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 Withdrawn legislation does not always receive a hearing.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.

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Addenda to Weekly Schedule Published March 24, 2016


March 24 March 25 March 28 March 29

Issued: March 24, 2016

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 16-34

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 1047   Del Hixson, et    Earned Income Tax Credit - Expansion
            al                From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 29, 1:00 PM

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 16-36

   ADDED

  HB 852    Del Lisanti,      Local Government - Municipal Elections - Tie Votes
            et al             MAR 31, 2016 1:00 PM

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 16-37

   ADDED

  HB 1007   Del Luedtke,      Freedom to Vote Act
            et al             MAR 31, 2016 1:00 PM

EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE - Addendum Number: 16-3

   MONDAY      MARCH 28, 2016

                              ** CORRECTIONS **

                                  5:00 p.m.

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

        Handgun Permit Review Board
           Patricia S. West, Baltimore County, District 44

        Podiatric Medical Examiners, State Board of
           Frona L. Kroopnick, Baltimore County, District 11

        Stadium Authority, Maryland
           Jodi C. Stanalonis, St. Mary's County, District 29

    Subject: The following nominees are not required to appear for
             consideration:

        Frederick Community College Board of Trustees
           Nicanor Diaz, Frederick County, District 4

  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: 16-22

   FRIDAY      MARCH 25, 2016

                                  11:30 A.M. or immediately following
                                             session

  FULL COMMITTEE - Capital Budget Subcommittee Reports to Full Committee

HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS - Addendum Number: 16-42

   ADDED

  SB 954    Sen Klausmeier    St Bd of Heating, Ventilation, A-C, and Rfrgrtn
                              Contractors - Mntnc Technician - License Reqmts
                              MAR 29, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 684    Sen Astle         Energy Efficiency Programs - Heating, Ventilation,
                              Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Services
                              MAR 31, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 16-44

   ADDED

  SB 381    The Pres          Housing and Community Dvlp - Community Dvlp Admin
            (Admin), et al    - Student and Residential Mortgage Loans
                              (Jointly assigned to ENV and W&M)
                              MAR 29, 2016 1:00 PM

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 1197   PG Co Deleg       Prince George's County - Forest Conservation Act -
            and Mont Co       Net Tract Area PG/MC 114-16
            Deleg             From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 31, 1:00 PM

  HB 1529   Del Holmes        Real Property - Redeemable Ground Rents - Required
                              Redemption
                              From MAR 29, 1:00 PM to MAR 31, 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-45

   ADDED

  SB 239    Sen Kelley        Maryland Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
                              MAR 30, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 342    Sen Feldman,      St Fin and Procurement - Public Senior Hghr Ed
            et al             Instns - Plcs Concerning Procurement Cntrcts
                              MAR 30, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 16-50

   ADDED

  SB 766    Sen Madaleno,     Lcl Incm Tax - Overpayments, Underpayments, and
            et al             Wynne Repayments - Lcl Reserve Account Repayment
                              MAR 24, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 16-51

   CANCELLED

  SB 766    Sen Madaleno,     Lcl Incm Tax - Overpayments, Underpayments, and
            et al             Wynne Repayments - Lcl Reserve Account Repayment
                              MAR 24, 2016 1:00 PM
                              HEARING HAS BEEN CANCELLED

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 16-52

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 381    The Pres          Housing and Community Dvlp - Community Dvlp Admin
            (Admin), et al    - Student and Residential Mortgage Loans
                              (Jointly assigned to ENV and W&M)
                              From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 31, 1:00 PM

  SB 421    Sen Ramirez,      Spcl Ed - Translations of Individualized Ed Prgrms
            et al             or Individualized Fam Srvc Plans - Native Lang
                              From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 31, 1:00 PM

  SB 422    Sens Kasemeyer    Education - Maryland School for the Blind -
            and McFadden      Funding
                              From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 31, 1:00 PM

  SB 512    Sen Waugh         Task Force to Study the Recruitment, Retention,
                              and Promotion of Teachers in Maryland
                              From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 31, 1:00 PM

  SB 533    Sen Pinsky        Education - Assessments - Administration and
                              Provision of Information
                              From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 31, 1:00 PM

  SB 582    Sen King          Education - Robotics Grant Program - Establishment
                              From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 31, 1:00 PM

  SB 595    Sen Rosapepe      Education - Middle School Students - Awarding of
                              Credit
                              From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 31, 1:00 PM

  SB 651    Sen Bates         State Department of Education - Virtual Learning
                              Opportunities - Survey and Report
                              From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 31, 1:00 PM

  SB 706    Sen DeGrange,     Maryland Education Credit
            et al             From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 31, 1:00 PM

  SB 756    Sen Madaleno,     Primary and Secondary Ed - Breakfast Program -
            et al             School Requirements (Breakfast After the Bell Act)
                              From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 31, 1:00 PM

  SB 794    Sen Jennings,     Education - Prekindergarten and Kindergarten
            et al             Assessments - Administration
                              From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 31, 1:00 PM

  SB 905    Sen King, et      Commission on Innovation and Excellence in
            al                Education
                              From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 31, 1:00 PM

  SB 950    Sen Conway        Ed - Students With Disabilities - Stdy of Parental
                              Consent in the Individualized Ed Program Process
                              From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 31, 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 16-53

   ADDED

  SB 766    Sen Madaleno,     Lcl Incm Tax - Overpayments, Underpayments, and
            et al             Wynne Repayments - Lcl Reserve Account Repayment
                              MAR 25, 2016 1:00 PM

BALTIMORE CITY HOUSE DELEGATION - Addendum Number: 16-2

   FRIDAY      MARCH 25, 2016

                                  9:00 A.M.      Room 145
                                                 House Office Building
                                                 6 Bladen Street
                                                 Annapolis, MD

    Subject:  Presentations:
              National Aquarium of Baltimore
              Mt. Royal Community Dev. Corp.
              Parkway Hospitality Management Company

              SB561: Baltimore City - Alcoholic Beverages - Licenses
              SB499: Admissions and Amusement Tax - Baltimore City - Amateur
              Sports League Fees
              SB368: Baltimore City - Police Commissioner - Length of Term
              HB1636: Baltimore City - South Baltimore Gateway Community
              Benefits District and Distribution of Local Impact Grants

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Kamara Douglas, Baltimore City House
      Delegation
              Telephone: 410-841-3255

Issued: March 25, 2016

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 16-35

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 668    Dels Rosenberg    Preschool Development Grants - Expansion Grants -
            and Platt         Required State Funding
                              From MAR 31, 1:00 PM to MAR 29, 1:00 PM

SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS - Addendum Number: 16-28

   CANCELLED

  HB 545    Del Lafferty      Landlord and Tenant - Water and Wastewater Charges
                              - Billing Systems
                              MAR 29, 2016 1:00 PM (Withdrawn by sponsor)

EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE - Addendum Number: 16-4

   MONDAY      MARCH 28, 2016

                          ** ADDED TO SCHEDULE **

                                  5:00 p.m.

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

        Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration
           Contractors, State Board of
           Ezio S. Rebechi, Jr., Howard County, District 13

        Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board
           Karen R. Saar, Baltimore City, District 43

  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 WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 16-54

   CANCELLED

  SB 381    The Pres          Housing and Community Dvlp - Community Dvlp Admin
            (Admin), et al    - Student and Residential Mortgage Loans
                              (Jointly assigned to ENV and W&M)
                              MAR 31, 2016 1:00 PM

Issued: March 28, 2016

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 16-36

   ADDED

  HB 1300   Del C. Howard,    Task Force to Study Long-Term Care Insurance
            et al             Premiums
                              MAR 31, 2016 1:00 PM

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 16-38

   CANCELLED

  HB 1352   Wicomico          Wicomico County Board of Education - Election and
            County            Appointment of Members
            Delegation        MAR 30, 2016 1:00 PM

SENATE FINANCE - Addendum Number: 16-44

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 1010   Del Lierman,      Maryland Transit Administration Oversight and
            et al             Planning Board
                              From APR 5, 1:00 PM to MAR 31, 1:00 PM

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 16-45

   ADDED

  SB 368    Sen Ferguson,     Baltimore City - Police Commissioner - Length of
            et al             Term
                              MAR 29, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-46

   ADDED

  SB 49     Sen Young, et     Maryland State Song - Revision
            al                MAR 30, 2016 1:00 PM

   TUESDAY     MARCH 29, 2016

                                  11:00 A.M.

        Government Operations & Long Term Care Subcommittee Work
        Session(s)
          1) HB 1425
          2) SB 107
          3) SB 281

             *Room 240*

   THURSDAY    MARCH 31, 2016

                                  11:00 A.M.

        Health Facilities & Occupations Subcommittee Work Session(s)
          1) SB 42
          2) SB 99
          3) SB 109
          4) SB 217
          5) SB 352

             *Room 240*

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-47

   FRIDAY      APRIL 1, 2016

                                  11:00 A.M.

        Public Health & Minority Health Disparities Subcommittee
        Work Session(s)
          1) HB 908
          2) HB 1452
          3) HB 1618
          4) SB 91

             *Room 240*

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-48

   WEDNESDAY   MARCH 30, 2016

                                  11:00 A.M.

        Public Health & Minority Health Disparities Subcommittee
        Work Session(s)
          1) HB 908
          2) HB 1452
          3) HB 1618
          4) SB 91

             *Room 240*

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-49

   FRIDAY      APRIL 1, 2016

                                  11:00 A.M.

        CORRECTION: The Public Health & Minority Health Disparities
        Subcommittee will NOT be meeting on Friday, April 1st as
        previously scheduled.

        That subcommittee will be meeting on Wednesday, March 30th
        at 11:00am (or after floor session) in Room 240**

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 16-55

   ADDED

  SB 211    Sen King, et      Income Tax Credit - Qualified Research and
            al                Development Expenses - Credit Amounts
                              MAR 29, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 374    Sen Serafini,     Income Tax Subtraction Modification - College
            et al             Savings Plans - Contributions
                              MAR 29, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 377    The Pres          Admissions and Amusement Tax - Revenue
            (Admin)           Distribution - Maryland State Arts Council
                              MAR 29, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 425    Sen Reilly        Maryland Income Tax Refunds - Warrant Intercept
                              Program - Statewide
                              MAR 29, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 729    Sen Hershey,      Maryland Income Tax Refunds - Eastern Shore
            et al             Counties - Warrant Intercept Program
                              MAR 29, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 759    Sen Madaleno      Heritage Structure Rehabilitation Tax Credit -
            (Tax Cr Eval      Alteration and Extension
            Com)              MAR 29, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 840    The Pres (Ecn     Income Tax - Rates, Personal Exemptions, and
            Dev&Bus Clmte     Earned Income Tax Credit
            Cmsn)             MAR 29, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 843    The Pres (Ecn     Tax Credits - Evaluations and Sunset Provisions
            Dev&Bus Clmte     MAR 29, 2016 1:00 PM
            Cmsn)

  SB 941    Sens Mathias      Worcester County - Family Entertainment Centers -
            and Manno         Amusement Gaming Licenses
                              MAR 29, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1062   Sens Guzzone      Target Redevelopment Areas - Sales and Use Tax
            and Salling       Exemption
                              MAR 29, 2016 1:00 PM

  SB 1107   Sen Manno, et     Biotechnology Investment Tax Credit - Qualified
            al                Maryland Biotechnology Company - Definition
                              MAR 29, 2016 1:00 PM

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 766    Sen Madaleno,     Lcl Incm Tax - Overpayments, Underpayments, and
            et al             Wynne Repayments - Lcl Reserve Account Repayment
                              From MAR 25, 1:00 PM to MAR 29, 1:00 PM

Issued: March 29, 2016

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 16-37

   TUESDAY     MARCH 29, 2016

                                  1:00 P.M.

  HB 1013 - Maryland Open Transportation Investment Decision Act of 2016
  scheduled to be heard today has been cancelled.

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION - Addendum Number: 16-38

   RESCHEDULED

  HB 335    Del Lierman       Income Tax Subtraction Modification - College
                              Savings Plans - Contributions
                              From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:30 PM

  HB 337    Del Long          Baltimore County - Property Tax Credit -
                              Revitalization Districts
                              From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:30 PM

  HB 340    Del Tarlau, et    Property Tax - Renters' Property Tax Relief
            al                Program
                              From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:30 PM

  HB 602    Anne Arundel      Anne Arundel County - Special Taxing Districts -
            County            Water or Wastewater Services
            Delegation        From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:30 PM

  HB 648    Del Moon, et      Alcoholic Beverage Taxes - Electronic Filing of
            al                Returns
                              From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:30 PM

  HB 780    Del C. Wilson,    Income Tax Checkoff - Maryland Veterans Trust Fund
            et al             From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:30 PM

  HB 889    St. Mary's        St. Mary's County - Metropolitan Commission Bonds
            County            - Extension of Maximum Maturity Date
            Delegation        From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:30 PM

  HB 1012   Del McCray, et    Income Tax Credit - Commuter Benefits -
            al                Eligibility and Credit Amount
                              From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:30 PM

  HB 1054   Del Brooks, et    Income Tax - Penalties - Assessment Schedule
            al                From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:30 PM

  HB 1094   Prince            Prince George's County - Video Lottery Terminal
            George's County   Proceeds - Use of Local Impact Grants PG 313-16
            Delegation        From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:30 PM

  HB 1145   Del Turner, et    Maryland Clean Energy Incentive Act of 2016
            al                From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:30 PM

  HB 1155   Calvert County    Calvert County - Bonding Authority
            Delegation        From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:30 PM

  HB 1227   Del               Admissions and Amusement Tax - Baltimore City -
            Clippinger, et    Amateur Sports League Fees
            al                From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:30 PM

  HB 1252   The Spkr (Ecn     Corporate Income Tax - Single Sales Factor
            Dev&Bus Clmte     Apportionment
            Cmsn), et al      From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:30 PM

  HB 1290   Dels Adams and    Motor Fuel Dispensing Equipment - Tax Rate
            Folden            Information
                              From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:30 PM

  HB 1330   Del Oaks, et      Baltimore City - Table Games Proceeds -
            al                Recreational Facilities
                              From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:30 PM

  HB 1333   Del M.            Income Tax - Filing of Withholding Statements
            Washington        From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:30 PM

  HB 1533   Del P. Young,     Baltimore County - Sales and Use Tax Exemption -
            et al             Redevelopment Areas
                              From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 30, 1:30 PM

   CANCELLED

  HB 1013   Del Beidle, et    Maryland Open Transportation Investment Decision
            al                Act of 2016
                              MAR 29, 2016 1:00 PM

SENATE EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - Addendum Number: 16-39

   CANCELLED

  HB 697    Dels Otto and     Worcester County - Alcoholic Beverages - Class A
            Carozza           Beer, Wine, and Liquor License
                              APR 1, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 16-46

   ADDED

  HB 1562   Del Reznik, et    State Highway Administration - Watkins Mill Road
            al                Interchange Project
                              MAR 31, 2016 1:00 PM

   RESCHEDULED

  SB 361    Sens Raskin       Civil Actions - Hydraulic Fracturing Liability Act
            and Zirkin        From MAR 30, 1:00 PM to MAR 31, 1:00 PM

HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION - Addendum Number: 16-47

   ADDED

  HB 1603   Del Frush, et     Sustainable Oyster Harvest Act of 2016
            al                APR 5, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-50

   WEDNESDAY   MARCH 30, 2016

                                  11:00 A.M.

        Update: Public Health & Minority Health Disparities Work
        Session
          ADDDED BILL: HB 1319

          *Room 240*

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS - Addendum Number: 16-51

   ADDED

  HB 1537   Del Hixson        Procurement - Priority of Purchasing Preferences -
                              Individual With Disability Owned Business
                              MAR 31, 2016 1:00 PM

HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS - Addendum Number: 16-56

   CANCELLED

  SB 766    Sen Madaleno,     Lcl Incm Tax - Overpayments, Underpayments, and
            et al             Wynne Repayments - Lcl Reserve Account Repayment
                              MAR 29, 2016 1:00 PM




March 29, 2016 3:22 P.M.