLEASE NOTE:  THE SUBCOMMITTEE WILL BE MEETING AS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED.

                                  1:30 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
  3 West, Miller
            * Decisions

   PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN TIME.

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 16-25

   CANCELLED

  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

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 16-32

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 912    Sen Feldman       Clean Energy Loan Program - Residential Property -
                              Repayment of Loans Through Surcharge
                              From MAR 8, 1:00 PM to MAR 17, 1:00 PM

   CANCELLED

  SB 955    Sen Hershey       Federal-Aid Primary Highways - Signs
                              MAR 9, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-14

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 774    Del Adams, et     Creation of a State Debt - Dorchester County -
            al                Dorchester County Family YMCA
                              From MAR 12, 2:00 PM to MAR 14, 9:00 AM

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-15

   CANCELLED

  HB 1583   Del Hixson, et    Creation of a State Debt - Montgomery County -
            al                Pinecrest Local Park Improvements
                              MAR 12, 2016 11:00 AM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-26

   CANCELLED

  HB 929    Del Reznik, et    Health Occupations - Prohibited Patient Referrals
            al                - Exceptions
                              MAR 7, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-27

   MONDAY      MARCH 7, 2016

                                  4:00 P.M.

        HGO Committee Members and Stakeholders Work Session(s)
          1) HB 802
          2) HB 1318

             *Room 240*

        Note: This meeting is to take place following public bill hearings

   WEDNESDAY   MARCH 9, 2016

                                  11:00 A.M.

        Estates & Trusts Subcommittee Work Session(s)
          1) HB 9
          2) HB 472
          3) HB 541
          4) HB 824
          5) HB 960

             *Room 218*

        Public Health & Minority Health Disparities Subcommittee
        Work Session(s)
          1) HB 180
          2) HB 682
          3) HB 685
          4) HB 724
          5) HB 827
          6) HB 981
          7) HB 1217
          8) HB 1411

             *Room 240*

Issued: March 7, 2016

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 16-21

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 743    Sen Serafini      Creation of a State Debt - Washington County -
                              Doey's House
                              From MAR 12, 3:00 PM to MAR 12, 2:00 PM

  SB 744    Sen Serafini      Creation of a State Debt - Washington County - The
                              Maryland Theatre
                              From MAR 12, 3:00 PM to MAR 12, 2:00 PM

  SB 1034   Sen Mathias       Creation of a State Debt - Worcester County -
                              Delmarva Discovery Center and Museum
                              From MAR 12, 2:00 PM to MAR 14, 10:30 AM

  SB 1042   Sen Mathias       Creation of a State Debt - Wicomico County - Ward
                              Museum of Wildfowl Art
                              From MAR 12, 2:00 PM to MAR 14, 10:30 AM

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 16-26

   ADDED

  HB 226    Dels Mautz and    Talbot County - Board of Education - Student
            Adams             Members
                              MAR 16, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 430    Del Kaiser, et    Education - Student Data Privacy Council
            al                MAR 16, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 567    Del Kipke         State Board of Cosmetologists - Mobile Beauty
                              Salons - Permit Requirement
                              MAR 17, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 20     Del O'Donnell     Calvert County and St. Mary's County - Archery
                              Hunting - Safety Zone
                              MAR 22, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 670    Del McCray, et    Baltimore City - Remediation of Illegal Dumping -
            al                Report
                              MAR 22, 2016 1:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 16-20

   ADDED

  HB 259    Del Carter, et    Family Law - Child Support - Custody and
            al                Visitation
                              MAR 22, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 274    Del Dumais        Family Law - Divorce - Corroboration of Testimony
                              MAR 22, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 104    Del Morhaim,      Medical Cannabis - Written Certifications -
            et al             Certifying Providers
                              (Jointly assigned to JPR and FIN)
                              MAR 23, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 166    Del Valentino     Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release -
            Smith, et al      Out-of-State Sex Offenders
                              MAR 23, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 229    Chr ENV (Dept)    Commercial Motor Vehicles - Operation -
                              Transportation Emergencies
                              MAR 24, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 16-33

   CANCELLED

  HB 564    Del Glenn         Public Health - Restaurants - Meals for Children
                              MAR 8, 2016 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 16-34

   CANCELLED

  HB 1351   Del Brooks, et    Public Service Companies and Utility Companies -
            al                Entering on Property - Notice to Owner
                              MAR 11, 2016 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 16-34

   ADDED

  HB 149    Del Otto          Somerset County - Commissioners - Salary and
                              Expense Reimbursements
                              MAR 11, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-28

   TUESDAY     MARCH 8, 2016

                                  11:00 A.M.

        Insurance Subcommittee Work Session(s)
          1) HB 800
          2) HB 801
          3) HB 1005
          4) HB 1150

             *Room 218*

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-29

   WEDNESDAY   MARCH 9, 2016

                                  11:00 A.M.

        Update to Public Health & Minority Health Disparities
        Subcommittee Work Session***
          -> BILL ADDED TO AGENDA -> HB 886

          *Room 240*

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-30

   CANCELLED

  HB 1282   Del Sample        Health Enterprise Zone Practitioners -
            Hughes, et al     Trauma-Informed Care - Training
                              MAR 8, 2016 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-31

   TUESDAY     MARCH 8, 2016

                                  11:00 A.M.

        Government Operations & Long Term Care Subcommittee
        Work Session
          1) HB 868

             *Room 240*

Issued: March 8, 2016

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 16-22

   CANCELLED

  SB 1121   Sen Serafini      Health Insurance - Coverage of Air Ambulance
                              Transport Services
                              MAR 17, 2016 3:00 PM

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 16-23

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 660    Sen Salling,      Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military
            et al             Retirement Income
                              From MAR 11, 1:00 PM to MAR 15, 2:30 PM

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 16-27

   ADDED

  SB 1159   Sens Conway       Baltimore City Board of License Commissioners -
            and Nathan        Members - Terms and Appointment
            Pulliam           MAR 10, 2016 1:00 PM

  HB 5      Del Shoemaker,    Dept of Gnrl Srvcs - Declaration and Disposal of
            et al             Excess and Surplus Prprty - Govt Hse Furnishings
                              MAR 22, 2016 1:00 PM

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 16-28

   CANCELLED

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

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 16-33

   CANCELLED

  SB 773    The Pres (Atty    Consumer Protection - Debt Buyers and Collectors -
            Gen Ofc)          Restrictions
                              MAR 8, 2016 1:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 16-21

   CANCELLED

  SB 704    Sen Gladden       CINA Grdnshp, Adoption, Custody, and Visitation -
                              Blindness of Parent, Guardian, Custodian, or Party
                              MAR 8, 2016 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 16-35

   ADDED

  SB 104    Chr EHE (Dept)    Housing and Community Development - Local
                              Government Infrastructure Projects - Financing
                              MAR 22, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 182    Sen Mathias,      Public Safety - Rental Dwelling Units - Carbon
            et al             Monoxide Alarms
                              MAR 22, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 194    Sen Ready         Ethics Comm, Comm on Jud Dsblts, Jud Ethics Com,
                              and Jt Ethics Com - Duties
                              MAR 22, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 241    Sen Kelley, et    Real Property - Senior Apartment Facilities -
            al                Conversion
                              MAR 22, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 426    Sen Astle         Maryland Emergency Management Assistance Compact -
                              City of Annapolis
                              MAR 22, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 4      Sen Conway        Natural Resources - Maryland Environmental Trust -
                              Trustees
                              MAR 23, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 51     Sen Klausmeier    Natural Resources - Aquaculture Coordinating
                              Council - Membership
                              MAR 23, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 61     Sen Simonaire     Ntrl Rsrcs - Frst Lnds and the Chspk and Atlantic
                              Cstl Bays 2010 Trst Fnd - Misc Crctns and Clrfctns
                              MAR 23, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 105    Chr EHE (Dept)    Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority - Name
                              and Authority
                              MAR 23, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 110    Chr EHE (Dept)    Agriculture - Young Farmers Advisory Board -
            and Sen           Membership
            Middleton         MAR 23, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 112    Chr EHE (Dept)    Pest Control Compact - Repeal
                              MAR 23, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 113    Chr EHE (Dept)    Department of Agriculture - Bees, Bee Colonies,
                              and Used Bee Equipment - Trnsprtn and Shipment
                              MAR 23, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 123    Sen Simonaire     Interstate Boating Violator Compact
                              MAR 23, 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         MAR 23, 2016 1:00 PM
            Areas)

  SB 225    Sen Simonaire     Hntg and Fishing Lcnss - Dsbld Active Mltry, Frmr
                              POWs, Rcpnts of the Purple Hrt Awd, and Dsbld Vets
                              MAR 23, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 284    Sen Simonaire     Natural Resources - Complimentary Hunting and
                              Fishing Licenses
                              MAR 23, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 525    Sen Edwards       Maryland Dormant Minerals Interests Act - Use of
                              Mineral Interest - Clarification
                              MAR 23, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 53     Sen Ramirez       Vehicle Laws - Obstruction Hanging From Rearview
                              Mirror - Enforcement
                              MAR 24, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 72     Sen DeGrange      Citizens Com for the Enhancement of Cmnts
                              Surrounding BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport - Mbrshp
                              MAR 24, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 80     Chr JPR (Dept)    Commercial Drivers' Licenses - Cancellations and
                              Downgrades (Driving Privilege Prsrvtn Act of 2016)
                              MAR 24, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 199    Sen Brochin,      Transit and Transportation Service - Audio
            et al             Recordings - Requirements and Limitations
                              MAR 24, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 309    Sen Mathias       Motor Vehicle Registration - Exception for Golf
                              Carts - City of Crisfield
                              MAR 24, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 416    Sen Salling,      Transportation - Toll Transportation Facilities
            et al             Project - Annual Pass - Study
                              MAR 24, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-32

   ADDED

  HB 1006   Del Sample        Health Insurance - Coverage for Digital
            Hughes, et al     Tomosynthesis
                              MAR 10, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 16-48

   CANCELLED

  HB 1477   Del McMillan      Gestational Agreements - Rights of Parties
                              MAR 9, 2016 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE JUDICIARY - Addendum Number: 16-49

   CANCELLED

  HB 1484   Dels C. Wilson    Child Plcmnt - Prhbtn on Hmn Trafficking,
            and Carter        Restrictions on Advrtsng, and Reporting Reqmts
                              MAR 9, 2016 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 16-33

   CANCELLED

  HB 1134   Prince            Equality in Education Act PG 434-16
            George's County   MAR 10, 2016 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)
            Delegation

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 16-34

   CANCELLED

  HB 1066   Montgomery        Montgomery County Public Schools - Communications
            County            in Spanish MC 37-16
            Delegation        MAR 10, 2016 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 16-35

   CANCELLED

  HB 1178   Del Angel, et     Primary and Secondary Education - Immunizations of
            al                Children Entering School
                              MAR 10, 2016 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)



March 8, 2016 2:46 P.M.